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September 20, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 9.20.2017

“For those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, in order that He might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom He predestined He also called, and those whom He called He also justified, and those whom He justified He also glorified.” -Romans 8:29-30

There are five glorious truths in this passage about what God has done for us. His ultimate purpose in your life is to make you like Jesus.

-excerpts from Steve Wainright’s morning sermon on Romans 8:29-30

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Most Recent SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 9/17 – Romans 8:29-30
Five Words of Salvation
Sunday Evening 9/17 – John 7:25-31
Truth Divides
Wednesday Evening 9/13 – Ezekiel 40-42
Ezekiel’s Vision of a Temple

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September 19, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 9.19.2017

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by His love; He will exult over you with loud singing.” -Zephaniah 3:17

What a word is this! Jehovah God in the center of His people in all the majesty of His power! This presence alone suffices to inspire us with peace and hope. Treasures of boundless might are stored in our Jehovah, and He dwells in His church; therefore may His people shout for joy.

We not only have His presence, but He is engaged upon His choice work of salvation. “He will save.” He is always saving: He takes His name of Jesus from it. Let us not fear any danger, for He is mighty to save.

Nor is this all. He abides evermore the same, He saves, He finds rest in loving, He will not cease to love. His love gives Him joy. He even finds a theme for song in His beloved. This is exceedingly wonderful. When God wrought creation He did not sing but simply said, “It is very good”; but when He came to redemption, then the sacred Trinity felt a joy to be expressed in song, Think of it, and be astonished! Jehovah Jesus sings a marriage song over His chosen bride. She is to Him His love, His joy, His rest, His song. O Lord Jesus, by Thine immeasurable love to us teach us to love Thee, to rejoice in Thee, and to sing unto Thee our life-psalm.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

September 13, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 9.13.2017

“Some of the people of Jerusalem therefore said, ‘Is not this the man whom they seek to kill?'” -John 7:25

As a result of the fall, sin has blinded us, made us ignorant, and hard-hearted. The natural man is spiritually dead to the things of God. Our spiritual ignorance produces confusion about who Christ is. The veil can only be lifted by the Holy Spirit with the Word of God when God commands. -excerpts from Anthony Vance’s evening sermon on John 7:25-31

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Most Recent SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 9/11 – Mark 9:14-29
Where is Your Faith?
Sunday Evening 9/11 – John 7:25-31
Confusion about Christ
Wednesday Evening 9/6 – Ezekiel 38-39
Gog & Magog

September 12, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 9.12.2017

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” -Acts 16:31

This gospel for a man with a sword at his throat is the gospel for me. This would suit me if I were dying, and it is all that I need while I am living. I look away from self, and sin, and all idea of personal merit, and I trust the Lord Jesus as the Savior whom God has given. I believe in Him, I rest on Him, I accept Him to be my all in all. Lord, I am saved, and I shall be saved to all eternity, for I believe in Jesus. Blessed be Thy Name for this. May I daily prove by my life that I am saved from selfishness, and worldliness, and every form of evil.

But those last words about my “house”: Lord, I would not run away with half a promise when Thou dost give a whole one. I beseech Thee, save all my family. Save the nearest and dearest. Convert the children and the grandchildren, if I have any. Be gracious to my servants and all who dwell under my roof or work for me. Thou makest this promise to me personally if I believe in the Lord Jesus; I beseech Thee to do as Thou hast said.

I would go over in my prayer every day the names of all my brothers and sisters, parents, children, friends, relatives, servants, and give Thee no rest till that word is fulfilled, “and thy house.”

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

September 6, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 9.6.2017

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.” -1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is strenuous. Christian love doesn’t give up on people. It’s very much like running a race. You stick with it. -Tim Keller

September 5, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 9.5.2017

“The Lord will be with you.” -2 Chronicles 20:17

This was a great mercy for Jehoshaphat, for a great multitude had come out against him; and it will be a great mercy for me, for I have great need, and I have no might or wisdom. If the Lord be with me, it matters little who may desert me. If the Lord be with me, I shall conquer in the battle of life, and the greater my trials the more glorious will be my victory. How can I be sure that the Lord is with me?

For certain He is with me if I am with Him. If I trust in His faithfulness, believe His words, and obey His commands, He is assuredly with me. If I am on Satan’s side, God is against me and cannot be otherwise; but if I live to honor God, I may be sure that He will honor me.

I am quite sure that God is with me if Jesus is my sole and only Savior. If I have placed my soul in the hands of God’s only-begotten Son, then I may be sure that the Father will put forth all His power to preserve me, that His Son may not be dishonored.

Oh, for faith to take hold upon the short but sweet text for today! O Lord, fulfill this word to Thy servant! Be with me in the house, in the street, in the field, in the shop, in company, and alone. Be Thou also with all Thy people.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

August 30, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 8.30.2017

“And He said to me, ‘Son of man, can these bones live?’ And I answered, ‘O Lord God, you know.'” -Ezekiel 37:3-4

Do you ever feel inadequate when witnessing? “Speak to these bones.” Ezekiel knew he was inadequate. He knew it would have to be of God if they lived. Share the Gospel and leave the results up to God. Trust God to do the work. –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Wednesday Evening Sermon on Ezekiel 37

[Related Sermon Audio: Wednesday Evening 8/23 – Ezekiel 37:1-14 | Can These Bones Live?]
August 29, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 8.29.2017

“Their soul shall be as a watered garden.” -Jeremiah 31:12

Oh, to have one’s soul under heavenly cultivation; no longer a wilderness but a garden of the Lord! Enclosed from the waste, walled around by grace, planted by instruction, visited by love, weeded by heavenly discipline, and guarded by divine power, one’s favored soul is prepared to yield fruit unto the Lord.

But a garden may become parched for want of water, and then all its herbs decline and are ready to die. O my soul, how soon would this be the case were the Lord to leave thee! In the East, a garden without water soon ceases to be a garden at all: nothing can come to perfection, grow, or even live. When irrigation is kept up, the result is charming. Oh, to have one’s soul watered by the Holy Spirit uniformly — every part of the garden having its own stream; plentifully — a sufficient refreshment coming to every tree and herb, however thirsty by nature it may be; continually — each hour bringing not only its heat, but its refreshment; wisely — each plant receiving just what it needs. In a garden you can see by the verdure where the water flows, and you can soon perceive when the Spirit of God comes.

O Lord, water me this day and cause me to yield Thee a full reward for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

August 23, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 8.23.2017

“And Moses said to the people, ‘Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” -Exodus 14:13-14

At times, we have so many problems because we fight our own battles. It’s the Lord who fights our battles–it’s our job to trust Him. When we start fighting our own battles, that’s usually when we compound our problems. –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Wednesday Evening Sermon on Ezekiel 37:1

[Related Sermon Audio: Wednesday Evening 8/16 – The Origin of Conflicts | Ezekiel 37]
August 22, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 8.22.2017

“Surely the wrath of man shall praise you; the remnant of wrath you will put on like a belt.” -Psalm 76:10

Wicked men will be wrathful. Their anger we must endure as the badge of our calling, the token of our separation from them: if we were of the world, the world would love its own. Our comfort is that the wrath of man shall be made to redound to the glory of God. When in their wrath the wicked crucified the Son of God they were unwittingly fulfilling the divine purpose, and in a thousand cases the willfulness of the ungodly is doing the same. They think themselves free, but like convicts in chains they are unconsciously working out the decrees of the Almighty.

The devices of the wicked are overruled for their defeat. They act in a suicidal way and baffle their own plottings. Nothing will come of their wrath which can do us real harm. When they burned the martyrs, the smoke which blew from the stake sickened men of popery more than anything else.

Meanwhile, the Lord has a muzzle and a chain for bears. He restrains the more furious wrath of the enemy. He is like a miller who holds back the mass of the water in the stream, and what He does allow to flow He uses for the turning of His wheel. Let us not sigh, but sing. All is well, however hard the wind blows.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

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