Category Archives: Scripture at Sunrise

Scripture at Sunrise 09.08.2022

“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” -Romans 10:17

“We deceive ourselves if we claim to want to hear His voice but neglect the primary channel through which it comes. We must read His Word.” -Elisabeth Elliot via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 09.07.2022

“Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world…” -Philippians 2:14-15

“A person with an increasingly grateful heart is one with a decreasingly complaining mouth.” -Burk Parsons

Scripture at Sunrise 09.06.2022

“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” -Psalm 27:14

Wait! Wait! Let your waiting be on the Lord! He is worth waiting for. He never disappoints the waiting soul.

While waiting keep up your spirits, Expect a great deliverance, and be ready to praise God for it.

The promise which should cheer you is in the middle of the verse—”He shall strengthen thine heart.” This goes at once to the place where you need help. If the heart be sound, all the rest of the system will work well. The heart wants calming and cheering, and both of these will come if it be strengthened. A forceful heart rests and rejoices and throbs force into the whole man.

No one else can get at that secret urn of life, the heart, so as to pour strength into it. He alone who made it can make it strong. God is full of strength, and, therefore, He can impart it to those who need it. Oh, be brave; for the Lord will impart His strength to you, and you shall be calm in tempest and glad in sorrow.

He who penned these lines can write as David did—”Wait, I say, on the Lord.” I do, indeed, say it. I know by long and deep experience that it is good for me to wait upon the Lord.

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

Summing Up Sunday 09.05.2022

“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” -Matthew 24:35

God’s Word does not change, but it does change hearts and lives.

-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon “Recognizing False Teachers” from 2 Peter 2:1-3)

Scripture at Sunrise 07.26.2022

“I will give you the sure mercies of David.” -Acts 13:34

Nothing of man is sure; but everything of God is so. Especially are covenant mercies sure mercies, even as David said “an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and sure.”

We are sure that the Lord meant His mercy. He did not speak mere words: there is substance and truth in every one of His promises. His mercies are mercies indeed. Even if a promise seems as if it must drop through by reason of death, yet it never shall, for the good Lord will make good His word.

We are sure that the Lord will bestow promised mercies on all His covenanted ones. They shall come in due course to all the chosen of the Lord. They are sure to all the seed, from the least of them unto the greatest of them. We are sure that the Lord will continue His mercies to His own people. He does not give and take. What He has granted us is the token of much more. That which we have not yet received is as sure as that which has already come; therefore, let us wait before the Lord and be still. There is no justifiable reason for the least doubt. God’s love, and word, and faithfulness are sure. Many things are questionable, but of the Lord we sing—

For his mercies shall endure

Ever faithful, ever sure. 

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

Summing Up Sunday 07.25.2022

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” -Romans 8:28

If you really believe the sovereignty of God, you have no room for complaint.

-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon “Supplements for Your Faith” from 2 Peter 1:5-7)

Scripture at Sunrise 07.07.2022

“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit…” -1 Peter 3:18

“When you’re suffering, God doesn’t promise you all the answers you’re seeking, what He promises you is way better, He promises you Himself.” -Paul Tripp via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 07.06.2022

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” -Romans 12:2

“The problem of sin is not primarily the world around us but the worldliness within us.” -John MacArthur

Scripture at Sunrise 07.05.2022

“But I will deliver thee in that day, saith the Lord; and thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom thou art afraid.” -Jeremiah 39:17

When the Lord’s faithful ones are suffering for Him, they shall have sweet messages of love from Himself, and sometimes they shall have glad tidings for those who sympathize with them and help them. Ebed-melech was only a despised Ethiopian, but he was kind to Jeremiah, and so the Lord sent him this special promise by the mouth of His prophet. Let us be ever mindful of God’s persecuted servants, and He will reward us.

Ebed-melech was to be delivered from the men whose vengeance he feared. He was a humble… man, but Jehovah would take care of him. Thousands were slain by the Chaldeans, but [he] could not be hurt. We, too, may be fearful of some great ones who are bitter against us; but if we have been faithful to the Lord’s cause in the hour of persecution, He will be faithful to us. After all, what can a man do without the Lord’s permission? He puts a bit into the mouth of rage and a bridle upon the head of power. Let us fear the Lord, and we shall have no one else to fear. No cup of cold water given to a despised prophet of God shall be without its reward; and if we stand up for Jesus, Jesus will stand up for us.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 06.02.2022

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. -2 Corinthians 12:9

“The only reason that we are ever scared of the will of God is because we cannot see the grace that will be there.” -Elisabeth Elliot (via Twitter)