“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” -James 1:2-4
The more you are tested, if your faith is genuine, the more your trust in the Lord grows. -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon “Sovereignty in Trials” from James 1:1-5)
“Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon His Name.” -Malachi 3:16
The more you speak of the Lord one with another, the more you will speak of Him in the world. -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Wednesday Evening Sermon “Of Whom Do You Speak? from Malachi 3:13-18)
“Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” -Hebrews 13:20-21
God is the God of peace. God is never shaken by what man does. Nothing takes Him by surprise. -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon “Benediction for the Persecuted” from Hebrews 13:20-21)
“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” -Acts 4:12
Come to Jesus. It’s not Jesus plus your prayers. It’s not Jesus plus taking communion or baptism. It’s not Jesus plus walking an aisle. The only salvation is through Jesus Christ. It’s faith in Christ and what He has done for us.
-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Morning Sermon “Don’t Fall” from Hebrews 13:7-14)
“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” -Hebrews 13:5-6
When you complain and grumble about your circumstances, you are calling into question the love of God and His goodness in your life.
Contentment in life is only found in the Lord. He alone can satisfy your needs and your longings.
-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Morning Sermon “The Danger of Complaining” from Hebrews 13:5-6)
“Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” -Hebrews 13:4
We are in a moral decline. What used to be morally unthinkable is now morally acceptable. The answer is not in government or politics. What we need as a nation is a moral compass. Something that will not shift, but has a firm foundation. As the homes go, so goes the nation.
This nation needs repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the Gospel that is the answer to our problems. It is not by social reform or laws demanding morality. It is a heart surrendered to the Lord Jesus Christ.
-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Morning Sermon “The Undermining of Marriages” from Hebrews 13:4)
“Behold, a day is coming for the Lord, when the spoil taken from you will be divided in your midst.” -Zechariah 14:1
Most people think of judgment when they think of “The Day of the Lord”. For the unbeliever, that means fear, but for the believer, it is a time of deliverance, which should cause rejoicing. -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Wednesday Evening Sermon “The Coming of the Christ” from Zechariah 14)
“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.” -Matthew 5:13
Do people see in your life something vastly different from the world? (excerpt from Sunday Evening Sermon “The Deadly Choice” from 2 Chronicles 35)
“And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the ways of David his father, and declined neither to the right hand, nor to the left.” -2 Chronicles 34:2
What does it mean to do right in the sight of the Lord? It very simply means having a habit of seeking God in every situation. -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Evening Sermon “Youthful Godliness” from 2 Chronicles 34)
“Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled…” -Hebrews 12:15
There are many people who are lonely. There are many who are sick, afflicted, discouraged, weary, and ready to quit. Don’t look within, look without. We are living in a hurting world. Have you reached out?
We need to be looking diligently because there are people around us who are tempted to stop running the race, give up, and throw in the towel. -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Morning Sermon “Look Diligently” from Hebrews 12:15)