Category Archives: Summing Up Sunday

Scripture at Sunrise 09.20.2021

“Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?” -James 4:11-12

Words can kill and can be very destructive. It’s easy to put other people down, but when you speak against someone, you’re putting yourself above God’s law. -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Morning Sermon “Putting Others Down” from James 4:11-12)

Scripture at Sunrise 09.13.2021

“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.” -James 4:8

If you’re not drawing near to God, you’re drawing away from God. -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Morning Sermon “Draw Near to God” from James 4:7-10)

Scripture at Sunrise 09.06.2021

“Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.” -Nehemiah 2:4

To be a better servant of the Lord, we must be patient, show respect to those in authority, have a lifestyle of prayer, give God the glory, expect opposition, pick your battles, and understand that the battle belongs to the Lord. Have faith in Him! (excerpts from Sunday Evening Sermon “Being a Servant of the Lord” from Nehemiah 2)

Scripture at Sunrise 08.30.2021

“I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.” -Revelation 2:3-4

The church at Ephesus had grown complacent. When your love starts waning and pulling away from Jesus Christ, it’s a serious problem. Every work for Christ should be motivated by love. Is your love for the Lord growing? (excerpts from Wednesday Evening Sermon “The Church at Ephesus” from Revelation 2:1-7)

Scripture at Sunrise 07.26.2021

“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men…” -Colossians 3:23

Be the best that you can be at what you do. Why? Because you represent Jesus Christ. -Pastor Josh Wilson (excerpts from Sunday Evening Sermon “Strengthening Our Families #6: Biblical Manhood – Work” from Genesis 2:15)

Scripture at Sunrise 07.19.2021

“Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” -Proverbs 13:20

Most young people are mostly influenced by their peers rather than those who are older than them. Kids need adults. They need guidance. Children need the counsel of godly older people. -Pastor Josh Wilson (excerpts from Sunday Evening Sermon “Strengthening Our Families #5: Biblical Manhood” from Proverbs 13:20)

Scripture at Sunrise 07.12.2021

“If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.” -James 2:8-9

Favoritism is a failure to love one’s neighbor. -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon “The Wickedness of Favoritism” from James 2)

Scripture at Sunrise 07.05.2021

“My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him?” -James 2:1-5

May whoever encounters you always feel like they are loved and cared for, even if they seem unlovable. Remember Christ loved you when you were unlovable. -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon “The Evils of Favoritism” from James 2)

Scripture at Sunrise 05.31.2021

“For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.” -Ezra 8:22

“There should be a stark contrast between you and the unbeliever. Is your light shining to glorify your Father in Heaven?” -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Evening Sermon “Experiencing the Hand of God – Part 2” from Ezra 8)

Scripture at Sunrise 05.24.2021

“Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered Him to be crucified.” -Matthew 27:26

“Give up your chains, pick up your cross, and follow Jesus.” -Chandler Dawson (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon “The Mock Trial of Jesus” from John 18:28-19:15)