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Scripture at Sunrise 11.25.09

“Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  -Ephesians 5:20

Sometimes we get in an automobile accident and come out alive and we say, “Thank you God for sparing my life.” But do you ever just thank God when you go home and you don’t have an accident? Isn’t that even better?

There was a family in a church who had heard that a fellow church member had given a significant love offering in memory of their son who died on the battlefield. On the way home, the wife said to her husband, “Why don’t we give an offering of an equal amount for our son?” He said, “Why? Our son wasn’t killed.” She said, “Don’t you think that’s a good reason to give an offering?”

What should you do? Give thanks always for all things.

[from Adrian Rogers’ Daily Treasures]

Scripture at Sunrise 2.24.09

Truly Living the Christian Life

“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.”  -Colossians 3:17

The sign over the church door where I attended as a boy read, “The Lord is in His holy temple. Let all the earth keep silent.” I mistakenly took that to mean that I had just entered the holy temple and had better start acting religious.

We are the temple of God, not a building made of brick and mortar. Wherever we go, whatever we do, we are to be doing all in the name of Jesus.

The secular is to be sanctified so that Jesus will be glorified in everything. Because He lives in you, every day is a holy day, not just Sundays. The spiritual life is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all eternity.

Have you ever had a home appraised? Get a trusted friend or loved one to give you an appraisal of the home where the Holy Spirit dwells — you! Are there areas that need repair, restoration, or removal?

[by Adrian Rogers of Love Worth Finding]

Scripture @ Sunrise 1.20.09

Jehovah Jireh, Our Provider

“And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and He healed their sick.”  -Matthew 14:14

It is the unbelievable, supernatural replenishment that awakens the world to see the mighty power of God. Jesus demonstrated, once with a crowd of 5,000 and again with a crowd of 4,000, that He is the God who provides (see Matthew 14:14-21, 15:32-38).

When the most “responsible” thing to do, in human terms, was to ask the multitudes to find their own food, Jesus turned to the supernatural power of God. Moved with compassion, He confidently told the disciples to begin feeding the multitudes.

Jesus never wavered in His complete and utter trust in Jehovah Jireh.

Read the accounts of these miracles in Matthew with your family today, then ask God to fill your family with an utter and complete trust in Jehovah Jireh. 

-by Adrian Rogers of Love Worth Finding

Scripture @ Sunrise 1.15.09

“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.” 1 John 4:4

The Lord Ever Present

The One who created the valley is there with you! He has prepared the way through the valley. It is not a place of permanence but a place of passage.

He knows every twist and turn, every changing shadow, every den where danger lurks — that One is with you! Focus on the light and not the darkness. God has made you to walk through shadows. When the shadow approaches, you must walk through.

The One greater than death is in you! He is your Jehovah Shamah — the Lord ever-present. His grace is greater. His peace is purer. His devotion is dearer. Where Satan casts a shadow, our Sovereign Lord reigns supreme.

This is a day of hope. Meditate on 1 John 4:4 throughout the day and ask God to give you a divine appointment to share this beloved truth with someone today. 

by Adrian Rogers of Love Worth Finding Ministries

Scripture @ Sunrise 11.20.08

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”  -2 Corinthians 5:17

Jesus is in the transformation business. He is transforming people like me, like you. Someone wisely said, “Nature forms us, sin deforms us, education informs us, penitentiaries reform us, but Jesus transforms us.”

I think of how Jesus transformed Simon Peter from a blustering, big-mouthed, burly, smelly fisherman into the flaming apostle of Pentecost. I think of how He transformed Mary, who was a demon-possessed harlot, to herald in the resurrection.

One afternoon I got on my knees with a grown man in his forties, put my arms around him, and prayed as he gave his heart to Jesus Christ. He got down on his knees a sinner, got up a saved man on his way to heaven. Why? Because Jesus is in the transformation business. The One that turned water into wine is the One that can change radically, dramatically, and eternally any heart that will come to Him.

from Adrian Rogers’ Daily Treasures: November 3, 2008

Scripture @ Sunrise 11.13.08

Cheering Us On To Victory

Hebrews 12:1 – “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.”

A soft-spoken woman went to a high school football game. She’d been quiet during the entire game until there was a fumble on the field. The substitute quarterback, a little scrawny kid, picked up the ball and started running past the other players toward the goal, and this little lady exploded! She jumped up and said, “Run, baby, run! Run, baby, run!” He was her son.

That’s what the saints are saying, as they watch us on the playing field of life. They are cheering us on from the Heavenly grandstand to “run with patience, the race that is set before us.”

Do you need a lift today?

Imagine a grandstand the size of heaven cheering you on to victory!
(from: “Love Worth Finding” by Adrian Rogers)