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Scripture at Sunrise 07.06.2021

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” -John 3:16

Of all the stars in the sky, the polestar is the most useful to the mariner. This text is a polestar, for it has guided more souls to salvation than any other Scripture. It is among promises what the Great Bear is among constellations.

Several words in it shine with peculiar brilliance. Here we have God’s love with a “so” to it, which marks its measureless greatness. Then we have God’s gift in all its freeness and greatness. This also is God’s Son, that unique and priceless gift of a love which could never fully show itself till heaven’s Only-begotten had been sent to live and die for men. These three points are full of light.

Then there is the simple requirement of believing, which graciously points to a way of salvation suitable for guilty men. This is backed by a wide description—”whosoever believeth in him.” Many have found room in “whosoever” who would have felt themselves shut out by a narrower word. Then comes the great promise, that believers in Jesus shall not perish but have everlasting life. This is cheering to every man who feels that he is ready to perish and that he cannot save himself. We believe in the Lord Jesus, and we have eternal life.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 9.11.2017

Sunday Morning | Where is Your Faith?Mark 9:14-29
“Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, ‘I believe; help my unbelief!'” -Mark 9:24

It’s not how big your faith is, but where your faith is and what it is in. That little bit of belief you have is enough if it is in the right Person.

-excerpts from Chuck Pietrowski’s Sunday Morning Sermon

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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

Scripture at Sunrise 1.9.2017

Sunday Evening Sermon: Genuine Faith | John 4:46-54 | Anthony Vance
“The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” And he himself believed, and all his household.” -John 4:53

The greatest demonstration of the nobleman’s faith was that he didn’t just believe, but wanted others to believe also. Oh that God would grant households of faith. Go and tell them what He has done!

-excerpts from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon

Scripture at Sunrise 7.16.2015

“Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” -Romans 10:9

“It is not enough to believe the Gospel with your head. It must become operational in your heart.” -Tim Keller on Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 12.15.2014

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | Galatians 3:6-9 | Abraham’s Example (Audio)
“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.” -Romans 4:7-8

When you believe, God puts Christ’s righteousness to your account, just like you’ve kept the whole law. He’s paid our whole sin debt!

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*Click here for Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Abraham’s Example (Galatians 3:6-9)

Scripture at Sunrise 12.9.2014

And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” -Mark 9:23

Our unbelief is the greatest hindrance in our way; in fact, there is no other real difficulty as to our spiritual progress and prosperity. The Lord can do everything; but when He makes a rule that according to our faith so shall it be unto us, our unbelief ties the hands of His omnipotence.

Yes, the confederacies of evil shall be scattered if we can but believe. Despised truth shall lift its head if we will but have confidence in the God of truth. We can bear our load of trouble or pass uninjured through the waves of distress if we can gird our loins with the girdle of peace, that girdle which is buckled on by the hands of trust.

What can we not believe? Is everything possible except believing in God? Yet He is always true; why do we not believe in Him? He is always faithful to His word; why can we not trust Him? When we are in a right state of heart, faith costs no effort: it is then as natural for us to rely upon God as for a child to trust his father.

The worst of it is that we can believe God about everything except the present pressing trial. This is folly. Come, my soul, shake off such sinfulness, and trust thy God with the load, the labor, the longing of this present. This done, all is done.

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