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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 2.6.2020

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“The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” -Luke 6:45

The theology you actually believe is the theology you live. -Paul Tripp via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 1.7.2020

“Thou shalt see greater than these.” -John 1:50

This is spoken to a childlike believer, who was ready to accept Jesus as the Son of God, the King of Israel, upon one convincing piece of argument. Those who are willing to see shall see; it is because we shut our eyes that we become so sadly blind.

We have seen much already. Great things and unsearchable has the Lord showed unto us, for which we praise His name; but there are greater truths in His Word, greater depths of experience, greater heights of fellowship, greater works of usefulness, greater discoveries of power, and love, and wisdom. These we are yet to see if we are willing to believe our Lord. The faculty of inventing false doctrine is ruinous, but power to see the truth is a blessing. Heaven shall be opened to us, the way thither shall be made clear to us in the Son of Man, and the angelic commerce which goes on between the upper and the lower kingdoms shall be made more manifest to us. Let us keep our eyes open toward spiritual objects and expect to see more and more. Let us believe that our lives will not drivel down into nothing but that we shall be always on the growing hand, seeing greater and still greater things, till we behold the great God Himself and never again lose the sight of Him.

[from Morning & Evening by Charles H. Spurgeon]

Scripture at Sunrise 1.1.2020

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.” -Psalm 23:1-2

“If this New Year shall be full of unbelief, it will be sure to be dark and dreary. If it be baptized into faith, it will be saturated with benediction. If we will believe our God as He deserves to be believed, our way will run along the still waters, and our rest will be in green pastures. Trusting in the Lord, we shall be prepared for trials, and shall even welcome them as black ships laden with bright treasures.” -Charles H. Spurgeon

Scripture at Sunrise 8.1.2016

The Plan from Heaven | John 3:14-15 | Anthony Vance
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him may have eternal life.” -John 3:14-15

Man has a sin problem and God’s judgment is death. The offenders did not come up with the solution, God did! The only solution is grace, seen in the lifting up the emblem of judgment. -excerpt from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon

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Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: All Under Sin | Romans 3:9 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Plan from Heaven | John 3:14-15 | Anthony Vance

Scripture at Sunrise 7.18.2016

Not Wanting What You Need | John 3:9-12 | Anthony Vance
Nicodemus said to Him, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? -John 3:9-12

Of all the things mankind lost in the fall, chiefly, man lost his ability to believe in God. The natural man has no desire for God and refuses to act upon what he has been shown. Because of his sinful desires, man doesn’t want what he needs. -excerpt from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon

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Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Grace Magnified By Sin?Romans 3:5 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Not Wanting What You Need | John 3:9-12 | Anthony Vance

Scripture at Sunrise 1.19.2016

If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. -Romans 10:9

There must be confession with the mouth. Have I made it? Have I openly avowed my faith in Jesus as the Savior whom God has raised from the dead, and have I done it in God’s way! Let me honestly answer this question.

There must also be belief with the heart. Do I sincerely believe in the risen Lord Jesus? Do I trust in Him as my sole hope of salvation? Is this trust from my heart? Let me answer as before God.

If I can truly claim that I have both confessed Christ and believed in Him, then I am saved. The text does not say it may be so, but it is plain as a pikestaff and clear as the sun in the heavens: “Thou shalt be saved.” As a believer and a confessor, I may lay my hand on this promise and plead it before the Lord God at this moment, and throughout life, and in the hour of death, and at the Day of Judgment.

I must be saved from the guilt of sin, the power of sin, the punishment of sin, and ultimately from the very being of sin. God hath said it — “Thou shalt be saved.” I believe it. I shall be saved. I am saved. Glory be to God forever and ever!

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

Scripture at Sunrise 10.12.2015

Sunday Evening | Pastor Anthony Vance | Intro to John’s Gospel | John 1:1-5
This, the first of His signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested His glory. And His disciples believed in Him. -John 2:11

When they beheld His glory, the disciples believed. Beholding His glory will change your life!

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Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Our Commitment to the Lord | Nahum 1:7
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Intro to John’s Gospel | John 1:1-5
Wednesday Evening Sermon Audio: Truth or Treason? | Jeremiah 37:1-21