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Scripture at Sunrise 9.10.2019

“Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.” -Deuteronomy 28:6

The blessings of the law are not canceled. Jesus confirmed the promise when He bore the penalty. If I keep the commands of my Lord, I may appropriate this promise without question.

This day I will come in to my house without fear of evil tidings, and I will come in to my closet expecting to hear good news from my Lord. I will not be afraid to come in unto myself by self-examination, nor to come in to my affairs by a diligent inspection of my business. I have a good deal of work to do indoors, within my own soul; oh, for a blessing upon it all, the blessing of the Lord Jesus, who has promised to abide with me.

I must also go out. Timidity makes me wish that I could stay within doors and never go into the sinful world again. But I must go out in my calling, and I must go out that I may be helpful to my brethren and useful to the ungodly. I must be a defender of the faith and an assailant of evil. Oh, for a blessing upon my going out this day! Lord, let me go where Thou leadest, on Thy errands, under Thy command, and in the power of Thy Spirit.

Lord Jesus, turn in with me and be my guest; and then walk out with me and cause my heart to burn while You speak with me by the way.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 3.5.2019

He blesseth the habitation of the just.” -Proverbs 3:33

He fears the Lord, and therefore he comes under the divine protection even as to the roof which covers himself and his family. His home is an abode of love, a school of holy training, and a place of heavenly light. In it there is a family attar where the name of the Lord is daily had in reverence. Therefore the Lord blesses his habitation. It may be a humble cottage or a lordly mansion; but the Lord’s blessing comes because of the character of the inhabitant and not because of the size of the dwelling.

That house is most blest in which the master and mistress are Godfearing people; but a son or daughter or even a servant may bring a blessing on a whole household. The Lord often preserves, prospers, and provides for a family for the sake of one or two in it, who are “just” persons in His esteem, because His grace has made them so. Beloved, let us have Jesus for our constant guest even as the sisters of Bethany had, and then we shall be blessed indeed.

Let us look to it that in all things we are just—in our trade, in our judgment of others, in our treatment of neighbors, and in our own personal character. A just God cannot bless unjust transactions.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 6.20.2016

A False Sense of Security | Romans 2:17-24 | Steve Wainright
But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast in God and know His will and approve what is excellent, because you are instructed from the law; and if you are sure that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness, an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of children, having in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth—you then who teach others, do you not teach yourself? While you preach against stealing, do you steal? You who say that one must not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? You who boast in the law dishonor God by breaking the law. For, as it is written, “The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.” -Romans 2:17-24

God addresses the religionist in this passage–in this case, the Jews. The Jews were greatly blessed, but this became a curse because they put their security in the things God had blessed them with. -excerpts from “A False Sense of Security” by Steve Wainright

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Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: A False Sense of SecurityRomans 2:17-24 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Discernment that Determines Salvation | John 2:23-25 | Anthony Vance

Scripture at Sunrise 5.26.2015

“You shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water…” -Exodus 23:25

What a promise is this! To serve God is in itself a high delight. But what an added privilege to have the blessing of the Lord resting upon us in all things! Our commonest things become blessed when we ourselves are consecrated to the Lord. Our Lord Jesus took bread and blessed it; behold, we also eat of blessed bread. Jesus blessed water and made it wine: the water which we drink is far better to us than any of the wine with which men make merry; every drop has a benediction in it. The divine blessing is on the man of God in everything, and it shall abide with him at every time.

What if we have only bread and water! Yet it is blessed bread and water. Bread and water we shall have. That is implied, for it must be there for God to bless it. “Thy bread shall be given thee, and thy waters shall be sure.” With God at our table, we not only ask a blessing, but we have one. It is not only at the altar but at the table that He blesses us. He serves those well who serve Him well. This table blessing is not of debt but of grace. Indeed, there is a trebled grace; He grants us grace to serve Him, by His grace feeds us with bread, and then in His grace blesses it.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 7.9.2012

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | Luke 6:17-21 | Listen
“Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.” -Luke 6:20-21

The Beatitudes are blessings. You are blessed and your blessings are found in Christ alone. Your attitude is based on the facts of what God has done and what God is going to do, not on your feelings.

Blessed are you who are poor (spiritually). Do you know how poor you are?
>Peter realized his poverty & sinfulness. He knew there was nothing he could bring. (Luke 5:8)
>The Psalmist saw he had nothing to offer God. (Psalm 34:6)
-To be totally dependent on Christ means not trusting at all in yourself–realizing there’s nothing you can offer to Christ.
-To be poor is to be spiritually impoverished. (Luke 4:18)
>DON’T EVER FORGET where God has brought you from. Without Him, you are nothing.
-If you get to the point where you forget you’re a sinner, ask God to show you how sinful you are. (Revelation 3:17; Luke 18:11-14)
>”For yours is the kingdom of God.” We are joint-heirs with Christ! His Kingdom is righteousness, joy, and peace. (Romans 14:17)

Blessed are you who are hungry now.
>Hungering and thirsting for Christ. (Psalm 42:1)
>Hunger that is not focused on God will never be satisfied. (Psalm 63:1)
-What do you hunger for today? What will time and eternity do for what you are hungering for? (Matthew 6:19-21)
>Hunger and thirst after righteousness. (Matthew 5:6; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 1:11; Philippians 3:9)

Only Christ satisfies.

“That I might know Him.” (Philippians 3:10)

Scripture at Sunrise 2.21.2012

“He will bless them that fear the Lord, both small and great.” -Psalm 115:13

This is a word of cheer to those who are of humble station and mean estate. Our God has a very gracious consideration for those of small property, small talent, small influence, small weight. God careth for the small things in creation and even regards sparrows in their lighting upon the ground. Nothing is small to God, for He makes use of insignificant agents for the accomplishment of His purposes. Let the least among men seek of God a blessing upon his littleness, and he shall find his contracted sphere to be a happy one.

Among those who fear the Lord there are little and great. Some are babes, and others are giants. But these are all blessed. Little faith is blessed faith. Trembling hope is blessed hope. Every grace of the Holy Spirit, even though it be only in the bud, bears a blessing within it. Moreover, the Lord Jesus bought both the small and the great with the same precious blood, and He has engaged to preserve the lambs as well as the full-grown sheep. No mother overlooks her child because it is little; nay, the smaller it is, the more tenderly does she nurse it. If there be any preference with the Lord, He does not arrange them as “great and small” but as “small and great.”

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

Scripture at Sunrise 10.24.2011

 

And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God…” -Luke 1:28-30

The words Gabriel spoke to Mary troubled her. She couldn’t figure it out, so she pondered it. She meditated on it. She actually pondered the Word of God. The more you ponder the Word of God, the more peace He will give you.

Mary was shown great grace! She was highly favored and richly blessed!