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Scripture at Sunrise 2.5.2019

“When I see the blood, I will pass over you.” -Exodus 12:13

My own sight of the precious blood is for my comfort; but it is the Lord’s sight of it which secures my safety. Even when I am unable to behold it, the Lord looks at it and passes over me because of it. If I am not so much at ease as I ought to be, because my faith is dim, yet I am equally safe because the Lord’s eye is not dim, and He sees the blood of the great Sacrifice with steady gaze. What a joy is this!

The Lord sees the deep inner meaning, the infinite fullness of all that is meant by the death of His dear Son. He sees it with restful memory of justice satisfied and all His matchless attributes glorified. He beheld creation in its progress and said, “It is very good”; but what does He say of redemption in its completeness? What does He say of the obedience even unto death of His well-beloved Son? None can tell His delight in Jesus, His rest in the sweet savor which Jesus presented when He offered Himself without spot unto God.

Now rest we in calm security. We have God’s sacrifice and God’s Word to create in us a sense of perfect security. He will, He must, pass over us, because He spared not our glorious Substitute. Justice joins hands with love to provide everlasting salvation for all the blood-besprinkled.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 10.30.2012

Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. -Ezekiel 36:25

What an exceeding joy is this! He who has purified us with the blood of Jesus will also cleanse us by the water of the Holy Spirit. God hath said it, and so it must be, “Ye shall be clean.” Lord, we feel and mourn our uncleanness, and it is cheering to be assured by Thine own mouth that we shall be clean. Oh, that Thou wouldst make a speedy work of it!

He will deliver us from our worst sins. The uprisings of unbelief and the deceitful lusts which war against the soul, the vile thoughts of pride, and the suggestions of Satan to blaspheme the sacred name-all these shall be so purged away as never to return.

He will also cleanse us from all our idols, whether of gold or of clay: our impure loves and our excessive love of that which in itself is pure. That which we have idolized shall either be broken from us or we shall be broken off from it.

It is God who speaks of what He Himself will do. Therefore is this word established and sure, and we may boldly look for that which it guarantees to us. Cleansing is a covenant blessing, and the covenant is ordered in all things and sure.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 10.9.2012

“And the priest shall put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the Lord.” -Leviticus 4:7

The altar of incense is the place where saints present their prayers and praises; and it is delightful to think of it as sprinkled with the blood of the great sacrifice. This it is which makes all our worship acceptable with Jehovah: He sees the blood of His own Son and therefore accepts our homage.

It is well for us to fix our eyes upon the blood of the one offering for sin. Sin mingles even with our holy things, and our best repentance, faith, prayer, and thanksgiving could not be received of God were it not for the merit of the atoning sacrifice. Many sneer at “the blood”; but to us it is the foundation of comfort and hope. That which is on the horns of the altar is meant to be prominently before our eyes when we draw near to God. The blood gives strength to prayer, and hence it is on the altar’s horns. It is “before the Lord,” and therefore it ought to be before us. It is on the altar before we bring the incense; it is there to sanctify our offerings and gifts.

Come, let us pray with confidence, since the Victim is offered, the merit has been pleaded, the blood is within the veil, and the prayers of believers must be sweet unto the Lord.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 1.25.10

Sunday School | Psalm 25:1-22 | Bro. Steve Dawson
“Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.”  -Psalm 25:4

When asked how the Lord teaches us, various youth at NLBC answered, “Through His Word, discipline, people you meet, more mature Christians, problems and suffering.”  When David asked the Lord to teach him in vs. 4, he wanted the Lord to bring these things into his life if they made him know Christ better.  Why did David want the Lord to do all this?  For His glory!  (vs. 11)

Morning Worship | 1 Corinthians 7:10-16 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“…God has called you to peace.”  -1 Corinthians 7:15

vs. 10-11- Charge to married Christians // vs. 12-16- Charge to believers married to an unbelievers
*#1 Problem in Marriages: “I.”  Change yourself and line yourself up with God’s Word.
*Are you single?  Don’t date an unbeliever.  Set your standards high.
*A spouse’s faith cannot save their unbelieving spouse.  It takes the power of God, but God can use you as an influence in their life.
*The unbelieving spouse does not defile the believer, rather because of the believer, the home and marriage will be blessed.  (Genesis 30, Genesis 39, 1 Timothy 1)
*Tips for Living in Marriage with an Unbeliever:
-Don’t nag.  (Romans 12:18)  -Be patient.  -Be kind.  -Be prayerful.  -Don’t expect them to live like a child of God because they’re not one.  -Make your home a little piece of Heaven on earth because that may be all the Heaven they experience.  -Win them with your life.  (1 Peter 3)

Evening Worship | Leviticus 17:1-16 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.”  -Galatians 1:3-5
*This begins the second half of the book of Leviticus, which deals with holiness in God’s people (God’s children communing with the Lord and reflecting His glory).
*vs. 1-9- God alone is worthy of our worship (Exodus 20:3-6)
*Ultimately, God is the Giver of all life.  Honor God by honoring life.
*Christ gave His life as a gift for us!  (Galatians 1:4, 1 John)
*Blood was given for atonement.  Are we honoring that life?

Scripture at Sunrise 4.1.09

“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”  -Ephesians 2:13

“If the mark of his blood is upon any word, thou needest never doubt it. If he has died, how canst thou perish? If he has bidden thee come, how can he cast thee out? If thou dost rest upon his finished work, how canst thou be condemned? Believe, I pray thee, and rest thee on the blood-sprinkled words of this wondrous Book.”

– Charles Spurgeon, Words to Rest On

Scripture @ Sunrise 12.1.08

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by His blood, to be received by faith.”  -Romans 3:23-25b

I wish I could convey how compelling last night’s message was through my notes, but it is nearly impossible.  I hope it was recorded because it was very refreshing, encouraging and stimulated a renewed sense of gratitude in my heart for the blood of Christ.

Notes from Exodus 24:1-8
-God belongs to His people and His people belong to Him.
-This is the confirmation of the covenant.
vs. 1-2– Standards put in place.  Moses is the mediator between God and man & ran up and down the mountain many times.  We must approach God on His terms and by His standards.  (1 Timothy 2:5)
*Whole purpose of Him calling them out of Egypt: Worship (that is the purpose of our redemption as well).
vs. 3– words=laws (Exodus 21/Book of the Covenant)
vs. 4– first recording of God’s words
vs. 7– read it twice (We must have the Word to worship)
vs. 3– automatic response: “We’ll do it.”
vs. 7– Do it and obey/vow to do it
*There should be a desire to do what God says.  (ex: David made mistakes, but he had the desire to serve the Lord)
vs. 4-6– Covenant sealed with blood (quickly)
Covenant=had to be cutting
The Blood: because of it, sins were forgiven
The Altar: symbolizes God
The Sprinkling of Blood: propitiation/satisfaction/appeasement
Romans 3:24-26
vs. 8
– God made the covenant (He initiated it, showing His sovereignty)
*God has redeemed us by His blood.  (>Call to worship; justifies, reconciles, cleanses) Ephesians 1:7
Revelation 1:5
loves=linear; ongoing | washed=punctiliar; once for all
Hebrews 9:12-28– purged our conscience from dead works!
Matthew 26
Hebrews 13:20
– blood of the everlasting covenant (=Father, Son, & Holy Spirit figured it out for us)
*He is our hope!