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Scripture at Sunrise 2.7.2017

“If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up.” -Job 22:23

Eliphaz, in this utterance, spoke a great truth, which is the summary of many an inspired Scripture. Reader, has sin pulled you down? Have you become like a ruin? Has the hand of the Lord gone out against you so that in estate you are impoverished and in spirit you are broken down? Was it your own folly which brought upon you all this dilapidation? Then the first thing to be done is to return to the Lord. With deep repentance and sincere faith find your way back from your backsliding. It is your duty, for you have turned away from Him whom you professed to serve. It is your wisdom, for you cannot strive against Him and prosper. It is your immediate necessity, for what He has done is nothing compared to what He may do in the way of chastisement, since He is Almighty to punish.

See what a promise invites you! You shall be “built up.” None but the Almighty can set up the fallen pillars and restore the tottering walls of your condition; but He can and He will do it if you return to Him. Do not delay. Your crushed mind may quite fail you if you go on to rebel; but hearty confession will ease you, and humble faith will console you. Do this, and all will be well.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 2.7.2012

“If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up.” Job 22:23

Eliphaz, in this utterance, spoke a great truth, which is the summary of many an inspired Scripture. Reader, has sin pulled you down? Have you become like a ruin? Has the hand of the Lord gone out against you so that in estate you are impoverished and in spirit you are broken down? Was it your own folly which brought upon you all this dilapidation? Then the first thing to be done is to return to the Lord. With deep repentance and sincere faith find your way back from your backsliding. It is you” duty, for you have turned away from Him whom you professed to serve. It is your wisdom, for you cannot strive against Him and prosper. It is your immediate necessity, for what He has done is nothing compared to what He may do in the way of chastisement, since He is Almighty to punish.

See what a promise invites you! You shall be “built up.” None but the Almighty can set up the fallen pillars and restore the tottering walls of your condition; but He can and He will do it if you return to Him. Do not delay. Your crushed mind may quite fail you if you go on to rebel; but hearty confession will ease you, and humble faith will console you. Do this, and all will be well.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 3.23.09

Sunday School by Steve Dawson
“For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach His statutes and rules in Israel.”  -Ezra 7:10

*Before the journey, Ezra prepared his heart.  *God always makes resources available to accomplish His will.  *Faithfulness to the Word of God is blessed.  *A love for the Word of God was passed on from generation to generation despite all that was going on.  

Sunday Morning by Pastor Steve Wainright
“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”  -Colossians 2:6-7

*received- embraced, accepted Him for all that He is
*Christ Jesus the Lord- Christ>Messiah, Promised One; Jesus>Humanity, God in the flesh; Lord>Sovereign, Master; Lordship Salvation=Savior AND King of my life
*walk in Him
*rooted- goes down, grips, brings forth certain things (Luke 8:1-15, 1 Peter 1:23); the deeper the roots go, the more solid the tree stands (Psalm 1; James 1:2); roots should go deep in Christ; Change will come, but the roots will never change. 
*…as…, so walk…- received by faith, therefore walk by faith (Galatians 3)
*built up- continual (Philippians 1:6, Hebrews 13:5); He’s always building us up even if we do not realize it
*abounding in thanksgiving- abounding=superlative=MEGA!  Response to discouragement: thanksgiving (Psalm 119:81- strength and hope is in the the Word of God)

Sunday Evening by Pastor Steve Wainright
“Let my prayer be counted as incense before You, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!”  -Psalm 141:2
(Exodus 30)
Altar of Incense symbolized prayer.  Atonement had to be made.  Our prayers are cleansed through the blood of Jesus Christ.  So let us come boldly before the throne! 
(There’s so much here, I’m having difficulty summarizing it.  Get a CD!  :))