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Scripture at Sunrise 2.12.2018

“For the gifts and the calling of God irrevocable.”-Romans 11:29

God cuts the new covenant and it is unconditional. If God does it, He keeps it. If we do it, we can break it. He has called us, predetermined our end, justified, and glorified us. How could you have a condition based on what God has already done? He would have to change His mind and the God we serve doesn’t change. He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever. –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon
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This Week’s SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 2/11 – Romans 11:25-29
The Immutability of God
Sunday Evening 2/11 – John 10:11-15
The Lord is My Shepherd
Wednesday Evening 2/7 – 2 Kings 14:1-22
Too Big for Your Britches

Scripture at Sunrise 11.16.2016

“Is this blessing then only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? For we say that faith was counted to Abraham as righteousness. How then was it counted to him? Was it before or after he had been circumcised? It was not after, but before he was circumcised. He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. The purpose was to make him the father of all who believe without being circumcised, so that righteousness would be counted to them as well, and to make him the father of the circumcised who are not merely circumcised but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised.” -Romans 4:9-12
Any outward things you do are purposeless without faith in God.

-excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon

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Sunday Morning Sermon: Signed & Sealed | Romans 4:9-12 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon: The True Identity of Jesus Christ | John 4:25-26 | Anthony Vance

Scripture at Sunrise 8.30.2016

“For does not my house stand so with God? For He has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and secure. For will He not cause to prosper all my help and my desire?” -2 Samuel 23:5

This is not so much one promise as an aggregate of promises — a box of pearls. the covenant is the ark which contains all things.

These are the last words of David, but they may be mine today. Here is a sigh: things are not with me and mine as I could wish; there are trials, cares, and sins. These make the pillow hard.

Here is a solace — “He hath made with me an everlasting covenant.” Jehovah has pledged Himself to me, and sealed the compact with the blood of Jesus. I am bound to my God and my God to me.

This brings into prominence a security, since this covenant is everlasting, well ordered, and sure. There is nothing to fear from the lapse of time, the failure of some forgotten point, or the natural uncertainty of things. The covenant is a rocky foundation to build on for life or for death.

David feels satisfaction: he wants no more for salvation or delectation. He is delivered, and he is delighted. The covenant is all a man can desire.

O my soul, turn thou this day to thy Lord Jesus, whom the great Lord has given to be a covenant to the people. Take Him to be thine all in all.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 6.30.2015

“Nevertheless I will remember My covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.” -Ezekiel 16:60

Notwithstanding our sins, the Lord is still faithful in His love to us. He looks back. See how He remembers those early days of ours when He took us into covenant with Himself, and we gave ourselves over to Him. Happy days those! The Lord does not twit us with them and charge us with being insincere. No, He looks rather to His covenant with us than to our covenant with Him. There was no hypocrisy in that sacred compact, on His part, at any rate. How gracious is the Lord thus to look back in love!

He looks forward also. He is resolved that the covenant shall not fail. If me do not stand to it, He does. He solemnly declares, “I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.” He has no mind to draw back from His promises. Blessed be His name, He sees the sacred seal, “the blood of the everlasting covenant,” and He remembers our Surety, in whom He ratified that covenant, even His own dear Son; and therefore He rests in His covenant engagements. “He abideth faithful; he cannot deny himself.”

O Lord, lay this precious word upon my heart and help me to feed upon it all this day!

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

Scripture at Sunrise 1.5.2015

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | Galatians 3:15-22 | The Law & The Promise (Audio)
“But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.” -Galatians 3:22

The covenant of the law has a different function from the covenant of the promise. The law shows we are lawbreakers who deserve the wrath of God. The law was given so that we might look to Christ.

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*Click here for Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: The Law & The Promise (Galatians 3:15-22)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: David Reaping What He Sowed (2 Samuel 16:1-23)

Scripture at Sunrise 2.24.2014

Sunday Evening | Pastor Steve Wainright | 1 Samuel 20:1-23
“and do not cut off your steadfast love from my house forever, when the Lord cuts off every one of the enemies of David from the face of the earth.” -1 Samuel 20:15

Jonathan and David expressed and talked out their fears. One of Jonathan’s fears was a fear of the future. He feared that David would wipe out his family when he became king, but he talked it out with David and got right with the king.

When you look at your fears in light of the future and you’re right with the king, you will see how trivial things you worried about really were. Keep things in perspective. Make things right with the King in light of the coming Kingdom.

Scripture at Sunrise 10.1.2013

“He hath given meat unto them that fear Him: He will ever be mindful of His covenant.” -Psalm 111:5

Those who fear God need not fear want. Through all these long years the Lord has always found meat for His own children, whether they have been in the wilderness, or by the brook Cherith, or in captivity, or in the midst of famine. Hitherto the Lord has given us day by day our daily bread, and we doubt not that He will continue to feed us till we want no more.

As to the higher and greater blessings of the covenant of grace, He will never cease to supply them as our case demands. He is mindful that He made the covenant and never acts as if He regretted it. He is mindful of it when we provoke Him to destroy us. He is mindful to love us, keep us, and comfort us, even as He engaged to do. He is mindful of every jot and tittle of His engagements, never suffering one of His words to fall to the ground.

We are sadly unmindful of our God, but He is graciously mindful of us. He cannot forget His Son who is the surety of the covenant, nor His Holy Spirit who actively carries out the covenant, nor His own honor, which is bound up with the covenant. Hence the foundation of God standeth sure, and no believer shall lose his divine inheritance, which is his by a covenant of salt.

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