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Scripture at Sunrise 9.27.2016

“For Thou wilt light my candle.” -Psalm 18:28

It may be that my soul sits in darkness; and if this be of a spiritual kind, no human power can bring me light. Blessed be God! He can enlighten my darkness and at once light my candle. Even though I may be surrounded by a “darkness which might be felt,” yet He can break the gloom and immediately make it bright around me.

The mercy is that if He lights the candle none can blow it out, neither will it go out for lack of substance, nor burn out of itself through the lapse of hours. The lights which the Lord kindled in the beginning are shining still. The Lord’s lamps may need trimming, but He does not put them out.

Let me, then, like the nightingale sing in the dark. Expectation shall furnish me with music, and hope shall pitch the tune. Soon I shall rejoice in a candle of God’s lighting. I am dull and dreary just now. Perhaps it is the weather, or bodily weakness, or the surprise of a sudden trouble; but whatever has made the darkness, it is God alone who will bring the light. My eyes are unto Him alone. I shall soon have the candles of the Lord shining about me; and, further on in His own good time, I shall be where they need no candle, neither light of the sun. Hallelujah!

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

Scripture at Sunrise 9.19.2016

Sunday Evening Sermon: Why Some Hate the Light | John 3:19-21 | Anthony Vance
“And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.” -John 3:19-21

A man’s unwillingness to believe is not a matter of intellect, influence, or impression. It’s a matter of his sinful nature. Man has no natural appetite for the Gospel.

-excerpts from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon

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Sunday Morning Sermon: But Now | Romans 3:21 | Steve Wainright [Sermon Audio Failed to Record]
Sunday Evening Sermon: Why Some Hate the Light | John 3:19-21 | Anthony Vance

Sermon Audio [from Sunday 11.15.2015]

Sermon Audio

We hope to be back next week with our daily posts, but for now, we hope you will take the opportunity to listen to the sermons from Sunday.

Sunday Morning | Stability in an Unstable World | Philippians 4:4-7
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“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:4-7

Sunday Evening | The Glory of the Son of God & His Relationship with the Darkness | John 1:5
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“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” – John 1:5

Scripture at Sunrise 4.30.2015

“For it is You who light my lamp; the LORD my God lightens my darkness.” -Psalm 18:28

Moonlight reminds us that God never leaves us without His light in the midst of life’s darkness. -Burk Parsons via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 3.10.2015

“I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on Me should not abide in darkness.” -John 12:46

This world is dark as midnight; Jesus has come that by faith we may have light and may no longer sit in the gloom which covers all the rest of mankind.

Whosoever is a very wide term: it means you and me. If we trust in Jesus we shall no more sit in the dark shadow of death but shall enter into the warm light of a day which shall never end. Why do we not come out into the light at once?

A cloud may sometimes hover over us, but we shall not abide in darkness if we believe in Jesus. He has come to give us broad daylight. Shall He come in vain.’ If we have faith we have the privilege of sunlight: let us enjoy it. From the night of natural depravity, of ignorance, of doubt, of despair, of sin, of dread, Jesus has come to set us free; and all believers shall know that He no more comes in vain than the sun rises and fails to scatter his heat and light.

Shake off thy depression, dear brother. Abide not in the dark, but abide in the light. In Jesus is thy hope, thy joy, thy heaven, Look to Him, to Him only, and thou shalt rejoice as the birds rejoice at sunrise and as the angels rejoice before the throne.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 8.21.2012

“For His anger endureth but a moment; in His favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. -Psalm 30:5

A moment under our Father’s anger seems very long, and yet it is but a moment after all. If we grieve His Spirit, we cannot look for His smile; but He is a God ready to pardon, and He soon puts aside all remembrance of our faults. When we faint and are ready to die because of His frown, His favor puts new life into us.

This verse has another note of the semi-quaver kind. Our weeping night soon turns into joyous day. Brevity is the mark of mercy in the hour of the chastisement of believers. The Lord loves not to use the rod on His chosen; He gives a blow or two, and all is over; yea, and the life and the joy, which follow the anger and the weeping, more than make amends for the salutary sorrow.

Come, my heart, begin thy hallelujahs! Weep not all through the night, but wipe thine eyes in anticipation of the morning. These tears are dews which mean us as much good as the sunbeams of the morrow. Tears clear the eyes for the sight of God in His grace and make the vision of His favor more precious. A night of sorrow supplies those shades of the pictures by which the highlights are brought out with distinctness. All is well.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 11.28.2011

“…whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” -Luke 1:78-79

We sit without hope in the darkness of our sin until the Son rises in our hearts. The Son lights up a brand new day! (2 Peter 1:19) Has the DayStar risen in your heart? Has the Son of Righteousness dawned in your heart?

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