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Scripture at Sunrise 07.27.2021

“I will give you the sure mercies of David.” -Acts 13:34

Nothing of man is sure; but everything of God is so. Especially are covenant mercies sure mercies, even as David said “an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and sure.”

We are sure that the Lord meant His mercy. He did not speak mere words: there is substance and truth in every one of His promises. His mercies are mercies indeed. Even if a promise seems as if it must drop through by reason of death, yet it never shall, for the good Lord will make good His word.

We are sure that the Lord will bestow promised mercies on all His covenanted ones. They shall come in due course to all the chosen of the Lord. They are sure to all the seed, from the least of them unto the greatest of them. We are sure that the Lord will continue His mercies to His own people. He does not give and take. What He has granted us is the token of much more. That which we have not yet received is as sure as that which has already come; therefore, let us wait before the Lord and be still. There is no justifiable reason for the least doubt. God’s love, and word, and faithfulness are sure. Many things are questionable, but of the Lord we sing—

For his mercies shall endure

Ever faithful, ever sure.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 3.9.2020

“…you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” -1 Peter 2:5

Every stone was cut and fitted before it was even placed in the Temple. We are living stones. Before you even knew Christ, God was chiseling you, shaping you to fit into His body. Just as God used David to influence King Hiram of Tyre, He uses people to help form and construct your life, to shape who you are and be fitted for service.

-Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Evening Sermon from 2 Chronicles 2:1-18 — “Solomon’s Greatest Feat“)


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Scripture at Sunrise 10.28.2019

“Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that is in thine heart; for God is with thee. And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God came to Nathan, saying, Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the Lord, Thou shalt not build me an house to dwell in…” -1 Chronicles 7:2-4

What do you do if the Lord says “No” to what you feel you need to do? What happens if you cannot fulfill the desire in your heart? If you can’t do what you have desired, do like David and help those who can.

excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Evening Sermon: “David Denied


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Scripture at Sunrise 10.9.2019

“And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.” -1 Samuel 30:6

Encourage yourself in the Lord. Your circumstances may not change, but your attitude towards them will. -excerpts from Joshua Wilson’s Sunday Evening Sermon: “When All Else Fails” from 1 Samuel 30:1-6 (Listen here)

Scripture at Sunrise 7.9.2019

Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.” -Psalm 101:6

If David spoke thus, we may be sure that the Son of David will be of the same mind. Jesus looks out for faithful men, and He fixes His eyes upon them, to observe them, to bring them forward, to encourage them, and to reward them. Let no true-hearted man think that he is overlooked; the King Himself has His eye upon him.

There are two results of this royal notice. First we read, “That they may dwell with me.” Jesus brings the faithful into His house, He sets them in His palace, He makes them His companions, He delights in their society. We must be true to our Lord, and He will then manifest Himself to us. When our faithfulness costs us most, it will be best rewarded; the more furiously men reject, the more joyfully will our Lord receive us.

Next, he says of the sincere man, “He shall serve me.” Jesus will use for His own glory those who scorn the tricks of policy and are faithful to Himself, His Word, and His cross. These shall be in His royal retinue, the honored servants of His Majesty. Communion and usefulness are the wages of faithfulness. Lord make me faithful that I may dwell with Thee and serve Thee.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 5.4.2015

Sunday Evening | Pastor Steve Wainright | David’s Last Words: A Charge to Solomon | 1 Kings 2
“Be strong, and show yourself a man, and keep the charge of the LORD your God, walking in His ways and keeping His statutes, His commandments, His rules, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn…” -1 Kings 2:2-3

If you want the best for your life, keep the ways and the Word of the Lord.

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Scripture at Sunrise 1.26.2015

Sunday Evening | Pastor Steve Wainright | The Wise Politician Shows Forgiveness | 2 Samuel 19
“You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” -Psalm 16:11

As seen in the story of Mephibosheth and David (2 Samuel 19:24-30), there is fullness of joy in the presence of the king.

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Scripture at Sunrise 1.12.2015

Sunday Evening | Pastor Steve Wainright
2 Samuel 17:1-29 | The So
vereignty of God at Work in the Hearts of Men (Audio)
“The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He will.” -Proverbs 21:1

Just as God was actively working in the life of David, He is also actively at work in all the details of your life for your good and His glory.

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*Click here for Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Faith: Before and After (Galatians 3:23-29)
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Scripture at Sunrise 9.8.2014

Sunday Evening | Pastor Steve Wainright | 2 Samuel 3:1
There was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David. And David grew stronger and stronger, while the house of Saul became weaker and weaker. -2 Samuel 3:1

There were a lot of factors strengthening David’s kingdom, but ultimately it was being strengthened by God. Abner was making himself strong (vs. 6). We don’t make ourselves strong. Our strength comes from the Lord!

Scripture at Sunrise 6.30.2014

Sunday Evening | Pastor Steve Wainright | 1 Samuel 27:1-12
Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD! -Psalm 27:14

David was feeling like God had forgotten about him. He was depressed, stopped serving, and went into survival mode, seeking only self-preservation.

When you’re depressed, go to a friend who trusts in the Lord. Ask that friend to pray with you and for you. Confide in them and get their perspective of where you are. Don’t be quick to make a decision when you’re depressed. Pray and ponder. Most importantly, wait on the Lord.