Posts tagged ‘death’

May 17, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 5.17.2017

Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to Him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.” -Romans 7:4
Christ died the death that the law demanded. By His death, we are dead to the law. We are saved and united to Christ to bring forth fruit for God. -excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon
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SERMON AUDIO
Wednesday Evening | Who Will Intercede? | Ezekiel 21:8-22:31
Sunday Morning | Are You Married to Christ? | Romans 7
Sunday Evening |  Responses to the Feeding of the 5000 | John 6:14-15
March 27, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 3.27.2017

Sunday Evening 3/22 – Giver of LifeJohn 5:24-30 (Anthony Vance)
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears My word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.” -John 5:24

Jesus is the Lord of life and judgment. A person’s relationship to Jesus determines whether they live or die. God gives life in His Son.

-excerpts from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon on 3/22


This Week’s Sermon Audio:

Sunday Evening 3/22 – Giver of LifeJohn 5:24-30 (Anthony Vance)
Wednesday Evening – Personal Responsibility | Ezekiel 18 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning –  Greater GraceRomans 5:20 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Why Believe in Jesus?John 5:31-47 (Anthony Vance)

March 20, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 3.20.2017

Sunday Morning Sermon Audio – Overabounding Grace | Romans 5:12-21 (Steve Wainright)
“Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” -Romans 5:20-21

The law causes sin to increase. The law cannot change a person’s heart. The law shines the light on your disobedience. Sin might bring pleasure for a season, but what sin is actually doing is working death in you.
The grace of God is greater than all our sin. Where sin was overflowing, grace overflowed exceedingly above and beyond. If you believe He died for your sins, there should be nothing in your past that can haunt you. It’s not about where you’ve been, but where you’re at.

-excerpts from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon


This Week’s Sermon Audio:

Wednesday Evening – Never Disappointed | Ezekiel 17 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – Overabounding Grace | Romans 5:12-21 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Giver of Life (audio coming soon!)John 5:24-30 (Anthony Vance)

April 23, 2013

Scripture at Sunrise 4.23.2013

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; he that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. -Revelation 2:11

The first death we must endure unless the Lord should suddenly come to His temple. For this let us abide in readiness, awaiting it without fear, since Jesus has transformed death from a dreary cavern into a passage leading to glory.

The thing to be feared is not the first but the second death, not the parting of the soul from the body but the final separation of the entire man from God. This is death indeed. This death kills all peace, joy, happiness, hope. When God is gone, all is gone. Such a death is far worse than ceasing to be: it is existence without the life which makes existence worth the having.

Now, if by God’s grace we fight on to the end and conquer in the glorious war, no second death can lay its chill finger upon us, We shall have no fear of death and hell, for we shall receive a crown of life which fadeth not away. How this nerves us for the fight! Eternal life is worth a life’s battle. To escape the hurt of the second death is a thing worth struggling for throughout a lifetime.

Lord, give us faith so that we may overcome, and then grant us grace to remain unharmed though sin and Satan dog our heels!

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

July 3, 2012

Scripture at Sunrise 7.3.2012

He will be my guide even unto death. -Psalm 48:14

We need a guide. Sometimes we would give all that we have to be told exactly what to do and where to turn. We are willing to do right, but we do not know which one of two roads we are to follow. Oh, for a guide!

The Lord our God condescends to serve us as guide. He knows the way and will pilot us along it till we reach our journey’s end in peace. Surely we do not desire more infallible direction. Let us place ourselves absolutely under His guidance, and we shall never miss our way. Let us make Him our God, and we shall find Him our guide. If we follow His law we shall not miss the right road of life, provided we first learn to lean upon Him in every step that we take.

Our comfort is that as He is our God forever and ever, He will never cease to be with us as our guide. “Even unto death” will He lead us, and then we shall dwell with Him eternally and go no more out forever. This promise of divine guidance involves lifelong security: salvation at once, guidance unto our last hour, and then endless blessedness. Should not each one seek this in youth, rejoice in it in middle life, and repose in it in old age? This day let us look up for guidance before we trust ourselves out-of-doors.

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

March 27, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 3.28.2011

“Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.”  -2 Corinthians 5:8

Death was not an “escape hatch” for Paul. He loved life and serving in the world even though he suffered, but he eagerly longed for the day of death, something he considered a great gain. To be with our Savior is something to long for.

[Listen to the full audio of Sunday Morning’s Sermon | Listen to Sunday Evening’s Sermon from Deuteronomy 1]

October 4, 2010

Scripture at Sunrise 10.4.2010

“‘O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?’  The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.  But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  -1 Corinthians 15:55-57

When Christ died, He took the stinger out of death!

April 4, 2010

Scripture at Sunrise 4.5.2010

Sunday School | John 16:1-33 ~ “The Pain and The Joy” | Bro. Steve Dawson
Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy.”  -John 16:20
If they had known about the resurrection at the time of the crucifixion, their joy probably wouldn’t have been as great at His resurrection.  [HT: Becky Dawson]

Morning Worship | “Good News from the Graveyard” | Pastor Steve Wainright
“…And which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel…”  -2 Timothy 1:10
For the unbeliever, death means leaving the land of the living and going to the land of the dying.  For the Christian, death means leaving the land of the dying and going to the land of the living. 

Evening Worship | Leviticus 27:1-34 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“…but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us.”  -1 Corinthians 8:5
vs. 1-8 Dedicating of Lives: As you give to the Lord, you must give of yourself to the Lord first.  (2 Corinthians 8:1-5- Able to give above and beyond because they gave wholeheartedly to the Lord first.)
vs. 9-25 Dedicating Posessions: vow offerings were a celebration of the fulfillment of the vows
vs. 26-34 Addressing issues that might arise with pledges (For example, no firstborn can be vowed, they already belong to the Lord…)
*Promises made in our giving shows our spiritual condition. 
*Read our church covenant to remind yourself what you have promised God and your fellow members you will be responsible for.

December 30, 2009

Scripture at Sunrise 12.30.09

“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree'”  -Galatians 3:13

“Why can we have the tree of life? Because Jesus Christ climbed the cross, the tree of death. And because Jesus climbed the tree of death you can have the tree of life.”   -Tim Keller

[via Of First Importance]

September 11, 2009

Scripture at Sunrise 9.11.09

“God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  -Romans 5:8

On the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, many people still question why God would allow such a horrible thing to happen.  John Piper of Desiring God gives several reasons, this being the final one.  

Finally, the reason this terrorized and troubled world exists is to make a place for Jesus Christ the Son of God to suffer and die for our sins. The reason there is terror is so that Christ would be terrorized. The reason there is trouble is so that Christ could be troubled. The reason there is pain is so that Christ could feel pain. This is the world God prepared for the suffering and death of his Son. This is the world where God made the best display of his love in the suffering of his Son.

Romans 5:8, “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” All his suffering was the plan of God to reveal redeeming love to us. The sovereignty of God, the evil of the world, and the love of God meet at the cross of Christ. Listen to this amazing statement from Acts 4:27-28 about God’s plan for the suffering of his Son—for you! “Truly in this city [Jerusalem] there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place.” All the scheming, all the flogging, all the spitting, all the beating with rods, all the mockery, all the abandonment by his friends, all the thorns in his head, all the nails in his hands and feet, the sword in his side, weight of the sins of the world—all of it according to God’s plan. For you to see God’s love more graphically.

God’s deepest answer to terrorism and calamity is the suffering and death of his Son. He entered into our fallen world of sin and misery and death. He bore in himself the cause of it all—sin. And he bought by his death the cure for it all—forgiveness and everlasting joy in the age to come.

[Read the full post from Desiring God.]

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