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Scripture at Sunrise 10.31.2017

“I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.” -Psalm 118:17

A fair assurance this! It was no doubt based upon a promise, inwardly whispered in the psalmist’s heart, which he seized upon and enjoyed. Is my case like that of David? Am I depressed because the enemy affronts me? Are there multitudes against me and few on my side? Does unbelief bid me lie down and die in despair-a defeated, dishonored man? Do my enemies begin to dig my grave?

What then? Shall I yield to the whisper of fear, and give up the battle, and with it give up all hope? Far from it. There is life in me yet: “I shall not die.” Vigor will return and remove my weakness: “I shall live.” The Lord lives, and I shall live also. My mouth shall again be opened: “I shall declare the works of Jehovah.” Yes, and I shall speak of the present trouble as another instance of the wonder-working faithfulness and love of the Lord my God. Those who would gladly measure me for my coffin had better wait a bit, for “the Lord hath chastened me sore, but He hath not given me over unto death.” Glory be to His name forever! I am immortal till my work is done. Till the Lord wills it, no vault can close upon me.

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

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

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)

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)

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]

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]

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]