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Scripture at Sunrise 9.13.2016

“His heavens shall drop down dew.” -Deuteronomy 33:28

What the dew in the East is to the world of nature, that is the influence of the Spirit in the realm of grace. How greatly do I need it! Without the Spirit of God I am a dry and withered thing. I droop, I fade, I die. How sweetly does this dew refresh me! When once favored with it I feel happy, lively, vigorous, elevated. I want nothing more. The Holy Spirit brings me life and all that life requires. All else without the dew of the Spirit is less than nothing to me: I hear, I read, I pray, I sing, I go to the table of Communion, and I find no blessing there until the Holy Ghost visits me. But when He bedews me, every means of grace is sweet and profitable.

What a promise is this for me! “His heavens shall drop down dew.” I shall be visited with grace. I shall not be left to my natural drought, or to the world’s burning heat, or to the sirocco of satanic temptation. Oh, that l may at this very hour feel the gentle, silent, saturating dew of the Lord! Why should I not! He who has made me to live as the grass lives in the meadow will treat me as He treats the grass; He will refresh me from above. Grass cannot call for dew as I do. Surely, the Lord who visits the unpraying plant will answer to His pleading child.


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

Scripture at Sunrise 6.15.2015

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | For You to Live is ______? | Philippians 1:18-21
“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” -Philippians 1:21

For some, to live is to work. To live is to make money. For you, to live is to ______ (you fill in the blank).

Paul’s life was centered on Christ. Christ was his life. Everything about him was about Christ. For him to live was Christ, and therefore, to die was gain. But if you’re living for anything other than Christ, to die would not be gain.

What are you living for?

*Click here for Sunday Morning Audio: For You to Live is ______? (Philippians 1:18-21)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Elaborate Dedication of the Temple (1 Kings 8:1-11)

Scripture at Sunrise 7.14.2010

“Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him.”  -Romans 6:8

“Jesus gave Himself for us in His death that He might give Himself to us in His life.”

– Mike Bullmore, message on Romans 6 from Sovereign Grace Ministries Northwest Leaders’ Conference, July 10, 2010.

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