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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 8.27.2018

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works…” -Hebrews 10:24

When we gather to worship, we edify one another. Your presence speaks volumes. When you come to worship, you are saying, “The Lord is important in my life. You are important in my life.” May we have a love for one another that reaches out to others. –excerpt from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Wednesday Evening Sermon
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Scripture at Sunrise 7.31.2018

“And call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify Me.” -Psalm 50:15

This is a promise indeed!

Here is an urgent occasion—”the day of trouble.” It is dark at noon on such a day, and every hour seems blacker than the one which came before it. Then is this promise in season: it is written for the cloudy day.

Here is condescending advice, “Call upon me.” We ought not to need the exhortation: it should be our constant habit all the day and every day. What a mercy to have liberty to call upon God! What wisdom to make good use of it! How foolish to go running about to men! The Lord invites us to lay our case before Him, and surely we will not hesitate to do so.

Here is reassuring encouragement: “I will deliver thee.” Whatever the trouble may be, the Lord makes no exceptions but promises full, sure, happy deliverance. He will Himself work out our deliverance by His own hand. We believe it, and the Lord honors faith.

Here is an ultimate result: “Thou shalt glorify me.” Ah, that we will do most abundantly. When He has delivered us we will loudly praise Him; and as He is sure to do it, let us begin to glorify Him at once.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 3.3.2016

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” -Ephesians 4:29

Genuine encouragement is the most generous, yet least expensive, gift you can give. Find something good and speak up. -Louie Giglio via Twitter