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Scripture at Sunrise 2.23.09

I can’t imagine what my life would be like without Sundays, but I know for sure it would be very dull!  Sunday is absolutely my very favorite day of the week because I get to celebrate the resurrection and finished work of my Savior with my siblings in Christ AND I get to hear as many as 4 sermons in one day!  woot woot!  Here’s your weekly recap.  Again, the notes don’t do the messages justice. 

Devotion by Bro. Wayne Sparks
“Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.”  -Lamentations 3:22 (read whole passage: Lamentations 3:21-25)

We become consumed with the mercy of God!  Even when we fall short, fail and sin, His compassions do not fail.  Great is His faithfulness, not mine! 

Sunday School by Bro. Steve Dawson
“He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish.”  -John 21:6

When Christ directs His disciples and they obey, He gives the increase! 

Morning Message by Pastor Steve Wainright
“For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of His cross.  And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, He  has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before Him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.”  -Colossians 1:19-23

His plan: Reconcile to Himself all things
His method: Make peace through the blood of Christ on the cross
                       -When you recognize the greatness of sin, you recognize the greater grace of God! 
His Purpose: Present me holy (saint), unblameable (faultless), unreproveable (without blame) in His sight
                       -When God looks at me, He sees Christ and His finished work! 
Reconciliation is ours to share with others. 

Evening Message by Pastor Steve Wainright
“For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.”  -Hebrews 7:26
Remember the morning message, “When God looks at me, He sees Christ and His finished work”?  How cool is it that God worked it out for these two passages to fit together tonight?!  Wow!  Praise God for a great High Priest whose name is love.  (Exodus 28)

Scripture @ Sunrise 2.16.09

It was another big day filled with reminders of the importance of Christ’s resurrection, preeminence and will for our lives!  Here’s a recap for you, which is by no means extensive!   

Devotion Bro. Paul Johnson
“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” –Ephesians 6:11
I always need to be reminded that I am in a spiritual battle.  I know that, but it is easy to forget it sometimes. 

Sunday School Bro. Steve Dawson
“…Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”  –John 20:29
Such a great promise for us!  “What more can He say than to you He hath said?!”  This lesson was packed too full of nutrients for me to fully digest them all! 

Sunday Morning Worship Pastor Steve Wainright
“And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”  –Colossians 1:17
Another nutrient-packed message!  Christ is preeminent in creation (vs. 16-17) and Christ is preeminent in redemption (vs. 18-20).  Is Jesus Christ preeminent in your life, your all in all? 

Sunday Evening Worship Pastor Steve Wainright
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.”  -Psalm 32:8
I’m so glad God has given us His Word to help us discern His will, though it was interesting to hear about the urim and thummim!  Remember to read, study and obey His Word.  Then examine the desires and opportunities in your life along with your gifts and talents.  Pray and seek His face.  Trust in His providence.  Wait on the Lord until He gives directions.  (James 1:5, Psalm 27:14, Psalm 32:8)
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And a sidenote, the kids did such a great job tonight singing “God is so Good!”  Their voice singing praises to the King were a blessing to listen to.  I hope you bring your kids next week to participate at 5:45 p.m. 

Sis. Janna Riley sings with the "Little Lifers" at their first rehearsal, Feb. 15, 2009.
Sis. Janna Riley sings with the "Little Lifers" at their first rehearsal, Feb. 15, 2009.

 

Steve Dawson and Janna Riley applaud the "Little Lifers" during their first rehearsal, Feb. 15, 2009.
Steve Dawson and Janna Riley applaud the "Little Lifers" during their first rehearsal, Feb. 15, 2009.

Scripture @ Sunrise 2.9.09

One of those Sundays where my notes don’t do anything justice!  How do you narrow so many good verses into the one that sums up the point that hit me hardest?  I don’t know.  I can’t, but I tried. 

Sunday School
John 19: The Death of Christ
“Behold the man upon the cross, my guilt upon His shoulders, ashamed I hear my mocking voice call out among the scoffers.  It was my sin that held Him there until it was accomplished.  His dying breath has brought me life.  I know that it is finished!!!!” -from “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”

Sunday Morning

“…giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.  He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”  –Colossians 1:12-14

I am thankful I am in Christ, qualified, delivered, transferred, redeemed, justified, and kept for the glory of God

Sunday Evening
“Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands…” -Isaiah 49:16
(This was in reference to the stones worn by the High Priest…in relation to Jesus our High Priest!  You’ll just have to listen to it!)
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What a blessing to have the Stantons there for the evening service.  It was their last service in the States before they return to Peru on Thursday after a long, hard year where they have learned to trust God even more.  Oh, the excitement in their faces was priceless!  I wanted to bottle it up (or go with them…you know)! 

Sarah with the Stantons