Tag Archives: faith

Scripture at Sunrise 12.11.2018

“Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.” -Psalm 37:3

Trust and do are words which go well together, in the order in which the Holy Spirit has placed them. We should have faith, and that faith should work. Trust in God sets us upon holy doing: we trust God for good, and then we do good. We do not sit still because we trust, but we arouse ourselves and expect the Lord to work through us and by us. It is not ours to worry and do evil but to trust and do good. We neither trust without doing nor do without trusting.

Adversaries would root us out if they could; but by trusting and doing we dwell in the land. We will not go into Egypt, but we will remain in Immanuel’s land-the providence of God, the Canaan of covenant love. We are not so easily to be got rid of as the Lord’s enemies suppose. They cannot thrust us out nor stamp us out: where God has given us a name and a place, there we abide.

But what about the supply of our necessities? The Lord has put a “verily” into this promise. As sure as God is true, His people shall be fed. It is theirs to trust and to do, and it is the Lord’s to do according to their trust. If not fed by ravens, or fed by an Obadiah, or fed by a widow, yet they shall be fed somehow. Away, ye fears!

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

Scripture at Sunrise 11.14.2018

“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” -1 Corinthians 13:13

“People stand in need of faith, hope, and love: someone they can trust, something to live for, and someone to love them though they know everything about them.” -excerpt from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Sunday Evening Sermon from John 16:25-33

Scripture at Sunrise 2.27.2018

He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. -Psalm 112:7

Suspense is dreadful. When we have no news from home, we are apt to grow anxious, and we cannot be persuaded that “no news is good news.” Faith is the cure for this condition of sadness; the Lord by His Spirit settles the mind in holy serenity, and all fear is gone as to the future as well as the present.

The fixedness of heart spoken of by the psalmist is to be diligently sought after. It is not believing this or that promise of the Lord, but the general condition of unstaggering trustfulness in our God, the confidence which we have in Him that He will neither do us ill Himself nor suffer anyone else to harm us. This constant confidence meets the unknown as well as the known of life. Let the morrow be what it may, our God is the God of tomorrow. Whatever events may have happened, which to us are unknown, our Jehovah is God of the unknown as well as of the known. We are determined to trust the Lord, come what may. If the very worst should happen, our God is still the greatest and best. Therefore will we not fear though the postman’s knock should startle us or a telegram wake us at midnight. The Lord liveth, and what can His children fear.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 1.23.2018

“And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering: and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.” -Leviticus 1:4

If by that laying on of his hand the bullock became the offerer’s sacrifice, how much more shall Jesus become ours by the laying on of the hand of faith?

My faith doth lay her hand On that dear head of Thine, While like a penitent I stand, And there confess my sin.

If a bullock could be accepted for him to make atonement for him, how much more shall the Lord Jesus be our full and all-sufficient propitiation? Some quarrel with the great truth of substitution; but as for us, it is our hope, our joy, our boast, our all. Jesus is accepted for us to make atonement for us, and we are “accepted in the Beloved.” Let the reader take care at once to lay his hand on the Lord’s completed sacrifice, that by accepting it he may obtain the benefit of it. If he has done so once, let him do it again. If he has never done so, let him put out his hand without a moment’s delay. Jesus is yours now if you will have Him. Lean on Him — lean hard on Him — and He is yours beyond all question; you are reconciled to God, your sins are blotted out, and you are the Lord’s.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 1.10.2018

“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” -Romans 10:17

“Glancing at the Bible for a few quick minutes a day is like sleeping for a few minutes a night. You won’t stay alert for long.” (via DesiringGod’s Twitter)

Scripture at Sunrise 1.8.2018

“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” -Romans 10:17

Trials will come and you need faith. You get faith by getting in the Word of God.  – excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon
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This Week’s SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 1/7 – Romans 10:16-21
Faith Comes by Hearing
Sunday Evening 1/7 – John 8:48-59
He is I Am
Wednesday Evening 1/3 – 2 Kings 11:1-21
The Reign of Athaliah

Scripture at Sunrise 9.11.2017

Sunday Morning | Where is Your Faith?Mark 9:14-29
“Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, ‘I believe; help my unbelief!'” -Mark 9:24

It’s not how big your faith is, but where your faith is and what it is in. That little bit of belief you have is enough if it is in the right Person.

-excerpts from Chuck Pietrowski’s Sunday Morning Sermon

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SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 9/11 – Mark 9:14-29
Where is Your Faith?
Sunday Evening 9/11 – John 7:25-31
Confusion about Christ
Wednesday Evening 9/6 – Ezekiel 38-39
Gog & Magog