Posts tagged ‘faith’

April 20, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 4.20.2017

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“…for we walk by faith, not by sight.” -2 Corinthians 5:7

Faith is not primarily a function of how you feel. Faith is living out and believing what truth is despite what you feel. -Tim Keller via Twitter

January 11, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 1.11.2017

“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” -Romans 5:1-2
Your relationship with God is either one of enmity or one of peace. It all depends on what your relationship is with Christ. -Steve Wainright, Sunday Morning Sermon on Romans 5:1-2
January 9, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 1.9.2017

Sunday Evening Sermon: Genuine Faith | John 4:46-54 | Anthony Vance
“The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” And he himself believed, and all his household.” -John 4:53

The greatest demonstration of the nobleman’s faith was that he didn’t just believe, but wanted others to believe also. Oh that God would grant households of faith. Go and tell them what He has done!

-excerpts from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon

January 3, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 1.3.2017

“The land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it.” -Genesis 28:13

No promise is of private interpretation: it belongs not to one saint but to all believers. If, my brother, thou canst in faith lie down upon a promise and take thy rest thereon, it is thine. Where Jacob “lighted” and tarried and rested, there he took possession. Stretching his weary length upon the ground, with the stones of that place for his pillows, he little fancied that he was thus entering into ownership of the land; yet so it was. He saw in his dream that wondrous ladder which for all true believers unites earth and heaven, and surely where the foot of the ladder stood he must have a right to the soil, for other wise he could not reach the divine stair- way. All the promises of God are “Yea” and “Amen” in Christ Jesus, and as He is ours, every promise is ours if we will but lie down upon it in restful faith.

Come, weary one, use thy Lord’s words as thy pillows, Lie down in peace. Dream only of Him. Jesus is thy ladder of light. See the angels coming and going upon Him between thy soul and thy God, and be sure that the promise is thine own God-given portion and that it will not be robbery for thee to take it to thyself, as spoken specially to thee.

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

January 2, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 1.2.2017

Sunday Morning Sermon: Assurance of Salvation through Justification | Romans 5:1 | Steve Wainright
“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” –
Romans 5:1

If you misunderstand the doctrine of justification, you cannot have the joy of someone who has full assurance of their salvation. Justification happens at a particular point in time…it’s a completed action! It is only because of God’s grace that we are justified (declared righteous, declared to be in a right standing with God).

-excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon

December 19, 2016

Scripture after Sunset 12.19.2016

Sunday Morning Sermon: Abraham’s FaithRomans 4:17-25 | Steve Wainright
No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what He had promised. That is why his faith was “counted to him as righteousness.” But the words “it was counted to him” were not written for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in Him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification. –Romans 4:20-25

Abraham was not justified by his works. He was made right with God through faith in His promise. We need that same faith as Abraham.
Looking at the objects around us instead of God creates a weak faith. It’s the object of Abraham’s faith that counted. He did not look at the circumstances around him, but at God.
When human impossibility faces the possibility of God breaking His Word, God always fulfills His promise.

-excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon

November 16, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 11.16.2016

“Is this blessing then only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? For we say that faith was counted to Abraham as righteousness. How then was it counted to him? Was it before or after he had been circumcised? It was not after, but before he was circumcised. He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. The purpose was to make him the father of all who believe without being circumcised, so that righteousness would be counted to them as well, and to make him the father of the circumcised who are not merely circumcised but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised.” -Romans 4:9-12
Any outward things you do are purposeless without faith in God.

-excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon

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Sunday Morning Sermon: Signed & Sealed | Romans 4:9-12 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon: The True Identity of Jesus Christ | John 4:25-26 | Anthony Vance

October 19, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 10.19.2016

“Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.” -Romans 3:27-28
Here’s Paul’s conclusion. Here’s the bottom line. Paul says, “This is it!”: that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. You don’t have to produce works to be saved. That was accomplished when Christ died upon Calvary–when He died upon that cross. He died for my sins that I might be justified in the sight of God. God declares me righteous because of the finished work of Christ. I can’t boast about what I did; I can boast about what Christ did for me. He did it all! Jesus paid it all!

-excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon

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Sunday Morning Sermon: Paul’s Conclusion | Romans 3:27-28 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon: God’s Providence in Evangelism | John 4:1-10 | Anthony Vance

August 1, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 8.1.2016

The Plan from Heaven | John 3:14-15 | Anthony Vance
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him may have eternal life.” -John 3:14-15

Man has a sin problem and God’s judgment is death. The offenders did not come up with the solution, God did! The only solution is grace, seen in the lifting up the emblem of judgment. -excerpt from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon

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Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: All Under Sin | Romans 3:9 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Plan from Heaven | John 3:14-15 | Anthony Vance

July 19, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 7.19.2016

“Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.” -Deuteronomy 33:25

Here are two things provided for the pilgrim: shoes and strength.

As for the shoes: they are very needful for traveling along rough ways and for trampling upon deadly foes. We shall not go barefoot — this would not be suitable for princes of the blood royal. Our shoes shall not be at all of the common sort, for they shall have soles of durable metal, which will not wear out even if the journey be long and difficult. We shall have protection proportionate to the necessities of the road and the battle. Wherefore let us march boldly on, fearing no harm even though we tread on serpents or set our foot upon the dragon himself.

As for the strength: it shall be continued as long as our days shall continue, and it shall be proportioned to the stress and burden of those days. The words are few, “as thy days thy strength,” but the meaning is full. This day we may look for trial, and for work which will require energy, but we may just as confidently look for equal strength. This word given to Asher is given to us also who have faith wherewith to appropriate it. Let us rise to the holy boldness which it is calculated to create within the believing heart.

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

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