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Scripture at Sunrise 07.26.2022

“I will give you the sure mercies of David.” -Acts 13:34

Nothing of man is sure; but everything of God is so. Especially are covenant mercies sure mercies, even as David said “an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and sure.”

We are sure that the Lord meant His mercy. He did not speak mere words: there is substance and truth in every one of His promises. His mercies are mercies indeed. Even if a promise seems as if it must drop through by reason of death, yet it never shall, for the good Lord will make good His word.

We are sure that the Lord will bestow promised mercies on all His covenanted ones. They shall come in due course to all the chosen of the Lord. They are sure to all the seed, from the least of them unto the greatest of them. We are sure that the Lord will continue His mercies to His own people. He does not give and take. What He has granted us is the token of much more. That which we have not yet received is as sure as that which has already come; therefore, let us wait before the Lord and be still. There is no justifiable reason for the least doubt. God’s love, and word, and faithfulness are sure. Many things are questionable, but of the Lord we sing—

For his mercies shall endure

Ever faithful, ever sure. 

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

Scripture after Sunrise 2.17.2020

“In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen Your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to You. O LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep forever such purposes and thoughts in the hearts of Your people, and direct their hearts toward You.” -1 Chronicles 29:17-18

Your faithfulness to the Lord influences others. (Your unfaithfulness does, too, but in a negative way.)

-Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Evening Sermon from 1 Chronicles 29:16-30 — “The Passing of the Crown)


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Scripture at Sunrise 7.9.2019

Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.” -Psalm 101:6

If David spoke thus, we may be sure that the Son of David will be of the same mind. Jesus looks out for faithful men, and He fixes His eyes upon them, to observe them, to bring them forward, to encourage them, and to reward them. Let no true-hearted man think that he is overlooked; the King Himself has His eye upon him.

There are two results of this royal notice. First we read, “That they may dwell with me.” Jesus brings the faithful into His house, He sets them in His palace, He makes them His companions, He delights in their society. We must be true to our Lord, and He will then manifest Himself to us. When our faithfulness costs us most, it will be best rewarded; the more furiously men reject, the more joyfully will our Lord receive us.

Next, he says of the sincere man, “He shall serve me.” Jesus will use for His own glory those who scorn the tricks of policy and are faithful to Himself, His Word, and His cross. These shall be in His royal retinue, the honored servants of His Majesty. Communion and usefulness are the wages of faithfulness. Lord make me faithful that I may dwell with Thee and serve Thee.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 1.14.2019

“For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.” -1 Timothy 4:10

People continue in faithfulness when they see the big picture and know that eternity matters. –excerpt from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon

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Scripture at Sunrise 3.28.2018

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” -Galatians 6:9

Often times you don’t see immediate results when you’re sharing the Word of God. Keep being faithful. God has a purpose. The seeds you plant may sit for years. God gives the increase in His time; we are just called to be faithful to His Word. -excerpt from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Wednesday Evening Sermon


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Sunday Morning 3/25 – Romans 12:11-13
Love’s Energetic Expression
Sunday Evening 3/25 – John 11:17-32
Faith in Grief
Wednesday Evening 3/21 – 2 Kings 17:24-41
Faithfulness in Teaching & Preaching

Scripture at Sunrise 11.1.2016

“Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:24

What will He do? He will sanctify us wholly. See the previous verse. He will carry on the work of purification till we are perfect in every part. He will preserve our “whole spirit, and soul, and body, blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” He will not allow us to fall from grace, nor come under the dominion of sin. What great favors are these! Well may we adore the giver of such unspeakable gifts.

Who will do this? The Lord who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light, out of death in sin into eternal life in Christ Jesus. Only He can do this: such perfection and preservation can only come from the God of all grace.

Why will He do it? Because He is “faithful”–faithful to His own promise which is pledged to save the believer; faithful to His Son, whose reward it is that His people shall he presented to Him faultless, faithful to the work which He has commenced in us by our effectual calling. It is not their own faithfulness but the Lord’s own faithfulness on which the saints rely.

Come, my soul, here is a grand feast to begin a dull month with. There may be fogs without, but there should be sunshine within.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 7.21.2016

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” -Galatians 6:9-10

Awesomeness isn’t our calling; love is. Impact isn’t our calling; presence is. Success isn’t our calling; faithfulness is. -Scotty Smith via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 1.7.2016

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” -Lamentations 3:22-23

Jesus is the only Master whose mercies are new every morning. -Tim Keller via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 12.16.2015

“He put another parable before them, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.'” -Matthew 13:31-32

“A little thing is just a little thing, but faithfulness in a little thing is a great thing.” -Hudson Taylor

Scripture at Sunrise 10.29.2015

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in Him.'” -Lamentations 3:22-24

God tells us His mercies are new every morning not so that we’ll have an easy day but so we’ll joyfully depend on Him in the day’s trials. -Burk Parsons via Twitter