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Scripture at Sunrise 4.23.2019

“The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.” -Proverbs 20:7

Anxiety about our family is natural, but we shall be wise if we turn it into care about our own character. If we walk before the Lord in integrity, we shall do more to bless our descendants than if we bequeathed them large estates. A father’s holy life is a rich legacy for his sons.

The upright man leaves his heirs his example, and this in itself will be a mine of true wealth, How many men may trace their success in life to the example of their parents!

He leaves them also his repute. Men think better of us as the sons of a man who could be trusted, the successors of a tradesman of excellent repute, Oh, that all young men were anxious to keep up the family name!

Above all, he leaves his children his prayers and the blessing of a prayer-hearing God, and these make our offspring to be favored among the sons of men. God will save them even after we are dead. Oh, that they might be saved at once!

Our integrity may be God’s means of saving our sons and daughters. If they see the truth of our religion proved by our lives, it may be that they will believe in Jesus for themselves. Lord, fulfill this word to my household!

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

Scripture at Sunrise 12.3.2018

“He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church?” -1 Timothy 3:4-5
Truth must not only be taught, but also modeled and displayed in the pastor’s life. They must live and practice what they preach and flesh out the Word of God as an example for others. –excerpt from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon
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Scripture at Sunrise 10.31.2018

“For He satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul He fills with good things.” -Psalm 107:9

We should be neither overly elated by getting married nor overly disappointed by not being so—because Christ is the only spouse that can truly fulfill us and God’s family the only family that will truly embrace and satisfy us. -Tim Keller via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 10.25.2018

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“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever.” -Psalm 136:1

Friends will fail you. Family will let you down. But Jesus will stand by you through thick and thin. You can trust Him through it all. -DesiringGod via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 9.12.2017

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” -Acts 16:31

This gospel for a man with a sword at his throat is the gospel for me. This would suit me if I were dying, and it is all that I need while I am living. I look away from self, and sin, and all idea of personal merit, and I trust the Lord Jesus as the Savior whom God has given. I believe in Him, I rest on Him, I accept Him to be my all in all. Lord, I am saved, and I shall be saved to all eternity, for I believe in Jesus. Blessed be Thy Name for this. May I daily prove by my life that I am saved from selfishness, and worldliness, and every form of evil.

But those last words about my “house”: Lord, I would not run away with half a promise when Thou dost give a whole one. I beseech Thee, save all my family. Save the nearest and dearest. Convert the children and the grandchildren, if I have any. Be gracious to my servants and all who dwell under my roof or work for me. Thou makest this promise to me personally if I believe in the Lord Jesus; I beseech Thee to do as Thou hast said.

I would go over in my prayer every day the names of all my brothers and sisters, parents, children, friends, relatives, servants, and give Thee no rest till that word is fulfilled, “and thy house.”

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

Monthly Manna from the Pastor’s Family Table

We want to share some of our favorite recipes from our family table with you each month.  Many of our fondest memories and happiest moments have been spent sharing food and conversation around our table.  Whether it be among our small family of three, friends and relatives, or those who God has sent our way who have become just as close as family to us, we have been blessed to learn about various cultures and hear countless stories of days gone by.  This month’s featured recipes are not only palate-pleasing, but they’re quick, easy, and easily doubled to serve a crowd.  

Our Family Table

Menu
Chicken & Rice Casserole
Orange-Almond Salad
Steamed Broccoli
French Bread with Dill Butter
 

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Chicken & Rice Casserole
4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 box long grain & wild rice (not the quick-cooking kind), uncooked
1 can cream of chicken soup (undiluted)
1 can cream of mushroom soup (undiluted)
1 can cream of celery soup (undiluted)
1 soup can of water or milk
½ stick butter or margarine (4 TBSP), melted
Parmesan cheese, to taste

Preheat oven to 350º.  Spray a 9×13″ baking dish with cooking spray.  In a medium mixing bowl, combine soups, water or milk, seasoning packet from the rice, and melted butter and stir with a wire whisk until well blended.  Pour one-third of the soup mixture in the bottom of the baking dish and spread evenly with a spatula.  Sprinkle the dry rice evenly over the soup mixture.  Pour another third of the soup mixture over the rice and spread gently to cover.  Place chicken breasts on top of this layer and cover with remaining soup mixture.  Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, as desired, and bake at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes. 
*To prepare ahead, put the casserole together up to the baking point, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until baking time.  This is a good recipe to prepare Saturday night to put in the oven Sunday morning before church!  (Just be sure to take the plastic wrap off before baking!  haha!) 

Orange-Almond Salad
Salad:
1 (11 oz.) can mandarin oranges, drained
1 bunch Romaine lettuce, washed, drained, & torn
2-3 green onions, sliced, including tops (optional)
¼ C. sliced almonds, toasted (to toast, place on baking sheet and broil until light brown—-watch closely!)

Combine all ingredients in large salad bowl.  Add dressing (see below) and toss.  Serve immediately.  Yield: 4-6 servings.

Dressing:
½ C. vegetable oil
3 TBSP vinegar
1 TBSP lemon juice
2 TBSP sugar
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. dry mustard
1/8 tsp. onion powder

Mix vinegar, lemon juice, and dry ingredients together with a wire whisk in a small bowl.  Add oil and mix well.  Pour mixture into a jar or salad dressing cruet.  Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.  Shake well and pour over salad just before serving. 

Steamed Broccoli
1 bunch fresh broccoli

Peel and trim stalk, remove leaves, and cut into spears.  Place a steaming rack in bottom of a large pan.  Place water up to the level of the rack.  Bring to a boil.  Add broccoli spears.  Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until broccoli is to desired tenderness.  Season broccoli to taste with butter, salt, and/or lemon juice.  Serve immediately. 

French Bread
Buy at the store and follow package directions! 

Dill Butter
½ C. softened butter
¼ tsp. garlic powder
1-2 tsp. dill weed

Put above ingredients in a small bowl and mix together with a fork or spoon until well blended. 
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Blessings from our family table to yours! 
We would love some “feed”-back from you!  :o)

Our Family Table