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Scripture at Sunrise 4.4.2019

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“and return to the LORD your God, you and your children, and obey His voice in all that I command you today, with all your heart and with all your soul, then the LORD your God will restore your fortunes and have mercy on you, and He will gather you again from all the peoples where the LORD your God has scattered you.” -Deuteronomy 30:2-3

Religion: “I messed up. Dad’s gonna kill me.”
Gospel: “I messed up. I need to call Dad.”
-J. Rose

Scripture at Sunrise 11.7.2016

Sunday Morning Sermon: Experiencing Blessedness| Romans 4:4-8 | Steve Wainright
Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. And to the one who does not work but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works: “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.”

The only way you can have a right standing with God is because Jesus Christ has done something for you.

-excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon

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Sunday Morning Sermon: Experiencing Blessedness| Romans 4:4-8 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon: True Worship | John 4:16-24 | Anthony Vance

Scripture at Sunrise 2.15.2016

“I will not execute my burning anger; I will not again destroy Ephraim; for I am God and not a man, the Holy One in your midst, and I will not come in wrath.” -Hosea 11:9

The Lord thus makes known His sparing mercies. It may be that the reader is now under heavy displeasure, and everything threatens his speedy doom. Let the text hold him up from despair. The Lord now invites you to consider your ways and confess your sins. If He had been man, He would long ago have cut you off. If He were now to act after the manner of men, it would be a word and a blow and then there would be an end of you: but it is not so, for “as high as the heavens are above the earth, so high are his ways above your ways.”

You rightly judge that He is angry, but He keepeth not His anger forever: if you turn from sin to Jesus, God will turn from wrath. Because God is God, and not man, there is still forgiveness for you, even though you may be steeped up to your throat in iniquity. You have a God to deal with and not a hard man, or even a merely just man. No human being could have patience with you. You would have wearied out an angel, as you have wearied your sorrowing Father; but God is longsuffering. Come and try Him at once. Confess, believe, and turn from your evil way, and you shall be saved.

Scripture at Sunrise 10.28.2014

And it shall be forgiven them; for it is ignorance. -Numbers 15:25

Because of our ignorance we are not fully aware of our sins of ignorance. Yet we may be sure they are many, in the form both of commission and omission. We may be doing in all sincerity, as a service to God, that which He has never commanded and can never accept.

The Lord knows these sins of ignorance every one. This may well alarm us, since in justice He will require these trespasses at our hand; but on the other hand, faith spies comfort in this fact, for the Lord will see to it that stains unseen by us shall yet be washed away. He sees the sin that He may cease to see it by casting it behind His back.

Our great comfort is that Jesus, the true priest, has made atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel. That atonement secures the pardon of unknown sins. His precious blood cleanses us from all sin. Whether our eyes have seen it and wept over it or not, God has seen it, Christ has atoned for it, the Spirit bears witness to the pardon of it, and so we have a threefold peace.

O my Father, I praise Thy divine knowledge, which not only perceives my iniquities but provides an atonement which delivers me from the guilt of them, even before I know that I am guilty.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 10.8.2014

For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. -2 Corinthians 5:21

Salvation means much more than forgiveness. We do not simply have our slate wiped clean; we also become perfect in God’s sight. And we stay perfect in God’s sight. We go on as we began, having our hearts melted and molded by knowing and trusting Christ crucified. -Tim Keller

Scripture at Sunrise 4.15.2013

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.” -Romans 8:28

God is at work! He’s on the throne with the best solution.

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Sermon Audio

Morning Sermon Audio: Forgiveness (Luke 11:2-4) | Pastor Steve Wainright

Evening Sermon Audio: Boaz on the Scene (Ruth 2:1-4) | Pastor Steve Wainright

Scripture at Sunrise 1.23.2012

Luke 3:1-4 | Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | AUDIO

The voice of John the Baptist was crying out in the wilderness…a message of forgiveness. To understand your need for forgiveness, you must see how sinful you are.

God is willing to forgive, but repentance is a requirement. Repentance is not a work that you do to receive salvation. It is not a work of the flesh. It is a work of the Spirit.

Repentance and faith always go hand-in-hand. They’re inseparable graces. Repent = turn from old sin/Faith = turn to God [1 Thessalonians 1:9; Acts 5:31] It is God who gives repentance. The Spirit works in us to give us. [2 Timothy 2:24-25]

You can be sorry and stop doing certain things, but it is fleeting if it is in the flesh. But with godly sorrow, our hearts our turned towards God and you don’t want to sin. You have a zeal for the glory of God and a zeal to hate the things He hates. [2 Corinthians 7:9-11]