Tag Archives: GOOD NEWS!!!!

Scripture at Sunrise 2.8.2016

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | The Gospel of God | Romans 1:2-5
“Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning His Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by His resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of His Name among all the nations…” -Romans 1:1-5

The grace that saves us also leads us into obedience. It’s all by grace that it might be all to His glory–for the sake of His Name!

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Sunday Morning Sermon Audio:  The Gospel of God | Romans 1:2-5

Scripture at Sunrise 10.24.2012

“Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” -Romans 5:20-21

“The gospel is the good news that God is the all-satisfying end of all our longings, and that even though He does not need us, and is in fact estranged from us because of our God-belittling sins, He has, in the great love with which He loved us, made a way for sinners to drink at the river of His delights through Jesus Christ.” -John Piper in “The Pleasures of God”

Scripture at Sunrise 9.29.2011

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” -Romans 1:16

The gospel is only good news if it gets there in time. -Carl F.H. Henry via Nations Be Glad’s Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 12.10.09

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,  Whom God put forward as a propitiation by His blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in His divine forbearance He had passed over former sins.  It was to show His righteousness at the present time, so that He might be just and the Justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.”   -Romans 3:23-26

“The heart of most religions is good advice, good techniques, good programs, good ideas, and good support systems. These drive us deeper into ourselves, to find our inner light, inner goodness, inner voice, or inner resources.

Nothing new can be found inside of us. There is no inner rescuer deep in my soul; I just hear echoes of my own voice telling me all sorts of crazy things to numb my sense of fear, anxiety, and boredom, the origins of which I cannot truly identify.

But the heart of Christianity is Good News. It comes not as a task for us to fulfill, a mission for us to accomplish, a game plan for us to follow with the help of life coaches, but as a report that someone else has already fulfilled, accomplished, followed, and achieved everything for us.”

—Michael Horton, The Gospel-Driven Life (Grand Rapids, MI; Baker Books, 2009), 20
(HT: Of First Importance)

Scripture at Sunrise 6.26.09

“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  -Romans 5:8

This beautiful song has been stuck in my head all week!  Hopefully, you will be as blessed by it as I have been!

The Gospel Song
Holy God, in love, became
Perfect Man to bear my blame
On the cross He took my sin
By His death I live again

Lyrics by Drew Jones / Music by Bob Kauflin / Sovereign Grace Music

Sheet Music ~ on Songs for the Cross Centered Life ~ MP3 ~ Watch this adorable little girl sing it!