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Scripture at Sunrise 03.29.2022

“I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee.” -Acts 18:10

So long as the Lord had work for Paul to do in Corinth, the fury of the mob was restrained. The Jews opposed themselves and blasphemed; but they could neither stop the preaching of the gospel nor the conversion of the hearers. God has power over the most violent minds. He makes the wrath of man to praise Him when it breaks forth, but He still more displays His goodness when He restrains it; and He can restrain it. “By the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone, till thy people pass over, O Lord.”

Do not, therefore, feel any fear of man when you know that you are doing your duty. Go straight on, as Jesus would have done, and those who oppose shall be as a bruised reed and as smoking flax. Many a time men have had cause to fear because they were themselves afraid; but a dauntless faith in God brushes fear aside like the cobwebs in a giant’s path. No man can harm us unless the Lord permits. He who makes the devil himself to flee at a word can certainly control the devil’s agents. Maybe they are already more afraid of you than you are of them. Therefore, go forward, and where you looked to meet with foes you will find friends.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 8.3.2020

“For Thy mercy is great above the heavens: and Thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.” -Psalm 108:4

Mercy is not getting what we deserve. God doesn’t have to show mercy, but He does. That shows the goodness of God!

-Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Evening Sermon from  Hebrews 7:20-28 Mercy)


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Scripture at Sunrise 4.30.2020

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“The LORD is good to all, and His mercy is over all that He has made.” -Psalm 145:9

We don’t worship because our circumstances are good, we worship because our God is good. -Chris Tomlin via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 4.29.2019

For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it? -1 Corinthians 4:7

Everything we have is because of God’s goodness. Everything we don’t have is also because of God’s goodness. –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon

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Scripture at Sunrise 3.30.2016

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.” -Romans 1:18

When you understand how bad of a sinner you are, only then can you appreciate the grace and goodness and mercy of God toward us. -Steve Wainright

from Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: God’s Wrath Revealed | Romans 1:18 | Pastor Steve Wainright

Scripture at Sunrise 11.12.2013

My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, saith the Lord. -Jeremiah 31:14

Note the “my” which comes twice: “My people shall be satisfied with my goodness.”

The kind of people who are satisfied with God are marked out as God’s own. He is pleased with them, for they are pleased with Him. They call Him their God, and He calls them His people; He is satisfied to take them for a portion, and they are satisfied with Him for their portion. There is a mutual communion of delight between God’s Israel and Israel’s God.

These people are satisfied. This is a grand thing. Very few of the sons of men are ever satisfied, let their lot be what it may; they have swallowed the horse-leech, and it continually cries, “Give! give!” Only sanctified souls are satisfied souls. God Himself must both convert us and content us.

It is no wonder that the Lord’s people should be satisfied with the goodness of their Lord. Here is goodness without mixture, bounty without stint, mercy without chiding, love without change, favor without reserve. If God’s goodness does not satisfy us, what will? What! are we still groaning? Surely there is a wrong desire within if it be one which God’s goodness does not satisfy.

Lord, I am satisfied. Blessed be Thy name.

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