Tag Archives: grace

Scripture at Sunrise 5.15.2018

“I will set him on high, because he hath known My Name.” -Psalm 91:14

Does the Lord say this to me? Yes, if I have known His name. Blessed be the Lord, I am no stranger to Him. I have tried Him, proved Him, and known Him, and therefore do I trust Him. I know His name as a sin-hating God, for by His Spirit’s convincing power I have been taught that He will never wink at evil. But I also know Him as the sin-pardoning God in Christ Jesus, for He has forgiven me all trespasses. His name is faithfulness, and I know it, for He has never forsaken me though my troubles have multiplied upon me.

This knowledge is a gift of grace, and the Lord makes it to be the reason why He grants another grace-gift, namely, setting on high. This is grace upon grace. Observe that if we climb on high, the position may be dangerous; but if the Lord sets us there it is safe. He may raise us to great usefulness, to eminent experience, to success in service, to leadership among workers, to a father’s place among the little ones. If He does not do this, He may set us on high by near fellowship, clear insight, holy triumph, and gracious anticipation of eternal glory. When God sets us on high, Satan himself cannot pull us down. Oh, that this may be our case all through this day!

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

Scripture at Sunrise 5.10.2018

ThursdayTheologicalTweet

“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” -Romans 8:38-39
Here’s how amazing grace is. Even on your very worst, self-absorbed, rebellious, complaining day, God still showers you with his perfect love. -Paul Tripp via Twitter

Scripture (after) Sunrise 2.5.2018

But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root of the olive tree, do not be arrogant toward the branches. If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root that supports you. Then you will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast through faith. So do not become proud, but fear. -Romans 11:17-20
Because of faith, we are grafted in, because of unbelief, some are cut off. If you are grafted in, don’t be full of pride–it’s all because of grace.  –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon
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This Week’s SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 2/4 – Romans 11:13-24
All Israel Saved
Sunday Evening 2/4 – John 10:7-10
Have you been through The Door?
Wednesday Evening 1/31 – 2 Kings 13:10-25
Elisha’s Illustrious Life

Scripture at Sunrise 12.28.2017

ThursdayTheologicalTweet

“For from His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.” -John 1:14
“You wake up this morning to big, powerful grace, bigger than your biggest weakness, bigger than your biggest failure and more powerful than your most powerful sin.” -Paul Tripp via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 12.5.2017

He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. -Isaiah 33:16

The man to whom God has given grace to be of blameless life dwells in perfect security.

He dwells on high, above the world, Out of gunshot of the enemy, and near to heaven. He has high aims and motives, and he finds high comforts and company. He rejoices in the mountains of eternal love, wherein he has his abode.

He is defended by munitions of stupendous rock. The firmest things in the universe are the promises and purposes of the unchanging God, and these are the safeguard of the obedient believer.

He is provided for by this great promise: “Bread shall be given him.” As the enemy cannot climb the fort, nor break down the rampart, so the fortress cannot be captured by siege and famine. The Lord, who rained manna in the wilderness, will keep His people in good store even when they are surrounded by those who would starve them.

But what if water should fail? That cannot be. “His waters shall be sure.” There is a never-failing well within the impregnable fortress. The Lord sees that nothing is wanting. None can touch the citizen of the true Zion. However fierce the enemy, the Lord will preserve His chosen.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 11.23.2017

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“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” -Colossians 2:6-7

Gratitude grows from a seed called grace. If you’re not grateful you might still be trying to earn what God freely gives. -Louie Giglio via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 10.24.2017

“And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brazen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the Lord.” -Jeremiah 15:20

Stability in the fear and faith of God will make a man like a wall of brass, which no one can batter down or break. Only the Lord can make such; but we need such men in the church, and in the world, but specially in the pulpit.

Against uncompromising men of truth this age of shams will fight tooth and nail. Nothing seems to offend Satan and his seed like decision. They attack holy firmness even as the Assyrians besieged fenced cities. The joy is that they cannot prevail against those whom God has made strong in His strength. Carried about with every wind of doctrine, others only need to be blown upon and away they go; but those who love the doctrines of grace, because they possess the grace of the doctrines, stand like rocks in the midst of raging seas.

Whence this stability? “I am with thee, saith the Lord”: that is the true answer. Jehovah will save and deliver faithful souls from all the assaults of the adversary. Hosts are against us, but the Lord of hosts is with us. We dare not budge an inch; for the Lord Himself holds us in our place, and there we will abide forever.

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