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Scripture at Sunrise 1.7.2020

“Thou shalt see greater than these.” -John 1:50

This is spoken to a childlike believer, who was ready to accept Jesus as the Son of God, the King of Israel, upon one convincing piece of argument. Those who are willing to see shall see; it is because we shut our eyes that we become so sadly blind.

We have seen much already. Great things and unsearchable has the Lord showed unto us, for which we praise His name; but there are greater truths in His Word, greater depths of experience, greater heights of fellowship, greater works of usefulness, greater discoveries of power, and love, and wisdom. These we are yet to see if we are willing to believe our Lord. The faculty of inventing false doctrine is ruinous, but power to see the truth is a blessing. Heaven shall be opened to us, the way thither shall be made clear to us in the Son of Man, and the angelic commerce which goes on between the upper and the lower kingdoms shall be made more manifest to us. Let us keep our eyes open toward spiritual objects and expect to see more and more. Let us believe that our lives will not drivel down into nothing but that we shall be always on the growing hand, seeing greater and still greater things, till we behold the great God Himself and never again lose the sight of Him.

[from Morning & Evening by Charles H. Spurgeon]

Scripture at Sunrise 7.9.2018

“Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.” -Acts 9:31

These churches had unity, they worked on building each other up, they were in motion/action (not standing still) walking in the fear of the Lord, and they had the comfort of the Holy Spirit. We should want the Holy Spirit to permeate everything we do, say, and think. 
There will be growth in the local church if you have these things. You can’t stop it. It doesn’t talk about how fast they grew–churches grow at different rates–but they grew! –excerpts from Bro. Mike Creiglow’s Sunday Morning Sermon (missionary to Brazil)
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SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 7/8 – Acts 9:31
Characteristics of Growing Churches
Sunday Evening 7/8 – John 14:1-12
The Trinity Revealed
Wednesday Evening 7/4 – 2 Kings 25:22-30
A Light in Dark Times

Scripture at Sunrise 3.10.09

“Do not love the world or anything in the world.”  -1 John 2:15

An excerpt from CJ Mahaney’s book titled Worldliness:

Charles Spurgeon, writing 150 years ago, nevertheless speaks poignantly to the problem in the church today: “I believe,” he asserted, “that one reason why the church of God at this present moment has so little influence over the world is because the world has so much influence over the church…Worldliness is growing over the church; she is mossed with it.” 

[See full excerpt provided in the “Next” Webzine]