Tag Archives: holiness

Scripture at Sunrise 4.17.2018

When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. -Proverbs 16:7

I must see that my ways please the Lord. Even then I shall have enemies; and, perhaps, all the more certainly because I endeavor to do that which is right. But what a promise this is! The Lord will make the wrath of man to praise Him and abate it so that it shall not distress me.

He can constrain an enemy to desist from harming me, even though he has a mind to do so. This He did with Laban, who pursued Jacob but did not dare to touch him. Or He can subdue the wrath of the enemy and make him friendly, as He did with Esau, who met Jacob in a brotherly manner, though Jacob had dreaded that he would smite him and his family with the sword. The Lord can also convert a furious adversary into a brother in Christ and a fellow worker, as He did with Saul of Tarsus. Oh, that He would do this in every case where a persecuting spirit appears!

Happy is the man whose enemies are made to be to him what the lions were to Daniel in the den, quiet and companionable! When I meet death, who is called the last enemy, I pray that I may be at peace. Only let my great care be to please the Lord in all things. Oh, for faith and holiness; for these are a pleasure unto the Most High!

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

Scripture at Sunrise 4.3.2018

“The wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.” -Isaiah 35:8

The way of holiness is so straight and plain that the simplest minds cannot go astray if they constantly follow it. The worldly wise have many twists and turns, and yet they make terrible blunders and generally miss their end. Worldly policy is a poor, shortsighted thing, and when men choose it as their road, it leads them over dark mountains. Gracious minds know no better than to do as the Lord bids them; but this keeps them in the King’s highway and under royal protection.

Let the reader never for a moment attempt to help himself out of a difficulty by a falsehood or by a questionable act; but let him keep in the middle of the high road of truth and integrity, and he will be following the best possible course. In our lives we must never practice circular sailing nor dream of shuffling. Be just and fear not, Follow Jesus and heed no evil consequences. If the worst of ills could be avoided by wrongdoing, we should, in the very attempt, have fallen into an evil worse than any other ill could be. God’s way must be the very best way. Follow it though men think you a fool, and you will be truly wise.

Lord, lead Thy servants in a plain path because of their enemies.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 4.12.2017

“Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” -Romans 6:3-4
If you grasp the concept that you’re in Christ, how can you continue to live in sin? If He dwells in you and He is holy, how do you live? What is your life marked by–a life of sin or a life of righteousness?

-excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon on Romans 6:3-4


This Week’s Sermon Audio:
Sunday Morning –  Immersed in Christ | Romans 6:3-4 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Rest and RealityJohn 6 (Anthony Vance)

Scripture at Sunrise 4.3.2017

Sunday Morning –  Have You Died to Sin?Romans 6:1-2 (Steve Wainright)
“What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?” -Romans 6:1-2

Who God declares righteous, He also makes righteous. Is there evidence in your life of God creating holiness in you? Is there conviction when you do wrong and a desire to do right?

-excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon


This Week’s Sermon Audio:

Wednesday Evening – A Funeral Dirge | Ezekiel 19 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning –  Have You Died to Sin?Romans 6:1-2 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – The Character & Quality of Dead Religion | John 5:41-47 (Anthony Vance)

Scripture at Sunrise 8.3.2015

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | Sanctification: Is it of God or Men? Yes. | Philippians 2:12-13
“…work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.” -Philippians 2:12-13

Our sanctification–growing in holiness–is all of us and all of God. We must put forth diligent effort in our walk with God, but realize that it’s God who is working mightily within us.

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*Click here for Sunday Morning Audio: Sanctification: Is it of God or Men? Yes. (Philippians 2:12-13)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Rehoboam’s Bad Decision (1 Kings 12:1-15)

Scripture at Sunrise 8.5.2014

The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide. -Psalm 37:31

Put the law into the heart, and the whole man is right. This is where the law should be; for then it lies, like the tables of stone in the ark, in the place appointed for it. In the head it puzzles, on the back it burdens, in the heart it upholds.

What a choice word is here used, “the law of his God”! When we know the Lord as our own God His law becomes liberty to us. God with us in covenant makes us eager to obey His will and walk in His commands. Is the precept my Father’s precept? Then I delight in it.

We are here guaranteed that obedient-hearted man shall be sustained in every step that he takes. He will do that which is right, and he shall therefore do that which is wise. Holy action is always the most prudent, though it may not at the time seem to be so, We are moving along the great highroad of God’s providence and grace when we keep to the way of His law. The Word of God has never misled a single soul yet; its plain directions to walk humbly, justly, lovingly, and in the fear of the Lord are as much words of wisdom to make our way prosperous as rules of holiness to keep our garments clean. He walks surely who walks righteously.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 5.28.2014

“Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.” -Hebrews 12:14

I believe the holier a man becomes, the more he mourns over the unholiness which remains in him – Charles H. Spurgeon via Twitter