“Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.” -Proverbs 15:22
In whatever decisions you make, seek God’s will first. Seek His face first and wait upon the Lord. Then ask for godly wisdom and wait upon the Lord.
-Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Evening Sermon from 2 Chronicles 10 “Wise Counsel“)
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Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you hear His voice,
do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness… -Hebrews 3:7-8
It is the Holy Spirit that was speaking in Psalm 95. The Holy Spirit was speaking in the book of Hebrews. It is the Holy Spirit that is speaking today. God’s voice hasn’t changed. He’s still speaking today. When God says something once, we ought to listen. If God says something twice, that means you’re not listening. When God says something three times, you better watch out, because God is emphasizing a pattern of behavior.
-Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon from Hebrews 3:7-11 “What’s the Holy Spirit Saying?“)
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Sunday Morning Sermon: Don’t Lose Sight of Hope | Romans 5:3-5 | Steve Wainright
“Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
When you lose sight of the end prize, you lose heart and become discouraged. When your focus is on the goal, you lose sight of your sorrow. Through suffering, our faith is being tested and strengthened. God is shaping your character and conforming you into the image of His Son.
-excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon
This Week’s Sermon Audio:
Wednesday Evening – Greater Abominations, Greater Judgment | Ezekiel 8-9 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – Don’t Lose Sight of Hope | Romans 5:3-5 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – A Man of God’s Influence | 2 Kings 1:1-18 (Steve Wainright)
“His heavens shall drop down dew.” -Deuteronomy 33:28
What the dew in the East is to the world of nature, that is the influence of the Spirit in the realm of grace. How greatly do I need it! Without the Spirit of God I am a dry and withered thing. I droop, I fade, I die. How sweetly does this dew refresh me! When once favored with it I feel happy, lively, vigorous, elevated. I want nothing more. The Holy Spirit brings me life and all that life requires. All else without the dew of the Spirit is less than nothing to me: I hear, I read, I pray, I sing, I go to the table of Communion, and I find no blessing there until the Holy Ghost visits me. But when He bedews me, every means of grace is sweet and profitable.
What a promise is this for me! “His heavens shall drop down dew.” I shall be visited with grace. I shall not be left to my natural drought, or to the world’s burning heat, or to the sirocco of satanic temptation. Oh, that l may at this very hour feel the gentle, silent, saturating dew of the Lord! Why should I not! He who has made me to live as the grass lives in the meadow will treat me as He treats the grass; He will refresh me from above. Grass cannot call for dew as I do. Surely, the Lord who visits the unpraying plant will answer to His pleading child.
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]
“Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.” -Colossians 1:28-29
“Trying to do the Lord’s work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you.” –Corrie ten Boom