Tag Archives: humility

Scripture at Sunrise 04.28.2021

“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.” -Hebrews 10:22

“There are three effects of nearness to Jesus: humility, happiness, holiness.” – Spurgeon

Scripture at Sunrise 7.28.2020

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.” -1 Peter 5:6

This is tantamount to a promise: if we will bow down, the Lord will lift us up. Humility leads to honor; submission is the way to exaltation. That same hand of God which presses us down is waiting to raise us up when we are prepared to bear the blessing. We stoop to conquer. Many cringe before men and yet miss the patronage they crave; but he that humbles himself under the hand of God shall not fail to be enriched, uplifted, sustained, and comforted by the ever-gracious One. It is a habit of Jehovah to cast down the proud and lift up the lowly.

Yet there is a time for the Lord’s working. We ought now to humble ourselves, even at this present moment; and we are bound to keep on doing so whether the Lord lays His afflicting hand upon us or not. When the Lord smites, it is our special duty to accept the chastisement with profound submission. But as for the Lord’s exaltation of us, that can only come “in due time,” and God is the best judge of that day and hour. Do we cry out impatiently for the blessing? Would we wish for untimely honor? What are we at? Surely we are not truly humbled, or we should wait with quiet submission. So let us do.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 5.28.2018

“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” -Philippians 2:5-8
There should be no task too small for the child of God to humble themselves and do it. –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Evening Sermon
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SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 5/27 – Romans 14:13-19
Strong Stumbling Blocks
Sunday Evening 5/27 – John 13:1-17
The Heart of a Servant
Wednesday Evening 5/23 – 2 Kings 22:1-13
Eureka! The Word of God is Found

Scripture at Sunrise 11.7.2017

“He that humbleth himself shall be exalted.” -Luke 18:14

It ought not to be difficult for us to humble ourselves, for what have we to be proud of? We ought to take the lowest place without being told to do so. If we are sensible and honest, we shall be little in our own eyes. Especially before the Lord in prayer we shall shrink to nothing. There we cannot speak of merit, for we have none; our one and only appeal must be to mercy: “God be merciful to me a sinner.”

Here is a cheering word from the throne. We shall be exalted by the Lord if we humble ourselves. For us the way upward is downhill. When we are stripped of self we are clothed with humility, and this is the best of wear. The Lord will exalt us in peace and happiness of mind; He will exalt us into knowledge of His Word and fellowship with Himself; He will exalt us in the enjoyment of sure pardon and justification. The Lord puts His honors upon those who can wear them to the honor of the Giver. He gives usefulness, acceptance, and influence to those who will not be puffed up by them but will be abased by a sense of greater responsibility. Neither God nor man will care to lift up a man who lifts up himself; but both God and good men unite to honor modest worth.

O Lord, sink me in self that I may rise in Thee.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 7.7.2016

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” -Philippians 2:3

“If you met a truly humble person, you wouldn’t think him/her humble, but happy and incredibly interested in you.” -Tim Keller via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 3.22.2016

But He gives more grace. Therefore it says, ‘God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’” -James 4:6

Humble hearts seek grace, and therefore they get it. Humble hearts yield to the sweet influences of grace, and so it is bestowed on them more and more largely. Humble hearts lie in the valleys where streams of grace are flowing, and hence they drink of them, Humble hearts are grateful for grace and give the Lord the glory of it, and hence it is consistent with His honor to give it to them.

Come, dear reader, take a lowly place. Be little in thine own esteem, that the Lord may make much of thee. Perhaps the sigh breaks out, “I fear I am not humble.” It may be that this is the language of true humility. Some are proud of being humble, and this is one of the very worst sorts of pride. We are needy, helpless, undeserving, hell-deserving creatures, and if we are not humble we ought to be. Let us humble ourselves because of our sins against humility, and then the Lord will give us to taste of His favor. It is grace which makes us humble, and grace which finds in this humility an opportunity for pouring in more grace. Let us go down that we may rise. Let us be poor in spirit that God may make us rich. Let us be humble that we may not need to be humbled but may be exalted by the grace of God.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 7.28.2015

Humble yourselves therefore order the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time. -1 Peter 5:6

This is tantamount to a promise: if we will bow down, the Lord will lift us up. Humility leads to honor; submission is the way to exaltation. That same hand of God which presses us down is waiting to raise us up when we are prepared to bear the blessing. We stoop to conquer. Many cringe before men and yet miss the patronage they crave; but he that humbles himself under the hand of God shall not fail to be enriched, uplifted, sustained, and comforted by the ever-gracious One. It is a habit of Jehovah to cast down the proud and lift up the lowly.

Yet there is a time for the Lord’s working. We ought now to humble ourselves, even at this present moment; and we are bound to keep on doing so whether the Lord lays His afflicting hand upon us or not. When the Lord smites, it is our special duty to accept the chastisement with profound submission. But as for the Lord’s exaltation of us, that can only come “in due time,” and God is the best judge of that day and hour. Do we cry out impatiently for the blessing? Would we wish for untimely honor? What are we at? Surely we are not truly humbled, or we should wait with quiet submission. So let us do.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 7.13.2015

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | The Perfect Example of Humility | Philippians 2:5-9
“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus…” Philippians 2:5

How can we have this mind? Fill your mind with God’s Word. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly. 

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*Click here for Sunday Morning Audio: The Perfect Example of Humility (Philippians 2:5-9)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: One Greater than Solomon (1 Kings 10)

Scripture at Sunrise 10.11.2012

“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” -Philippians 2:5-8

God is in the business of replacing our ladders with his cross. -Tullian Tchividjian via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 8.20.2012

Sunday Evening | Pastor Steve Wainright | Luke 7:1-10 | Listen
When Jesus heard these things, He marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed Him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” Luke 7:9

Jesus marveled at the centurion’s faith. The centurion recognized the sovereignty of Christ and realized his own unworthiness. Faith never produces pride, but always produces humility. Our faith is only as strong as the object of our faith.