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Scripture at Sunrise 09.13.2021

“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.” -James 4:8

If you’re not drawing near to God, you’re drawing away from God. -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Morning Sermon “Draw Near to God” from James 4:7-10)

Scripture at Sunrise 3.26.2019

“Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you.” -James 4:8

The nearer we come to God, the more graciously will He reveal Himself to us. When the prodigal comes to his father, his father runs to meet him. When the wandering dove returns to the ark, Noah puts out his hand to pull her in unto him, When the tender wife seeks her husband’s society, he comes to her on wings of love. Come then, dear friend, let us draw nigh to God who so graciously awaits us, yea, comes to meet us.

Did you ever notice that passage in Isaiah 58:9? There the Lord seems to put Himself at the disposal of His people, saying to them, “Here I am.” As much as to say—”What have you to say to me? What can I do for you? I am waiting to bless you.” How can we hesitate to draw near? God is nigh to forgive, to bless, to comfort, to help, to quicken, to deliver. Let it be the main point with us to get near to God. This done, all is done. If we draw near to others, they may before long grow weary of us and leave us; but if we seek the Lord alone, no change will come over His mind, but He will continue to come nearer and yet nearer to us by fuller and more joyful fellowship.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 3.27.2018

Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. -James 4:8

The nearer we come to God, the more graciously will He reveal Himself to us. When the prodigal comes to his father, his father runs to meet him. When the wandering dove returns to the ark, Noah puts out his hand to pull her in unto him, When the tender wife seeks her husband’s society, he comes to her on wings of love. Come then, dear friend, let us draw nigh to God who so graciously awaits us, yea, comes to meet us.

Did you ever notice that passage in Isaiah 58:9? There the Lord seems to put Himself at the disposal of His people, saying to them, “Here I am.” As much as to say — “What have you to say to me? What can I do for you? I am waiting to bless you.” How can we hesitate to draw near? God is nigh to forgive, to bless, to comfort, to help, to quicken, to deliver. Let it be the main point with us to get near to God. This done, all is done. If we draw near to others, they may before long grow weary of us and leave us; but if we seek the Lord alone, no change will come over His mind, but He will continue to come nearer and yet nearer to us by fuller and more joyful fellowship.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 11.9.2017

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“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” -James 4:8
“No short cut exists for a deeper spiritual life. The man who would know God must give time to Him.” -A.W. Tozer via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 12.14.2011

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. “-James 4:8

“Every sin you forsake out of love to Christ is replaced with a deeper and purer joy.” -John Piper

Scripture at Sunrise 6.8.2011

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” -James 4:8

The cross is the blazing fire at which the flame of our love is kindled, but we have to get near enough to it for its sparks to fall on us.  –John Stott (as quoted in Living the Cross-Centered Life by C.J. Mahaney)

Scripture @ Sunrise 2.11.09

“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.  Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”  -James 4:8
“Repentance means turning from as much as you know of your sin to give as much as you know of yourself to as much as you know of your God, and as our knowledge grows at these three points so our practice of repentance has to be enlarged.”—J.I. Packer, Keep in Step with the Spirit, page 87

[HT: Josh Harris]