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Scripture at Sunrise 11.03.2021

“My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep My commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.” -Proverbs 3:1-2

“The Scriptures are the lifeline God throws us in order to ensure He and we stay connected while the rescue is in process.” -J.I. Packer

Scripture at Sunrise 7.22.2020

“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:” -Ephesians 4:15

“I wish to be someone who was courteous in controversy, yet without compromise.” – J.I. Packer

Scripture at Sunrise 8.22.2018

“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

“Grace means God moving heaven and earth to save sinners who could not lift a finger to save themselves.” -J. I. Packer

Scripture at Sunrise 5.30.2018

“I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued My faithfulness to you.” -Jeremiah 31:3

“There is tremendous relief in knowing that God’s love to me is utterly realistic, based at every point on prior knowledge of the worst about me, so that no discovery now can disillusion Him about me, in the way I am so often disillusioned about myself.” -J.I. Packer

Scripture at Sunrise 5.28.2015

“And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” -Philippians 1:6

“As grace led me to faith in the first place, so grace will keep me believing to the end.” -J.I. Packer in Knowing God via Shai Linne on Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 7.24.2013

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved… -Ephesians 2:4-5

He need not have done anything about our sins except punish us as we deserved. But He loved us; so He redeemed us, forgave us. -J.I. Packer

Scripture at Sunrise 7.25.2012

“Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” -Hebrews 12:2

The Puritans knew that the traveller through the Bible landscape misses his way as soon as he loses sight of the hill called Calvary. -J.I. Packer

Scripture at Sunrise 4.7.2010

“For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.”  -Romans 5:17

“God displays his righteousness by judging sin as sin deserves, but the judgment is diverted from the guilty and put on to the shoulders of Jesus Christ, the sinless Son of God acting as wrath absorber. The atonement had to be costly because it was necessary in light of the nature of God, which must inflict retributive punishment on sin. A marvelous wisdom of God consists in his establishing the Lord Jesus as our representative and our substitute because only he could bear and absorb the judgment due to us. Being our representative makes him our substitute, and so he suffers and we go free . . ..”

– J. I. Packer, “The Necessity of the Atonement” in Atonement, ed. Gabriel N. E. Fluhrer (Phillipsburg, NJ: P & R Publishing, 2010), 15-16.  [via Of First Importance]

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]