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Scripture at Sunrise 11.05.2020

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” -Psalm 37:4

“The purpose of prayer is emphatically not to bend God’s will to ours, but rather to align our will to His.” -John Stott

Scripture at Sunrise 6.11.2014

“Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ…” -Ephesians 4:15

“Our love grows soft if it is not strengthened by truth, and our truth grows hard if it is not softened by love.” – John Stott

Scripture at Sunrise 8.4.2011

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” -Ephesians 2:8-9

The Gospel isn’t good advice to men but good news about Christ; not an invitation to do, but a declaration of what God has done. -John Stott, via Tullian Tchividjian’s Twitter

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 at Sunrise 4.8.2010

“For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself.  For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.  For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.”  -Romans 14:7-9

“We live and die. He died and lived.” -John Stott 
(via Mike Donehey‘s Twitter)

Scripture at Sunrise 5.7.09

“Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men.” –Romans 5:18

“The voice that spells forgiveness will say: ‘You may go: you have been let off the penalty which your sin deserves.’  But the verdict which means acceptance [justification] will say: ‘You may come; you who are welcome to all my love and my presence.’ “

—Sir Marcus Loane, quoted in John Stott, The Message of Romans (Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press,  1994), 110

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