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Scripture at Sunrise 4.17.2019

They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.” Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. -John 20:13-14

The first witness to the Resurrection of Christ was Mary Magdalene, a woman whose life had been transformed (7 demons had previously possessed her) and who greatly loved the Lord Jesus Christ.

We see her weeping at the tomb of Jesus. There is no thought of God in her mind at this point. Death had brought her despondency. Her mind rushed to a quick judgment and wrong perceptions.

Our vision is often blurred like Mary Magdalene’s and we don’t see the big picture.

When you lose sight of Christ in your life, you will start making bad judgments. Your life will be out of focus. When you lose sight of God’s sovereignty, you will suffer. Are you looking beyond the cross and the grave? -excerpts from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Sunday Evening Sermon


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Scripture at Sunrise 4.1.2019

“So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there. Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.” -John 19:42-20:1

We left off in chapter 19 of John’s Gospel where death had come and we read of the burial of Christ. But as chapter 19 does not end the gospel, even so, death does not end eternal life! –excerpt from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Sunday Evening Sermon

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There are lots of recent new sermons that have been uploaded to our Sermon Audio site–you are encouraged to listen to and share! www.sermonaudio.com/nlbclex

 

4/19/2017
How God Works
Ezekiel 20

 

4/23/2017
Know, Reckon, Yield
Romans 6:11-14

 

4/23/2017
God is Still Doing the Supernatural in a Natural Way
John 6:1-15

 

4/30/2017
Giving Thanks and Blessing
John 6:11

 

4/30/2017
Are You Free?
Romans 6:15-23

Scripture at Sunrise 9.1.09

Abiding in Obedience, in Love

“If ye keep My commandments, ye shall abide in My love.”  -John 15:10

These things cannot be parted — abiding in obedience and abiding in the love of Jesus. A life under the rule of Christ can alone prove that we are the objects of our Lord’s delight. We must keep our Lord’s command if we would bask in His love. If we live in sin we cannot live in the love of Christ. Without the holiness which pleases God we cannot please Jesus. He who cares nothing for holiness knows nothing of the love of Jesus.

Conscious enjoyment of our Lord’s love is a delicate thing. It is far more sensitive to sin and holiness than mercury is to cold and heat. When we are tender of heart and careful in thought, lip, and life to honor our Lord Jesus, then we receive tokens of His love without number. If we desire to perpetuate such bliss we must perpetuate holiness. The Lord Jesus will not hide His face from us unless we hide our face from Him. Sin makes the cloud which darkens our Sun: if we will be watchfully obedient and completely consecrated we may walk in the light, as God is in the light, and have as sure an abiding in the love of Jesus as Jesus has in the love of the Father. Here is a sweet promise with a solemn “if,” Lord, let me have this “if” in my hand; for as a key it opens this casket.
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon; September 1 entry]

Scripture @ Sunrise 12.22.08

Twelve Reasons for Christmas

By John Piper December 25, 2002
 

1. “For this I was born and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth.” (John 18:37)

2. “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8; cf. Hebrews 2:14-15)

3. “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:17)

4. “The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” (Luke 19:10)

5. “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)

6. “God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.” (Galatians 4:5)

7. “For God so loved the world that whoever believes on him shall not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved.” (John 3:16).

8. “God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.” (1 John 4:9; cf. John 10:10).

9. “The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” (1 Timothy 1:15).

10. “Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against . . . that the thoughts of many may be revealed” (Luke 2:34f).

11. “He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.” (Luke 4:18)

12. “Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy.” (Romans 15:7-8; cf. John 12:27f).

By John Piper. © Desiring God. Website: desiringGod.org