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Scripture at Sunrise 11.5.2018

So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.” -John 16:22
When we lose sight of Christ, we lose sight of hope. –excerpt from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Sunday Evening Sermon
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Scripture at Sunrise 5.8.2018

For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name. -Psalm 33:21

The root of faith produces the flower of heart-joy. We may not at the first rejoice, but it comes in due time. We trust the Lord when we are sad, and in due season He so answers our confidence that our faith turns to fruition, and we rejoice in the Lord. Doubt breeds distress, but trust means joy in the long run.

The assurance expressed by the psalmist in this verse is really a promise held out in the hands of holy confidence. Oh, for grace to appropriate it. If we do not rejoice at this moment, yet we shall do so, as surely as David’s God is our God.

Let us meditate upon the Lord’s holy name that we may trust Him the better and rejoice the more readily. He is in character holy, just, true, gracious, faithful, and unchanging. Is not such a God to be trusted? He is all wise, almighty, and everywhere present; can we not cheerfully rely upon Him? Yes, we will do so at once and do so without reserve. Jehovah-Jireh will provide; Jehovah-Shalom will send peace; Jehovah-Tsidkenu will justify; Jehovah-Shammah will be forever near; and in Jehovah-Nissi we will conquer every foe. They that know Thy name will trust Thee; and they that trust Thee will rejoice in Thee, O Lord.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 1.23.2017

Sunday MorningSqueezing Joy Out of Sorrow | Romans 5:2-5 (Steve Wainright)
“Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”  -Romans 5:2-5

It is inevitable that we will all have trouble. Do we really boast in our troubles? In our suffering? How can we squeeze joy out of sorrow?
When you’re squeezed and twisted in all areas of your life, God is producing joy. In suffering, the believer sees something greater: they see God’s hand at work.
He squeezes us all in different ways. When pressure is applied, something greater is being squeezed out of your life. In your squeezing, are you boasting about God or complaining about your circumstances?
The child of God can boast in tribulations for God has a higher purpose than we can see.

-excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon

Sermon Audio:
MorningSqueezing Joy Out of Sorrow | Romans 5:2-5 (Steve Wainright)
Evening – A Biblical Definition of the Sabbath | John 5:1-18 (Anthony Vance)

Scripture at Sunrise 8.31.2015

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | Rejoicing is Your Security | Philippians 3:1-4
“Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you.” -Philippians 3:1

Our source of joy is Jesus Christ. Rejoicing is a safeguard to you, especially in your affliction. If you’re rejoicing, you can’t complain. It is your security against dangers and temptations of the world.

Is the joy of the Lord your strength? 

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*Click here for Sunday Morning Audio: Rejoicing is Your Security (Philippians 3:1-4)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: How You End is Most Important (1 Kings 14:21-31)
*Click here for last Wednesday’s Sermon Audio: Jehovah Tsidkenu: The Lord Our Righteousness (Jeremiah 33:10-16)

Scripture at Sunrise 3.23.2015

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | The Fruit Produced by the Spirit | Galatians 5:22
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh…But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy…” -Galatians 5:16,22

The habitual practice of sin is broken when one trusts int he finished work of Christ and sin is restrained in a child of God’s life by His Spirit. When you walk by the Spirit, you will produce fruit of the Spirit. The fruit comes from abiding in Christ and His character is produced in our behavior.

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*Click here for Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: The Fruit Produced by the Spirit (Galatians 5:22)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Why Did God Destroy the Old World? (Genesis 6:1-8)

Scripture at Sunrise 3.10.2015

“I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on Me should not abide in darkness.” -John 12:46

This world is dark as midnight; Jesus has come that by faith we may have light and may no longer sit in the gloom which covers all the rest of mankind.

Whosoever is a very wide term: it means you and me. If we trust in Jesus we shall no more sit in the dark shadow of death but shall enter into the warm light of a day which shall never end. Why do we not come out into the light at once?

A cloud may sometimes hover over us, but we shall not abide in darkness if we believe in Jesus. He has come to give us broad daylight. Shall He come in vain.’ If we have faith we have the privilege of sunlight: let us enjoy it. From the night of natural depravity, of ignorance, of doubt, of despair, of sin, of dread, Jesus has come to set us free; and all believers shall know that He no more comes in vain than the sun rises and fails to scatter his heat and light.

Shake off thy depression, dear brother. Abide not in the dark, but abide in the light. In Jesus is thy hope, thy joy, thy heaven, Look to Him, to Him only, and thou shalt rejoice as the birds rejoice at sunrise and as the angels rejoice before the throne.

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