Tag Archives: judgment

Scripture at Sunrise 06.02.2021

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” -2 Chronicles 7:14

Not praying is a form of pride. We often just seek the hand of God, not His face. We should seek His presence. -Josh Wilson (excerpts from Wednesday Evening Sermon “The People God Has” from 2 Chronicles 7:14)

Scripture at Sunrise 05.26.2021

“And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.” -Hosea 2:15

You cannot have hope without judgment. One of the greatest mercies and blessings of God in your life is Him judging and exposing your sin. Our sin must be dealt with openly and honestly. -Josh Wilson (excerpts from Sunday Evening Sermon “A Door of Hope” from Hosea 2:15)

Scripture at Sunrise 03.01.2021

“Behold, a day is coming for the Lord, when the spoil taken from you will be divided in your midst.” -Zechariah 14:1

Most people think of judgment when they think of “The Day of the Lord”. For the unbeliever, that means fear, but for the believer, it is a time of deliverance, which should cause rejoicing. -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Wednesday Evening Sermon “The Coming of the Christfrom Zechariah 14)

Scripture at Sunrise 3.31.2020

Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken. ” -Proverbs 3:25-26

When God is abroad in judgments, He would not have His people alarmed. He has not come forth to harm but to defend the righteous.

He would have them manifest courage. We who enjoy the presence of God ought to display presence of mind. Since the Lord Himself may suddenly come, we ought not to be surprised at anything sudden. Serenity under the rush and roar of unexpected evils is a precious gift of divine love.

The Lord would have His chosen display discrimination so that they may see that the desolation of the wicked is not a real calamity to the universe. Sin alone is evil; the punishment which follows thereupon is as a preserving salt to keep society from putrefying. We should be far more shocked at the sin which deserves hell than at the hell which comes out of sin.

So, too, should the Lord’s people exhibit great quietness of spirit. Satan and his serpent seed are full of all subtlety; but those who walk with God shall not be taken in their deceitful snares. Go on, believer in Jesus, and let the Lord be thy confidence.

[from Morning & Evening by Charles H. Spurgeon]

Scripture at Sunrise 3.27.2017

Sunday Evening 3/22 – Giver of LifeJohn 5:24-30 (Anthony Vance)
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears My word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.” -John 5:24

Jesus is the Lord of life and judgment. A person’s relationship to Jesus determines whether they live or die. God gives life in His Son.

-excerpts from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon on 3/22


This Week’s Sermon Audio:

Sunday Evening 3/22 – Giver of LifeJohn 5:24-30 (Anthony Vance)
Wednesday Evening – Personal Responsibility | Ezekiel 18 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning –  Greater GraceRomans 5:20 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Why Believe in Jesus?John 5:31-47 (Anthony Vance)

Scripture at Sunrise 3.6.2017

Sunday Morning Sermon Audio – So Much More | Romans 5:13-17 (Steve Wainright)
“But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many.” -Romans 5:15

What Adam brought into the world by sinning is coming to an end because of Jesus Christ’s work. One man’s one sin brought judgment on all, but look at all the sins that have been forgiven because of the work of One.

-excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon


This Week’s Sermon Audio:
Wednesday Evening – Unfaithful, Therefore Unfruitful | Ezekiel 15 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – So Much More | Romans 5:13-17 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – The Lord’s Day: A New Day | John 5:8-16 (Anthony Vance)

Scripture at Sunrise 5.23.2016

Judged by Works | Romans 2:6-10 | Steve Wainright
“He will render to each one according to his works.” -Romans 2:6

God’s judgment is coming on man because of sin. Here He is laying down the standard and principles by which they will be judged.

In this passage, we take a look at how we are judged according to our works. We are judged according to the things we do in life. Does your life display obedience or disobedience? (This is not referring to salvation, but judgment. Salvation is all by God’s grace. We do not work for it; however, we do good things as a result of our salvation.)

We are born again to do good works. When we do good works, we glorify God–and that’s the whole purpose. A lot of times you don’t see the fruits of your labor in the midst of your labor, but be patient in well-doing.

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Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Judged by Works | Romans 2:6-10 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Savior in the Sign | John 2:1-11 | Anthony Vance

Scripture at Sunrise 5.18.2016

“Or do you presume on the riches of His kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?” -Romans 2:4

We deserve God’s judgment, but we’re so used to His mercies that when something tragic happens and rocks our world, we are quick to question His justice. As long as you have breath, God is showing you kindness. Why? To lead you to repentance. -Steve Wainright in “Making Light of God’s Goodness

——-This Week’s Sermon Audio——-
Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Making Light of God’s Goodness | Romans 2:4-5 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Blessings of Obedience | John 2:5-7 | Anthony Vance

Scripture at Sunrise 5.9.2016

Absolutely No Excuse | Romans 1:28-2:3 | Steve Wainright
“Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God?” -Romans 2:3

There’s no escape in God’s courtroom. All things are naked in His sight. God’s judgment is inescapable, you are inexcusable, and therefore, you’re in a heap of trouble. But we can have our case settled out of court! There is a lawyer who actually took our place. We have an Advocate. He died for my sin. He pleads my case. He put His righteousness in my account. There is therefore now no condemnation for me!

“How shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation?”

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Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Absolutely No Excuse | Romans 1:28-2:3 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: What True Obedience Is | John 2:5 | Anthony Vance

Scripture at Sunrise 8.19.2014

So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily He is a God that judgeth in the earth. -Psalm 58:11

God’s judgments in this life are not always clearly to be seen, for in many cases one event happeneth alike to all. This is the state of probation, not of punishment or reward. Yet at times God works terrible things in righteousness, and even the careless are compelled to own His hand.

Even in this life righteousness has that kind of reward which it prefers above all others, namely, the smile of God, which creates a quiet conscience. Sometimes other recompenses follow, for God will be in no man’s debt. But, at the same time, the chief reward of the righteous lies in the hereafter.

Meanwhile, on a large scale, we mark the presence of the great Ruler among the nations. He breaks in pieces oppressive thrones and punishes guilty peoples. No one can study the history of the rise and fall of empires without perceiving that there is a power which makes for righteousness and, in the end, brings iniquity before its bar and condemns it with unsparing justice. Sin shall not go unpunished, and goodness shall not remain unrewarded. The Judge of all the earth must do right. Therefore, let us fear before Him and no more dread the power of the wicked.

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