Tag Archives: life

Scripture after Sunrise 1.20.2020

“For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.” -Philemon 7

Do people sense the goodness and greatness and presence of God when you come around? Does your life bring joy and comfort to other people’s lives? Does it bring consolation (rest) to others? Only through Christ can this happen.

-Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday morning sermon from Philemon 4-7 — A Christian Refresher)


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Scripture at Sunrise 11.25.2019

“Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.” -Titus 2:10

Are you an ornament of God’s grace? Are you beautifying the teaching of our Lord? Don’t underestimate how God can use your witness even when you’re not speaking.

excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon: “Are You an Ornament?


Scripture at Sunrise 10.15.2019

“As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.” -John 6:57

We live by virtue of our union with the Son of God. As God-man Mediator, the Lord Jesus lives by the self-existent Father who has sent Him, and in the same manner we live by the Savior who has quickened us. He who is the source of our life is also the sustenance of it. Living is sustained by feeding. We must support the spiritual life by spiritual food, and that spiritual food is the Lord Jesus. Not His life, or death, or offices, or work, or word alone, but Himself, as including all these. On Jesus Himself we feed.

This is set forth to us in the Lord’s Supper, but it is actually enjoyed by us when we meditate upon our Lord, believe in Him with appropriating faith, take Him into ourselves by love, and assimilate Him by the power of the inner life. We know what it is to feed on Jesus, but we cannot speak it or write it. Our wisest course is to practice it and to do so more and more. We are entreated to eat abundantly, and it will be to our infinite profit to do so when Jesus is our meat and our drink.

Lord, I thank Thee that this, which is a necessity of my new life, is also its greatest delight. So, I do at this hour feed on Thee.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 9.3.2019

And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up out of your graves.” -Ezekiel 37:13

Indeed it must be so: those who receive life from the dead are sure to recognize the hand of the Lord in such a resurrection. This is the greatest and most remarkable of all changes that a man can undergo—to be brought out of the grave of spiritual death and made to rejoice in the light and liberty of spiritual life. None could work this but the living God, the Lord and giver of life.

Ah, me! How well do I remember when I was lying in the valley full of dry bones, as dry as any of them! Blessed was the day when free and sovereign grace sent the man of God to prophesy upon me! Glory be to God for the stirring which that word of faith caused among the dry bones. More blessed still was that heavenly breath from the four winds which made me live! Now know I the quickening Spirit of the ever-living Jehovah, Truly Jehovah is the living God, for He made me live. My new life even in its pinings and sorrowings is clear proof to me that the Lord can kill and make alive. He is the only God. He is all that is great, gracious, and glorious, and my quickened soul adores Him as the great I AM. All glory be unto His sacred name! As long as I live I will praise Him.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 10.16.2018

“Because I live, ye shall live also.” -John 14:19

Jesus has made the life of believers in Him as certain as His own. As sure as the Head lives the members live also. If Jesus has not risen from the dead, then are we dead in our sins; but since He has risen, all believers are risen in Him. His death has put away our transgressions and loosed the bonds which held us under the death sentence. His resurrection proves our justification: we are absolved, and mercy saith, “The Lord hath put away thy sin, thou shalt not die.”

Jesus has made the life of His people as eternal as His own. How can they die as long as He lives, seeing they are one with Him? Because He dieth no more, and death hath no more dominion over Him, so they shall no more return to the graves of their old sins but shall live unto the Lord in newness of life. O believer, when, under great temptation, thou fearest that thou shalt one day fall by the hand of the enemy, let this reassure thee. Thou shalt never lose thy spiritual life, for it is hid with Christ in God. Thou dost not doubt the immortality of thy Lord; therefore, do not think that He will let thee die, since thou art one with Him. The argument for thy life is His life, and of that thou canst have no fear; wherefore rest in thy living Lord.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 11.13.2017

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” -John 8:12 

Jesus is the light of the world. His life that lives in you should be shining through you into this dark world. –excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Evening Sermon

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This Week’s SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 11/12 – Romans 9:19-24
God’s Glory in Vessels of Wrath & Mercy
Sunday Evening 11/12 – John 8:12-13
“I Am the Light of the World”
Wednesday Evening 11/8 – 2 Kings 8
God Governs All Things–Even Timing

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)