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Scripture at Sunrise 9.24.2019

And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live.” -Ezekiel 47:9

The living waters, in the prophet’s vision, flowed into the Dead Sea and carried life with them, even into that stagnant lake. Where grace goes, spiritual life is the immediate and the everlasting consequence. Grace proceeds sovereignly according to the will of God, even as a river in all its windings follows its own sweet will; and wherever it comes it does not wait for life to come to it, but it creates life by its own quickening flow. Oh, that it would pour along our streets and flood our slums! Oh, that it would now come into my house and rise till every chamber were made to swim with it! Lord, let the living water flow to my family and my friends, and let it not pass me by. I hope I have drunk of it already; but I desire to bathe in it, yea, to swim in it. O my Savior, I need life more abundantly. Come to me, I pray Thee, till every part of my nature is vividly energetic and intensely active. Living God, I pray Thee, fill me with Thine own life.

I am a poor, dry stick; come and make me so to live that, like Aaron’s rod, I may bud and blossom and bring forth fruit unto Thy glory. Quicken me, for the sake of my Lord Jesus. Amen.

[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 6.15.2015

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | For You to Live is ______? | Philippians 1:18-21
“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” -Philippians 1:21

For some, to live is to work. To live is to make money. For you, to live is to ______ (you fill in the blank).

Paul’s life was centered on Christ. Christ was his life. Everything about him was about Christ. For him to live was Christ, and therefore, to die was gain. But if you’re living for anything other than Christ, to die would not be gain.

What are you living for?

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*Click here for Sunday Morning Audio: For You to Live is ______? (Philippians 1:18-21)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Elaborate Dedication of the Temple (1 Kings 8:1-11)

Scripture at Sunrise 10.16.2012

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 6.2.2011

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” -Romans 12:2

You are made in God’s Image. Designed on purpose. Created for a cause. Live out of gratitude. -Lecrae, via his Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 7.14.2010

“Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him.”  -Romans 6:8

“Jesus gave Himself for us in His death that He might give Himself to us in His life.”

– Mike Bullmore, message on Romans 6 from Sovereign Grace Ministries Northwest Leaders’ Conference, July 10, 2010.

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