Posts tagged ‘LOVE!’

February 23, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 2.23.2017

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“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.” -Philippians 2:12-13

How Religion Works: If I obey, then God will love and accept me. The Gospel: I’m loved and accepted, therefore I wish to obey. -Tim Keller via Twitter

February 13, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 2.13.2017

Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: God’s Sovereign, Everlasting, Sacrificial Love | Romans 5:6-8 (Steve Wainright)
“but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8

Christ died for the ungodly. When we were unable to come to God, God came to man. God sent His only Son to die for people who were still His enemies. His love is not dependent on you or anything you’ve done (or are going to do)…it’s based upon Him alone–God is love. What assurance!

-excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon


This Week’s Sermon Audio:
Wednesday Evening – From the Grossest to the Greatest | Ezekiel 11:1-25 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – God’s Sovereign, Everlasting, Sacrificial Love | Romans 5:6-8 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – The Christian’s Obligation to the SabbathJohn 5:1-18 (Anthony Vance)

February 6, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 2.6.2017

Sunday Morning Sermon: Experiencing Assurance | Romans 5:5 | Steve Wainright
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 5:5

It is only the Spirit of God pouring the love of God into the heart of a believer that can make them love the unlovable.

-excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon


This Week’s Sermon Audio:Sermon Audio:

Wednesday Evening – Ichabod | Ezekiel 10:1-22 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – Experiencing Assurance | Romans 5:5 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – A Good Role Model | 2 Kings 2 (Steve Wainright)

January 30, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 1.30.2017

Sunday Morning Sermon: Don’t Lose Sight of Hope | Romans 5:3-5 | Steve Wainright
“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.”

When you lose sight of the end prize, you lose heart and become discouraged. When your focus is on the goal, you lose sight of your sorrow. Through suffering, our faith is being tested and strengthened. God is shaping your character and conforming you into the image of His Son.

-excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon


This Week’s Sermon Audio:
Wednesday Evening – Greater Abominations, Greater Judgment | Ezekiel 8-9 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – Don’t Lose Sight of Hope | Romans 5:3-5 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – A Man of God’s Influence | 2 Kings 1:1-18 (Steve Wainright)

January 10, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 1.10.2017

“He that watereth shall be watered also himself.” -Proverbs 11:25

If I carefully consider others, God will consider me, and in some way or other He will recompense me. Let me consider the poor, and the Lord will consider me. Let me look after little children, and the Lord will treat me as His child. Let me feed His flock, and He will feed me. Let me water His garden, and He will make a watered garden of my soul. This is the Lord’s own promise; be it mine to fulfill the condition and then to expect its fulfillment.

I may care about myself till I grow morbid; I may watch over my own feelings till I feel nothing; and I may lament my own weakness till I grow almost too weak to lament. It will be far more profitable for me to become unselfish and out of love to my Lord Jesus begin to care for the souls of those around me. My tank is getting very low; no fresh rain comes to fill it; what shall I do? I will pull up the plug and let its contents run out to water the withering plants around me. What do I see? My cistern seems to fill as it flows. A secret spring is at work. While all was stagnant, the fresh spring was sealed; but as my stock Rows out to water others the Lord thinketh upon me. Hallelujah!

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

September 8, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 9.8.2016

“but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8

“Jesus Christ knows the worst about you. Nonetheless, He is the one who loves you most.” -A.W. Tozer via Twitter

August 25, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 8.25.2016

“By this we know love, that He laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” -1 John 3:16-18

Difficult people are often hiding secret suffering. Before you drop the hammer, try an open heart and a helping hand. -Kevin DeYoung via Twitter

July 26, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 7.26.2016

“And it shall be at that day, saith the Lord, that thou shalt call Me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali; for I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.” -Hosea 2:16-17

That day has come. We view our God no more as Baal, our tyrant lord and mighty master, for we are not under law but under grace. We now think of Jehovah, our God, as our Ishi, our beloved husband, our lord in love, our next-of-kin in bonds of sacred relationship. We do not serve Him less obediently, but we serve Him for a higher and more endearing reason. We no longer tremble under His lash but rejoice in His love. The slave is changed into a child and the task into a pleasure.

Is it so with thee, dear reader? Has grace cast out slavish fear and implanted filial love? How happy are we in such an experience! Now we call the Lord’s day a delight, and worship is never a weariness. Prayer is now a privilege, and praise is a holiday. To obey is heaven; to give to the cause of God is a banquet. Thus have all things become new. Our mouth is filled with singing and our heart with music. Blessed be our heavenly Ishi forever and ever.

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

July 21, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 7.21.2016

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” -Galatians 6:9-10

Awesomeness isn’t our calling; love is. Impact isn’t our calling; presence is. Success isn’t our calling; faithfulness is. -Scotty Smith via Twitter

July 14, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 7.14.2016

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” -Matthew 5:16

“If you and your church were to disappear off the face of the earth tomorrow, would anyone in the community around you notice you were gone?” -Tim Keller via Twitter

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