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Scripture at Sunrise 3.5.2018

“I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.” -John 10:28-29

There is no way you can lose eternal life. You are held in the omnipotent hands of Christ. And He loves you so much, He put a double on it: divine double omnipotence! We’re held securely in the hands of Christ as we are held securely in the hands of the Father. You are secure in Him. You can’t pluck yourself out of His hand. If so, your salvation is based on you.  –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Evening Sermon
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SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 3/4 – Romans 12:1-2
Commitment Driven By Mercies
Sunday Evening 3/4 – John 10:22-31
You Are Greatly Loved
Wednesday Evening 2/28 – 2 Kings 15:8-38
Self-Seeking Kings

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]

Scripture at Sunrise 12.30.2014

“Having loved His own which were in the world, He loved them unto the end.” -John 13:1

This fact is essentially a promise; for what our Lord was He is, and what He was to those with whom He lived on earth, He will be to all His beloved so long as the moon endureth.

“Having loved”: here was the wonder! That He should ever have loved men at all is the marvel. What was there in His poor disciples that He should love them? What is there in me?

But when He has once begun to love, it is His nature to continue to do so. Love made the saints “His own”–what a choice title! He purchased them with blood, and they became His treasure. Being His own, He will not lose them. Being His beloved, He will not cease to love them. My soul, He will not cease to love thee!

The text is well as it stands: “to the end.” Even till His death the ruling passion of love to His own reigned in His sacred bosom. It means also to the uttermost. He could not love them more: He gave Himself for them. Some read it, to perfection. Truly He lavished upon them a perfect love, in which there was no flaw nor failure, no unwisdom, no unfaithfulness.

Such is the love of Jesus to each one of His people. Let us sing to our Well-beloved a song.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 4.12.2012

Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners. -Matthew 9:13

“Sinners are not loved because they are attractive; they are attractive because they are loved.” -Martin Luther via LiberateNet’s Twitter