Tag Archives: mercy

Scripture at Sunrise 2.19.2018

For just as you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, so they too have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may now receive mercy. For God has consigned all to disobedience, that He may have mercy on all.“-Romans 11:30-32
Of all the attributes of God, mercy is one of the crowning attributes. God uses even disobedience to display His mercy, whereby He gets all the more glory. Mercy requires sinfulness or shortcomings. We all stand in need of the mercy of God. If God were not merciful, none of us would be standing here today. –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon
Sunday Morning 2/18 – Romans 11:30-32
Mercy Seen through Disobedience
Sunday Evening 2/18 – John 10:15-16
The Other Sheep
Wednesday Evening 2/14 – 2 Kings 14:23-29
The Brevity of Jeroboam II

Scripture at Sunrise 11.6.2017

“What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God’s part? By no means! For He says to Moses, ‘I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.’ So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy.” -Romans 9:14-16

God is absolutely sovereign. Mercy is not an obligation. It’s not something you deserve. God’s mercy is not based on what you do, it is based on His compassion.  –excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon

Sunday Morning 11/5 – Romans 9:14-18
Paul’s Defense of Election
Sunday Evening 11/5 – John 7:53-8:11
Our Compassionate Friend
Wednesday Evening 11/1 – 2 Kings 6:24-7:20
The Gospel in 2 Kings 7

Scripture at Sunrise 10.30.2017

“As it is written, ‘Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.'” -Romans 9:13

People ask why God would hate Esau? The bigger question is: why would God love Jacob? Even deeper, why would God love me?  –excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon

Sunday Morning 10/29 – Romans 9:6-13
God’s Sovereign Love
Sunday Evening 10/29 – John 7:37-52
The Division Christ Causes

Scripture at Sunrise 5.16.2017

“Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.” -Matthew 5:7

It is not meet that the man who will not forgive should be forgiven, nor shall he who will not give to the poor have his own wants relieved. God will measure to us with our own bushels, and those who have been hard masters and hard creditors will find that the Lord will deal hardly with them. “He shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy.”

This day let us try to give and to forgive. Let us mind the two bears – bear and forbear. Let us be kind, gentle, and tender. Let us not put harsh constructions upon men’s conduct, nor drive hard bargains, nor pick foolish quarrels, nor be difficult to please. Surely we wish to be blessed, and we also want to obtain mercy: let us be merciful, that we may have mercy. Let us fulfill the condition, that we may earn the beatitude. Is it not a pleasant duty to be kind? Is there not much more sweetness in it than in being angry and ungenerous? Why, there is a blessedness in the thing itself! Moreover, the obtaining of mercy is a rich reward. What but sovereign grace could suggest such a promise as this’. We are merciful to our fellow mortal in pence, and the Lord forgives us “all the debt.”

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

Scripture at Sunrise 2.16.2017


“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—” -Ephesians 2:4-5

Corporate worship is designed to remind you of an invasion, not by an enemy army, but the invasion of grace by your Messiah Savior King. -Paul Tripp via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 2.14.2017

“Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.” -Psalm 32:10

O fair reward of trust! My Lord, grant it me to the full! The truster above all men feels himself to be a sinner; and lo, mercy is prepared for him: he knows himself to have no deservings, but mercy comes in and keeps house for him on a liberal scale. O Lord, give me this mercy, even as I trust in Thee!

Observe, my soul, what a bodyguard thou hast! As a prince is compassed about with soldiery, so art thou compassed about with mercy. Before and behind, and on all sides, ride these mounted guards of grace. We dwell in the center of the system of mercy, for we dwell in Christ Jesus.

O my soul, what an atmosphere dost thou breathe! As the air surrounds thee, even so does the mercy of thy Lord. To the wicked there are many sorrows, but to thee there are so many mercies that thy sorrows are not worth mentioning. David says, “Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous; and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.” In obedience to this precept my heart shall triumph in God, and I will tell out my gladness. As Thou hast compassed me with mercy, I will also compass Thine altars, O my God, with songs of thanksgiving!

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

Scripture after Sunset 10.10.2016

Sunday Morning Sermon: A Deeper Look at the Cross | Romans 3:25 | Steve Wainright
“Whom God put forward as a propitiation by His blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in His divine forbearance He had passed over former sins.” -Romans 3:25

God the Father has set forth Jesus Christ to be a propitiation. Like the mercy seat on the ark of the covenant, Christ protects us from the wrath of God.

-excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon

Sunday Morning Sermon: A Deeper Look at the Cross | Romans 3:25 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon: The Master Evangelist | John 4:1-30 | Anthony Vance