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Scripture at Sunrise 9.13.2018

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“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” -2 Corinthians 5:20

We are all natural evangelists for the people and the things that we love the most. -Kevin DeYoung via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 7.30.2018

“”and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else’s foundation, but as it is written, ‘Those who have never been told of Him will see, and those who have never heard will understand.'” -Romans 15:20-21

Do you have plans in your life to advance the kingdom of God? Paul did. His plans were framed around his desire to make Christ known. –excerpt from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon
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Scripture at Sunrise 1.30.2018

“And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest.” -Genesis 28:15

Do we need journeying mercies? Here are choice ones — God’s presence and preservation, In all places we need both of these, and in all places we shall have them if we go at the call of duty, and not merely according to our own fancy. Why should we look upon removal to another country as a sorrowful necessity when it is laid upon us by the divine will? In all lands the believer is equally a pilgrim and a stranger; and yet in every region the Lord is His dwelling place, even as He has been to His saints in all generations. We may miss the protection of an earthly monarch, but when God says, “I will keep thee,” we are in no real danger. This is a blessed passport for a traveler and a heavenly escort for an emigrant.

Jacob had never left his father’s room before; he had been a mother’s boy and not an adventurer llike his brother. Yet he went abroad, and God went with him. He had little luggage and no attendants; yet no prince ever journeyed with a nobler bodyguard. Even while he slept in the open field, angels watched over him, and the Lord God spoke to him. If the Lord bids us go, let us say with our Lord Jesus, “Arise, let us go hence.”

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

Scripture at Sunrise 10.26.2017

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And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” -Mark 12:30-31
“The gospel calls us to see people as human beings, and any effective mission action begins by building relationships, not programs.” -Hiebert via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 1.9.2017

Sunday Evening Sermon: Genuine Faith | John 4:46-54 | Anthony Vance
“The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” And he himself believed, and all his household.” -John 4:53

The greatest demonstration of the nobleman’s faith was that he didn’t just believe, but wanted others to believe also. Oh that God would grant households of faith. Go and tell them what He has done!

-excerpts from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon

Scripture at Sunrise 1.5.2017

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“and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.” -Ephesians 6:19-20

I want to be more concerned about my neighbor’s eternal condemnation in hell than I am about my own embarrassment in telling him about it. -Burk Parsons via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 4.20.2016

“For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?” -Matthew 16:25-26

“Your perspective of earthly embers changes when you have been saved from an eternal inferno.” -David Platt at #T4G2016