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Scripture at Sunrise 10.17.2011

“Hear, O Israel, today you are drawing near for battle against your enemies: let not your heart faint. Do not fear or panic or be in dread of them, for the Lord your God is He who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.” -Deuteronomy 20:3-4

Sunday Evening | Deuteronomy 20 | Pastor Steve Wainright
The  Israelites were going to see the inhabitants of the land with chariots and horses (vs. 1). We don’t trust in those things, but in the Lord. (Psalm 20:7) Often times, we walk by sight, which shows our unbelief in God. We must fight by faith. He’s greater than all our problems. (Hebrews 13:5- If you have Him, you don’t need anything else.)

We are in a spiritual warfare (2 Corinthians 10:4). Be equipped to fight Satan with the armor of God (Ephesians 6:10).

Do not be afraid!

The children of Israel were told not to charge into battle because the priest needed to remind them of some things first (vs. 2), such as “Don’t let your heart faint” (vs. 3). We are fighting from victory unto victory because the One who is in us is greater than the one who is in the world!

Peace is offered through Christ’s sacrifice to those who are at enmity with God. (Ephesians 2:13-18)

Please please please listen to this one! This little summary doesn’t cover even a fourth of the goodness in this message!

Scripture at Sunrise 10.3.2011

“Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” -2 Corinthians 13:11-14

Paul’s Last Words to this troubled Corinthian Church:

1) Rejoice! 
-Paul has just spent most of his letter rebuking them and now tells them to rejoice. They should rejoice that someone loves them enough to rebuke them and help them get back on track!
-No matter what goes on in your life, because Jesus rose from the dead, no one can take your joy from you! (John 16:22)
-Joy is hooked into the doctrine of the sovereignty of God. If you lose sight that God is in control, you lose the hold on your joy. (Romans 8:28; Philippians 4:4)

2)Be perfect. Aim for restoration. Complete something that is incomplete. Put back in order that which is out of order.
Galatians 6:1; Ephesians 4:11-12

3)Be of good comfort. Comfort one another. Come alongside.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4

4)Be of one mind. Believe the same truth.
Philippians 1:27; Ephesians 4

5)Live in peace.
John 14:27, 16:33; Romans 8:6

Promise: When you are doing these things, the God of love and peace will be with you!

vs. 12-13- Paul desired the believers there to show genuine affection. Greet others affectionately…not sensually, but affectionately, genuinely showing the love of Christ to one another.
“By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35)

vs. 14- The grace of Christ was displayed on the cross, came from the love of God, and once you experience that grace and love, you have fellowship with the Spirit!

Scripture at Sunrise 9.12.2011

Morning Service | 2 Corinthians 12:11-21
“I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more, am I to be loved less?” -2 Corinthians 12:15
Paul’s purpose was to build up the believers in their walk with Christ. He gladly resolved to spend all he had and exhaust himself for their sake. He didn’t take. He constantly gave. The more he loved, the less he was loved, but he kept on loving and giving.

Evening Service | Deuteronomy 16:1-17
“and you shall remember…and you shall rejoice…and you shall rejoice…”
Three Feasts…
1)Passover: Never forget what the Lord has done for you. Remember what He has delivered you from.
2)Feast of Firstfruits: By giving of your firstfruits, you are living by faith, showing you are trusting God to bless you with more. It shows there is a greater harvest coming.
3)Feast of Booths: A feast of celebration and rejoicing at the end of the civil year calendar. Joy comes through obedience. Fight for your joy. (Deuteronomy 28:47-48)
Don’t gripe. Don’t complain. Look at how God has blessed you and at the promises He has given you.

Scripture at Sunrise 9.5.2011

But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. -2 Corinthians 12:9

When you realize your weakness, His power shows brighter and more glory goes to Him.

1)Difficulties that come are through God’s providence.
2)Pray about your weakness. When Paul prayed, he accepted that thorn in the flesh and embraced it to the glory of God.
3)The deity of Christ. Jesus is God in the flesh. (vs. 8-9)
4)Paul rejoiced in God’s grace…MOST gladly.
5)The power of Christ pitched a tent over Paul. His strength was camped out over Paul’s life.
6)Spiritual purity is much greater than your physical health and strength.

Scripture at Sunrise 8.22.2011

“But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” -Galatians 6:14

Paul’s strength was the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The cross was his glory. What do you glory in?

Scripture at Sunrise 7.25.2011

“For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the mweapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.” –excerpts from 2 Corinthians 10:1-5

In the midst of Paul defending his apostleship, he reminds the Corinthians that the battles he is facing are spiritual. (Ephesians 6:12; Philippians 2:25; 1 Timothy 6:12; 2 Timothy 2:3-4; 1 Thessalonians 5:8) Paul lets them know he is not fighting with fleshly weapons. His weapons are far greater because human weapons mean nothing in the spiritual realm.

The only weapon in the armor of God is the sword of the Spirit, His Word! Every false teaching and error will be triumphed by the truth of God. That is what changes hearts.

Truth will always prevail. Don’t ever be ashamed to proclaim the Word of God. It will crumble every error. Only the truth that will set people free.

 

Scripture at Sunrise 4.25.2011

Morning Sermon | 2 Corinthians 6:1-2 | Pastor Steve Wainright

We are workers together with Christ! We have the privilege of working together with the Creator of the universe! (2 Corinthians 6:1; Mark 16:20; 1 Corinthians 3:9)

Not only that, we are ambassadors for Him. He’s working in us and through us to bring a message of hope to a lost and dying world. It’s a message of reconciliation: moving from being an enemy of God to being at peace with Him. Christ became sin for us. The only way to be accepted by God is to be wearing the righteousness of Jesus Christ.

“in vain” seen in vs. 1 = with no purpose
Colossians 4:5- Take advantage of the opportunities God gives you to bring Him glory. Let your life count to the glory of God. Live for Him. (2 Corinthians 5:15)

vs. 2- see Isaiah 49: Israel failed, so God put in a Substitute!
Christ’s only failure was our failure. Our only success is His success.

Isaiah 49:8- Jesus Christ is our covenant. He embodies God’s pledge to you and me.

Right NOW is the time that’s acceptable to God. It’s a time of blessing. Cherish the Gospel. Redeem the time. Now is the day of salvation.

Evening Sermon | Deuteronomy 4:1-14 | Pastor Steve WainrightGod is giving statues and laws to guide the second generation into the Promised Land.

vs. 1-4- Once you’ve trusted, continue to obey. Disobedience brought death. Obedience brought life. This second generation had seen the first generation die. Moses was both warning them and encouraging them at the same time.

vs. 5-8- Live with the realization that there are people watching you.
vs. 6- Israel was surrounded pagan nations that would notice that Israel was different. Show forth God’s goodness! Let your light shine so others will see how good God is. Make Him famous by talking about Him.

vs. 9-14- He told them to remember what all had happened and to tell it to their children and children’s children. They had seen some amazing things on their journey through the wilderness. Pass on what God has done!
vs. 12- Only a voice…the emphasis is on the Word of God. Pagan nations had many gods, but they had no words from their gods.

If you love Him, you will keep His commandments. Slipping into sin shows lack of love for Him.