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Scripture at Sunrise 4.12.2018

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“And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the LORD your God.” -Deuteronomy 28:2

Obeying God is not the death of your happiness. It is the death of everything that keeps you from full and lasting happiness. -Desiring God via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 3.29.2018

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“Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go.” -Joshua 1:7
Courage is facing your heart’s greatest nightmare and doing the right thing anyway. -Tim Keller via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 2.6.2018

“If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, blessed shalt thou be in the city.” -Deuteronomy 28:2-3

The city is full of care, and he who has to go there from day to day finds it to be a place of great wear and tear. It is full of noise, and stir, and bustle, and sore travail; many are its temptations, losses, and worries. But to go there with the divine blessing takes off the edge of its difficulty; to remain there with that blessing is to find pleasure in its duties and strength equal to its demands.

A blessing in the city may not make us great, but it will keep us good; it may not make us rich, but it will preserve us honest. Whether we are porters, or clerks, or managers, or merchants, or magistrates, the city will afford us opportunities for usefulness. It is good fishing where there are shoals of fish, and it is hopeful to work for our Lord amid the thronging crowds. We might prefer the quiet of a country life; but if called to town, we may certainly prefer it because there is room for our energies.

Today let us expect good things because of this promise, and let our care be to have an open ear to the voice of the Lord and a ready hand to execute His bidding. Obedience brings the blessing. “In keeping His commandments there is great reward.”

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

Scripture at Sunrise 12.13.2017

“If you abide in My word, you are truly My disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” -John 8:31-32

“The more you grow in the truth of Christ, the more freedom you experience. Grow in the grace and knowledge of His Word. If you love Him, you will keep His commandments.” -excerpts from Steve Wainright’s 12/10 evening sermon

Scripture at Sunrise 11.28.2017

“The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto.” -Deuteronomy 28:8

If we obey the Lord our God He will bless that which He gives us. Riches are no curse when blessed of the Lord. When men have more than they require for their immediate need and begin to lay up in storehouses, the dry rot of covetousness or the blight of hard-heartedness is apt to follow the accumulation; but with God’s blessing it is not so. Prudence arranges the saving, liberality directs the spending, gratitude maintains consecration, and praise sweetens enjoyment. It is a great mercy to have God’s blessing in one’s iron safe and on one’s banking account.

What a favor is made ours by the last clause! “The Lord shall bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand unto.” We would not put our hand to anything upon which we dare not ask God’s blessing, neither would we go about it without prayer and faith. But what a privilege to be able to look for the Lord’s help in every enterprise! Some talk of a lucky man: the blessing of the Lord is better than luck. The patronage of the great is nothing to the favor of God. Self-reliance is all very well; but the Lord’s blessing is infinitely more than all the fruit of talent, genius, or tact.

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

Scripture at Sunset 5.8.2017

Sunday Morning | Two Masters. Two Ends. | Romans 6:17-23 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.” -Romans 6:17-18

A sign of a true believer is obedience from the heart. The Gospel is what God uses to change a heart marked by disobedience to obedience. -excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon
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THIS WEEK’S SERMON AUDIO
Wednesday Evening | How Does Ezekiel Apply to Us?Ezekiel 20-22
Sunday Morning | Two Masters. Two Ends. | Romans 6:17-23
Sunday Evening | A God of Order | John 6:10