Tag Archives: obedience

Scripture at Sunrise 2.8.2016

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | The Gospel of God | Romans 1:2-5
“Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning His Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by His resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of His Name among all the nations…” -Romans 1:1-5

The grace that saves us also leads us into obedience. It’s all by grace that it might be all to His glory–for the sake of His Name!

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Sunday Morning Sermon Audio:  The Gospel of God | Romans 1:2-5

Scripture at Sunrise 1.27.2016

“Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.” -1 Corinthians 10:12

“True obedience is the refusal to compromise in any regard our relationship with God, regardless of the consequences.” A.W. Tozer

Scripture at Sunrise 12.10.2015

“Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.” -1 Samuel 15:22

“True obedience is the refusal to compromise in any regard our relationship with God, regardless of the consequences.” -A.W. Tozer via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 9.1.2015

If ye keep My commandments, ye shall abide in My love. -John 15:10

These things cannot be parted — abiding in obedience and abiding in the love of Jesus. A life under the rule of Christ can alone prove that we are the objects of our Lord’s delight. We must keep our Lord’s command if we would bask in His love. If we live in sin we cannot live in the love of Christ. Without the holiness which pleases God we cannot please Jesus. He who cares nothing for holiness knows nothing of the love of Jesus.

Conscious enjoyment of our Lord’s love is a delicate thing. It is far more sensitive to sin and holiness than mercury is to cold and heat. When we are tender of heart and careful in thought, lip, and life to honor our Lord Jesus, then we receive tokens of His love without number. If we desire to perpetuate such bliss we must perpetuate holiness. The Lord Jesus will not hide His face from us unless we hide our face from Him. Sin makes the cloud which darkens our Sun: if we will be watchfully obedient and completely consecrated we may walk in the light, as God is in the light, and have as sure an abiding in the love of Jesus as Jesus has in the love of the Father. Here is a sweet promise with a solemn “if,” Lord, let me have this “if” in my hand; for as a key it opens this casket.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 8.5.2014

The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide. -Psalm 37:31

Put the law into the heart, and the whole man is right. This is where the law should be; for then it lies, like the tables of stone in the ark, in the place appointed for it. In the head it puzzles, on the back it burdens, in the heart it upholds.

What a choice word is here used, “the law of his God”! When we know the Lord as our own God His law becomes liberty to us. God with us in covenant makes us eager to obey His will and walk in His commands. Is the precept my Father’s precept? Then I delight in it.

We are here guaranteed that obedient-hearted man shall be sustained in every step that he takes. He will do that which is right, and he shall therefore do that which is wise. Holy action is always the most prudent, though it may not at the time seem to be so, We are moving along the great highroad of God’s providence and grace when we keep to the way of His law. The Word of God has never misled a single soul yet; its plain directions to walk humbly, justly, lovingly, and in the fear of the Lord are as much words of wisdom to make our way prosperous as rules of holiness to keep our garments clean. He walks surely who walks righteously.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 6.9.2014

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | Luke 22:24-30
Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. -Philippians 2:5-8

Jesus, God incarnate, should be served by us, but instead He stooped down and served us.

Scripture at Sunrise 3.4.2014

Them that honor Me I will honor. -1 Samuel 2:30

Do I make the honor of God the great object of my life and the rule of my conduct? If so, He will honor me. I may for a while receive no honor from man, but God will Himself put honor upon me in the most effectual manner. In the end it will be found the surest way to honor to be willing to be put to shame for conscience’ sake.

Eli had not honored the Lord by ruling his household well, and his sons had not honored the Lord by behavior worthy of their sacred office, and therefore the Lord did not honor them but took the high priesthood out of their family and made young Samuel to be ruler in the land instead of any of their tine. If I would have my family ennobled, I must honor the Lord in all things. God may allow the wicked to win worldly honors; but the dignity which He Himself gives, even glory, honor, and immortality, He reserves for those who by holy obedience take care to honor Him.

What can I do this day to honor the Lord? I will promote His glory by my spoken testimony and by my practical obedience, I will also honor Him with my substance and by offering to Him some special service. Let me sit down and think how I can honor Him, since He will honor me.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 11.4.2013

Sunday Evening| Pastor Steve Wainright | 1 Samuel 13
“When the men of Israel saw that they were in trouble (for the people were hard pressed), the people hid themselves in caves and in holes and in rocks and in tombs and in cisterns, and some Hebrews crossed the fords of the Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead. Saul was still at Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling.” -1 Samuel 13:6-7

The Israelites were fearing and trembling because they were not trusting. When our eyes get bigger than our faith, we cannot walk by faith. We start to walk by sight. Faith is vital!

Scripture at Sunrise 1.29.2013

“Observe and hear all these words, which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest that which is good and right in the sight of the Lord thy God.” -Deuteronomy 12:28

Though salvation is not by the works of the law, yet the blessings which are promised to obedience are not denied to the faithful servants of God. The curses our Lord took away when He was made a curse for us, but no clause of blessing has been abrogated.

We are to note and listen to the revealed will of the Lord, giving our attention not to portions of it but to “all these words.” There must be no picking and choosing but an impartial respect to all that God has commanded. This is the road of blessedness for the Father and for His children. The Lord’s blessing is upon His chosen to the third and fourth generation. If they walk uprightly before Him, He will make all men know that they are a seed which the Lord has blessed. No blessing can come to us or ours through dishonesty or double dealing. The ways of worldly conformity and unholiness cannot bring good to us or ours. It will go well with us when we go well before God. If integrity does not make us prosper, knavery will not. That which gives pleasure to God will bring pleasure to us.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 1.9.2012

Sunday Morning | 1.8.2012 | Luke 2:39-52 | Pastor Steve Wainright | AUDIO

Jesus was perfectly obedient and submitted to His parents. Jesus could’ve come as a sinless baby, die to pay our sin debt, and leave, but He stayed to live a perfect life that He might also give us His righteousness. [2 Corinthians 5:21]

I can’t live a perfect life, but Christ took my place and gave me His righteous status. He is the One who gave us His righteousness, therefore, we should desire to live righteously.

What dominates the way you live your life?