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Scripture at Sunrise 12.13.2021

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” -1 Peter 1:3-5

“When you start praising God, it changes your focus and outlook.” -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon from 1 Peter 1:3-5)

Scripture at Sunrise 11.11.2020

“Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day.” -Psalm 86:3

We need to be in a constant state of prayer, constantly talking to the Lord, bringing requests before the Lord, and praising Him all day long. -Steve Dawson

(excerpt from Sunday Evening sermon from Psalm 86)

Scripture at Sunrise 10.2.2018

And the priest shall put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the Lord.” -Leviticus 4:7

The altar of incense is the place where saints present their prayers and praises; and it is delightful to think of it as sprinkled with the blood of the great sacrifice. This it is which makes all our worship acceptable with Jehovah: He sees the blood of His own Son and therefore accepts our homage.

It is well for us to fix our eyes upon the blood of the one offering for sin. Sin mingles even with our holy things, and our best repentance, faith, prayer, and thanksgiving could not be received of God were it not for the merit of the atoning sacrifice. Many sneer at “the blood”; but to us it is the foundation of comfort and hope. That which is on the horns of the altar is meant to be prominently before our eyes when we draw near to God. The blood gives strength to prayer, and hence it is on the altar’s horns. It is “before the Lord,” and therefore it ought to be before us. It is on the altar before we bring the incense; it is there to sanctify our offerings and gifts.

Come, let us pray with confidence, since the Victim is offered, the merit has been pleaded, the blood is within the veil, and the prayers of believers must be sweet unto the Lord.

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

Prayer Requests from 3.11.09

  • Sandy Crank’s brother Ronnie (Brenda’s relative)- in hospital past couple of days
  • Pat (Brenda)- mosquito bite last summer messed with her brain; went home from Cardinal Hill yesterday; not saved
  • Steve D.- recovering well
  • Chandler- sick
  • Conner- temperature is back up
  • Brenda’s van problems
  • Nikki’s cousins- eyes of their heart are being opened to the Gospel
  • Nikki- laprascopic exploratory surgery Mar. 20
  • Shawn & Crystal
  • Hardens- flu bug
  • Ron- not feeling well
  • Helen- exhausted
  • Harry- waiting on test results
  • Sammie- croup
  • Tommy- spiritual
  • West Jessamine High School- student died of MRSA
  • Sherry- unspoken
  • Erica (Chris & Caitlin’s 2nd cousin)- brain damage after four-wheeler flipped; Nashville
  • Mike & Pam Anderson
  • Odali & Kathy Barros (A&O Home)
  • Nathan Radford- prison annex

♫Harry and Beath ended up having a great, encouraging day at the doctor’s office!
♫Sarah got a really good report from her doctor’s appointment Tuesday! 
♫Steve D. has had some really good opportunities to share the Gospel with a builder!

Prayer Requests (from 2.18.09)

Praises (Psalm 96)

  • Becky- Reading God’s Word brings peace
  • Roger- how wonderful the Word is and how salvation is nothing we have done! (Romans); the way we conduct ourselves gives God glory! 
  • Gina- blessings from Romans; “All sin is is failure to glorify God.” 
  • Helen- got to share the Gospel with a counseling patient.
  • Janna- the lack of things and this bad economy draws us closer together and closer to the Lord.
  • Wayne- everything he studies comes alive when he needs it!
  • Kim- gives god the glory that her brother had the courage to walk down the aisle!
  • Little Lifers (kids choir)- encouragement, spiritual growth

Prayer Requests

  • Scott (Steve Dawson’s brother)- staging his cancer; results next Wednesday and starting chemo.
  • Danielle (Nikki’s sister)- living with her lost parents
  • Paul & Barb- unspoken
  • Florence
  • Harry- recovering from surgery, stomach meds
  • Matt Drain (Wayne)- new baby having a hard time eating because of hole in roof of mouth
  • Debbie- foot recuperation
  • Pam’s mom and dad- Dad is getting harder to take care of; Mom as she tries to take care of him
  • The Powell Family- that the Lord would work in their lives through the death of their mom (Jeremy, Caroline, & Andy)
  • Kim’s family (Mom, Dad, & siblings)- after the loss of her brother
  • Pray for one another spiritually.

Prayer Requests 2.4.09


  • Hannah- growing in the Lord; knows what she believes and why she believes it; willing to take a stand and not participate in something for that
  • Wayne- blessed with wisdom in the little things through the ice storm and bad weather; tree missed house and van
  • Brenda- tree barely missed car
  • Paul- thankful for God revealing truth to him!
  • Janna reminded us that even if it’s just one, one is important!

Prayer Requests

  • Debbie- foot recovering; stitches out today; getting bored at home
  • Harry- back to doctor Feb. 16; blood pressure
  • Tom- head cold
  • Steve D.- no blood clot; new procedure soon; dad in E.R. today (ended up going home, nothing serious)
  • Scott (Steve D.’s brother)- 39 years old; lymph nodes in question
  • Robert & Bonnie (Barb’s brother and sis-in-law)- still without power in E-town.  Bonnie fell and hurt arm; dr. tomorrow
  • Lou & Stella- traveling back soon
  • Jennie & daughter Diana- traveling back from Florida Feb. 12
  • Kim’s family, especially her parents after the death of her brother
  • Geneva (Cindy’s mom)
  • Pray for one another’s spiritual health and needs