Tag Archives: purpose

Scripture at Sunrise 7.9.2018

“Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.” -Acts 9:31

These churches had unity, they worked on building each other up, they were in motion/action (not standing still) walking in the fear of the Lord, and they had the comfort of the Holy Spirit. We should want the Holy Spirit to permeate everything we do, say, and think. 
There will be growth in the local church if you have these things. You can’t stop it. It doesn’t talk about how fast they grew–churches grow at different rates–but they grew! –excerpts from Bro. Mike Creiglow’s Sunday Morning Sermon (missionary to Brazil)
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SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 7/8 – Acts 9:31
Characteristics of Growing Churches
Sunday Evening 7/8 – John 14:1-12
The Trinity Revealed
Wednesday Evening 7/4 – 2 Kings 25:22-30
A Light in Dark Times

Scripture at Sunrise 6.21.2016

“The Lord shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman.” -Judges 4:9

Rather an unusual text, but there may be souls in the world that may have faith enough to grasp it. Barak, the man, though called to the war, had little stomach for the fight unless Deborah would go with him, and so the Lord determined to make it a woman’s war. By this means He rebuked the slackness of the man, gained for Himself the more renown, and cast the more shame upon the enemies of His people.

The Lord can still use feeble instrumentalities. Why not me? He may use persons who are not commonly called to great public engagements. Why not you? The woman who slew the enemy of Israel was no Amazon but a wife who tarried in her tent. She was no orator but a woman who milked the cows and made butter. May not the Lord use any one of us to accomplish His purpose? Somebody may come to the house today, even as Sisera came to Jael’s tent. Be it ours not to slay him, but to save him. Let us receive him with great kindness and then bring forth the blessed truth of salvation by the Lord Jesus, our great Substitute, and press home the command “Believe and live.” Who knoweth but some stout-hearted sinner may be slain by the gospel today!

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

Scripture at Sunrise 4.13.2016

But a certain man drew his bow at random and struck the king of Israel between the scale armor and the breastplate. Therefore he said to the driver of his chariot, ‘Turn around and carry me out of the battle, for I am wounded.’” -1 Kings 22:34

God directed the arrow of this nameless, aimless archer. The arrow, like His Word, will go forth to accomplish His purpose where He sends it. -Steve Wainright, from “Prophecy Fulfilled by a Nameless, Aimless Archer

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Sunday Morning Sermon Audio:  The Grace of God at Work | Titus 2:11-14 | Bro. Jonathan Hunter
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Prophecy Fulfilled by a Nameless, Aimless Archer | 1 Kings 22 | Pastor Steve Wainright

Scripture at Sunrise 1.25.2016

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright
Paul: His Master, His Office, & His Purpose | Romans 1:1

“Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God…” -Romans 1:1

In the first verse of Romans, Paul shares three simple facts about himself: his Master, his office, and his purpose.

He was a servant of Christ Jesus, who loved him and gave Himself for him. He was an apostle, sent by God to speak of Him…to be His witness. He was set apart for the Gospel of God before he was even born.

The point of your life is to be a witness of the Gospel of God. Are you being one?

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Sunday Morning Sermon Audio:  Paul: His Master, His Office, & His Purpose | Romans 1:1

Scripture at Sunrise 6.17.2015

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” -Luke 12:34

“If I have THAT, my life will have meaning. I’ll have value and feel significant and secure.” THAT – is the object of your worship. -Tim Keller

Scripture at Sunrise 4.17.2014

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” -Colossians 3:23-24

School taught me what to do for a living. Work helped me earn a living. But only God gave me a reason to live. -Lecrae via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 4.27.2010

“The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me.”  -Psalm 138:8

God Finished His Work
He who has begun will carry on the work which is being wrought within my soul. The Lord is concerned about everything that concerns me. All that is now good, but not perfect, the Lord will watch over, preserve, and carry out to completion. This is a great comfort. I could not perfect the work of grace myself. Of that I am quite sure, for I fail every day and have only held on so long as I have because the Lord has helped me. If the Lord were to leave me, all my past experience would go for nothing, and I should perish from the way. But the Lord will continue to bless me. He will perfect my faith, my love, my character, my lifework. He will do this because He has begun a work in me. He gave me the concern I feel, and, in a measure, He has fulfilled my gracious aspirations, He never leaves a work unfinished; this would not be for His glory, nor would it be like Him. He knows how to accomplish His gracious design, and though my own evil nature and the world and the devil all conspire to hinder Him, I do not doubt His promise. He will perfect that which concerneth me, and I will praise Him forever. Lord, let Thy gracious work make some advance this day!

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