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Scripture at Sunrise 11.27.2018

And He said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. -Exodus 33:14

Precious promise! Lord, enable me to appropriate it as all my own.

We must go at certain times from our abode, for here we have no continuing city. It often happens that when we feel most at home in a place, we are suddenly called away from it. Here is the antidote for this ill. The Lord Himself will keep us company. His presence, which includes His favor, His fellowship, His care, and His power, shall be ever with us in every one of our marchings. This means far more than it says; for, in fact, it means all things. If we have God present with us, we have possession of heaven and earth. Go with me, Lord, and then command me where Thou wilt!

But we hope to find a place of rest. The text promises it. We are to have rest of God’s own giving, making, and preserving. His presence will cause us to rest even when we are on the march, yea, even in the midst of battle. Rest! Thrice blessed word. Can it ever be enjoyed by mortals? Yes, there is the promise, and by faith we plead it. Rest comes from the Comforter, from the Prince of Peace, and from the glorious Father who rested on the seventh day from all His works. To be with God is to rest in the most emphatic sense.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 11.13.2018

“Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.” -Psalm 121:4

Jehovah is “the Keeper of Israel.” No form of unconsciousness ever steals over Him, neither the deeper slumber nor the slighter sleep. He never fails to watch the house and the heart of His people. This is a sufficient reason for our resting in perfect peace. Alexander said that he slept because his friend Parmenio watched; much more may we sleep because our God is our guard.

“Behold” is here set up to call our attention to the cheering truth. Israel, when he had a stone for his pillow, fell asleep; but His God was awake and came in vision to His servant. When we lie defenseless, Jehovah Himself will cover our head.

The Lord keeps His people as a rich man keeps his treasure, as a captain keeps a city with a garrison, as a sentry keeps watch over his sovereign. None can harm those who are in such keeping. Let me put my soul into His dear hands. He never forgets us, never ceases actively to care for us, never finds Himself unable to preserve us.

O my Lord, keep me, lest I wander and fall and perish. Keep me, that I may keep Thy commandments. By Thine unslumbering care prevent my sleeping like the sluggard and perishing like those who sleep the sleep of death.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 6.6.2018

“Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” -Matthew 11:28-30

“Rest time is not waste time. It is economy to gather fresh strength…It is wisdom to take occasional furlough. In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less.” -Charles Spurgeon

Scripture at Sunrise 4.10.2017

Sunday Evening – Rest and RealityJohn 6:1-3 (Anthony Vance)
“Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with His disciples.” -John 6:3

The ministry you give flows only out of your own communion with the Lord. Worry about (care for) your own soul so that you can care for other souls. We must be strengthened to serve others.

-excerpts from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon


This Week’s Sermon Audio:
Sunday Morning –  Immersed in Christ | Romans 6:3-4 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Rest and RealityJohn 6:1-3 (Anthony Vance)

Scripture at Sunrise 2.27.2017

Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Distortion of the SabbathJohn 5:16 (Anthony Vance)
“Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” -Matthew 11:28-30

The Sabbath was intended to be a blessing, but the Jewish leaders had distorted the laws regarding the Sabbath, making it a burden. There is no rest in trying to keep the Pharisees’ law, but there is rest in Christ.

-excerpts from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon


This Week’s Sermon Audio:

Wednesday Evening – Can the Righteous Deliver the Ungodly? | Ezekiel 14 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – A Contrast of Two Adams | Romans 5:12-21 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – The Distortion of the SabbathJohn 5:16 (Anthony Vance)

Scripture at Sunrise 2.15.2017

“So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from His.” -Hebrews 4:9-10
The ceremonial aspect of the Sabbath has been fulfilled in Christ. He is our rest! We cease from trusting in our own works and trust in the One who is our rest. -excerpt from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon

This Week’s Sermon Audio:

Wednesday Evening – From the Grossest to the Greatest | Ezekiel 11:1-25 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – God’s Sovereign, Everlasting, Sacrificial Love | Romans 5:6-8 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – The Christian’s Obligation to the SabbathJohn 5:1-18 (Anthony Vance)

Scripture at Sunrise 1.25.2017

“So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all His work that He had done in creation.” -Genesis 2:3
Do you see your 7-day week as a reminder of the glory of creation and its Creator? -Anthony Vance, “A Biblical Definition of the Sabbath
Sermon Audio: 
MorningSqueezing Joy Out of Sorrow | Romans 5:2-5 (Steve Wainright)
Evening – A Biblical Definition of the Sabbath | John 5:1-18 (Anthony Vance)