Tag Archives: salvation

Scripture at Sunrise 3.27.2019

Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.
-Isaiah 55:6-7

This is an urgent matter. If there is no faith in Christ in your heart, no trust in Christ for salvation, there is nothing worth waiting for. You don’t know if you’re going to wake up tomorrow morning. You also don’t know if tomorrow morning is going to be the morning that you find the thing that just draws your heart away from Christ—the morning you meet that temptation that just clicks with you. Don’t wait until later in your life to come to Christ.

-Jonathan Hunter
excerpts from  Sunday Evening Sermon: God’s Offer

Scripture at Sunrise 2.5.2019

“When I see the blood, I will pass over you.” -Exodus 12:13

My own sight of the precious blood is for my comfort; but it is the Lord’s sight of it which secures my safety. Even when I am unable to behold it, the Lord looks at it and passes over me because of it. If I am not so much at ease as I ought to be, because my faith is dim, yet I am equally safe because the Lord’s eye is not dim, and He sees the blood of the great Sacrifice with steady gaze. What a joy is this!

The Lord sees the deep inner meaning, the infinite fullness of all that is meant by the death of His dear Son. He sees it with restful memory of justice satisfied and all His matchless attributes glorified. He beheld creation in its progress and said, “It is very good”; but what does He say of redemption in its completeness? What does He say of the obedience even unto death of His well-beloved Son? None can tell His delight in Jesus, His rest in the sweet savor which Jesus presented when He offered Himself without spot unto God.

Now rest we in calm security. We have God’s sacrifice and God’s Word to create in us a sense of perfect security. He will, He must, pass over us, because He spared not our glorious Substitute. Justice joins hands with love to provide everlasting salvation for all the blood-besprinkled.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 8.28.2018

“As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me.” -Psalm 55:16

Yes, I must and will pray. What else can I do! What better can I do? Betrayed, forsaken, grieved, baffled, O my Lord, I will call upon Thee. My Ziklag is in ashes, and men speak of stoning me; but I encourage my heart in the Lord, who will bear me through this trial as He has borne me through so many others. Jehovah shall save me; I am sure He will, and I declare my faith.

The Lord and no one else shall save me. I desire no other helper and would not trust in an arm of flesh even if I could. I will cry to Him evening, and morning, and noon, and I will cry to no one else, for He is all sufficient.

How He will save me I cannot guess; but He will do it, I know. He will do it in the best and surest way, and He will do it in the largest, truest, and fullest sense. Out of this trouble and all future troubles the great I AM will bring me as surely as He lives; and when death comes and all the mysteries of eternity follow thereon, still will this be true: “the Lord shall save me.” This shall be my song all through this autumn day. Is it not as a ripe apple from the tree of life? I will feed upon it. How sweet it is to my taste!

 

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

Scripture at Sunrise 11.29.2017

“They said to Him therefore, ‘Where is your Father?’ Jesus answered, ‘You know neither Me nor My Father. If you knew Me, you would know My Father also.'” -John 8:19

“There is only one way to know the Father and that is through the Son.” -excerpt from Steve Wainright’s 11/26 evening sermon from John 8:12-20

Scripture at Sunrise 11.27.2017

“What shall we say, then? That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith; but that Israel who pursued a law that would lead to righteousness did not succeed in reaching that law. Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were based on works. They have stumbled over the stumbling stone, as it is written, ‘Behold, I am laying in Zion ya stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense; and whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame.'” -Romans 9:30-33

To the Jews, Jesus was a stumbling block, but to those of us who believe, He is our foundation. If you’re not careful, you’ll miss grace because of your morality and religiosity. Christ Jesus’ righteousness is the only righteousness that will get us into Heaven. –excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon

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This Week’s SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 11/26 – Romans 9:30-33
A Stumbling Block or a Foundation?
Sunday Evening 11/26 – John 8:12-20
The Authority of Christ

Scripture at Sunrise 11.21.2017

Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is none else. -Isaiah 45:22

This is a promise of promises. It lies at the foundation of our spiritual life. Salvation comes through a look at Him who is “a just God and a Saviour.” How simple is the direction! “Look unto me.” How reasonable is the requirement! Surely the creature should look to the Creator. We have looked elsewhere long enough; it is time that we look alone to Him who invites our expectation and promises to give us His salvation. Only a look! Will we not look at once? We are to bring nothing in ourselves but to look outward and upward to our Lord on His throne, whither He has gone up from the cross. A look requires no preparation, no violent effort: it needs neither wit nor wisdom, wealth nor strength. All that we need is in the Lord our God, and if we look to Him for everything, that everything shall be ours, and we shall be saved.

Come, far-off ones, look hither! Ye ends of the earth, turn your eyes this way! As from the furthest regions men may see the sun and enjoy his light, so you who lie in death’s borders at the very gates of hell may by a look receive the light of God, the life of heaven, the salvation of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is God and therefore able to save.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 11.20.2017

“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” -1 Corinthians 13:13

At the root of all sin is a failure to love. Loving God and loving others sums up the whole law. Salvation is God sending His Son to die for your lack of love–either your failure to love God or love others–and giving you a heart to love. –excerpts from Ron Crisp’s Sunday Evening Sermon

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This Week’s SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 11/19 – Romans 9:25-29
Effectual Calling
Sunday Evening 11/19 – 1 Corinthians 13:13
Love