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Scripture at Sunrise 12.3.2019

“I will make them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.” -Ezekiel 34:25

It is the height of grace that Jehovah should be in covenant with man, a feeble, sinful, and dying creature. Yet the Lord has solemnly entered into a faithful compact with us, and from that covenant He will never turn aside. In virtue of this covenant we are safe. As lions and wolves are driven off by shepherds, so shall all noxious influences be chased away. The Lord will give us rest from disturbers and destroyers; the evil beasts shall cease out of the land. O Lord, make this Thy promise good even now!

The Lord’s people are to enjoy security in places of the greatest exposure: wilderness and woods are to be as pastures and folds to the flock of Christ. If the Lord does not change the place for the better, He will make us the better in the place. The wilderness is not a place to dwell in, but the Lord can make it so; in the woods one feels hound to watch rather than to sleep, and yet the Lord giveth His beloved sleep even there. Nothing without or within should cause any fear to the child of God. By faith the wilderness can become the suburbs of heaven and the woods the vestibule of glory.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 6.20.2016

A False Sense of Security | Romans 2:17-24 | Steve Wainright
But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast in God and know His will and approve what is excellent, because you are instructed from the law; and if you are sure that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness, an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of children, having in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth—you then who teach others, do you not teach yourself? While you preach against stealing, do you steal? You who say that one must not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? You who boast in the law dishonor God by breaking the law. For, as it is written, “The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.” -Romans 2:17-24

God addresses the religionist in this passage–in this case, the Jews. The Jews were greatly blessed, but this became a curse because they put their security in the things God had blessed them with. -excerpts from “A False Sense of Security” by Steve Wainright

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Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: A False Sense of SecurityRomans 2:17-24 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Discernment that Determines Salvation | John 2:23-25 | Anthony Vance

Scripture at Sunrise 4.28.2016

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?” -Romans 8:35

Legalism gives us a temporary feeling of security based on self, the gospel gives us assurance of our eternal security based on Christ. -Burk Parsons via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 8.31.2015

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | Rejoicing is Your Security | Philippians 3:1-4
“Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you.” -Philippians 3:1

Our source of joy is Jesus Christ. Rejoicing is a safeguard to you, especially in your affliction. If you’re rejoicing, you can’t complain. It is your security against dangers and temptations of the world.

Is the joy of the Lord your strength? 

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*Click here for Sunday Morning Audio: Rejoicing is Your Security (Philippians 3:1-4)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: How You End is Most Important (1 Kings 14:21-31)
*Click here for last Wednesday’s Sermon Audio: Jehovah Tsidkenu: The Lord Our Righteousness (Jeremiah 33:10-16)

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 12.31.2012

“You shall not go out with haste, . . . for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.”  -Isaiah 52:12

Security from Yesterday. “. . . God requires an account of what is past” (Ecclesiastes 3:15). At the end of the year we turn with eagerness to all that God has for the future, and yet anxiety is apt to arise when we remember our yesterdays. Our present enjoyment of God’s grace tends to be lessened by the memory of yesterday’s sins and blunders. But God is the God of our yesterdays, and He allows the memory of them to turn the past into a ministry of spiritual growth for our future. God reminds us of the past to protect us from a very shallow security in the present.

Security for Tomorrow. “. . . the Lord will go before you . . . .” This is a gracious revelation— that God will send His forces out where we have failed to do so. He will keep watch so that we will not be tripped up again by the same failures, as would undoubtedly happen if He were not our “rear guard.” And God’s hand reaches back to the past, settling all the claims against our conscience.

Security for Today. “You shall not go out with haste . . . .” As we go forth into the coming year, let it not be in the haste of impetuous, forgetful delight, nor with the quickness of impulsive thoughtlessness. But let us go out with the patient power of knowing that the God of Israel will go before us. Our yesterdays hold broken and irreversible things for us. It is true that we have lost opportunities that will never return, but God can transform this destructive anxiety into a constructive thoughtfulness for the future. Let the past rest, but let it rest in the sweet embrace of Christ.

Leave the broken, irreversible past in His hands, and step out into the invincible future with Him.

[from My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers]

Scripture at Sunrise 6.7.2011

“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.” -John 10:28

We believe in the eternal security of the saints. First, because they are Christ’s, and He will never lose the sheep which He has bought with His blood and received of His Father.

 

Next, because He gives them eternal life, and if it be eternal, well then, it is eternal, and there can be no end to hell, and heaven, and God. If spiritual life can die out, it is manifestly not eternal life, and that effectually shuts out the possibility of an end.

 

Observe, further, that the Lord expressly says, “They shall never perish.” As long as words have a meaning, this secures believers from perishing. The most obstinate unbelief cannot force this meaning out of this sentence.

 

Then, to make the matter complete, He declares that His people are in His hand, and He defies all their enemies to pluck them out of it. Surely it is a thing impossible even for the fiend of hell. We must be safe in the grasp of an almighty Savior. Be it ours to dismiss carnal fear as well as carnal confidence and rest peacefully in the hollow of the Redeemer’s hand.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon, June 7 entry]