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Scripture at Sunrise 4.8.2013

“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” -1 John 3:1

Forgiveness of sins would have been enough. Forgiveness with the promise to serve as a servant would have been enough. But He’s done so much more: we’ve been made sons and daughters of God. He loves us!

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Sermon Audio

Morning: Our Privilege, Hope, & Power in Living (1 John 3:1-3) | Bro. Anthony Vance

Evening: Other Sheep (John 10:1-16) | Bro. Anthony Vance

Scripture at Sunrise 3.12.2012


Deuteronomy 31:30-32:47 | Sunday Evening | Pastor Steve Wainright

“The Rock, His work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is He.” -Deuteronomy 32:4

Songs have such a lasting impact. This song of Moses served as both a witness and a warning to the children of Israel. As they sang this song, it put them into remembrance of God’s greatness and their sinfulness.

Scripture at Sunrise 3.4.2012


“But now your kingdom shall not continue. The Lord has sought out a man after His own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be prince over his people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.” -1 Samuel 13:4

Sunday Evening Sermon | Bro. Anthony Vance | “A Man After God’s Own Heart” | 1 Samuel 13:5-15

To be a man/woman after God’s own heart, you must have:
1) Harmony: What God requires, you desire. Your heart agrees with what He wants. [Acts 13:22]
2) Humility: God communes with the humble. [Isaiah 57:15, Proverbs 29:13]
3) Honesty: A complete, undivided, sincere, pure heart with unadulterated love for the Lord. [Psalm 78:70-72]

Scripture at Sunrise 1.23.2012

Luke 3:1-4 | Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | AUDIO

The voice of John the Baptist was crying out in the wilderness…a message of forgiveness. To understand your need for forgiveness, you must see how sinful you are.

God is willing to forgive, but repentance is a requirement. Repentance is not a work that you do to receive salvation. It is not a work of the flesh. It is a work of the Spirit.

Repentance and faith always go hand-in-hand. They’re inseparable graces. Repent = turn from old sin/Faith = turn to God [1 Thessalonians 1:9; Acts 5:31] It is God who gives repentance. The Spirit works in us to give us. [2 Timothy 2:24-25]

You can be sorry and stop doing certain things, but it is fleeting if it is in the flesh. But with godly sorrow, our hearts our turned towards God and you don’t want to sin. You have a zeal for the glory of God and a zeal to hate the things He hates. [2 Corinthians 7:9-11]

Scripture at Sunrise 10.3.2011

“Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” -2 Corinthians 13:11-14

Paul’s Last Words to this troubled Corinthian Church:

1) Rejoice! 
-Paul has just spent most of his letter rebuking them and now tells them to rejoice. They should rejoice that someone loves them enough to rebuke them and help them get back on track!
-No matter what goes on in your life, because Jesus rose from the dead, no one can take your joy from you! (John 16:22)
-Joy is hooked into the doctrine of the sovereignty of God. If you lose sight that God is in control, you lose the hold on your joy. (Romans 8:28; Philippians 4:4)

2)Be perfect. Aim for restoration. Complete something that is incomplete. Put back in order that which is out of order.
Galatians 6:1; Ephesians 4:11-12

3)Be of good comfort. Comfort one another. Come alongside.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4

4)Be of one mind. Believe the same truth.
Philippians 1:27; Ephesians 4

5)Live in peace.
John 14:27, 16:33; Romans 8:6

Promise: When you are doing these things, the God of love and peace will be with you!

vs. 12-13- Paul desired the believers there to show genuine affection. Greet others affectionately…not sensually, but affectionately, genuinely showing the love of Christ to one another.
“By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35)

vs. 14- The grace of Christ was displayed on the cross, came from the love of God, and once you experience that grace and love, you have fellowship with the Spirit!

Scripture at Sunrise 9.12.2011

Morning Service | 2 Corinthians 12:11-21
“I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more, am I to be loved less?” -2 Corinthians 12:15
Paul’s purpose was to build up the believers in their walk with Christ. He gladly resolved to spend all he had and exhaust himself for their sake. He didn’t take. He constantly gave. The more he loved, the less he was loved, but he kept on loving and giving.

Evening Service | Deuteronomy 16:1-17
“and you shall remember…and you shall rejoice…and you shall rejoice…”
Three Feasts…
1)Passover: Never forget what the Lord has done for you. Remember what He has delivered you from.
2)Feast of Firstfruits: By giving of your firstfruits, you are living by faith, showing you are trusting God to bless you with more. It shows there is a greater harvest coming.
3)Feast of Booths: A feast of celebration and rejoicing at the end of the civil year calendar. Joy comes through obedience. Fight for your joy. (Deuteronomy 28:47-48)
Don’t gripe. Don’t complain. Look at how God has blessed you and at the promises He has given you.

Scripture at Sunrise 9.5.2011

But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. -2 Corinthians 12:9

When you realize your weakness, His power shows brighter and more glory goes to Him.

1)Difficulties that come are through God’s providence.
2)Pray about your weakness. When Paul prayed, he accepted that thorn in the flesh and embraced it to the glory of God.
3)The deity of Christ. Jesus is God in the flesh. (vs. 8-9)
4)Paul rejoiced in God’s grace…MOST gladly.
5)The power of Christ pitched a tent over Paul. His strength was camped out over Paul’s life.
6)Spiritual purity is much greater than your physical health and strength.

Scripture at Sunrise 7.4.2011

“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” -Galatians 5:13

Abuse of freedom leads to death of freedom. Christian liberty is not unrestrained freedom…there are certain guidelines wherein we live.

We are not called to sin so that grace may abound. (Romans 5:20-6:1) God has called to freedom from sin, not freedom to sin.

You are free from the law of sin and death to serve the One who set you free. (Romans 8:1-11)

Use your freedom in Christ for the good of others…to love and serve them. (Galatians 5:13)

Scripture at Sunrise 5.2.2011

“We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way…” -2 Corinthians 6:3-4

Paul’s life was an example of the grace of God not being received in vain. He wanted nothing in his ministry to be a stumbling block. (Romans 14:13, 1 Corinthians 8:9)

How to be sure you won’t be a stumbling block to others: Live in the light of God’s Word. (1 John 2:10)

Are you living your life in such a way that others see Christ and not you? Your life is the most eloquent advertisement for the Gospel that there is. Are you a good ad or bad ad?

[Full Audio of Morning Sermon]

Scripture at Sunrise 4.18.2011

“For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” -2 Corinthians 5:21

What is the Gospel? Many people would say a message of salvation…but salvation from what? Basically, God is saving us from God.

God is holy and hates sin. He demands justice and will not let the guilty go unpunished. (Romans 1:18) Why will a person who is a sinner have to be punished for eternity for their sin? Because they have offended an eternal God (John 3:36).

God’s holiness demands justice; therefore, He made Jesus Christ become sin for us. All our sins were put into His account (Psalm 103:10; 2 Corinthians 5:19). Our guilt was imputed to Christ.  He puts His righteousness in our account when we are in Him.

In Adam, all our sinners. In Christ, we are righteous. We are justified: cleared of all charges and declared righteous in God’s sight.

If we are in Christ, we are His ambassadors. An ambassador is one who represents the Ruler in a foreign country. We must convey the message of our King/Ruler. His message? The Gospel…a message of reconciliation about God saving us from His wrath.

{I didn’t do it justice. Listen to full audio here.}