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Scripture at Sunrise 11.6.2019

“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

Are you free in Christ? Don’t use your freedom to indulge self, but to serve others. -excerpt from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Wednesday Evening Sermon “Abusing Prosperity

Scripture at Sunrise 7.9.2019

Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.” -Psalm 101:6

If David spoke thus, we may be sure that the Son of David will be of the same mind. Jesus looks out for faithful men, and He fixes His eyes upon them, to observe them, to bring them forward, to encourage them, and to reward them. Let no true-hearted man think that he is overlooked; the King Himself has His eye upon him.

There are two results of this royal notice. First we read, “That they may dwell with me.” Jesus brings the faithful into His house, He sets them in His palace, He makes them His companions, He delights in their society. We must be true to our Lord, and He will then manifest Himself to us. When our faithfulness costs us most, it will be best rewarded; the more furiously men reject, the more joyfully will our Lord receive us.

Next, he says of the sincere man, “He shall serve me.” Jesus will use for His own glory those who scorn the tricks of policy and are faithful to Himself, His Word, and His cross. These shall be in His royal retinue, the honored servants of His Majesty. Communion and usefulness are the wages of faithfulness. Lord make me faithful that I may dwell with Thee and serve Thee.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 2.7.2019

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“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. -Philippians 4:8

The things you daydream about in your spare time are often the things you serve. -Tim Keller via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 9.20.2018

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“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” -Mark 10:45

Serve God by doing common actions in a heavenly spirit, and then, if your daily calling only leaves you cracks and crevices of time, fill them up with holy service. -Charles Spurgeon via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 5.28.2018

“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” -Philippians 2:5-8
There should be no task too small for the child of God to humble themselves and do it. –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Evening Sermon
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SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 5/27 – Romans 14:13-19
Strong Stumbling Blocks
Sunday Evening 5/27 – John 13:1-17
The Heart of a Servant
Wednesday Evening 5/23 – 2 Kings 22:1-13
Eureka! The Word of God is Found

Scripture at Sunrise 1.18.2017

“And you shall know that I am the Lord, when their slain lie among their idols around their altars, on every high hill,on all the mountaintops, under every green tree, and under every leafy oak, wherever they offered pleasing aroma to all their idols.” -Ezekiel 6:13
Our God hates idolatry because He is a jealous God. He will judge against idolatry so that we will know that He is the Lord.
Idolatry is a mistrust of God. The adulterous action of idolatry impairs judgment, shows a lack of love, breaks trust, and demonstrates unfaithfulness. In our day and time, it’s easy for us to also get caught up in idolatry in subtle ways. What dominates your thought life? What do you serve?

-Steve Wainright, Wednesday Evening Sermon on Ezekiel 6 (Sermon Audio available here)

Scripture at Sunrise 6.4.2015

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.” -Matthew 6:24

The things you daydream about in your spare time are ultimately the things you serve. -Tim Keller via Twitter