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Scripture at Sunrise 7.2.2019

“So He giveth his beloved sleep.” -Psalm 127:2

Ours is not a life of anxious care but of happy faith. Our heavenly Father will supply the wants of His own children, and He knoweth what we have need of before we ask Him. We may therefore go to our beds at the proper hour and not wear ourselves out by sitting up late to plot, and plan, and contrive. If we have learned to rely upon our God, we shall not lie awake with fear gnawing at our hearts; but we shall leave our care with the Lord, our meditation of Him shall be sweet, and He will give us refreshing sleep.

To be the Lord’s beloved is the highest possible honor, and he who has it may feel that ambition itself could desire no more, and therefore every selfish wish may go to sleep. What more is there even in heaven than the love of God? Rest, then, O soul, for thou hast all things. Yet we toss to and fro unless the Lord Himself gives us not only the reasons for rest but rest itself. Yea, He doth this. Jesus Himself is our peace, our rest, our all, On His bosom we sleep in perfect security, both in life and in death.

Sprinkled afresh with pardoning blood,

I lay me down to rest

As in the embraces of my God,

Or on my Saviour’s breast.

[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 5.7.2018

“Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.” -Romans 13:11-14
It’s high time to wake up out of sleep. What will help wake us up from our spiritual lethargy? Knowing that Christ’s return is close. Therefore, we must put off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon
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SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 5/6 –Romans 13:11-14
Time to Wake Up
Sunday Evening 5/6 – John 12:27-36
Christ Troubled
Wednesday Evening 5/2 – 2 Kings 20:1-21
Death Sentence

Scripture at Sunrise 12.7.2017

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“In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.” -Psalm 4:8
One of the reasons God made us to sleep is to remind us every day that He can manage just fine without us. -Kevin DeYoung via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 11.20.2014

It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for He gives to His beloved sleep. -Psalm 127:2

Sleep is a parable that God is God and we are mere men. -John Piper via Desiring God’s Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 11.19.2014

“He will not let your foot be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.” -Psalm 121:3-4

God gave us sleep to remind us we aren’t Him. -Charles H. Spurgeon