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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 1.17.2011

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.  -Romans 10:4

A little something different to sum up Sunday and start your week!  This is the hymn Pastor Steve mentioned in his morning sermon yesterday.  (I couldn’t find a decent youtube clip of this song, but if you want to hear the tune…click here.)

Once For All by Philip P. Bliss
Free from the law, O happy condition,
Jesus has bled and there is remission,
Cursed by the law and bruised by the fall,
Grace hath redeemed us once for all.

Once for all, O sinner, receive it,
Once for all, O brother, believe it;
Cling to the cross, the burden will fall,
Christ hath redeemed us once for all.

Now we are free, there’s no condemnation,
Jesus provides a perfect salvation.
“Come unto Me,” O hear His sweet call,
Come, and He saves us once for all.

Once for all, O sinner, receive it,
Once for all, O brother, believe it;
Cling to the cross, the burden will fall,
Christ hath redeemed us once for all.

“Children of God,” O glorious calling,
Surely His grace will keep us from falling;
Passing from death to life at His call;
Blessed salvation once for all.

Once for all, O sinner, receive it,
Once for all, O brother, believe it;
Cling to the cross, the burden will fall,
Christ hath redeemed us once for all.

Scripture at Sunrise 12.18.09

“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  -Romans 5:8

God rest ye merry gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ, our Saviour
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan’s power
When we were gone astray
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy.

{Download a free mp3 of this song by Jars of Clay at Amazon.com!}

Scripture at Sunrise 12.11.09

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined.”  -Isaiah 9:2

Hark the Herald Angels Sing! verse 3

Hail the heav’n-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings
Ris’n with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth
Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!”

[Words by Charles Wesley; Music by Felix Mendelssohn]

Scripture at Sunrise 6.26.09

“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  -Romans 5:8

This beautiful song has been stuck in my head all week!  Hopefully, you will be as blessed by it as I have been!

The Gospel Song
Holy God, in love, became
Perfect Man to bear my blame
On the cross He took my sin
By His death I live again

Lyrics by Drew Jones / Music by Bob Kauflin / Sovereign Grace Music

Sheet Music ~ on Songs for the Cross Centered Life ~ MP3 ~ Watch this adorable little girl sing it! 

Scripture at Sunrise 6.12.09

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men…” -Colossians 3:23

Give of Your Best to the Master
Give of your best to the Master,
Give of the strength of your youth;
Throw your soul’s fresh, glowing ardor
Into the battle for turth. 
Jesus has set the example—
Dauntless was He, young and brave;
Give Him your loyal devotion,
Give Him the best that you have. 

Give of your best to the Master;
Give of the strength of your youth;
Clad in salvation’s full armor,
Join in the battle for truth.

Give of your best to the Master,
Give Him first place in your heart;
GIve Him first place in your service;
Consecrate every part. 
Give, and to you shall be given—
God His beloved Son gave;
Gratefully seeking to serve Him,
Give Him the best that you have.

Give of your best to the Master,
Naught else is worthy His love;
He gave Himself for your ransom,
Gave up His glory above;
Lad down His life without murmur,
You from sin’s ruin to save;
Give Him your heart’s adoration,
Give Him the best that you have.

[by Howard Benjamin Grose 1851-1939]

Scripture at Sunrise 4.10.09

“But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.”  -Isaiah 53:5 (You are encouraged to read Isaiah 53 today.)

It is Good Friday.  One blogger deemed today “GREAT Friday” and it certainly is!  Without Christ’s death, we would have to take our own blame, bear our own wrath and die for our own sins.  BUT GOD…thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! 

The cross should constantly be in our view, not just once a year.

Scripture at Sunrise 3.13.09

This is a song I love but it rarely comes to my mind.  It’s packed with Scripture and the Gospel is clearly presented.  What a great reminder!  Thanks, Piper! 

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By John Piper of Desiring God

As I sang “My Hope Is in the Lord” in my devotions, it became a sweet whispering of my faith in Jesus. The thought entered my mind: This would be a beautiful expression of faith for someone who wondered, How do I become a Christian?

“He Himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed.”  -1 Peter 2:24

So, for any of you who would like to be saved from your sin and be reconciled to God and have eternal life, I invite you to sing this song with me.

No, you don’t have to sing it. You can say it. Mainly, you need to mean it.

If you do, from your heart, God will confirm to you in the coming days that you are his because of your faith in Jesus. You will not be able to forsake him, because he will not forsake you.

Here’s the song with some Bible verses where you can read the biblical foundations for what you are singing (or saying).

My hope is in the Lord
Who gave Himself for me,

And paid the price of all my sin at Calvary.

(1 Corinthians 6:20; 1 Peter 2:24)

For me He died, For me He lives,

And everlasting life and light He freely gives.

(Galatians 2:20; Romans 4:25)

No merit of my own
His anger to suppress.

My only hope is found in Jesus’ righteousness.

(Philippians 3:8; Romans 5:18-19)

And now for me He stands
Before the Father’s throne.

He shows His wounded hands and names me as His own.

(Romans 8:34; Revelation 5:6-9)

His grace has planned it all,
‘Tis mine but to believe,

And recognize His work of love and Christ receive.

(2 Timothy 1:9; John 3:16; John 1:12)

Scripture @ Sunrise 11.21.08

“[Christ] is far greater than any king in all the earth. All priase to Him who always loves us and who set us free from our sins by pouring out His lifeblood for us. He has gathered us into His Kingdom and made us priests of God His Father. Give to Him everlasting glory! He rules forever! Amen!” -Revelation 1:5-6

Let Us Love, and Sing, and Wonder
Let us love and sing and wonder,
Let us praise the Savior’s Name!
He has hushed the law’s loud thunder,
He has quenched Mount Sinai’s flame.
He has washed us with His blood,
He has brought us nigh to God.

Let us love the Lord Who bought us,
Pitied us when enemies,
Called us by His grace, and taught us,
Gave us ears and gave us eyes:
He has washed us with His blood,
He presents our souls to God.

Let us sing, though fierce temptation
Threaten hard to bear us down!
For the Lord, our strong Salvation,
Holds in view the conqueror’s crown:
He Who washed us with His blood
Soon will bring us home to God.

Let us wonder; grace and justice
Join and point to mercy’s store;
When through grace in Christ our trust is,
Justice smiles and asks no more:
He Who washed us with His blood
Has secured our way to God.

Let us praise, and join the chorus
Of the saints enthroned on high;
Here they trusted Him before us,
Now their praises fill the sky:
“Thou hast washed us with Your blood;
Thou art worthy, Lamb of God!”

Hark! the Name of Jesus, sounded
Loud, from golden harps above!
Lord, we blush, and are confounded,
Faint our praises, cold our love!
Wash our souls and songs with blood,
For by Thee we come to God.
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Much has been made of John Newton’s move from the slave trade to the church. It was a turnaround that rivaled that of the apostle Paul, and Newton always recognized the depths of sin from which he had come. The “wretch like me” in “Amazing Grace” was no exaggeration. Newton knew that he had sinned greatly; he also knew the greatness of God’s redeeming grace.

This hymn, however, comes from later years, when Newton was a renowned preacher. It is rich with theology and biblical images. Christ has “hushed the Law’s loud thunder,” says Newton, evoking images of Mount Sinai. For centuries the Law stood strong and unkeepable. “You’re not good enough!” it rumbled. But Christ has silenced that rumble with the sweet promise of His own righteousness.

Grace and justice join in Christ, says Newton. Normally these two words don’t belong in the same sentence, but when our trust is in Christ’s righteousness, both are satisfied—“justice smiles and asks no more.”

[from the April 28 entry of “The One Year Book of Hymns“]

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Listen to full traditional version.
Listen to a snippet of Jars of Clay’s version.