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Scripture at Sunrise 7.18.2018

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

“I am afraid that all the grace that I have got of my comfortable and easy times and happy hours, might almost lie on a penny. But the good that I have received of my sorrows, and pains, and griefs, is altogether incalculable.” -Charles H. Spurgeon

Scripture at Sunrise 1.23.2017

Sunday MorningSqueezing Joy Out of Sorrow | Romans 5:2-5 (Steve Wainright)
“Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”  -Romans 5:2-5

It is inevitable that we will all have trouble. Do we really boast in our troubles? In our suffering? How can we squeeze joy out of sorrow?
When you’re squeezed and twisted in all areas of your life, God is producing joy. In suffering, the believer sees something greater: they see God’s hand at work.
He squeezes us all in different ways. When pressure is applied, something greater is being squeezed out of your life. In your squeezing, are you boasting about God or complaining about your circumstances?
The child of God can boast in tribulations for God has a higher purpose than we can see.

-excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon

Sermon Audio:
MorningSqueezing Joy Out of Sorrow | Romans 5:2-5 (Steve Wainright)
Evening – A Biblical Definition of the Sabbath | John 5:1-18 (Anthony Vance)

Scripture at Sunrise 8.21.2012

“For His anger endureth but a moment; in His favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. -Psalm 30:5

A moment under our Father’s anger seems very long, and yet it is but a moment after all. If we grieve His Spirit, we cannot look for His smile; but He is a God ready to pardon, and He soon puts aside all remembrance of our faults. When we faint and are ready to die because of His frown, His favor puts new life into us.

This verse has another note of the semi-quaver kind. Our weeping night soon turns into joyous day. Brevity is the mark of mercy in the hour of the chastisement of believers. The Lord loves not to use the rod on His chosen; He gives a blow or two, and all is over; yea, and the life and the joy, which follow the anger and the weeping, more than make amends for the salutary sorrow.

Come, my heart, begin thy hallelujahs! Weep not all through the night, but wipe thine eyes in anticipation of the morning. These tears are dews which mean us as much good as the sunbeams of the morrow. Tears clear the eyes for the sight of God in His grace and make the vision of His favor more precious. A night of sorrow supplies those shades of the pictures by which the highlights are brought out with distinctness. All is well.

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