“Grace does not grant permission to live in the flesh; it supplies power to live in the Spirit.” -John MacArthur
“And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes and be careful to obey My rules.” -Ezekiel 36:27
Sunday Morning 7/8 – Acts 9:31
Characteristics of Growing Churches
Sunday Evening 7/8 – John 14:1-12
The Trinity Revealed
Wednesday Evening 7/4 – 2 Kings 25:22-30
A Light in Dark Times
Sunday Morning Sermon: Experiencing Assurance | Romans 5:5 | Steve Wainright
“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 5:5
It is only the Spirit of God pouring the love of God into the heart of a believer that can make them love the unlovable.
-excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon
This Week’s Sermon Audio:Sermon Audio:
Wednesday Evening – Ichabod | Ezekiel 10:1-22 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – Experiencing Assurance | Romans 5:5 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – A Good Role Model | 2 Kings 2 (Steve Wainright)
We can’t predict the new birth. This should humble us. This should encourage us. For every hopeless person in our lives, we should be encouraged that the wind of God could blow on them at any moment. Pray. Love. Preach. Live. -excerpts from Anthony Vance’s Sunday Evening Sermon
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Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: The Ultimate Advantage | Romans 3:1-4 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Mysteriousness of the New Birth | John 3:7-8 | Anthony Vance
“When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth, for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak, and He will declare to you the things that are to come.” -John 16:13
Truth is like a vast cavern into which we desire to enter, but we are not able to traverse it alone. At the entrance it is clear and bright; but if we would go further and explore its innermost recesses, we must have a guide, or we shall lose ourselves. The Holy Spirit, who knows all truth perfectly, is the appointed guide of all true believers, and He conducts them as they are able to bear it, from one inner chamber to another, so that they behold the deep things of God, and His secret is made plain to them.
What a promise is this for the humbly inquiring mind! We desire to know the truth and to enter into it. We are conscious of our own aptness to err, and we feel the urgent need of a guide. We rejoice that the Holy Spirit is come and abides among us. He condescends to act as a guide to us, and we gladly accept His leadership. “All truth” we wish to learn, that we may not be one-sided and out of balance. We would not be willingly ignorant of any part of revelation lest thereby we should miss blessing or incur sin. The Spirit of God has come that He may guide us into all truth: let us with obedient hearts hearken to His words and follow His lead.
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]
Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | The Fruit Produced by the Spirit (Part 2) | Galatians 5:22-25
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.” -Galatians 5:22-25
The only way we can do what God tells us to do is by divine power. The Spirit must dwell within us. When we abide in Christ, our lives will produce a multifaceted singular fruit of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, meekness, and self-control. Is this fruit being displayed in your life?
You cannot live your life by faith without walking by the Spirit. Your biggest battle is not with Satan, but with yourself, and it’s a continual, moment-by-moment battle. How do you walk by the Spirit? Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly.
Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | Galatians 3:1-5
“Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?” -Galatians 3:3
Do you really believe you began by the Spirit and then are perfected by your works? HE began it. HE’ll complete it. Philippians 1:6 – “And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”
I will pour My Spirit upon thy seed, and My blessing upon thine offspring. -Isaiah 44:3
Our dear children have not the Spirit of God by nature, as we plainly see. We see much in them which makes us fear as to their future, and this drives us to agonizing prayer. When a son becomes specially perverse, we cry with Abraham, “Oh, that Ishmael might live before thee!” We would sooner see our daughters Hannahs than empresses. This verse should greatly encourage us. It follows upon the words, “Fear not, O Jacob, my servant,” and it may well banish our fears.
The Lord will give His Spirit; will give it plentifully, pouring it out; will give it effectually, so that it shall be a real and eternal blessing. Under this divine outpouring our children shall come forward, and “one shall say, I am the Lord’s; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob.”
This is one of those promises concerning which the Lord will be inquired of. Should we not, at set times, in a distinct manner, pray for our offspring? We cannot give them new hearts, but the Holy Spirit can; and He is easily to be entreated of. The great Father takes pleasure in the prayers of fathers and mothers. Have we any dear ones outside of the ark? Let us not rest till they are shut in with us by the Lord’s own hand.
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]