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Scripture at Sunrise 7.28.2020

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.” -1 Peter 5:6

This is tantamount to a promise: if we will bow down, the Lord will lift us up. Humility leads to honor; submission is the way to exaltation. That same hand of God which presses us down is waiting to raise us up when we are prepared to bear the blessing. We stoop to conquer. Many cringe before men and yet miss the patronage they crave; but he that humbles himself under the hand of God shall not fail to be enriched, uplifted, sustained, and comforted by the ever-gracious One. It is a habit of Jehovah to cast down the proud and lift up the lowly.

Yet there is a time for the Lord’s working. We ought now to humble ourselves, even at this present moment; and we are bound to keep on doing so whether the Lord lays His afflicting hand upon us or not. When the Lord smites, it is our special duty to accept the chastisement with profound submission. But as for the Lord’s exaltation of us, that can only come “in due time,” and God is the best judge of that day and hour. Do we cry out impatiently for the blessing? Would we wish for untimely honor? What are we at? Surely we are not truly humbled, or we should wait with quiet submission. So let us do.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 6.24.2020

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” -Galatians 2:20

If Jesus is Lord (and He is!), the great question for the Christian is not ‘What do I want to do?’ but ‘What is the Lord calling me to do?’ Submit every moment and every decision to the Lord. He will direct your paths. -Grant R. Castleberry

Scripture at Sunrise 12.16.2019

“Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.” -Titus 3:1-2

We are to submit to government rulers and authorities. You might not agree with them, but you are submit to them and show them and their office respect. You don’t ever want to alienate someone from hearing the Gospel of Christ.

-Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday morning sermon from Titus 3: How then shall we live?)


Scripture at Sunrise 6.22.09

Sunday School | 1 Peter 2:1-12 | Bro. Steve Dawson
“Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.”  -1 Peter 2:2-3
We have to be nourished or we are vulnerable to the enemies in our spiritual battles. 

Morning Worship | Colossians 3:18-19 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.  Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.”  -Colossians 3:18-19
-Marriage is not about what you can get out of it, but what you can give into it. 
-Look at how God has loved you in spite of yourself. 
-Love “incarnationally,” meaning “Flesh it out.”  Live it out! 
-As husbands love, there is submission. 
-Wives and husbands are equal, but husbands have been given the authority.  (Galatians 3:28, 1 Corinthians 11:3, Philippians 2:5-11, Ephesians 5:21)
-If you want a heavenly home on earth, practice these principles in God’s Word. 

Evening Worship | Exodus 34:1-7 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, ‘The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.'”  -Exodus 34:6-7
-God was willing to renew His covenant with Israel.
-vs. 4- Moses was eager to meet God.  He got up early in anticipation. 
-vs. 5- God still had to come down to man to meet Him where He was, even though he was on a mountain.  The same is true in our lives. 
-vs. 6- God revealed Himself to Moses by proclaiming His Name.  He reveals Himself to us by His Word as well.  Moses didn’t see something spectacular, He heard the Lord proclaiming His Name.  Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. 
-vs. 7- Attributes of God: merciful, gracious, longsuffering, abundant in lovingkindness, true, forgiving, just
-This passage shows us we need Crist.  Thankfully, we have a compassionate High Priest (Hebrews 4:12). 
-Jesus Christ satisfied the justice and wrath of God.  (Romans 3:26)  “‘Til on that cross as Jesus died the wrath of God was satisfied.  For every sin on Him was laid, here in the death of Christ, I live!”  [In Christ Alone]