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Scripture at Sunrise 12.28.2020

“With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.” -2 Chronicles 32:8

When we realize our weakness, that’s when we rely on His strength.

-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Evening Sermon
Faith Tested” from 2 Chronicles 32)

Scripture at Sunrise 4.17.2017

Sunday Evening – Philip’s Test | John 6:5-9 (Anthony Vance)
Lifting up His eyes, then, and seeing that a large crowd was coming toward Him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?” He said this to test him, for He himself knew what He would do. -John 6:5-6

Philip’s test is a test for us also. God doesn’t design tests to expand His knowledge, but for our growth and understanding. He was testing Philip’s understanding and faith. The test reveals our understanding and faith in the Master who is at work in our lives.

-excerpts from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon


This Week’s Sermon Audio:

Wednesday Evening – Praying with an Eternal Focus | Philippians 1:3-11 (Anthony Vance)
Sunday Morning –  An Inseparable UnionRomans 6:5-11 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Philip’s Test | John 6:5-9 (Anthony Vance)

Scripture at Sunrise 10.12.09

Sunday School | 1 John 4:1-6 | Bro. Roger Harden
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.”  -1 John 4:1
You have to know the Word of God to test the spirits.  Know the Word to defend the Gospel.

Morning Worship | 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.  None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”  -1 Corinthians 2:7-8
*God’s wisdom is hidden for our glory.  If it wasn’t hidden, His Son wouldn’t have been crucified and we wouldn’t have salvation.
*Ministry of the Spirit (vs. 10-16) // 1. Revelation: truth revealed (vs. 10-11) 2. Inspiration: truth recorded (vs. 12-13) 3. Illumination: truth understood (vs. 14-16)

Evening Worship | Leviticus 3:1-17 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“For He Himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in His flesh the dividing wall of hostility.”  -Ephesians 2:14
Our peace is found in trusting in our High Priest, Jesus Christ, the majestic One who deeply loves us.
[Read the story about the missionary couple who was killed in the 1930s, John and Betty Stam.]

Scripture at Sunrise 3.9.09

“For this I toil, struggling with all His energy that He powerfully works within me.”  -Colossians 1:29

No “summary” today.  This is what your Pastor has titled a “Supplemental Sermon.” 

“So, how might we know when God is energetically and powerfully working in us?  If, when you are slandered, you respond by entreating (I Corinthians 4:13), you can rest assured that divine energy is working mightily in you.  If, when you are reviled, you bless instead of curse (I Corinthians 4:12), you can rest assured that divine energy is working mightily in you.  If, when you are persecuted, you endure (I Corinthians 4:12), you can rest assured that divine energy is working mightily in you.  If, when you are afflicted but not crushed, are perplexed but do not yield to despair, are struck down but not destroyed, you may rest assured that divine energy is working mightily in you (2 Corinthians 4:8-9).  If, when you are sorrowful and still rejoice, possess nothing yet are rich, you may rest assured that divine energy is working mightily in you (2 Corinthians 6:10).  If, when you are in poverty and give generously and joyfully (2 Corinthians 8:1ff), you may rest assrued that divine energy is working mightily in you. 

You probably won’t feel anything.  There’s no guarantee that your body will vibrate or your appearance will change.  But if you find yourself responding and thinking as Jesus would, if you find yourself acting and choosing contrary to every fleshly and sinful impulse, you may rest assured that divine energy is  mightily at work in you.  Only in this way can we, like Paul, continue to serve and love and minister and not lose heart.” 

[From “The Hope of Glory” by Sam Storms pg. 138-139]