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Scripture at Sunrise 10.9.2019

“And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.” -1 Samuel 30:6

Encourage yourself in the Lord. Your circumstances may not change, but your attitude towards them will. -excerpts from Joshua Wilson’s Sunday Evening Sermon: “When All Else Fails” from 1 Samuel 30:1-6 (Listen here)

Scripture at Sunrise 8.20.2019

He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.” -Job 5:19

Eliphaz in this spoke the truth of God. We may have as many troubles as the workdays of the week, but the God who worked on those six days will work for us till our deliverance is complete. We shall rest with Him and in Him on our Sabbath. The rapid succession of trials is one of the sorest tests of faith. Before we have recovered from one blow it is followed by another and another till we are staggered. Still, the equally quick succession of deliverances is exceedingly cheering. New songs are rung out upon the anvil by the hammer of affliction, till we see in the spiritual world the antitype of “the Harmonious Blacksmith.” Our confidence is that when the Lord makes our trials six, six they will be and no more.

It may be that we have no rest day, for seamen troubles come upon us. What then? “In seven there shall be no evil touch thee.” Evil may roar at us, but it shall be kept at more than arm’s length and shall not even touch us. Its hot breath may distress us, but its little finger cannot be laid upon us.

With our loins girt about us, we will meet the six or the seven troubles and leave fear to those who have no Father, no Savior, and no Sanctifier.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 8.19.2019

“But He knoweth the way that I take: when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.” -Job 23:10

Sometimes the lonely places are where God puts us so we can be alone with Him. There are times you might feel all alone, discouraged or depressed, but God is at work. That’s His preparation time. –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Evening Sermon:“God’s Preparation Time”

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Scripture at Sunrise 1.9.2019

“I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known Thy faithfulness to all generations.” -Psalm 89:1

We tend to exaggerate our trials and minimize our blessings. We exaggerate our problems and minimize the mercies of God. -Steve Wainright in 1.2.2019 Sermon from Jeremiah 29:11-14 (Listen here)

Scripture at Sunrise 11.12.2018

“I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” -John 16:33
Can we have peace in the midst of any trial? When we’re under pressure, facing “the big squeeze”, cheer up! Be of a strong heart. Take courage! Why? Because Jesus has overcome the world. He will never fail you. He will never leave you. He’s reliable. He can truly be trusted. He loves you unconditionally. He is your hope.
excerpt from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Sunday Evening Sermon
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Scripture at Sunrise 4.26.2018

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Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for He has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” -Hebrews 13:5
Your life will probably not play out like you want. But the one who writes a better story will be with you in every trial. -Desiring God via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 3.21.2018

“Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.” -John 11:5

Don’t interpret God’s love through the situation you’re going through. Interpret the situation you’re going through through God’s love. -excerpt from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Sunday Evening Sermon


SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 3/18 – Romans 12:9-10
Let Love Be Genuine
Sunday Evening 3/18 – John 11:1-7
God’s Love in Conflict
Wednesday Evening 3/14 – 2 Kings 17:1-41
Following Emptiness