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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

Scripture at Sunrise 1.8.2018

“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” -Romans 10:17

Trials will come and you need faith. You get faith by getting in the Word of God.  – excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon
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This Week’s SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 1/7 – Romans 10:16-21
Faith Comes by Hearing
Sunday Evening 1/7 – John 8:48-59
He is I Am
Wednesday Evening 1/3 – 2 Kings 11:1-21
The Reign of Athaliah

Scripture at Sunrise 10.31.2017

“I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.” -Psalm 118:17

A fair assurance this! It was no doubt based upon a promise, inwardly whispered in the psalmist’s heart, which he seized upon and enjoyed. Is my case like that of David? Am I depressed because the enemy affronts me? Are there multitudes against me and few on my side? Does unbelief bid me lie down and die in despair-a defeated, dishonored man? Do my enemies begin to dig my grave?

What then? Shall I yield to the whisper of fear, and give up the battle, and with it give up all hope? Far from it. There is life in me yet: “I shall not die.” Vigor will return and remove my weakness: “I shall live.” The Lord lives, and I shall live also. My mouth shall again be opened: “I shall declare the works of Jehovah.” Yes, and I shall speak of the present trouble as another instance of the wonder-working faithfulness and love of the Lord my God. Those who would gladly measure me for my coffin had better wait a bit, for “the Lord hath chastened me sore, but He hath not given me over unto death.” Glory be to His name forever! I am immortal till my work is done. Till the Lord wills it, no vault can close upon me.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 9.5.2017

“The Lord will be with you.” -2 Chronicles 20:17

This was a great mercy for Jehoshaphat, for a great multitude had come out against him; and it will be a great mercy for me, for I have great need, and I have no might or wisdom. If the Lord be with me, it matters little who may desert me. If the Lord be with me, I shall conquer in the battle of life, and the greater my trials the more glorious will be my victory. How can I be sure that the Lord is with me?

For certain He is with me if I am with Him. If I trust in His faithfulness, believe His words, and obey His commands, He is assuredly with me. If I am on Satan’s side, God is against me and cannot be otherwise; but if I live to honor God, I may be sure that He will honor me.

I am quite sure that God is with me if Jesus is my sole and only Savior. If I have placed my soul in the hands of God’s only-begotten Son, then I may be sure that the Father will put forth all His power to preserve me, that His Son may not be dishonored.

Oh, for faith to take hold upon the short but sweet text for today! O Lord, fulfill this word to Thy servant! Be with me in the house, in the street, in the field, in the shop, in company, and alone. Be Thou also with all Thy people.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 8.29.2017

“Their soul shall be as a watered garden.” -Jeremiah 31:12

Oh, to have one’s soul under heavenly cultivation; no longer a wilderness but a garden of the Lord! Enclosed from the waste, walled around by grace, planted by instruction, visited by love, weeded by heavenly discipline, and guarded by divine power, one’s favored soul is prepared to yield fruit unto the Lord.

But a garden may become parched for want of water, and then all its herbs decline and are ready to die. O my soul, how soon would this be the case were the Lord to leave thee! In the East, a garden without water soon ceases to be a garden at all: nothing can come to perfection, grow, or even live. When irrigation is kept up, the result is charming. Oh, to have one’s soul watered by the Holy Spirit uniformly — every part of the garden having its own stream; plentifully — a sufficient refreshment coming to every tree and herb, however thirsty by nature it may be; continually — each hour bringing not only its heat, but its refreshment; wisely — each plant receiving just what it needs. In a garden you can see by the verdure where the water flows, and you can soon perceive when the Spirit of God comes.

O Lord, water me this day and cause me to yield Thee a full reward for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 8.22.2017

“Surely the wrath of man shall praise you; the remnant of wrath you will put on like a belt.” -Psalm 76:10

Wicked men will be wrathful. Their anger we must endure as the badge of our calling, the token of our separation from them: if we were of the world, the world would love its own. Our comfort is that the wrath of man shall be made to redound to the glory of God. When in their wrath the wicked crucified the Son of God they were unwittingly fulfilling the divine purpose, and in a thousand cases the willfulness of the ungodly is doing the same. They think themselves free, but like convicts in chains they are unconsciously working out the decrees of the Almighty.

The devices of the wicked are overruled for their defeat. They act in a suicidal way and baffle their own plottings. Nothing will come of their wrath which can do us real harm. When they burned the martyrs, the smoke which blew from the stake sickened men of popery more than anything else.

Meanwhile, the Lord has a muzzle and a chain for bears. He restrains the more furious wrath of the enemy. He is like a miller who holds back the mass of the water in the stream, and what He does allow to flow He uses for the turning of His wheel. Let us not sigh, but sing. All is well, however hard the wind blows.

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