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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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SERMON AUDIO

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]