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Scripture at Sunrise 04.21.2021

“When my soul was embittered, when I was pricked in heart, I was brutish and ignorant; I was like a beast toward You. Nevertheless, I am continually with You; You hold my right hand.” -Psalm 73:21-23

Your hope is not ultimately based on your strength to hold on but on Christ’s strength holding you forever in the palm of His hand. Even when you feel like letting go, if you genuinely trust Him, He will never let you go. -Burk Parsons via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 7.6.2020

“And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the Lord thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand.” -2 Chronicles 16:7

When you compromise the principles of God in your life, it will undermine your trust in the Lord. When your trust in the Lord is compromised, that’s when your faith is weakened and weakened.

-Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Evening Sermon from  2 Chronicles 16 Asa’s Poor Finish)


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Scripture at Sunrise 6.23.2020

“Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it.” -2 Kings 19:32

Neither did Sennacherib molest the city. He had boasted loudly, but he could not carry out his threats. The Lord is able to stop the enemies of His people in the very act. When the lion has the lamb between his jaws, the great Shepherd of the sheep can rob him of his prey. Our extremity only provides an opportunity for a grander display of divine power and wisdom.

In the case before us, the terrible foe did not put in an appearance before the city which he thirsted to destroy. No annoying arrow could he shoot over the walls, and no besieging engines could he put to work to batter down the castles, and no banks could he cast up to shut in the inhabitants. Perhaps in our case also the Lord will prevent our adversaries from doing us the least harm. Certainly He can alter their intentions or render their designs so abortive that they will gladly forego them. Let us trust in the Lord and keep His way, and He will take care of us. Yea, He will fill us with wondering praise as we see the perfection of His deliverance.

Let us not fear the enemy till he actually comes, and then let us trust in the Lord.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 5.25.2020

“Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into His rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.” -Hebrews 4:1

Fear unbelief and not trusting the Lord your God. You can have a promise from God, but if you do not have faith in the God of the promise, that promise does you no good.

-Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Evening Sermon from Hebrews 4:1-11Fear Unbelief)


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Scripture at Sunrise 3.17.2020

“Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord.” -Jeremiah 1:8

Whenever fear comes in and makes us falter, we are in danger of falling into sin. Conceit is to be dreaded, but so is cowardice. “Dare to be a Daniel.” Our great Captain should be served by brave soldiers.

What a reason for bravery is here! God is with those who are with Him. God will never be away when the hour of struggle comes. Do they threaten you? Who are you that you should be afraid of a man that shall die? Will you lose your situation? Your God whom you serve will find bread and water for His servants. Can you not trust Him? Do they pour ridicule upon you? Will this break your bones or your heart? Bear it for Christ’s sake, and even rejoice because of it.

God is with the true, the just, the holy, to deliver them; and He will deliver you. Remember how Daniel came out of the lions’ den and the three holy children out of the furnace. Yours is not so desperate a case as theirs; but if it were, the Lord would bear you through and make you more than a conqueror. Fear to fear. Be afraid to be afraid. Your worst enemy is within your own bosom. Get to your knees and cry for help, and then rise up saying, “I will trust, and not be afraid.”

[from Morning & Evening by Charles H. Spurgeon]

Scripture at Sunrise 1.1.2020

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.” -Psalm 23:1-2

“If this New Year shall be full of unbelief, it will be sure to be dark and dreary. If it be baptized into faith, it will be saturated with benediction. If we will believe our God as He deserves to be believed, our way will run along the still waters, and our rest will be in green pastures. Trusting in the Lord, we shall be prepared for trials, and shall even welcome them as black ships laden with bright treasures.” -Charles H. Spurgeon

Scripture at Sunrise 5.13.2019

O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,” for by professing it some have swerved from the faith. Grace be with you. -1 Timothy 6:20-21

How can we guard the treasure of truth? Believe the Word. Love the Word. Delight in the Word. Obey the Word. Proclaim the Word. Study the Word. –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon

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Scripture at Sunrise 5.9.2019

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“Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” -Romans 5:3-5

Scripture at Sunrise 1.16.2019

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” -Proverbs 3:5-6

Christian, the hands that hold your future are the same hands that were pierced for you. You can loosen your grip. -DesiringGod via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 12.4.2018

He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.” -Psalm 91:4

A condescending simile indeed! Just as a hen protects her brood and allows them to nestle under her wings, so will the Lord defend His people and permit them to hide away in Him. Have we not seen the little chicks peeping out from under the mother’s feathers? Have we not heard their little cry of contented joy? In this way let us shelter ourselves in our God and feel overflowing peace in knowing that He is guarding us.

While the Lord covers us, we trust. It would be strange if we did not. How can we distrust when Jehovah Himself becomes house and home, refuge and rest to us?

This done, we go out to war in His name and enjoy the same guardian care. We need shield and buckler, and when we implicitly trust God, even as the chick trusts the hen, we find His truth arming us from head to foot. The Lord cannot lie; He must be faithful to His people; His promise must stand. This sure truth is all the shield we need. Behind it we defy the fiery darts of the enemy.

Come, my soul, hide under those great wings, lose thyself among those soft feathers! How happy thou art!

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