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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]

Scripture at Sunrise 11.14.2018

“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” -1 Corinthians 13:13

“People stand in need of faith, hope, and love: someone they can trust, something to live for, and someone to love them though they know everything about them.” -excerpt from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Sunday Evening Sermon from John 16:25-33

Scripture at Sunrise 8.13.2018

“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” -John 14:27
Lack of peace is due to a lack of trust in God who is sovereign over all. –excerpt from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Sunday Evening Sermon
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SERMON AUDIO

Scripture at Sunrise 5.8.2018

For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name. -Psalm 33:21

The root of faith produces the flower of heart-joy. We may not at the first rejoice, but it comes in due time. We trust the Lord when we are sad, and in due season He so answers our confidence that our faith turns to fruition, and we rejoice in the Lord. Doubt breeds distress, but trust means joy in the long run.

The assurance expressed by the psalmist in this verse is really a promise held out in the hands of holy confidence. Oh, for grace to appropriate it. If we do not rejoice at this moment, yet we shall do so, as surely as David’s God is our God.

Let us meditate upon the Lord’s holy name that we may trust Him the better and rejoice the more readily. He is in character holy, just, true, gracious, faithful, and unchanging. Is not such a God to be trusted? He is all wise, almighty, and everywhere present; can we not cheerfully rely upon Him? Yes, we will do so at once and do so without reserve. Jehovah-Jireh will provide; Jehovah-Shalom will send peace; Jehovah-Tsidkenu will justify; Jehovah-Shammah will be forever near; and in Jehovah-Nissi we will conquer every foe. They that know Thy name will trust Thee; and they that trust Thee will rejoice in Thee, O Lord.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 1.29.2018

“The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.” -John 10:3b-4

The Shepherd leads the sheep, He doesn’t drive them. The Lord goes before us! The sheep trust the shepherd–He knows what’s best in your life.  –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Evening Sermon
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This Week’s SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 1/28 – Romans 11:11-15
Riches to the World
Sunday Evening 1/28 – John 10:1-6
The True Shepherd
Wednesday Evening 1/24 – 2 Kings 13:1-9
God’s Mercy Despite Our Sinfulness

Scripture at Sunrise 10.19.2017

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“Though He slay me, I will hope in Him; yet I will argue my ways to His face.” -Job 13:15
A faith which can say, in the direst trouble, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him,” is heaven-born faith.  -C.H. Spurgeon via Twitter