Posts tagged ‘truth’

June 7, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 6.7.2017

“When they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, ‘Rabbi, when did You come here?’ Jesus answered them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking Me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on Him God the Father has set His seal.'” -John 6:25-27
Jesus doesn’t always answer what you ask, but always responds with what you need. -excerpt from Anthony Vance’s Sunday Evening Sermon
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SERMON AUDIO
Wednesday Evening | A Tale of Two Prostitutes: Part 2 | Ezekiel 23:11-49
Sunday Morning | Struggling but VictoriousRomans 7:24-8:1
Sunday Evening | The Discerning SaviorJohn 6:22-29
April 20, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 4.20.2017

ThursdayTheologicalTweet

“…for we walk by faith, not by sight.” -2 Corinthians 5:7

Faith is not primarily a function of how you feel. Faith is living out and believing what truth is despite what you feel. -Tim Keller via Twitter

November 9, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 11.9.2016

“God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” -John 4:24
Truth is what fuels the response of our inner man. It is doctrine that will move you to devotion–anything less is just fluff.

-excerpt from Anthony Vance’s Sunday Evening Sermon

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Sunday Morning Sermon: Experiencing Blessedness| Romans 4:4-8 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon: True Worship | John 4:16-24 | Anthony Vance

October 6, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 10.6.2015

“When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth, for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak, and He will declare to you the things that are to come.” -John 16:13

Truth is like a vast cavern into which we desire to enter, but we are not able to traverse it alone. At the entrance it is clear and bright; but if we would go further and explore its innermost recesses, we must have a guide, or we shall lose ourselves. The Holy Spirit, who knows all truth perfectly, is the appointed guide of all true believers, and He conducts them as they are able to bear it, from one inner chamber to another, so that they behold the deep things of God, and His secret is made plain to them.

What a promise is this for the humbly inquiring mind! We desire to know the truth and to enter into it. We are conscious of our own aptness to err, and we feel the urgent need of a guide. We rejoice that the Holy Spirit is come and abides among us. He condescends to act as a guide to us, and we gladly accept His leadership. “All truth” we wish to learn, that we may not be one-sided and out of balance. We would not be willingly ignorant of any part of revelation lest thereby we should miss blessing or incur sin. The Spirit of God has come that He may guide us into all truth: let us with obedient hearts hearken to His words and follow His lead.

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

July 17, 2012

Scripture at Sunrise 7.17.2012

“The people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” -Daniel 11:32

“The Lord is a man of war, Jehovah is his name.” Those who enlist under His banner shall have a Commander who will train them for the conflict and give them both vigor and valor. The times of which Daniel wrote were of the very worst kind, and then it was promised that the people of God would come out in their best colors: they would be strong and stout to confront the powerful adversary.

Oh, that we may know our God: His power, His faithfulness, His immutable love, and so may be ready to risk everything in His behalf. He is One whose character excites our enthusiasm and makes us willing to live and to die for Him. Oh, that we may know our God by familiar fellowship with Him; for then we shall become like Him and shall be prepared to stand up for truth and righteousness. He who comes forth fresh from beholding the face of God will never fear the face of man. If we dwell with Him, we shall catch the heroic spirit, and to us a world of enemies will be but as the drop of a bucket. A countless array of men, or even of devils, will seem as little to us as the nations are to God, and He counts them only as grasshoppers. Oh, to be valiant for truth in this day of falsehood.

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

March 22, 2012

Scripture at Sunrise 3.22.2012

 

“Be filled with the Spirit,  addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ…” -Ephesians 5:18-20

Sing God’s Word. Lyrics matter more than music. Truth transcends tunes.  -Bob Kauflin via Twitter

July 24, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 7.25.2011

“For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the mweapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.” –excerpts from 2 Corinthians 10:1-5

In the midst of Paul defending his apostleship, he reminds the Corinthians that the battles he is facing are spiritual. (Ephesians 6:12; Philippians 2:25; 1 Timothy 6:12; 2 Timothy 2:3-4; 1 Thessalonians 5:8) Paul lets them know he is not fighting with fleshly weapons. His weapons are far greater because human weapons mean nothing in the spiritual realm.

The only weapon in the armor of God is the sword of the Spirit, His Word! Every false teaching and error will be triumphed by the truth of God. That is what changes hearts.

Truth will always prevail. Don’t ever be ashamed to proclaim the Word of God. It will crumble every error. Only the truth that will set people free.

 

December 23, 2010

Christmas Links

I hope you will be blessed by some of these Christmas-related posts I ran across this week:

  • Disturbing Christmas – If you don’t read any other link here, read this one.
  • Christmas Mystery – A fabulous Gospel-centered poem by Emily Sunshine
  • Fear Not – The same message applies to those of us who are in Christ Jesus!
  • Immanuel – The sweetness of hearing the phrase “God with Us”
  • Rejoice! – Another reflection by Spurgeon
  • A Christmas Prayer – Last, but most certainly not least

And finally, I’ll leave you with a collection of thought-provoking tweets.

  • In awe of Christ’s deity…Jesus gave breath to His mom before she gave birth to Him. (Col.1:16-17) -David Platt
  • In His deity, Jesus is able to endure God’s wrath due sin. In His humanity, Jesus is able to extend God’s mercy to sinners. -David Platt
  • Christmas is salvation by substitution: The perfect Son has come to pay the price for sin… -David Platt
  • At Christmas God moved into a very bad neighborhood and began rehabilitating it.  -Tim Keller, as tweeted by Tullian Tchividjian
  • He became what we are that He might make us what He is.  -Athanasius, as tweeted by David Platt
  • Christmas is revelation by humiliation: The sovereign Creator has become a slave of creation… -David Platt
  • The fact that salvation cannot be earned is demonstrated by who were chosen to hear the announcement of the Savior’s birth and who weren’t.  -Paul Tripp

 

 

August 19, 2009

Scripture at Sunrise 8.19.09

“Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have.”  -2 Peter 1:12

One reason we sing God’s Word: Errors can never be uprooted from human hearts until true knowledge of God is planted therein. – John Calvin

[via Bob Kauflin’s Twitter]

August 16, 2009

Scripture at Sunrise 8.17.09

Sunday School | 2 Peter 1:12-21 | Bro. Steve Dawson
“Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have…And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts…”  -2 Peter 1:12, 19

Peter’s message is urgent because he knows he’s dying soon.  He wants believers to remember the greatness of salvation and that God has given us all we need to sustain us.  He wants us to have assurance, virtue, knowledge, self-control, steadfastness, godliness, brotherly affection and love.
-He reminds us of this so we will ALWAYS remember.  (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)
-vs. 16-21: They saw it all happen, but the Word is more sure.
-We have been entrusted with Truth.  Defend it.  Be like Jonathan Edwards and others who believed it was more important to pass on truth than keep worldly possessions, etc.

Morning Worship | Colossians 4:15-18 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”  -Proverbs 27:17
-koinonia=fellowship
We are called to give ourselves to others.  When you have selective hearing and tune out discord, you miss the beauty of the symphony.  You experience more joy when you share others’ burdens.
-Paul’s heart was enlarged.  (2 Corinthians 6:11)  He had many friends in his heart.  (Romans, Acts, Colossians 4, Galatians 2)
-In this text, he mentions 3 Jewish friends and 3 Gentile friends, which was taboo in that time, but the Gospel breaks all kinds of barriers.  (Acts 16:4)  The ground is level at the cross.  (Ephesians 2:12-19)
-We have fellowship with one another because of the blood of Jesus Christ (1 John 1:3)
-We are filled with Christ’s fullness and are complete in Him.  (Colossians 1:13-19, Psalm 89:27)
-Because we are complete in Him, we are risen with Christ, therefore, focus that way.  (Colossians 3:1) Get your mind fixed on Christ.  (Isaiah 26:3-4)
-Keep eternity in mind at all times.
-vs. 18- Remember Paul is bound for the Gospel, but the Gospel is not bound!
*Have you received the fullness of Christ?

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