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Scripture at Sunrise 7.9.2018

“Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.” -Acts 9:31

These churches had unity, they worked on building each other up, they were in motion/action (not standing still) walking in the fear of the Lord, and they had the comfort of the Holy Spirit. We should want the Holy Spirit to permeate everything we do, say, and think. 
There will be growth in the local church if you have these things. You can’t stop it. It doesn’t talk about how fast they grew–churches grow at different rates–but they grew! –excerpts from Bro. Mike Creiglow’s Sunday Morning Sermon (missionary to Brazil)
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SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 7/8 – Acts 9:31
Characteristics of Growing Churches
Sunday Evening 7/8 – John 14:1-12
The Trinity Revealed
Wednesday Evening 7/4 – 2 Kings 25:22-30
A Light in Dark Times

Scripture at Sunrise 11.2.09

Sunday School | 1 John 5:13-21 | Bro. Roger Harden
“I write these things to you who believe in the Name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.  And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to His will He hears us.”  -1 John 5:13-14

We have everything to be thankful for and to be joyful about in Christ because He has given us eternal life.  If He has given us eternal life, rest assured that He will take care of the rest.  (Matthew 6:33)

Morning Worship | 1 Corinthians 3:18-23 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“…you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.”  -1 Corinthians 3:23
Ways to Prevent Division:
1)Don’t be impressed by your own wisdom.  If everyone is submitted to the Word of God, there will be unity.  (vs. 18-20)
2)Prefer teachers who teach truth, who are faithful to God’s Word, are living a godly life and are filled with the knowledge of God.  (vs. 21)
3)Know how to handle your possessions.  God has given us: [a]Some good preachers and good books.  Glean from their knowledge.  [b]The  world.  Only the redeemed child can see the world’s beauty as a gift from the Creator.  [c]Life!  Eternal life!  (John 10:10)  [d]Death.  It ushers us into the very presence of Christ.  (1 Corinthians 15:54-55; Galatians 2:20)  [e]The present.  He’s using all the events in your life to mold you into the image of His Son.  (Romans 8:28; Psalm 119:71,75)  [f]The future.  What’s to come: Heaven!  (Romans 8:17)
vs. 23- If your life is hid with Christ in God, how can there be division?

Evening Worship | Leviticus 6:8-23 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“For our sake He made Him to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.”  -2 Corinthians 5:21
Ponder God’s holiness.  The sinless Son of God became sin for me.  The Creator gave His life for the creature.  Wow!

Scripture at Sunrise 9.14.09

Sunday School | 1 John 2:1-14 | Bro. Roger Harden
“My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.  He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.”  -1 John 2:1-2
-Propitiation=Subsitute, but even further, the wrath of God was satisfied AND His favor was bestowed upon us!
-We have to be motivated by the love of God.  What’s your motivation?  Are you trying to impress the world? 

Morning Worship | 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.”  -1 Corinthians 1:10
-If you are in fellowship with the Lord, you are in fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ.  (Philippians 2:5)
-Desire to live, speak and provoke others to the glory of God. 
“For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.”  -1 Corinthians 1:17
-The good news becomes good news only when you realize the bad news. 
-Only when you see yourself as a sinner in need of a Savior can you love what Christ has done. 
-When you realize His love for you, you are drawn with cords of love to Him. 

Evening Worship | Exodus 40:1-37
“Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.”  -Exodus 40:34
-God delivered Israel out of bondage and continued to deliver them for His glory. 
-He has delivered us from the bondage of sin and continues to deliver us for His glory. 
-The Israelites had obeyed God’s instructions concerning the tabernacle, built it and consecrated it and they were anticipating God’s glory coming down on it. 
-vs. 35- No one can come into the presence of Almighty God without blood.  Don’t get too laid back with the holiness of God. 
-Jesus Christ fulfilled all these protypes: lampstand, shewbread, basin, shakinah glory, etc.!!!!
-God promised His guiding presence, blessings, protection and providence.  (vs. 36-38)
-He has promised never to leave or forsake us.  (Hebrews 13:5)
-He has delivered us.  He is delivering us.  Our Deliverer is coming!