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Scripture at Sunrise 10.26.2020

“By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.” -Hebrews 11:8

When you trust in the Lord, you are obedient to the Lord. There is a turning away from the old things that have passed away and — behold! — all things have become new.

When faith is based upon God’s promise, faith produces obedience.

-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Morning Sermon from Hebrews 11:8-12“By Faith Abraham”


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Scripture at Sunrise 10.19.2020

“And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, but not with a perfect heart.” -2 Chronicles 25:2

Amaziah’s heart was not right. He had godly actions, he did what was right in God’s sight, but his heart (attitude) was not devoted to God.

Service to the Lord our God comes from a heart of love to the Lord our God. The more you love Him, the more you desire to serve Him. If you serve God out of obligation, you will end up burnt out in serving Him.

-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Evening Sermon from 2 Chronicles 25:1-28 – “Right Thing, Wrong Heart“)


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Scripture at Sunrise 4.2.2013

“Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them, that thy profiting may appear to all.” -1 Timothy 4:15

This is, practically, a promise that, by diligent meditation and the giving up of our whole mind to our work for the Lord we shall make a progress which all can see. Not by hasty reading but by deep meditation we profit by the Word of God. Not by doing a great deal of work in a slovenly manner, but by giving our best thought to what we attempt, we shall get real profit. “In all labor there is profit” but not in fuss and hurry without true heart-energy.

If we divide ourselves between God and mammon, or Christ and self, we shall make no progress. We must give ourselves wholly to holy things, or else we shall be poor traders in heavenly business, and at our stocktaking no profit will be shown.

Am I a minister? Let me be a minister wholly and not spend my energies upon secondary concerns. What have I to do with party politics or vain amusements? Am I a Christian? Let me make my service of Jesus my occupation, my lifework, my one pursuit. We must be in-and-in with Jesus, and then out-and-out for Jesus, or else we shall make neither progress nor profit, and neither the church nor the world will feel the forceful influence which the Lord would have us exercise.

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