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Scripture at Sunrise 7.20.2017

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“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” -Psalm 119:105

Wisdom for every day living is found in the pages of God’s Word not in trying to figure out God’s secret will for our lives. -Paul Tripp via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 8.2.2016

Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say. -Exodus 4:12

Many a true servant of the Lord is slow of speech, and when called upon to plead for his Lord, he is in great confusion lest he should spoil a good cause by his bad advocacy. In such a case it is well to remember that the Lord made the tongue which is so slow, and we must take care that we do not blame our maker. It may be that a slow tongue is not so great an evil as a fast one, and fewness of words may be more of a blessing than floods of verbiage. It is also quite certain that real saving power does not lie in human rhetoric, with its tropes, and pretty phrases, and grand displays. Lack of fluency is not so great a lack as it looks.

If God be with our mouth, and with our mind, we shall have something better than the sounding brass of eloquence or the tinkling cymbal of persuasion. God’s teaching is wisdom; His presence is power. Pharaoh had more reason to be afraid of stammering Moses than of the most fluent talker in Egypt; for what he said had power in it; he spoke plagues and deaths. If the Lord be with us in our natural weakness we shall be girt with supernatural power. Therefore, let us speak for Jesus boldly, as we ought to speak.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 5.2.2016

The Sin of Presumption [listen] | John 2:1-11 | Anthony Vance
When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” -John 2:3

Do we sometimes also forget our place by trying to dictate the Lord’s intervention upon our circumstances? Instead of resting in His will, we get frustrated with His timing. Too often we come to the Lord like Mary did saying, “We’re out of wine–do something now.” Submit to His perfect wisdom and timing.

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Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: The Depravity of Man | Romans 1:26-32 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Sin of Presumption | John 2:1-11 | Anthony Vance

Scripture at Sunrise 7.21.2015

“And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.” -Daniel 12:3

Here is something to wake me up. This is worth living for. To be wise is a noble thing in itself: in this place it refers to a divine wisdom which only the Lord Himself can bestow. Oh, to know myself, my God, my Savior! May I be so divinely taught that l may carry into practice heavenly truth and live in the light of it! Is my life a wise one? Am I seeking that which I ought to seek? Am I living as I shall wish I had lived when I come to die? Only such wisdom can secure for me eternal brightness as of yonder sunlit skies.

To be a winner of souls is a glorious attainment. I had need to be wise if I am to turn even one to righteousness; much more if I am to turn many, Oh, for the knowledge of God, of men, of the Word, and of Christ, which will enable me to convert my fellowmen and to convert large numbers of them! I would give myself to this, and never rest till I accomplish it. This will be better than winning stars at court. This will make me a star, a shining star, a star shining forever and ever; yea, more, it will make me shine as many stars. My soul, arouse thyself. Lord, quicken me!

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

Scripture at Sunrise 5.18.2015

Sunday Evening | Pastor Steve Wainright | Solomon’s Wisdom: Not from Fish Heads | 1 Kings 3:16-4:34
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.” -James 1:5-6

Ask for wisdom in faith. Don’t doubt. God will give it liberally.

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*Click here for Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Affectionate Yearning (Philippians 1:7-8)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Solomon’s Wisdom: Not from Fish Heads (1 Kings 3:16-4:34)

Scripture at Sunrise 5.11.2015

Sunday Evening | Pastor Steve Wainright | Solomon’s Source of Wisdom | 1 Kings 3
At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, “Ask what I shall give you.” -1 Kings 3:5

God knew what Solomon needed before he even asked, but still wanted him to come to Him and ask. He desires for us to commune with Him.

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*Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: [Oops! We’ll hopefully have this up Wednesday or Thursday…church secretary fail! But, refresh yourself with Philippians 1!]
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Solomon’s Source of Wisdom (1 Kings 3)

Scripture at Sunrise 2.3.2014

Sunday Evening | Pastor Steve Wainright | 1 Samuel 18:17-30
“Then the commanders of the Philistines came out to battle, and as often as they came out David had more success than all the servants of Saul, so that his name was highly esteemed.” -1 Samuel 18:30

Everybody loved David except for Saul. David was anointed–a type of Christ–a type of Messiah. When it comes to the Lord’s Anointed, you either love him or you hate him. There is no neutral ground. If you’re neutral, you’re against him. Do you love Christ or hate Him?

David acted wisely in ALL that he did (vs. 14). Do you act wisely in ALL that you do?