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Scripture at Sunrise 03.24.2021

“But many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers’ houses, old men who had seen the first house, wept with a loud voice when they saw the foundation of this house being laid, though many shouted aloud for joy, so that the people could not distinguish the sound of the joyful shout from the sound of the people’s weeping, for the people shouted with a great shout, and the sound was heard far away.” -Ezra 3:12-13

There was a generation gap in this passage. We need the wisdom of those who are older than us. We need the youthful vibrancy of those who are younger than us. -Pastor Steve Wainright

(excerpt from 03/21/2021 Sermon “Little is Much” from Ezra 3)

Scripture at Sunrise 7.21.2020

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 I 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 4.2.2019

“The wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.” -Isaiah 35:8

The way of holiness is so straight and plain that the simplest minds cannot go astray if they constantly follow it. The worldly wise have many twists and turns, and yet they make terrible blunders and generally miss their end. Worldly policy is a poor, shortsighted thing, and when men choose it as their road, it leads them over dark mountains. Gracious minds know no better than to do as the Lord bids them; but this keeps them in the King’s highway and under royal protection.

Let the reader never for a moment attempt to help himself out of a difficulty by a falsehood or by a questionable act; but let him keep in the middle of the high road of truth and integrity, and he will be following the best possible course. In our lives we must never practice circular sailing nor dream of shuffling. Be just and fear not, Follow Jesus and heed no evil consequences. If the worst of ills could be avoided by wrongdoing, we should, in the very attempt, have fallen into an evil worse than any other ill could be. God’s way must be the very best way. Follow it though men think you a fool, and you will be truly wise.

Lord, lead Thy servants in a plain path because of their enemies.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 9.17.2018

“to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.” -Romans 16:27
As children of God, praise should ever be on our lips to the only wise God. Only God’s wisdom is pure. He has worked a plan since the foundation of the world for sinners to have a way to Him. He makes children of darkness to become children of light. –excerpt from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon
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Scripture at Sunrise 4.3.2018

“The wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.” -Isaiah 35:8

The way of holiness is so straight and plain that the simplest minds cannot go astray if they constantly follow it. The worldly wise have many twists and turns, and yet they make terrible blunders and generally miss their end. Worldly policy is a poor, shortsighted thing, and when men choose it as their road, it leads them over dark mountains. Gracious minds know no better than to do as the Lord bids them; but this keeps them in the King’s highway and under royal protection.

Let the reader never for a moment attempt to help himself out of a difficulty by a falsehood or by a questionable act; but let him keep in the middle of the high road of truth and integrity, and he will be following the best possible course. In our lives we must never practice circular sailing nor dream of shuffling. Be just and fear not, Follow Jesus and heed no evil consequences. If the worst of ills could be avoided by wrongdoing, we should, in the very attempt, have fallen into an evil worse than any other ill could be. God’s way must be the very best way. Follow it though men think you a fool, and you will be truly wise.

Lord, lead Thy servants in a plain path because of their enemies.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 5.11.2016

His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever He tells you.” -John 2:5

Why is God worthy of our complete surrender? He’s infinitely wiser than we are. He’s sovereignly involved. He not only knows the future, but controls the future. -Anthony Vance in “What True Obedience Is”

——-This Week’s Sermon Audio——-
Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Absolutely No Excuse | Romans 1:28-2:3 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: What True Obedience Is | John 2:5 | Anthony Vance

Scripture at Sunrise 8.25.2015

For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. -1 Corinthians 1:19

This verse is a threatening so far as the worldly wise are concerned, but to the simple believer it is a promise. The professedly learned are forever trying to bring to nothing the faith of the humble believer, but they fail in their attempts. Their arguments break down, their theories fall under their own weight, their deep-laid plots discover themselves before their purpose is accomplished. The old gospel is not extinct yet, nor will it be while the Lord liveth. If it could have been exterminated, it would have perished from off the earth long ago.

We cannot destroy the wisdom of the wise, nor need we attempt it, for the work is in far better hands. The Lord Himself says, “I will,” and He never resolves in vain. Twice does He in this verse declare His purpose, and we may rest assured that He will not turn aside from it.

What clean work the Lord makes of philosophy and “modern thought” when He puts His hand to it! He brings the fine appearance down to nothing; He utterly destroys the wood, hay, and stubble. It is written that so it shall be, and so shall it be. Lord, make short work of it. Amen, and amen.

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

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?

Scripture at Sunrise 8.24.2010

For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.  -1 Corinthians 1:19

This verse is a threatening so far as the worldly wise are concerned, but to the simple believer it is a promise. The professedly learned are forever trying to bring to nothing the faith of the humble believer, but they fail in their attempts. Their arguments break down, their theories fall under their own weight, their deep-laid plots discover themselves before their purpose is accomplished. The old gospel is not extinct yet, nor will it be while the Lord liveth. If it could have been exterminated, it would have perished from off the earth long ago.

We cannot destroy the wisdom of the wise, nor need we attempt it, for the work is in far better hands. The Lord Himself says, “I will,” and He never resolves in vain. Twice does He in this verse declare His purpose, and we may rest assured that He will not turn aside from it.

What clean work the Lord makes of philosophy and “modern thought” when He puts His hand to it! He brings the fine appearance down to nothing; He utterly destroys the wood, hay, and stubble. It is written that so it shall be, and so shall it be. Lord, make short work of it. Amen, and amen.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon, August 24 entry]