Scripture at Sunrise 2.19.2020

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” -Romans 8:1

On any given day, be aware of whose voice has more power over your heart than your heavenly Father’s voice. What God says to us, and about us in Jesus, is the most true, healing, and liberating reality in the entire cosmos, and all of eternity. -Scotty Smith

Scripture at Sunrise 2.18.2020

“He will fulfill the desire of them that fear Him: He also will hear their cry, and will save them.” -Psalm 145:19

His own Spirit has wrought this desire in us, and therefore He will answer it. It is His own life within which prompts the cry, and therefore He will hear it. Those who fear Him are men under the holiest influence, and, therefore, their desire is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. Like Daniel, they are men of desires, and the Lord will cause them to realize their aspirations.

Holy desires are grace in the blade, and the heavenly Husbandman will cultivate them till they come to the full corn in the ear. God-fearing men desire to be holy, to be useful, to be a blessing to others, and so to honor their Lord. They desire supplies for their need, help under burdens, guidance in perplexity, deliverance in distress; and sometimes this desire is so strong and their case so pressing that they cry out in agony like little children in pain, and then the Lord works most comprehensively and does all that is needful according to this Word—”and will save them.”

Yes, if we fear God, we have nothing else to fear; if we cry to the Lord, our salvation is certain.

Let the reader lay this text on his tongue and keep it in his mouth all the day, and it will be to him as “a wafer made with honey.”

[from Morning & Evening by Charles H. Spurgeon]

Weekly Announcements (February 17-23)


Monday, February 17
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned. Pray for the Lord to reveal truths you need to apply.

Tuesday, February 18
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them. Pray for our building & finance committees.
Happy Birthday to Claire C & Joseph B!

Wednesday, February 19
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.
7:00 p.m. – Midweek Worship – We will begin a study in Amos. 

Thursday, February 20
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, February 21
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.

Saturday, February 22
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, February 23
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Hebrews)

3:00 p.m. – Service at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center (Eisenhower Unit)
5:00 p.m. – Choir Practice
5:30 p.m. – Men’s Prayer Meeting
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (2 Chronicles)

Upcoming Guest Speakers
March 1 – John Mark Hatcher, missionary to France
March 29 – Alva Steven, missionary from Jamaica

23rd Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, March 1 – Join us for lunch in the fellowship hall after our morning service!

Our nursery will be open during the morning and evening services.  Also, we need volunteers to stay in the nursery. See Anita B. or Louise H. to volunteer.

Missionary of the Month
John Mark & Judy Hatcher ~ France ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

Baptist Faith MissionsOnline Edition of February 2020 News & Reports

Scripture after Sunrise 2.17.2020

“In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen Your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to You. O LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep forever such purposes and thoughts in the hearts of Your people, and direct their hearts toward You.” -1 Chronicles 29:17-18

Your faithfulness to the Lord influences others. (Your unfaithfulness does, too, but in a negative way.)

-Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Evening Sermon from 1 Chronicles 29:16-30 — “The Passing of the Crown)


Scripture at Sunrise 2.13.2020


“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” -1 John 3:1

It is not by the lash or the sharp tongue that the bride is made ready for her Spouse, but through a clearer vision of Him and His love manifested on Calvary. -Paul Washer via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 2.12.2020

“Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it…” -Isaiah 42:5

“The breath in our nostrils is [God’s] gift moment by moment.” – Charles Spurgeon

Scripture at Sunrise 2.11.2020

“I will pour My spirit upon thy seed, and My blessing upon thine offspring.” -Isaiah 44:3

Our dear children have not the Spirit of God by nature, as we plainly see. We see much in them which makes us fear as to their future, and this drives us to agonizing prayer. When a son becomes specially perverse, we cry with Abraham, “Oh, that Ishmael might live before thee!” We would sooner see our daughters Hannahs than empresses. This verse should greatly encourage us. It follows upon the words, “Fear not, O Jacob, my servant,” and it may well banish our fears.

The Lord will give His Spirit; will give it plentifully, pouring it out; will give it effectually, so that it shall be a real and eternal blessing. Under this divine outpouring our children shall come forward, and “one shall say, I am the Lord’s; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob.”

This is one of those promises concerning which the Lord will be inquired of. Should we not, at set times, in a distinct manner, pray for our offspring? We cannot give them new hearts, but the Holy Spirit can; and He is easily to be entreated of. The great Father takes pleasure in the prayers of fathers and mothers. Have we any dear ones outside of the ark? Let us not rest till they are shut in with us by the Lord’s own hand.

[from Morning & Evening by Charles H. Spurgeon]

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