Scripture at Sunrise 01.14.2021

“Remember the wondrous works that He has done, His miracles, and the judgments He uttered,” -Psalm 105:5

Rather than starting the new year, beating yourself up for what you failed to do, start by building yourself up by remembering what God has done for you. Honest confession comes easier when you’re basking in God’s unrelenting grace. -Paul Tripp via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 01.13.2021

And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the beau shall be seen in the cloud.” -Genesis 9:14

Just now clouds are plentiful enough, but we are not afraid that the world will be destroyed by a deluge. We see the rainbow often enough to prevent our having any such fears. The covenant which the Lord made with Noah stands fast, and we have no doubts about it. Why, then, should we think that the clouds of’ trouble, which now darken our sky, will end in our destruction? Let us dismiss such groundless and dishonoring fears.

Faith always sees the bow of covenant promise whenever sense sees the cloud of affliction. God has a bow with which He might shoot out His arrows of destruction. But see, it is turned upward! It is a bow without an arrow or a string; it is a bow hung out for show, no longer used for war. It is a bow of many colors, expressing joy and delight, and not a bow blood-red with slaughter or black with anger. Let us be of good courage. Never does God so darken our sky as to leave His covenant without a witness, and even if He did, we would trust Him since He cannot change or lie or in any other way fail to keep His covenant of peace. Until the waters go over the earth again, we shall have no reason for doubting our God. -Charles Spurgeon

Scripture at Sunrise 01.12.2021

“For the Lord will not cast off for ever.” -Lamentations 3:31

He may cast away for a season but not forever. A woman may leave off her ornaments for a few days, but she will not forget them or throw them upon the dunghill. It is not like the Lord to cast off those whom He loves, for “having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.” Some talk of our being in grace and out of it, as if we were like rabbits that run in and out of their burrows; but, indeed, it is not so. The Lord’s love is a far more serious and abiding matter than this.

He chose us from eternity, and He will love us throughout eternity. He loved us so as to die for us, and we may therefore be sure that His love will never die. His honor is so wrapped up in the salvation of the believer that He can no more cast him of than He can cast off His own robes of office as King of glory. No, no! The Lord Jesus, as a Head, never casts off His members; as a Husband, He never casts off His bride. Did you think you were cast off? Why did you think so evil of the Lord who has betrothed you to Himself? Cast off such thoughts, and never let them lodge in your soul again. “The Lord hath not cast away his people which he foreknew” (Romans 11:2). “He hateth putting away” (Malachi 2:16).

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

Scripture at Sunrise 01.11.2021

“Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against Himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.” -Hebrews 12:3

One reason people drift from the Lord and get caught up in the things of the world is because they do not consider Jesus. They do not ponder and think upon Him.

-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon
Looking to Jesus” from Hebrews 12:1-4)

Weekly Announcements (January 11-17)

Recent SERMON AUDIO/VIDEO is available on our Sermon Audio site at www.sermonaudio.com/nlbclex. 

Monday, January 11
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, January 12
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them. Pray for our building & finance committees.

Wednesday, January 13
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.
Pray for the Lord to change hearts.
7:00 p.m. – Midweek Worship
*We will also livestream on our church Facebook page, starting around 7:30 PM at www.facebook.com/nlbclex

Thursday, January 14
Pray for our leaders and that God would be merciful to our nation.

Friday, January 15
Pray for your Pastor as he studies and prepares for this weekend. Pray also for our Sunday School teachers as they prepare their lessons.
Pray for the Lord to change hearts.
Happy Birthday to Charlie Y!

Saturday, January 16
Pray for the services tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Pray for the Lord to change hearts.

Sunday, January 17
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Hebrews)
3:00 p.m. – Ministerial Class Resumes
5:15 p.m. – Ladies’ Prayer Meeting
5:30 p.m. – Men’s Prayer Meeting
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (Lord’s Supper)
*We will also livestream on our church Facebook page: starting  around the half hour (11:30 am and 6:30 pm) www.facebook.com/nlbclex
Happy Birthday to Kristin W! 

Sunday, January 17
Lord’s Supper during the evening service

Missionaries of the Month
Mike & Beverly Creiglow ~ Brazil ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

Baptist Faith MissionsOnline Edition of January 2021 News & Reports

Online Giving: Remember you can give securely online here.

Scripture at Sunrise 01.07.2021

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” -Joshua 1:8

In 2021, determine to be men and women of the Bible.

• Hearing the Word (Jer. 3:15)
• Reading the Word (Deut. 17:19)
• Studying the Word (Prov. 2:1-5)
• Memorizing the Word (Ps. 119:11)
• Meditating on the Word (Josh. 1:8)
• Doers of the Word (Jam. 1:22)

-Dustin Benge via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 01.06.2021

“There is none like God, O Jeshurun, who rides through the heavens to your help, through the skies in His majesty.  The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” -Deuteronomy 33:26-27

The changes in your life won’t rattle you if you’re resting in the One who is eternally constant. -Paul Tripp via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 01.05.2021

“I will strengthen thee.” -Isaiah 41:10

When called to serve or to suffer, we take stock of our strength, and we find it to be less than we thought and less than we need. But let not our heart sink within us while we have such a word as this to fall back upon, for it guarantees us all that we can possibly need. God has strength omnipotent; that strength He can communicate to us; and His promise is that He will do so. He will be the food of our souls and the health of our hearts; and thus He will give us strength. There is no telling how much power God can put into a man. When divine strength comes, human weakness is no more a hindrance.

Do we not remember seasons of labor and trial in which we received such special strength that we wondered at ourselves? In the midst of danger we were calm, under bereavement we were resigned, in slander we were self-contained, and in sickness we were patient. The fact is that God gives unexpected strength when unusual trials come upon us, We rise out of our feeble selves. Cowards play the man, foolish ones have wisdom given them, and the silent receive in the self-same hour what they shall speak, My own weakness makes me shrink, but God’s promise makes me brave. Lord, strengthen me “according to thy word.”

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

Scripture at Sunrise 01.04.2021

“saying, ‘Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but Yours, be done.'” -Luke 22:42

Sometimes God answers our prayers even when He knows it is not what is best for us. Hezekiah prayed for 15 more years of life, but they ended up being the worst years of his life.

Hezekiah wanted his own will. We need to learn “Not my will but Yours be done.”

-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Evening Sermon
The Selfish Prayer” from 2 Chronicles 32)

Weekly Announcements (January 4-10)

Recent SERMON AUDIO/VIDEO is available on our Sermon Audio site at www.sermonaudio.com/nlbclex. 

Monday, January 4
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.
Happy Birthday to Sarah W!

Tuesday, January 5
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 Wanda C!
Happy Anniversary to Matt & Kristin W!

Wednesday, January 6
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.
Pray for the Lord to change hearts.
7:00 p.m. – Midweek Worship
*We will also livestream on our church Facebook page, starting around 7:30 PM at www.facebook.com/nlbclex

Thursday, January 7
Pray for our leaders and that God would be merciful to our nation.

Friday, January 8
Pray for your Pastor as he studies and prepares for this weekend. Pray also for our Sunday School teachers as they prepare their lessons.
Pray for the Lord to change hearts.

Saturday, January 9
Pray for the services tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Pray for the Lord to change hearts.

Sunday, January 10
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Hebrews)
3:00 p.m. – Ministerial Class
5:15 p.m. – Ladies’ Prayer Meeting
5:30 p.m. – Men’s Prayer Meeting
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (2 Chronicles)
*Lord’s Supper during the evening service
*We will also livestream on our church Facebook page: starting  around the half hour (11:30 am and 6:30 pm) www.facebook.com/nlbclex

Sunday, January 10
Lord’s Supper during the evening service

Missionaries of the Month
Mike & Beverly Creiglow ~ Brazil ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

Baptist Faith MissionsOnline Edition of December 2020 News & Reports

Online Giving: Remember you can give securely online here.

For the Glory of God

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