September 22, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 9.22.2016

“Cast your burden on the LORD, and He will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved.” -Psalm 55:22

“The burdens of this day aren’t bigger than the shoulders of our God.” -Scotty Smith via Twitter

September 21, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 9.21.2016

“But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—” -Romans 3:21

“But now” is the hinge in this chapter. It’s the turning point from looking at the radical sinfulness of man and looking to the radical righteousness of God.

The righteousness God requires righteousness of us and this passage shows us how to have that righteousness.

What matters is not your past, but where you are right now.  

-excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon

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Sunday Morning Sermon: But Now | Romans 3:21 | Steve Wainright [Sermon Audio Failed to Record]
Sunday Evening Sermon: Why Some Hate the Light | John 3:19-21 | Anthony Vance

 
September 20, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 9.20.2016

Thy people shall be willing in the day of Thy power. -Psalm 110:3

Blessed be the God of grace that it is so! He has a people whom He has chosen from of old to be His peculiar portion. These by nature have wills as stubborn as the rest of the froward sons of Adam; but when the day of His power comes and grace displays its omnipotence, they become willing to repent and to believe in Jesus. None are saved unwillingly, but the will is made sweetly to yield itself. What a wondrous power is this, which never violates the will and yet rules it! God does not break the lock, but He opens it by a master key which He alone can handle.

Now are we willing to be, to do, or to suffer as the Lord wills. If at any time we grow rebellious, He has but to come to us with power, and straightway we run in the way of His commands with all our hearts. May this be a day of power with me as to some noble effort for the glory of God and the good of my fellowmen! Lord, I am willing; may I not hope that this is a day of Thy power? I am wholly at Thy disposal; willing, yea, eager, to be used of Thee for Thy holy purposes. O Lord, let me not have to cry, “To will is present with me, but how to perform that which I would, I find not”; but give me power as Thou givest me will.

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

September 19, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 9.19.2016

Sunday Evening Sermon: Why Some Hate the Light | John 3:19-21 | Anthony Vance
“And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.” -John 3:19-21

A man’s unwillingness to believe is not a matter of intellect, influence, or impression. It’s a matter of his sinful nature. Man has no natural appetite for the Gospel.

-excerpts from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon

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Sunday Morning Sermon: But Now | Romans 3:21 | Steve Wainright [Sermon Audio Failed to Record]
Sunday Evening Sermon: Why Some Hate the Light | John 3:19-21 | Anthony Vance

September 18, 2016

Weekly Announcements (September 19-25)

Monday, September 19
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.
Sunday Morning Sermon: But Now | Romans 3:21 | Steve Wainright [Sermon Audio Failed to Record]
Sunday Evening Sermon: Why Some Hate the Light | John 3:19-21 | Anthony Vance

Tuesday, September 20
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, September 21
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. – Evening Service – We will continue our series on Discipleship.
Happy Birthday to Shirley D!

Thursday, September 22
Pray for your Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Bible Study @ the Bob Brown House ~ We would love for you to come and join us as we continue our study of The Sermon on the Mount!

Friday, September 23
Pray for those at NLBC who are taking care of elderly parents at this time: strength to care for them, patience with them, and grace for the trying moments.
Happy Birthday to Harry S!

Saturday, September 24
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Happy Birthday to Conner D!

Sunday, September 25
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Romans)
*Lunch will be served in the annex between the morning service and the baptism. Let Sis. Helen know if you plan to eat.
2:00 p.m. – Baptism of Byron & Carl at Thompson Road Baptist Church
3:00 p.m. – Pray for the service being held in the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Unit at the Veterans Center in Wilmore
5:00 p.m. – Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Service (John)

Missionaries of the Month
Bobby & Charlene Wacaser in Brazil ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

Sunday, December 18
Christmas Cantata

September 15, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 9.15.2016

“…looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” -Hebrews 12:2

“The victorious Christian neither exalts nor downgrades himself. His interests have shifted from self to Christ.” -A.W. Tozer via Twitter

September 14, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 9.14.2016

“Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the Name of the only Son of God.” -John 3:18

God will not clear sinners without punishing their sin. Someone has to be condemned–and God’s Son was condemned in the place of the believer.

-excerpts from Anthony Vance’s Sunday Evening Sermon

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Sunday Morning Sermon: Your Righteousness Isn’t Good Enough | Romans 3:19-22 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon: Not Condemned | John 3:18 | Anthony Vance

 
September 13, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 9.13.2016

“His heavens shall drop down dew.” -Deuteronomy 33:28

What the dew in the East is to the world of nature, that is the influence of the Spirit in the realm of grace. How greatly do I need it! Without the Spirit of God I am a dry and withered thing. I droop, I fade, I die. How sweetly does this dew refresh me! When once favored with it I feel happy, lively, vigorous, elevated. I want nothing more. The Holy Spirit brings me life and all that life requires. All else without the dew of the Spirit is less than nothing to me: I hear, I read, I pray, I sing, I go to the table of Communion, and I find no blessing there until the Holy Ghost visits me. But when He bedews me, every means of grace is sweet and profitable.

What a promise is this for me! “His heavens shall drop down dew.” I shall be visited with grace. I shall not be left to my natural drought, or to the world’s burning heat, or to the sirocco of satanic temptation. Oh, that l may at this very hour feel the gentle, silent, saturating dew of the Lord! Why should I not! He who has made me to live as the grass lives in the meadow will treat me as He treats the grass; He will refresh me from above. Grass cannot call for dew as I do. Surely, the Lord who visits the unpraying plant will answer to His pleading child.

 

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

September 12, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 9.12.2016

Sunday Morning Sermon: Your Righteousness Isn’t Good Enough | Romans 3:19-22 | Steve Wainright
“Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For by works of the law no human being will be justified in His sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.” -Romans 3:19-20

While the law is perfect, righteous and good, it is weak in the flesh. It brings condemnation. What’s the answer? Faith and trust in Christ! There’s an absolute necessity of trust in Christ’s perfect righteousness.

-excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon

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Sunday Morning Sermon: Your Righteousness Isn’t Good Enough | Romans 3:19-22 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon: Not Condemned | John 3:18 | Anthony Vance

September 11, 2016

Weekly Announcements (September 12-18)

Monday, September 12
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.
Sunday Morning Sermon: Your Righteousness Isn’t Good Enough | Romans 3:19-22 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon: Not Condemned | John 3:18 | Anthony Vance

Tuesday, September 13
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, September 14
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. – Evening Service – We will continue our series on Discipleship.
Happy Birthday to David D!

Thursday, September 15
Pray for your Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Bible Study @ the Bob Brown House ~ We would love for you to come and join us as we continue our study of The Sermon on the Mount!

Friday, September 16
Pray for those at NLBC who are taking care of elderly parents at this time: strength to care for them, patience with them, and grace for the trying moments.

Saturday, September 17
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, September 18
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Romans)
2:00 p.m. – Service at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore
3:00 p.m. – Pray for the service being held in the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Unit at the Veterans Center in Wilmore
5:00 p.m. – Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Service (John)

Sunday, September 25
2:00 p.m. – Baptism of Byron at Thompson Road Baptist Church

Missionaries of the Month
Bobby & Charlene Wacaser in Brazil ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

Sunday, December 18
Christmas Cantata

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