Happy Thanksgiving!

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“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy.” -Psalm 103:2-4

“The thing that awakens the deepest well of gratitude in a human being is that God has forgiven sin.” -Oswald Chambers

Scripture at Sunrise 11.24.2021

“Thanks be to God for His inexpressible gift!” -2 Corinthians 9:15

Sin blinds our eyes to all the undeserved blessings in our lives. Grace opens our eyes and makes us thankful. -Paul Tripp via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 11.23.2021

“The Lord thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little.” -Deuteronomy 7:22

We are not to expect to win victories for the Lord Jesus by a single blow. Evil principles and practices die hard. In some places it takes years of labor to drive out even one of the many vices which defile the inhabitants. We must carry on the war with all our might, even when favored with little manifest success.

Our business in this world is to conquer it for Jesus. We are not to make compromises but to exterminate evils. We are not to seek popularity but to wage unceasing war with iniquity. Infidelity, popery, drink, impurity, oppression, worldliness, error; these are all to be “put out.”

The Lord our God can alone accomplish this. He works by His faithful servants, and blessed be His name. He promises that He will so work. “Jehovah thy God will put out those nations before thee.” This He will do by degrees that we may learn perseverance, may increase in faith, may earnestly watch, and may avoid carnal security. Let us thank God for a little success and pray for more. Let us never sheathe the sword till the whole land is won for Jesus.

Courage, my heart! Go on little by little, for many littles will make a great whole. 

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

Scripture at Sunrise 11.22.2021

“This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.” -Titus 3:8

“Wrong doctrine will lead to wrong living.” -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon “Wanderers & Restorers” from James 5:19-20)

Scripture at Sunrise 11.18.2021

“Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” -Matthew 26:41

A prayer when facing temptation…

“𝐿𝑜𝑟𝑑, ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑝 𝑚𝑒 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 𝑛𝑜𝑤, 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝐼 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑖𝑓 𝐼 𝑔𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑖𝑛.”

Make me sober-minded.

Amen.

-Garrett Kell

Scripture at Sunrise 11.17.2021

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” -James 5:16

“Don’t think it’s your prayer that accomplishes great things. God’s power accomplishes great things! Prayer shows our dependence on Him.” -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from “The Righteous Man’s Prayer” – Listen)

Scripture at Sunrise 11.16.2021

“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.” -Isaiah 54:17

There is great clatter in the forges and smithies of the enemy. They are making weapons wherewith to smite the saints. They could not even do as much as this if the Lord of saints did not allow them; for He has created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire. But see how busily they labor! How many swords and spears they fashion! It matters nothing, for on the blade of every weapon you may read this inscription: It shall not Prosper.

But now listen to another noise: it is the strife of tongues. Tongues are more terrible instruments than can be made with hammers and anvils, and the evil which they inflict cuts deeper and spreads wider. What will become of us now? Slander, falsehood, insinuation, ridicule-these are poisoned arrows; how can we meet them? The Lord God promises us that, if we cannot silence them, we shall, at least, escape from being ruined by them. They condemn us for the moment, but we shall condemn them at last and forever. The mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped, and their falsehoods shall be turned to the honor of those good men who suffered by them.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 11.15.2021

“He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me: and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him.” -John 14:21

Your knowledge and understanding of God is more than coming to church. It is daily walking with Him, learning with Him, and saying, “I will obey.” -Josh Wilson (excerpts from Wednesday Evening Sermon “The Importance of God’s Word” from 1 Peter 1:22-2:1; 2 Timothy 2:15
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Weekly Announcements (November 15-21, 2021)

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

Monday, November 15
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned. Pray the Lord will reveal truths you need to apply.  

Tuesday, November 16
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them. Pray for our finance committee. 
6:30 p.m. – Bible Study at the Bob Brown House (1 Timothy) 

Wednesday, November 17
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, November 18
Pray for our leaders and that God would be merciful to our nation.

Friday, November 19
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 Camille M!

Saturday, November 20
Pray for the services tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Pray for the Lord to change hearts.
 

Sunday, November 21
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (James 5)
*Thanksgiving Lunch following the AM Service. Sign-up sheet is in the foyer. 
5:00 p.m. – Men’s Prayer Meeting
5:15 p.m. – Ladies’ Prayer Meeting
5:15 p.m. – Kids Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship
*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

Missionaries of the Month
Odali & Kathy Barros ~ Brazil ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

Baptist Faith Missions – Online Edition of November 2021 News & Reports

Online Giving: Remember you can give securely online here
*We are featuring the BFM Thanksgiving Offering this month. Just designate “TG” on your gift. [Learn more about the Thanksgiving Offering here.]

Scripture at Sunrise 11.04.2021

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.” -1 Peter 5:6-7

“We must have cast our sins on Him before we can cast our cares.” -F.B. Meyer

For the Glory of God

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