When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. -Proverbs 16:7
I must see that my ways please the Lord. Even then I shall have enemies; and, perhaps, all the more certainly because I endeavor to do that which is right. But what a promise this is! The Lord will make the wrath of man to praise Him and abate it so that it shall not distress me.
He can constrain an enemy to desist from harming me, even though he has a mind to do so. This He did with Laban, who pursued Jacob but did not dare to touch him. Or He can subdue the wrath of the enemy and make him friendly, as He did with Esau, who met Jacob in a brotherly manner, though Jacob had dreaded that he would smite him and his family with the sword. The Lord can also convert a furious adversary into a brother in Christ and a fellow worker, as He did with Saul of Tarsus. Oh, that He would do this in every case where a persecuting spirit appears!
Happy is the man whose enemies are made to be to him what the lions were to Daniel in the den, quiet and companionable! When I meet death, who is called the last enemy, I pray that I may be at peace. Only let my great care be to please the Lord in all things. Oh, for faith and holiness; for these are a pleasure unto the Most High!
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]
Sunday Morning 4/8 –Romans 12:17-21
How Christians Handle Evil
Sunday Evening 4/8 – John 12:12-19
An Unshakeable Faith
Monday, April 16
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, April 17
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, April 18
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. – Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
Thursday, April 19
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
Friday, April 20
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.
Saturday, April 21
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Sunday, April 22
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Romans)
3:00 p.m. – Service at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in the Eisenhower Unit
5:00 p.m. – Choir
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (John)
Sunday, April 29
5th Sunday Building Fund Offering – Count your many blessings and give as the Lord leads toward the building fund.
Sunday, May 6
“6th Sunday” Meal & Fellowship after the morning service
We will be having a salad bar. Helen M. will contact you about what to bring. If she hasn’t contacted you yet, feel free to get in touch with her.
Missionaries of the Month
John Mark & Judy Hatcher ~ France ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog
“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of Him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things?” -2 Corinthians 2:14-17
Do people know you’ve been with Jesus wherever you go? Can others tell you’ve been in His presence? -excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Evening Sermon from John 11:45-12:8
Sunday Morning 4/8 –Romans 12:14-16
An Others-Centered Attitude
Sunday Evening 4/8 – John 11:28-12:8
A Wholly Devoted Life
Wednesday Evening 4/4 – 2 Kings 18:13-37
Hezekiah’s Bully Prevention