Scripture at Sunrise 03.02.2021

“But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in, secret Himself shall regard thee openly.” Matthew 6:3-4

No promise is made to those who give to the poor to be seen of men. They have their reward at once and cannot expect to be paid twice.

Let us hide away our charity—yes, hide it even from ourselves. Give so often and so much as a matter of course that you no more take note that you have helped the poor than that you have eaten your regular meals. Do your alms without even whispering to yourself, How generous I am! Do not thus attempt to reward yourself. Leave the matter with God, who never fails to see, to record, and to reward. Blessed is the man who is busy in secret with his kindness: he finds a special joy in his unknown benevolences. This is the bread, which eaten by stealth, is sweeter than the banquets of kings. How can I indulge myself today with this delightful luxury? Let me have a real feast of tenderness and Row of soul.

Here and hereafter the Lord Himself will personally see to the rewarding of the secret giver of alms. This will be in His own way and time; and He will choose the very best. How much this promise means it will need eternity to reveal.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 03.01.2021

“Behold, a day is coming for the Lord, when the spoil taken from you will be divided in your midst.” -Zechariah 14:1

Most people think of judgment when they think of “The Day of the Lord”. For the unbeliever, that means fear, but for the believer, it is a time of deliverance, which should cause rejoicing. -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Wednesday Evening Sermon “The Coming of the Christfrom Zechariah 14)

Scripture at Sunrise 03.04.2021

“We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic.” – Numbers 11:5

Sin wants you to forget how much it costs.

“We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost us nothing.” – Num. 11:5

The Israelites longed to go back to Egypt because they looked on their former slavery with rose-colored glasses.

Sin assures you that its pain was worth its pleasure.

-Garrett Kell via Twitter

Weekly Announcements (March 1-7)

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

Monday, March 1
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned. Pray the Lord will reveal truths you need to apply.
Happy Birthday to Richard T!

Tuesday, March 2
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them. Pray for our finance committee.
Happy Birthday to Aerie W! 
NLBC celebrates 24 years of God’s faithfulness! 

Wednesday, March 3
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, March 4
Pray for our leaders and that God would be merciful to our nation.
Happy Birthday to Sophia W!

Friday, March 5
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, March 6
Pray for the services tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Pray for the Lord to change hearts.

Happy Birthday to Becky A & Alex T! 

Sunday, March 7
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
5:15 p.m. – Kids Choir Practice
5:30 p.m. – Men’s Prayer Meeting
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
Roger & Julie Tate ~ Kenya ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

Baptist Faith MissionsOnline Edition of February 2021 News & Reports

Online Giving: Remember you can give securely online here.

Scripture at Sunrise 02.23.2021

“lf ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” -John 15:7

Of necessity we must be in Christ to live unto Him, and we must abide in Him to be able to claim the largesse of this promise from Him. To abide in Jesus is never to quit Him for another love or another object, but to remain in living, loving, conscious, willing union with Him. The branch is not only ever near the stem but ever receiving life and fruitfulness from it. All true believers abide in Christ in a sense; but there is a higher meaning, and this we must know before we can gain unlimited power at the throne. “Ask what ye will” is for Enochs who walk with God, for Johns who lie in the Lord’s bosom, for those whose union with Christ leads to constant communion.

The heart must remain in love, the mind must be rooted in faith, the hope must be cemented to the Word, the whole man must be joined unto the Lord, or else it would be dangerous to trust us with power in prayer. The carte blanche can only be given to one whose very life is, “Not I, but Christ liveth in me.” O you who break your fellowship, what power you lose! If you would be mighty in your pleadings, the Lord Himself must abide in you, and you in Him.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 02.22.2021

“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.” -Matthew 5:13

Do people see in your life something vastly different from the world?  (excerpt from Sunday Evening Sermon “The Deadly Choicefrom 2 Chronicles 35)

Weekly Announcements (FEBRUARY 22-28)

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

Monday, February 22
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, February 23
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them. Pray for our finance committee.

Wednesday, February 24
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
Happy Birthday to Jordyce W!

Thursday, February 25
Pray for our leaders and that God would be merciful to our nation.

Friday, February 26
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 Charlotte B!

Saturday, February 27
Pray for the services tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Pray for the Lord to change hearts.

Happy Birthday to Becky A & Alex T! 

Sunday, February 28
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
5:15 p.m. – Kids Choir Practice
5:30 p.m. – Men’s Prayer Meeting
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (2 Chronicles)
*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
Roger & Julie Tate ~ Kenya ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

Baptist Faith MissionsOnline Edition of February 2021 News & Reports

Online Giving: Remember you can give securely online here.

Scripture at Sunrise 02.18.2021

“For He satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul He fills with good things.” -Psalm 107:9

Creation can’t satisfy us, it has a much higher purpose, that is, to constantly point us to the One who alone us able to satisfy the longing of our hearts. -Paul Tripp via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 02.17.2021

“But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8

Christ gave Himself for sinners. Why? Because He loved you with a great love, a love that you cannot fully comprehend. -Pastor Steve Wainright

(excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon “What Are You  Coming To?” from Hebrews 12:18-24)

“But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8

Christ gave Himself for sinners. Why? Because He loved you with a great love, a love that you cannot fully comprehend. -Pastor Steve Wainright
(excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon “What Are You  Coming To?” from Hebrews 12:18-24)

Scripture at Sunrise 02.16.2021

“I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man.” -Hosea 11:9

The Lord thus makes known His sparing mercies. It may be that the reader is now under heavy displeasure, and everything threatens his speedy doom. Let the text hold him up from despair. The Lord now invites you to consider your ways and confess your sins. If He had been man, He would long ago have cut you off. If He were now to act after the manner of men, it would be a word and a blow and then there would be an end of you: but it is not so, for “as high as the heavens are above the earth, so high are his ways above your ways.”

You rightly judge that He is angry, but He keepeth not His anger forever: if you turn from sin to Jesus, God will turn from wrath. Because God is God, and not man, there is still forgiveness for you, even though you may be steeped up to your throat in iniquity. You have a God to deal with and not a hard man, or even a merely just man. No human being could have patience with you. You would have wearied out an angel, as you have wearied your sorrowing father; but God is longsuffering. Come and try Him at once. Confess, believe, and turn from your evil way, and you shall be saved.

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

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