Scripture at Sunrise 06.03.2021

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” -Romans 10:17

“We deceive ourselves if we claim to want to hear His voice but neglect the primary channel through which it comes. We must read His Word. We must obey it. We must live it, which means rereading it throughout our lives.” -Elisabeth Elliot via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 06.02.2021

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” -2 Chronicles 7:14

Not praying is a form of pride. We often just seek the hand of God, not His face. We should seek His presence. -Josh Wilson (excerpts from Wednesday Evening Sermon “The People God Has” from 2 Chronicles 7:14)

Scripture at Sunrise 06.01.2021

“Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.” -Ecclesiastes 11:1

We must not expect to see an immediate reward for all the good we do; nor must we always confine our efforts to places and persons which seem likely to yield us a recompense for our labors. The Egyptian casts his seed upon the waters of the Nile, where it might seem a sheer waste of corn. But in due time the flood subsides, the rice or other grain sinks into the fertile mud, and rapidly a harvest is produced. Let us today do good to the unthankful and the evil. Let us teach the careless and the obstinate. Unlikely waters may cover hopeful soil. Nowhere shall our labor be in vain in the Lord.

It is ours to cast our bread upon the waters; it remains with God to fulfill the promise “Thou shalt find it.” He will not let His promise fail. His good word which we have spoken shall live, shall be found, shall be found by us, Perhaps not just yet, but some day we shall reap what we have sown. We must exercise our patience, or perhaps the Lord may exercise it. “After many days,” says the Scripture, and in many instances those days run into months and years, and yet the Word stands true. God’s promise will keep; let us mind that we keep the precept and keep it this day.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 05.31.2021

“For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.” -Ezra 8:22

“There should be a stark contrast between you and the unbeliever. Is your light shining to glorify your Father in Heaven?” -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Evening Sermon “Experiencing the Hand of God – Part 2” from Ezra 8)

Weekly Announcements (May 31-JUNE 6, 2021)

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

Monday, May 31
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 Amanda B!

Tuesday, June 1
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. – Bob Brown House Bible Study (1 Thessalonians)
Happy Birthday to Steve D! 

Wednesday, June 2
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, June 3
Pray for our leaders and that God would be merciful to our nation.

Friday, June 4
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, June 5
Pray for the services tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Pray for the Lord to change hearts.

Sunday, June 6
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (James)
5:00 p.m. – Men’s Prayer Meeting
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (Ezra)
*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
Nathan & Carrie Radford ~ Kenya ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

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

Online Giving: Remember you can give securely online here

Scripture at Sunrise 05.27.2021

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.” -1 Peter 2:2-3

“A lack of regular personal times of worship is to your soul what sleep deprivation is to the function of your body, you are depriving yourself of a regular dose of essential spiritual nutrients for godly living.” -Paul Tripp via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 05.26.2021

“And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.” -Hosea 2:15

You cannot have hope without judgment. One of the greatest mercies and blessings of God in your life is Him judging and exposing your sin. Our sin must be dealt with openly and honestly. -Josh Wilson (excerpts from Sunday Evening Sermon “A Door of Hope” from Hosea 2:15)

Scripture at Sunrise 05.25.2021

“The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure.” -Deuteronomy 28:12

This refers first to the rain. The Lord will give this in its season. Rain is the emblem of all those celestial refreshings which the Lord is ready to bestow upon His people. Oh, for a copious shower to refresh the Lord’s heritage!

We seem to think that God’s treasury can only be opened by a great prophet like Elijah, but it is not so, for this promise is to all the faithful in Israel, and, indeed, to each one of them. O believing friend, “the Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure.” Thou, too, mayest see heaven opened and thrust in thy hand and take out thy portion, yea, and a portion for all thy brethren round about thee. Ask what thou wilt, and thou shalt not be denied if thou abidest in Christ and His words abide in thee.

As yet thou has not known all thy Lord’s treasures, but He shall open them up to thine understanding. Certainly thou hast not yet enjoyed the fullness of His covenant riches, but He will direct thine heart into His love and reveal Jesus in thee. Only the Lord Himself can do this for thee; but here is His promise, and if thou wilt hearken diligently unto His voice and obey His will, His riches in glory by Christ Jesus shall be thine.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 05.24.2021

“Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered Him to be crucified.” -Matthew 27:26

“Give up your chains, pick up your cross, and follow Jesus.” -Chandler Dawson (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon “The Mock Trial of Jesus” from John 18:28-19:15)

Weekly Announcements (May 24-30, 2021)

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

Monday, May 24
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, May 25
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. – Bob Brown House Bible Study (1 Thessalonians)

Wednesday, May 26
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 (Bro. Josh Wilson)
*We will also livestream on our church Facebook page, starting around 7:30 PM at www.facebook.com/nlbclex
Happy Birthday to Wayne G & Jeff B! 

Thursday, May 27
Pray for our leaders and that God would be merciful to our nation.
Happy Birthday to Yves B! 

Friday, May 28
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, May 29
Pray for the services tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Pray for the Lord to change hearts.
Happy Birthday to May-Belle W! 

Sunday, May 30
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (James)
5:00 p.m. – Men’s Prayer Meeting
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (Ezra)
*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, May 30
After Morning Service:
Light Lunch, Baptismal Service, and Memorial Service for Bro. Morry. Sign-up sheet for lunch is in the foyer. 

Tuesday, June 1
6:30 p.m. – Bob Brown House Bible Study (1 Thessalonians)

Missionaries of the Month
Roger & Julie Tate ~ Kenya ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

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

Online Giving: Remember you can give securely online here

For the Glory of God

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