“The more you grow in the truth of Christ, the more freedom you experience. Grow in the grace and knowledge of His Word. If you love Him, you will keep His commandments.” -excerpts from Steve Wainright’s 12/10 evening sermon
“In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” -Isaiah 30:15
It is always weakness to be fretting and worrying, questioning and mis-trusting. What can we do if we wear ourselves to skin and bone? Can we gain anything by fearing and fuming? Do we not unfit ourselves for action and unhinge our minds for wise decision? We are sinking by our struggles when we might float by faith.
Oh, for grace to be quiet! Why run from house to house to repeat the weary story which makes us more and more heart-sick as we tell it? Why even stay at home to cry out in agony because of wretched forebodings which may never be fulfilled? It would be well to keep a quiet tongue, but it would be far better if we had a quiet heart. Oh, to be still and know that Jehovah is God!
Oh, for grace to be confident in God! The holy One of Israel must defend and deliver His own. He cannot run back from His solemn declarations. We may make sure that every word of His will stand though the mountains should depart. He deserves to be confided in; and if we would display confidence and consequent quietness, we might be as happy as the spirits before the throne.
Come, my soul, return unto thy rest, and lean thy head upon the bosom of the Lord Jesus.
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]
We don’t trust in anything we can do to get to Heaven. God accepts you, not because of what you do, but because of what Christ has done for you. In Christ, you are forever loved. –excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon
This Week’s SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 12/10 – Romans 10:4-10
The Righteousness of Faith Personified
Sunday Evening 12/10 – John 8:30-38
Wednesday Evening 12/6 – 2 Kings 8:16
Evil’s Influence & Demise
Monday, December 11
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, December 12
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
Wednesday, December 13
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, December 14
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
Friday, December 15
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.
Saturday, December 16
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Pray for our building & finance committees.
Happy Birthday to Janna R!
Sunday, December 17
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Romans)
3:00 p.m. – Service at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center Alzheimer’s & Dementia Unit
5:00 p.m. – Choir
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (John)
Sunday, December 24
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service @ 6:00 pm
Sunday, December 31
New Year’s Eve Celebration @ 5:00 pm – Finger Foods, Service, & Fellowship
Missionaries of the Month
Judson & Raquel Hatcher ~ Brazil ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog