March 22, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 3.22.2017

“And all the trees of the field shall know that I am the Lord; I bring low the high tree, and make high the low tree, dry up the green tree, and make the dry tree flourish. I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it.” -Ezekiel 17:14
How often have you been disappointed or let down? We’re often disappointed because we have our eyes on and trust in the wrong thing. People will disappoint you. Things will disappoint you. Jesus will *never* disappoint you. -excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Wednesday Evening Sermon on Ezekiel 17

This Week’s Sermon Audio:

Wednesday Evening – Never Disappointed | Ezekiel 17 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – Overabounding Grace | Romans 5:12-21 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Giver of Life (audio coming soon!)John 5:24-30 (Anthony Vance)
March 21, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 3.21.2017

“Then shalt thou walk in thy way of safety, and thy foot shall not stumble.” -Proverbs 3:23

That is to say, if we follow the ways of wisdom and holiness we shall be preserved in them. He who travels by daylight along the highway is under some protection. There is a way for every man, namely, his own proper calling in life, and if we devoutly walk therein in the fear of God He will preserve us from evil. We may not travel luxuriously, but we shall walk safely. We may not be able to run like young men, but we shall be able to walk like good men.

Our greatest danger lies in ourselves: our feeble foot is so sadly apt to stumble. Let us ask for more moral strength that our tendency to slip may be overcome. Some stumble because they do not see the stone in the way: divine grace enables us to perceive sin and so to avoid it. Let us plead this promise and trust in Him who upholds His chosen.

Alas! Our worst peril is our own carelessness, but against this the Lord Jesus has put us on our guard, saying, “Watch and pray.”

Oh, for grace to walk this day without a single stumble! It is not enough that we do not actually fall; our cry should be that we may not make the smallest slip with out feet but may at the last adore Him “who is able to keep us from stumbling.”

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

March 20, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 3.20.2017

Sunday Morning Sermon Audio – Overabounding Grace | Romans 5:12-21 (Steve Wainright)
“Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” -Romans 5:20-21

The law causes sin to increase. The law cannot change a person’s heart. The law shines the light on your disobedience. Sin might bring pleasure for a season, but what sin is actually doing is working death in you.
The grace of God is greater than all our sin. Where sin was overflowing, grace overflowed exceedingly above and beyond. If you believe He died for your sins, there should be nothing in your past that can haunt you. It’s not about where you’ve been, but where you’re at.

-excerpts from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon


This Week’s Sermon Audio:

Wednesday Evening – Never Disappointed | Ezekiel 17 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – Overabounding Grace | Romans 5:12-21 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Giver of Life (audio coming soon!)John 5:24-30 (Anthony Vance)

March 19, 2017

Weekly Announcements (March 20-26)

 

Monday, March 20
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.
Sermon Audio:
Wednesday Evening – Never Disappointed | Ezekiel 17 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – Overabounding Grace | Romans 5:12-21 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Giver of Life (audio coming soon!)John 5:24-30 (Anthony Vance)

Tuesday, March 21
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, March 22
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, March 23
Pray for your Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, March 24
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.

Saturday, March 25
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Happy Birthday to Ann B!

Sunday, March 26
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship
(Romans)
3:00 p.m. – Service
at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center Eisenhower Unit
5:00 p.m. – Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship
(John)

Missionaries of the Month
Nathan & Carrie Radford in Kenya ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

March 16, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 3.16.2017

ThursdayTheologicalTweet

“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For His sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.” -Philippians 3:8

Nothing teaches us about the preciousness of the Creator as much as when we learn the emptiness of everything else. -Charles Spurgeon via Twitter
March 15, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 3.15.2017

“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” -Proverbs 4:23
Unfaithfulness is subtle. Sin is deceitful. Just a little bit leads to just a little bit more. Keep your heart with all diligence! -excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Wednesday Evening Sermon on Ezekiel 16

This Week’s Sermon Audio:
Wednesday Evening – The Unfaithful Bride | Ezekiel 16:1-63 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – Hell Can’t Stop the Church | Matthew 16:13-20 (Dr. Bishop E. Carter, III)
Sunday Evening – The Unity of the Father & the SonJohn 5:17-23 (Anthony Vance)
March 13, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 3.14.2017

“As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you.” -Isaiah 66:13

A mother’s comfort! Ah, this is tenderness itself. How she enters into her child’s grief! How she presses him to her bosom and tries to take all his sorrow into her own heart! He can tell her all, and she will sympathize as nobody else can. Of all comforters the child loves best his mother, and even full-grown men have found it so.

Does Jehovah condescend to act the mother’s part? This is goodness indeed. We readily perceive how He is a father; but will He be as a mother also? Does not this invite us to holy familiarity, to unreserved confidence, to sacred rest? When God Himself becomes “the Comforter,” no anguish can long abide. Let us tell out our trouble, even though sobs and sighs should become our readiest utterance. He will not despise us for our tears; our mother did not. He will consider our weakness as she did, and He will put away our faults, only in a surer, safer way than our mother could do. We will not try to bear our grief alone; that would be unkind to one so gentle and so kind. Let us begin the day with our loving God, and wherefore should we not finish it in the same company, since mothers weary not of their children?

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

March 13, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 3.13.2017

Sunday Morning Sermon Audio – Hell Can’t Stop the Church | Matthew 16:13-20 (Dr. Bishop E. Carter, III)
And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” -Matthew 16:18

New Life, 20 years you’ve been rocking and rolling. You are a rockstar. Not on the stage of a concert, where there’s a crowd that’s hollering because of the sounds that you make. But you’re a rockstar because you beat the odds. A lot of folks said you wouldn’t make it. A lot of folks tried to keep you from making it because you stood on Jesus and not the world.
Why a rockstar, Reverend? Thank you for asking–I’m dying to tell you. Because the Rock is who kept you and because of the Star named Jesus, you can make a way out of no way. I come to tell you today that the greatest concert you’ll witness is the one yet to come.
Keep on, New Life. You may be small in number, but you’re big in heart. You do what a church of 200 can’t do because you stand on the foundation of the Rock. Hell can’t stop the church.

-excerpts from Dr. Bishop E. Carter’s Morning Sermon in celebration of our 20th Anniversary


This Week’s Sermon Audio:

Wednesday Evening – The Unfaithful Bride | Ezekiel 16:1-63 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – Hell Can’t Stop the Church | Matthew 16:13-20 (Dr. Bishop E. Carter, III)
Sunday Evening – The Unity of the Father & the SonJohn 5:17-23 (Anthony Vance)

March 12, 2017

Weekly Announcements (March 13-19)

 

Monday, March 13
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.
Sermon Audio:
Wednesday Evening – The Unfaithful Bride | Ezekiel 16:1-63 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – Hell Can’t Stop the Church | Matthew 16:13-20 (Dr. Bishop E. Carter, III)
Sunday Evening – The Unity of the Father & the SonJohn 5:17-23 (Anthony Vance)

Tuesday, March 14
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, March 15
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, March 16
Pray for your Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, March 17
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.

Saturday, March 18
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, March 19
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship
(Romans)
3:00 p.m. – Service
at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center Eisenhower Unit
5:00 p.m. – Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship
(John)

Missionaries of the Month
Nathan & Carrie Radford in Kenya ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

March 9, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 3.9.2017

ThursdayTheologicalTweet

“Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of Him.” -1 John 5:1

“Everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of Him.” 1 John 5:1. Treasuring our Father includes treasuring what He treasures. -John Piper via Twitter
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