Scripture at Sunrise 4.9.2020

ThursdayTheologicalTweet

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” -Galatians 2:20

“Salvation was bought not by Jesus’ fist, but by His nail-pierced hands; not by muscle but by love.” AW Tozer

Scripture at Sunrise 4.8.2020

“Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. GOD, the Lord, is my strength; He makes my feet like the deer’s; He makes me tread on my high places.” -Hebrews 3:17-19

A Habakkuk-inspired prayer for these days of COVID-19:
Even if my income dries up
And my savings are gone,
Even if I face a devastating diagnosis
And lose my dignity in the process,
Even when my relationships are strained
And I am isolated and alone;
Yet I will choose daily to be happy in Christ.
I will smile at the future because I am protected and
provided for in Christ.
None of these things is the source of my strength or security;
God alone is my strength.
Christ in me enables me to navigate
whatever dangerous and difficult circumstances may come.
Nancy Guthrie

Scripture at Sunrise 4.7.2020

And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the Name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee.” -Deuteronomy 28:10

Then we can have no reason to be afraid of them. This would show a mean spirit and be a token of unbelief rather than of faith. God can make us so like Himself that men shall be forced to see that we rightly bear His name and truly belong to the holy Jehovah. Oh, that we may obtain this grace which the Lord waits to bestow!

Be assured that ungodly men have a fear of true saints. They hate them, but they also fear them. Haman trembled because of Mordecai, even when he sought the good man’s destruction. In fact, their hate often arises out of a dread which they are too proud to confess. Let us pursue the path of truth and uprightness without the slightest tremor. Fear is not for us but for those who do ill and fight against the Lord of hosts. If indeed the name of the eternal God is named upon us, we are secure; for, as of old, a Roman had but to say Romanus sum, I am a Roman, and he could claim the protection of all the legions of the vast empire; so every one who is a man of God has omnipotence as his guardian, and God will sooner empty heaven of angels than leave a saint without defense. Be braver than lions for the right, for God is with you.

[from Morning & Evening by Charles H. Spurgeon]

Scripture at Sunrise 4.6.2020

“For it became Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.” -Hebrews 2:10

Jesus Christ is the Captain, Founder, Originator, and Pioneer of our salvation. We have assurance of our salvation because of the Captain of our salvation.

-Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon from Hebrews 2:10 — “Fitting to Suffer & Die“)


Recent SERMON AUDIO/VIDEO

Weekly Announcements (April 6-12)

Recent SERMON AUDIO/VIDEO

Monday, April 6
>>PRAY: Ask God, in His mercy, to stop this pandemic and save lives—not only in our communities but around the world, particularly in places that are unequipped medically to deal with the virus. (Isaiah 59:1-2)

Tuesday, April 7
>>PRAY: Pray for President Donald Trump and other government leaders—international, federal, state, and local—to have the wisdom to direct us in the best courses of action for prevention and care. (Romans 13:1–4)

Wednesday, April 8
>>PRAY: Prayer for healthcare workers and caregivers, first responders, and essential workers, that the Lord would protect them, encourage them, and give them strength.

7:00 p.m. – Midweek Worship – We will continue our study in Amos. *This will take place via livestream on our church Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/nlbclex

Thursday, April 9
>>PRAY: Scripture says—teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts. Pray that the Lord will give us wisdom in this moment of fear as the foundations of what we know are shaken, that others would realize how fragile life is and how real eternity is, and they would see their need to turn to God. (Psalm 90:12)
Happy Birthday to Valerie D! 

Friday, April 10
>>PRAY: Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.

Saturday, April 11
>>PRAY: Ask God to protect our missionaries and their families around the globe, using this global crisis to advance His Good News to the whole world, starting locally with us! (Mark 16:15)

Sunday, April 12 *(via Livestream)*
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School 
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Hebrews)

6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (2 Chronicles)
*These services will take place via livestream on our church Facebook page: www.facebook.com/nlbclex

Missionaries of the Month
Mike & Beverly Creiglow ~ Brazil ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

**NEW** Baptist Faith MissionsOnline Edition of April 2020 News & Reports

Online Giving: Remember you can give securely online here.

An Update on Our Services for 4.5.2020

Our services on Sunday, April 5 will once again be livestreamed on our church Facebook page at 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM.  We hope you will join us and we pray it will be a help to you in your walk with the Lord during this time of crisis.

We will also be recording to Sermon Audio as usual.

You can access our church Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/nlbclex

Once we go live, there should be a new post that appears with a video that you can view. (It will also be available for viewing after going off-air as well.)

As always, you can access all our sermons on Sermon Audio at www.sermonaudio.com/nlbclex

Also, remember you can easily and securely give online here


If you do not have a Facebook account, you should still be able to access the video. Go to www.facebook.com/nlbclex

If you’re using your computer, you may see a big screen pop up asking you to login or create a new account. You can just click “Not Now” and still view the content on the page without logging in. 

If you’re using your phone, you may see a box at the bottom asking you to sign in. You can still see content on the page without logging in. Just click the little grey “X” at the top of that little box.

Scripture at Sunrise 4.2.2020

ThursdayTheologicalTweet

“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.” -Habakkuk 2:14

Before there was a COVID-19 pandemic, there was (and remains) God’s pan-promise. “The earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14 –Scotty Smith

For the Glory of God

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