Scripture after Sunrise 3.30.09

This is a special after-the-sunrise post summarizing last night’s message from Exodus 30

The imagery of the Old Testament shows more deeply the beauty of our Lord and Savior in His redemptive work. 

vs. 11-16- We are bought with a price. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
vs. 17-21- We are sanctified and meet [useful, profitable] for the Master’s use.  (2 Timothy 2:21)
vs. 22-33- We are anointed by His Spirit. 

Are you devoted to His service?  Is what you have consecrated to Him? 

♪”All that is in me, all that I am, there’s nothing I’m withholding from Him.”♪
(see all of the lyrics to this song)

Scripture at Sunrise 3.30.09

“See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.  For in Him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in Him, who is the head of all rule and authority.”  -Colossians 2:8-10

“Any idea or system of thought that would suggest He is not supreme and sovereign or that He is not infinitely and exclusively worthy of our absolute devotion and adoration is demonic at its core.  Beware, says the apostle, of any such philosophy.  Identify it.  Denounce it.  Deliver others from its destructive clutches.”

[From “The Hope of Glory” by Sam Storms pg. 164]

Weekly Announcements (March 30-April 5)

LAST UPDATED SUNDAY, March 29
Monday, March 30
-Review your notes from yesterday’s messages!

Tuesday, March 31
6:45-8:00 a.m.
-Men’s Morning Meditations: Where God’s Word and coffee perk you up! 
Last chance to register at the discounted price for Next.  Register online

Wednesday, April 1
7:00 p.m.
– We will continue our “What We Believe” series.  The kids will continue their study in the book of Mark! 

 Thursday, April 2
-Study your Sunday School Lesson (Nehemiah). 

Friday, April 3
-Call a brother or sister in Christ to let them know you are praying for them! 
-Have you collected any recycling items (including newspapers, cardboard, office paper, ink cartridges, cell phones, etc.) to donate to the Lexington Rescue Mission (to provide medical needs)?

Saturday, April 4
-Pray for the services tomorrow and prepare your heart for worship. 

Sunday, April 5
10:00 a.m.– Sunday School (Nehemiah)
Devotion: Sarah forgot to check.  Did you forget to sign up?!
11:00 a.m.– Sunday Morning Worship (Colossians 2)
Ushers: Roger Harden & Tom Riley
5:30 p.m.– Little Lifers Kids Choir (See Janna Riley)
6:00 p.m.– Sunday Evening Worship (Exodus 30)

Missionary of the Month:
BFM General Fund

Next: The Conference you’ve been hearing about!
Register online and tell Sarah! NOTE: EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS TUESDAY!!!!!!!! 

BFM Spring Conference: April 20-22 at Thompson Road Baptist Church (details forthcoming)
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Links of the Week:

  • In the Valley– beautiful post, beautiful music, beautiful lyrics, beautiful children of God
  • The most important prayer request in the world.
  • Real grace for real people.
  • Journaling tips.
  • Heart Devotions and Head Study
  • The Love Surprise Mailbox Company- cute cute cute idea!
  • Lexington Rescue Mission Latest News & Events
  • Next Webzine

Scripture at Sunrise 3.27.09

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.”  -Matthew 13:45-46

For the past few weeks, we made old hymns the focus of our Friday Song Series.  This week, we would like to introduce you to a new song written by Jordan Kauflin, who works with Sovereign Grace Music.  Those who attended the New Attitude Conference in May 2008 became familiar with it there.  Actually, a live recording of this song from the conference is available for free!  The words are great, the music is great…and each of them show that our God is great! 

All I Have is Christ
I once was lost in darkest night
Yet thought I knew the way
The sin that promised joy and life
Had led me to the grave
I had no hope that You would own
A rebel to Your will
And if You had not loved me first
I would refuse You still

But as I ran my hell-bound race
Indifferent to the cost
You looked upon my helpless state
And led me to the cross
And I beheld God’s love displayed
You suffered in my place
You bore the wrath reserved for me
Now all I know is grace

Hallelujah! All I have is Christ
Hallelujah! Jesus is my life

Now, Lord, I would be Yours alone
And live so all might see
The strength to follow Your commands
Could never come from me
Oh Father, use my ransomed life
In any way You choose
And let my song forever be
My only boast is You

© 2008 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI), by Jordan Kauflin

Emergency Baby Shower

The baby has arrived…early!  He is going home with his new parents, Wayne and Sherry, on Tuesday!  Needless to say, with Hannah being 10, they really need some of the basic necessities to take care of the baby…fast! 

So, there’s no need to grab your rams’ horns or march around the wall seven times for a week because these walls have already fallen!  What was found behind these fallen walls?  Not much. 

Here’s what they need:

  • Lo-Flo bottles with preemie nipples
  • Preemie diapers and wipes
  • Pacifiers
  • Onesies
  • Sleepers
  • 0-3 month clothes
  • Baby Lotion & Shampoo
  • Bassinet Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Little Bathtub
  • Fingernail Clippers (the little kit that comes with a few things)
  • Cash appreciated also!
  • You might want to note that Sherry is doing a jungle animal theme for his room. 

Oh, and ladies, we’re going to blow our rams’ horns and shout in celebration at 5:30 p.m. THIS SATURDAY, March 28 at the Wainrights’ home.  (aka: Baby Shower)

“In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”  -1 John 4:10

Lord, the condemnation was Yours,
that the justification might be mine!

The agony was Yours, that
the victory might be mine! 

The pain was Yours,
and the ease mine!

The stripes were Yours, and the
healing balm issuing from them mine!

The vinegar and gall were Yours,
that the honey and sweet might be mine!

The curse was Yours, that
the blessing might be mine!

The crown of thorns was Yours,
that the crown of glory might be mine!

The death was Yours,
the life purchased by it mine!

You paid the price, that
I might enjoy the inheritance!

-John Flavel

[Originally posted by Justin Childers of Cross-Eyed]

Scripture at Sunrise 3.25.09

“…For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift…this was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.  It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.”  -Romans 3 excerpts

“Man cannot be righteous in God’s sight until he repents of his own expectation that he can be righteous in his own sight. God is not mighty toward man until man is weak toward God.”

Edward John Carnell, Christian Commitment, page 302.

[Originally posted by Ray Ortlund, Jr.]