Archive for October, 2009

October 31, 2009

Fall Back!

Just a reminder to set your clocks back an hour tonight and enjoy that extra hour of sleep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 30, 2009

Scripture at Sunrise 10.30.09

“I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in.” -Revelation 3:20

Since Jesus Came Into My Heart
What a wonderful change in my life has been wrought
Since Jesus came into my heart!
I have light in my soul for which long I had sought,
Since Jesus came into my heart!

Since Jesus came into my heart,
Since Jesus came into my heart,
Floods of joy o’er my soul
Like the sea billows roll,
Since Jesus came into my heart.

I have ceased from my wandering and going astray,
Since Jesus came into my heart!
And my sins, which were many, are all washed away,
Since Jesus came into my heart!

I’m possessed of a hope that is steadfast and sure,
Since Jesus came into my heart!
And no dark clouds of doubt now my pathway obscure,
Since Jesus came into my heart!

There’s a light in the valley of death now for me,
Since Jesus came into my heart!
And the gates of the City beyond I can see,
Since Jesus came into my heart!

I shall go there to dwell in that City, I know,
Since Jesus came into my heart!
And I’m happy, so happy, as onward I go,
Since Jesus came into my heart!

[Words by // Ru­fus H. Mc­Dan­i­el, 1914 / Music by // Charles H. Gabriel, 1914]

McDaniel, an Ohio native, wrote these words after the death of his son.  Gabriel was a well-known composer who also wrote hymns such as I Stand Amazed in the Presence and Send the Light.

Here’s a beautiful rendition I found on YouTube.

October 29, 2009

Scripture at Sunrise 10.29.09

“The trees of the Lord are full of sap.”  -Psalm 104:16

Without sap the tree cannot flourish or even exist. Vitality is essential to a Christian. There must be life—a vital principle infused into us by God the Holy Spirit—or we cannot be trees of the Lord. What a secret thing the sap is! The roots go searching through the soil, but we cannot see them transform the mineral into the vegetable. This work is done down in the dark. Our root is Christ Jesus, and our life is hid in Him. This is the secret of the Lord. In the Christian, the divine life is always full of energy.
-C.H. Spurgeon

October 28, 2009

Scripture at Sunrise 10.28.09

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live…'”  -John 11:25

“There laid they Jesus, and rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.” Ending of Thomas Jefferson’s “Bible.” No hope.

[via Albert Mohler‘s Twitter]

October 27, 2009

Scripture at Sunrise 10.27.09

Because of Us

“For the elect’s sake those days be shortened.”  -Matthew 24:22

For the sake of His elect the Lord withholds many judgments and shortens others. In great tribulations the fire would devour all were it not that Out of regard to His elect the Lord damps the flame. Thus, while He saves His elect for the sake of Jesus, He also preserves the race for the sake of His chosen.

What an honor is thus put upon saints! How diligently they ought to use their influence with their Lord! He will hear their prayers for sinners and bless their efforts for their salvation. He blesses believers that they may be a blessing to those who are in unbelief. Many a sinner lives because of the prayers of a mother, or wife, or daughter to whom the Lord has respect.

Have we used aright the singular power with which the Lord entrusts us? Do we pray for our country, for other lands, and for the age? Do we, in times of war, famine, pestilence, stand out as intercessors, pleading that the days may be shortened? Do we lament before God the outbursts of infidelity, error, and licentiousness? Do we beseech our Lord Jesus to shorten the reign of sin by hastening His own glorious appearing? Let us get to our knees and never rest till Christ appeareth.

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

October 26, 2009

Scripture at Sunrise 10.26.09

Sunday School | 1 John 5:1-12 | Bro. Roger Harden
“Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”  -1 John 5:12
We have full assurance when we realize that our salvation has nothing to do with what we have done, but everything to do with what He has done for us!

Morning Worship | 1 Corinthians 3:10-18 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it.”  -1 Corinthians 3:10
The only foundation that will last is Jesus Christ!  Once He is our foundation, it’s our responsibility to build on it with the rich resources He has given us.  We will be judged for our actions and motives.  If you have wrong actions, motives or attitudes (wood, hay, stubble), they will be consumed.  But, you will be rewarded for what remains standing  (vs. 14).  The rewards we receive will be cast at the Savior’s feet because He alone deserves the glory and is worthy of it!  (Revelation 4)
*How are you building on the foundation that has been laid?

Evening Worship | Leviticus 5:14-6:7 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This He set aside, nailing it to the cross.”  -Colossians 2:13-14

We have a great sin-debt.  God has made provision for our sins through His Son.  Our debt has been paid in full by Christ!

Welcome!
We are thrilled about what the Lord is doing in John and Jennifer’s lives.  It’s so exciting to see Him at work in such a powerful way!  Today, we welcomed John back along with Jennifer!  :o)  And…there was a very sweet proposal that happened right after the invitation!  We love you all and are praying for you!

John and Jennifer

October 25, 2009

Weekly Announcements (Oct. 26-Nov. 1)

LAST UPDATED Sunday, October 25
Monday, October 26
-What did you learn yesterday?  Have you applied anything yet?  Review your notes!
-Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Tuesday, October 27
6:45-8:00 a.m.– Men’s Morning Meditations: Where God’s Word and coffee perk you up at your Pastor’s home!
Pray for our country, government and leaders.

Wednesday, October 28
7:00 p.m.
– We will continue our “What We Believe Series,” studying “Heaven.”  The kids will be in Acts 9, studying about Dorcas.
-Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.

Thursday, October 29
-Pray for your Pastor as he prepares for Sunday.

Friday, October 30
6:00 p.m. – FeLlOwShIp! You’re invited to Jason & Nikki’s for food and fellowship!  They will be grilling hamburgers, chicken and hot dogs.  They’ll also have MaRsHmAlLoWs on an open fire!  It would be great if each family could bring a side item or dessert.  There’s no need to sign up…that way what we’ll be eating will be a surprise!
-Pray for those at NLBC who are taking care of elderly parents at this time: strength to care for them, patience with them and grace for the trying moments.

Saturday, October 31
-Pray for the services and your pastor tomorrow and prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, November 1
10:00 a.m.– Sunday School (1 John 5)
Devotion:
11:00 a.m.– Sunday Morning Worship (1 Corinthians 3)
Ushers: Tom Riley & Jason Estes
5:30 p.m.– Little Lifers Kids’ Choir
6:00 p.m.– Sunday Evening Worship (Leviticus 6)

Tuesday, April 13-Thursday, April 15, 2010
Together for the Gospel Conference
in Louisville, Ky.  [Please let Pastor Steve know ASAP if you can go.  There is a group rate available!]

Missionary of the Month:
BFM General Fund

Coming Next Month: BFM Thanksgiving Offering!  Our goal: $2000!
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October 23, 2009

Scripture at Sunrise 10.23.09

“For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.”  -Ephesians 2:14-16

Beautiful Terrible Cross
There is a beautiful terrible cross
Where though You committed no sin
Savior You suffered the most wicked fate
On the cruelest creation of men

Yet on that beautiful terrible cross
You did what only You could
Turning that dark inspired evil of hell
Into our soul’s greatest good

[Chorus]
We see the love that You showed us
We see the life that You lost
We bow in wonder and praise You
For the beautiful terrible cross

There on that beautiful terrible cross
Though darkness was strong on that hill
You remained sovereign, Lord, still in control
As Your perfect plan was fulfilled

[Chorus]

We gained the riches of heaven
Jesus You paid the horrible cost
We stand forgiven and praise You
For the beautiful terrible cross
For the beautiful terrible cross

In the cross, in the cross
Be my glory ever
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river

[from “You Deliver Me” by Selah | Words and Music by Todd Smith, Tony Wood, Chad Cates]

October 22, 2009

Scripture at Sunrise 10.22.09

“For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”  -Romans 8:13

How to mortify sin:
“Set faith at work on Christ for the killing of your sin. His blood is the great sovereign remedy for sin-sick souls. Live in this, and you will die a conqueror; yea, you will, through the good providence of God, live to see your lust dead at your feet.”

John Owen, Overcoming Sin and Temptation, p. 131.

(via Justin Childers)

October 21, 2009

Scripture at Sunrise (10.21.09)

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”  -Romans 8:18

“He who has tasted a sour apple will have the more relish for a sweet one; your present want will make future prosperity all the sweeter.”  -Charles H. Spurgeon

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