Scripture at Sunrise 2.1.10

Sunday School | Matthew 13:53-58 | Bro. Randy Thomas

“And he did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.”  -Matthew 13:58
While visiting Nazareth, Jesus was a hometown boy (like a Kentucky boy making a free throw for UK, we tend to cheer extra hard for him!), but He was rejected.  Look at all that they missed out on because of their unbelief.

Morning Worship | 1 Corinthians 7:17-24 | Pastor Steve Wainright

“For neither circumcision counts for anything nor uncircumcision, but keeping the commandments of God.”  -1 Corinthians 7:19
Wherever you are in life, be content because God has placed you there.  Don’t be so preoccupied with social issues that you push aside the main issue (the spiritual issue) and water down the Gospel.  The Corinthians were highlighting the social issues.  Paul is saying that the Gospel is what needs to be emphasized!  Live your life out loud for the glory of God so others may see how Christ has worked in your life!

Evening Worship | Leviticus 18:1-30 | Pastor Steve Wainright

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?”  -Jeremiah 17:9
God knows the heart of man.  This heart is the same today as it was in Old Testament times.  God, as divine authority, creates boundaries (in this case, it’s guidelines for sexual behavior).  Whenever God says, “Don’t do something,” it’s for your benefit.  It’s because He loves you.

Weekly Announcements (Feb. 1-7)

LAST UPDATED Sunday, January 31

Monday, February 1
-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.
Happy Birthday to Sam Gee!

Tuesday, February 2
-Pray for our new members today as they battle worldly influences and temptations.  Call them, write them a letter, invite them over for dinner, do something to get to know them better!

Wednesday, February 3
7:00 p.m.- We will continue our study in Revelation.  The kids will be in Acts.
-Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.

Thursday, February 4
-Pray for your Pastor as he prepares for Sunday.
Happy Birthday to Ryan Cooley!

Friday, February 5
-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, February 6
-Pray for the services along with those speaking tomorrow and prepare your heart for worship.
Happy Birthday to Anita Bertram!

Sunday, February 7
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Sunday Morning Worship (1 Corinthians)
Ushers: Steve Gee and Jason Estes
6:00 p.m.- Sunday Evening Worship (Leviticus 19)

Tuesday, April 13-Thursday, April 15, 2010
Together for the Gospel Conference in Louisville, Ky.

Friday, May 28-Monday, May 31, 2010
Next Conference in Baltimore!
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Links of the Week:

  • “It’s carpe diem on steroids.” You must must must must must read this beautiful article about 35 year-old Pastor Matt Chandler and how he’s not wasting his brain cancer.  Want your life to be Gospel-centered?  Look at his example!
  • In fact, that article is so good and edifying, I’m not going to give you any other links tonight just so there’s more of a chance of you reading it!  🙂  [No worries, though…I’ll try to give you some more fun links sometime this week!]

Scripture at Sunrise 1.29.10

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.”  -Romans 8:28

There is something indescribably beautiful about hymns in another language, especially when they have rich words to begin with. This one is sung by Haitian-American Davidson Jean-ReJouis in Creole and English as a message of hope to his homeland.

God Moves in a Mysterious Way

  1. God moves in a mysterious way
    His wonders to perform;
    He plants His footsteps in the sea
    And rides upon the storm.
  2. Deep in unfathomable mines
    Of never failing skill
    He treasures up His bright designs
    And works His sov’reign will.
  3. Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
    The clouds ye so much dread
    Are big with mercy and shall break
    In blessings on your head.
  4. Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
    But trust Him for His grace;
    Behind a frowning providence
    He hides a smiling face.
  5. His purposes will ripen fast,
    Unfolding every hour;
    The bud may have a bitter taste,
    But sweet will be the flow’r.
  6. Blind unbelief is sure to err
    And scan His work in vain;
    God is His own interpreter,
    And He will make it plain.

Be still, be still, oh my soul and know
That God is sitting on His throne.
Be still, be still, oh my soul and know
That God works all things for His glory and my good.

[Words by William Cowper, arranged by Kelley Coppage]

Scripture at Sunrise 1.28.10

“For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by His life.”  -Romans 5:10

“We are fighting the Bible’s entire story line if we do not recognize that our deepest need is to be reconciled to God.”  -D.A. Carson (via Tony Reinke’s Twitter)

Scripture at Sunrise 1.26.10

“He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not; he will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.”  -Job 33:27-28

This is a word of truth, gathered from the experience of a man of God, and it is tantamount to a promise. What the Lord has done, and is doing, He will continue to do while the world standeth. The Lord will receive into His bosom all who come to Him with a sincere confession of their sin; in fact, He is always on the lookout to discover any that are in trouble because of their faults.

Can we not endorse the language here used? Have we not sinned, sinned personally so as to say, “I have sinned”? Sinned willfully, having perverted that which is right? Sinned so as to discover that there is no profit in it but an eternal loss? Let us, then, go to God with this honest acknowledgment. He asks no more. We can do no less.

Let us plead His promise in the name of Jesus. He will deliver us from the pit of hell which yawns for us; He will grant us life and light. Why should we despair? Why should we even doubt? The Lord does not mock humble souls. He means what He says. The guilty can be forgiven. Those who deserve execution can receive free pardon. Lord, we confess, and we pray Thee to forgive!

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon, January 25 entry]

Scripture at Sunrise 1.25.10

Sunday School | Psalm 25:1-22 | Bro. Steve Dawson
“Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.”  -Psalm 25:4

When asked how the Lord teaches us, various youth at NLBC answered, “Through His Word, discipline, people you meet, more mature Christians, problems and suffering.”  When David asked the Lord to teach him in vs. 4, he wanted the Lord to bring these things into his life if they made him know Christ better.  Why did David want the Lord to do all this?  For His glory!  (vs. 11)

Morning Worship | 1 Corinthians 7:10-16 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“…God has called you to peace.”  -1 Corinthians 7:15

vs. 10-11- Charge to married Christians // vs. 12-16- Charge to believers married to an unbelievers
*#1 Problem in Marriages: “I.”  Change yourself and line yourself up with God’s Word.
*Are you single?  Don’t date an unbeliever.  Set your standards high.
*A spouse’s faith cannot save their unbelieving spouse.  It takes the power of God, but God can use you as an influence in their life.
*The unbelieving spouse does not defile the believer, rather because of the believer, the home and marriage will be blessed.  (Genesis 30, Genesis 39, 1 Timothy 1)
*Tips for Living in Marriage with an Unbeliever:
-Don’t nag.  (Romans 12:18)  -Be patient.  -Be kind.  -Be prayerful.  -Don’t expect them to live like a child of God because they’re not one.  -Make your home a little piece of Heaven on earth because that may be all the Heaven they experience.  -Win them with your life.  (1 Peter 3)

Evening Worship | Leviticus 17:1-16 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.”  -Galatians 1:3-5
*This begins the second half of the book of Leviticus, which deals with holiness in God’s people (God’s children communing with the Lord and reflecting His glory).
*vs. 1-9- God alone is worthy of our worship (Exodus 20:3-6)
*Ultimately, God is the Giver of all life.  Honor God by honoring life.
*Christ gave His life as a gift for us!  (Galatians 1:4, 1 John)
*Blood was given for atonement.  Are we honoring that life?