Christ fulfilled the law’s requirement, not so you would be a law breaker, but one who celebrates the grace that enables you to keep it. -Paul Tripp via his Twitter
“God turned His back on His Son so that the light of His countenance will fall on us.”
– R. C. Sproul, The Truth of the Cross (Orlando, Fl.; Reformation Trust Publishing, 2007), 135.
[via Of First Importance]
Looking for Him
“Unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation” -Hebrews 9:28
This is our hope. He to whom we have already looked as coming once to bear the sins of many will have another manifestation to the sons of men; this is a happy prospect in itself. But that second appearing has certain peculiar marks which glorify it exceedingly.
Our LORD will have ended the business of sin. He has so taken it away from His people and so effectually borne its penalty that He will have nothing to do with it at His second coming. He will present no sin offering, for He will have utterly put sin away.
Our LORD will then complete the salvation of His people. They will be finally and perfectly saved and will in every respect enjoy the fullness of that salvation. He comes not to bear the result of our transgressions but to bring the result of His obedience; not to remove our condemnation but to perfect our salvation.
Our LORD thus appears only to those who look for Him. He will not be seen in this character by men whose eyes are blinded with self and sin. To them He will be a terrible Judge and nothing more. We must first look to Him and then look for Him; and in both cases our look shall be life.
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon, July 20 entry]
“What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.” -1 Corinthians 14:26
Let all things be done to edify. Everybody at NLBC should be an edifier. Ultimately, the Word of God is what edifies. (2 Timothy 3:15-16)
LAST UPDATED Sunday, July 18
Monday, July 19
-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, July 20
-Pray for our ALL members today as they battle worldly influences and temptations.
Wednesday, July 21
7:00- We will continue our study in the book of Revelation. The kids will continue their study of the letters in the New Testament (this week: Philippians 3-4).
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.
Thursday, July 22
Pray for your Pastor as he prepares for Sunday.
Friday, July 23
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, July 24
Pray for the services along with those preaching and teaching tomorrow and prepare your heart for worship.
Sunday, July 25
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Sunday Morning Worship (1 Corinthians 14)
Ushers: Roger Cruz & Paul Johnson
5:30 p.m.- Little Lifers Kids Choir
6:00 p.m.- Sunday Evening Worship (Numbers)
Isaiah 58 Ministry (originally scheduled for Tuesday, July 25; postponed until further notice)
Saturday, September 11
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Links of the Week:
“How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” -Psalm 119:103
Rather than giving you the history of a song this morning, I’m going to share a link with you that really provoked my thinking about my view of God’s Word. I hope you’ll take time to read it…and more importantly, take time to read the very words God has spoken to us.
Grace exposes you to the penetrating light of truth and then covers what has been exposed with the forgiving sacrifice of the cross. Paul Tripp via his Twitter