Archive for September, 2010

September 29, 2010

Scripture at Sunrise 9.30.2010

“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  -Romans 8:38-39

“What keeps you is not the sturdiness of your love for Jesus but the eternal faithfulness of his love for you.”  -Paul Tripp via Twitter

September 28, 2010

Scripture at Sunrise 9.29.2010

“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’”  -Matthew 25:23

What will people say about your life in heaven?  Will people speak of God’s work and glory through you?  And even more important, how will you answer the King when He says, “What did you do with what I gave you?”  [Francis Chan, Crazy Love, pg. 174]

September 28, 2010

Scripture at Sunrise 9.28.2010

“There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.”  -Hebrews 4:9

God has provided a Sabbath, and some must enter into it. Those to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief; therefore, that Sabbath remains for the people of God. David sang of it; but he had to touch the minor key, for Israel refused the rest of God. Joshua could not give it, nor Canaan yield it: it remains for believers.

Come, then, let us labor to enter into this rest. Let us quit the weary toil of sin and self. Let us cease from all confidence, even in those works of which it might be said, “They are very good.” Have we any such? Still, let us cease from our own works, as God did from His. Now let us find solace in the finished work of our Lord Jesus. Everything is fully done: justice demands no more. Great peace is our portion in Christ Jesus.

As to providential matters, the work of grace in the soul and the work of the Lord in the souls of others, let us cast these burdens upon the Lord and rest in Him. When the Lord gives us a yoke to bear, He does so that by taking it up we may find rest. By faith we labor to enter into the rest of God, and we renounce all rest in self-satisfaction or indolence. Jesus Himself is perfect rest, and we are filled to the brim in Him.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon, September 28 entry]

September 27, 2010

Scripture at Sunrise 9.27.2010

“Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven.”  -1 Corinthians 15:49

As we bear the image of the earthy now, believers will bear the image of the heavenly.  Believer, are you bearing forth the glory of God in your life right now?

September 26, 2010

Weekly Announcements (September 27-October 3)

LAST UPDATED Sunday, September 26

Monday, September 27
-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, September 28
-Pray for our members today as they battle worldly influences and temptations.
Happy Anniversary to Jason & Nikki Estes!

Wednesday, September 29

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: James).
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.

Thursday, September 30
Pray for your Pastor as he prepares for Sunday.
Happy Birthday to Micheal Drury!

Friday, October 1
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 2
Pray for the services along with those preaching and teaching tomorrow and prepare your heart for worship.
Church Picnic at Macedonia Christian Park off Winchester Road
4:00 = Games | 6:00 = Dinner

Sunday, October 3
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Sunday Morning Worship (1 Corinthians 15)
Ushers: Chandler Dawson and Jason Estes
5:30 p.m.- Little Lifers Kids Choir
6:00 p.m.- Sunday Evening Worship (Numbers 15)

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September 23, 2010

Scripture at Sunrise 9.23.2010

“So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.”  -Galatians 4:7

To see the law by Christ fulfilled, to hear his pardoning voice; changes a slave into a child and duty into choice.  -William Cowper, via Tullian Tchividjian’s Twitter

September 21, 2010

Scripture at Sunrise 9.22.2010

“Casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.”  -1 Peter 5:7

Worry implies that we don’t quite trust that God is big enough, powerful enough, or loving enough to take care of what’s happening in our lives.  Stress says that the things we are involved in are important enough to merit our impatience, our lack of grace toward others, or our right grip of control.

[From Crazy Love by Francis Chan, page 42]

September 20, 2010

Scripture at Sunrise 9.21.2010

Knowing that tribulation worketh patience.  -Romans 5:3

This is a promise in essence if not in form. We have need of patience, and here we see the way of getting it. It is only by enduring that we learn to endure, even as by swimming men learn to swim. You could not learn that art on dry land, nor learn patience without trouble. Is it not worth while to suffer tribulation for the sake of gaining that beautiful equanimity of mind which quietly acquiesces in all the will of God?

Yet our text sets forth a singular fact, which is not according to nature but is supernatural. Tribulation in and of itself worketh petulance, unbelief, and rebellion. It is only by the sacred alchemy of grace that it is made to work in us patience. We do not thresh the wheat to lay the dust: yet the Rail of tribulation does this upon God’s floor. We do not toss a man about in order to give him rest, and yet so the Lord dealeth with His children. Truly this is not the manner of man but greatly redounds to the glory of our all-wise God.

Oh, for grace to let my trials bless me! Why should I wish to stay their gracious operation? Lord, I ask Thee to remove my affliction, but I beseech Thee ten times more to remove my impatience. Precious Lord Jesus, with Thy cross engrave the image of Thy patience on my heart.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon, September 21 entry]

September 20, 2010

Scripture at Sunrise 9.20.2010

This sure is a hard Sunday to sum up!  There were so many quotable quotes and precious truths, but I’ll skim the surface and give you a few nuggets to chew on for the week!

Sunday Morning | Bro. Anthony Vance | Acts 20:17-25

“But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.”  -Acts 20:24

1)The Christian’s Priority: Finish the race!
2)The Christian’s Self-Perspective: See your life as not your own, but as the life God has given you.
3)The Christian’s Practical Work: To testify the Gospel of the grace of God.  You know you’re living for eternity if you’re continually talking about eternal things.

Sunday Evening | Bro. Jason Estes | Numbers 15:1-41

“And it shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the Lord, to do them, not to follow after your own heart and your own eyes, which you are inclined to whore after.  So you shall remember and do all my commandments, and be holy to your God. I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God: I am the Lord your God.”  -Numbers 15:39-41

>There is a purpose in God stating all these details.  His ultimate goal of His divine and sovereign plan is for us to not desire evil, but to believe He will do what He says He will do.  (1 Corinthians 10:6, 11)  It was not His will for the Israelites to enter the Promised Land at that particular time.  He was refining them and disciplining them for their own good.

>Nothing is random with God.  No detail exists outside His plan.

>(A little connection to this morning’s message!)  Moses dying in the desert was not failure, it was victory!  That was his course—his race that God had laid out for him.  He had learned to love God and love his neighbors.

>So…make tassels for your clothes!  Remember what the Lord has done for you.  He is the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of sinsickness to be your God!

September 20, 2010

Weekly Announcements (September 20-26)

LAST UPDATED Monday, September 20

Monday, September 20
-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, September 21
-Pray for our members today as they battle worldly influences and temptations.

Wednesday, September 22

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: Hebrews).
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.

Thursday, September 23
Pray for your Pastor as he prepares for Sunday.
Happy Birthday to Harry Sparks!

Friday, September 24
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.
Happy Birthday to Conner Dawson!

Saturday, September 25
Pray for the services along with those preaching and teaching tomorrow and prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, September 26
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Sunday Morning Worship (1 Corinthians 15)
Ushers: Chandler Dawson and Jason Estes
5:30 p.m.- Little Lifers Kids Choir
6:00 p.m.- Sunday Evening Worship (Numbers 15)

Saturday, October 2
Church Picnic at Macedonia Christian Park off Winchester Road
4:00 = Games | 6:00 = Dinner

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