Scripture at Sunrise 1.31.2011

“Though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.” -1 Timothy 1:13-14

Paul was thankful that he didn’t get what he deserved: Hell. When you realize you’re not getting what you deserve, you can appreciate what you’ve been given.

Weekly Announcements (January 31-February 6)

Monday, January 31
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned.

Audio of the Morning Sermon

Tuesday, February 1
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, February 2
7:00 p.m.- Bible Study: Systematic Theology.  The kids will continue their new series called, “Big Truths for Young Hearts.”  
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 3
Pray for your Pastor as he prepares for Sunday.

Friday, February 4
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 Ryan Cooley!

Saturday, February 5
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.
4:30 p.m.- Baptism of Cristy & Luke Sword at Thompson Road Baptist Church

Sunday, February 6
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (2 Corinthians 4)
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (Numbers 32)
Ushers: Paul Johnson & Harry Sparks
Happy Birthday to Sis. Anita Bertram!

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A song for your Friday…Here Is Love

Hear this beautiful song on YouTube (can’t be embedded).

Here is Love
Here is love, vast as the ocean,
Lovingkindness as the flood
When the Prince of life, our ransom,
Shed for us His precious blood
Who His love cannot remember?
Who can cease to sing His praise?
He can never be forgotten
Throughout Heaven’s eternal days.

Grace takes my sin, calls me “friend”
Pays my debt completely
Love rescued me, seated me
With my King forevermore

On the mount of crucifixion
Fountains opened deep and wide
Through the floodgates of God’s mercy
Flowed a vast and gracious tide
Grace and love like mighty rivers
Poured incessant from above
Heaven’s peace and perfect justice
Kissed a guilty world in love

Let me all Your love accepting
Love You ever all my days
Let me seek Your kingdom only
And my life be to Your praise
You alone shall be my glory
Nothing in the world I see
You have cleansed and sanctified me
God Himself has set me free!

Robert Lowry (1826-1899) & William Rees (1802-1883), Additional Chorus by Kate Simmonds
©2010 Phat Music
phatmusic.com/katesimmonds

 

Scripture at Sunrise 1.27.2011

“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.”  -John 3:36

To manage a life of pain, as a believer in Jesus, remember: This is all the hell you will ever bear. -Robert Murray M’Cheyne, via John Piper’s Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 1.26.2011

“But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8

When you’re tempted to doubt God’s love for you, stand before the cross and look at the wounded, dying, disfigured Savior, and realize why He is there. I believe His Father would whisper to us, ‘Isn’t this sufficient? I haven’t spared My own Son; I deformed and disfigured and crushed Him — for you. What more could I do to persuade you that I love you?’

— C. J. Mahaney, Living the Cross Centered Life (Sisters, Or.: Multnomah Books, 2006), 56 [via Of First Importance]

 

When you’re tempted to doubt God’s love for you, stand before the cross and look at the wounded, dying, disfigured Savior, and realize why He is there. I believe His Father would whisper to us, ‘Isn’t this sufficient? I haven’t spared My own Son; I deformed and disfigured and crushed Him — for you. What more could I do to persuade you that I love you?’ 

— C. J. MahaneyLiving the Cross Centered Life(Sisters, Or.: Multnomah Books, 2006), 56

Scripture at Sunrise 1.25.2011

“He will keep the feet of his saints.”  -1 Samuel 2:9

The way is slippery and our feet are feeble, but the Lord will keep our feet. If we give ourselves up by obedient faith to be His holy ones, He will Himself be our guardian. Not only will He charge His angels to keep us, but He Himself will preserve our goings.

He will keep our feet from falling so that we do not defile our garments, wound our souls, and cause the enemy to blaspheme.

He will keep our feet from wandering so that we do not go into paths of error, or ways of folly, or courses of the world’s custom.

He will keep our feet from swelling through weariness, or blistering because of the roughness and length of the way.

He will keep our feet from wounding: our shoes shall be iron and brass so that even though we tread on the edge of the sword, or on deadly serpents, we shall not bleed or be poisoned.

He will also pluck our feet out of the net. We shall not be entangled by the deceit of our malicious and crafty foes.

With such a promise as this, let us run without weariness and walk without fear. He who keeps our feet will do it effectually.

[From Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon, January 24 entry]

Scripture at Sunrise 1.24.2011

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. -2 Corinthians 3:18

You behold the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ whenever you are in His Word. The mirror of God’s Word shows our ugly sinfulness, but also shows the beauty of Christ’s holiness. It changes (Greek: “metamorpheo”) you into His image.

You become more and more like the people you’re around. The more you are beholding His glory, the more you’ll become like Him.

Audio of Morning Sermon