Scripture at Sunrise 3.31.2011

“So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor.” -1 Corinthians 3:7-8

Some nights we sow and some nights we reap, but we always work alongside a miracle-working Farmer in His beautiful field. -Louie Giglio via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 3.29.2011

“I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee”. -Acts 18:10

So long as the Lord had work for Paul to do in Corinth, the fury of the mob was restrained. The Jews opposed themselves and blasphemed; but they could neither stop the preaching of the gospel nor the conversion of the hearers. God has power over the most violent minds. He makes the wrath of man to praise Him when it breaks forth, but He still more displays His goodness when He restrains it; and He can restrain it. “By the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone, till thy people pass over, O Lord.”

Do not, therefore, feel any fear of man when you know that you are doing your duty. Go straight on, as Jesus would have done, and those who oppose shall be as a bruised reed and as smoking flax. Many a time men have had cause to fear because they were themselves afraid; but a dauntless faith in God brushes fear aside like the cobwebs in a giant’s path. No man can harm us unless the Lord permits. He who makes the devil himself to flee at a word can certainly control the devil’s agents. Maybe they are already more afraid of you than you are of them. Therefore, go forward, and where you looked to meet with foes you will find friends.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon, March 29 entry]

 

Scripture at Sunrise 3.28.2011

“Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.”  -2 Corinthians 5:8

Death was not an “escape hatch” for Paul. He loved life and serving in the world even though he suffered, but he eagerly longed for the day of death, something he considered a great gain. To be with our Savior is something to long for.

[Listen to the full audio of Sunday Morning’s Sermon | Listen to Sunday Evening’s Sermon from Deuteronomy 1]

Weekly Announcements (March 28-April 3)

Monday, March 28
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned.

Tuesday, March 29
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, March 30
7:00 p.m.- Bible Study: We will continue our study of “Systematic Theology.” Our kids will continue their 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, March 31
Pray for your Pastor as he prepares for Sunday.

Friday, April 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, April 2
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, April 3
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (2 Corinthians 5)
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (Bro. Anthony Vance speaking)
Ushers: Harry Sparks & Roger Harden

Wednesday, April 6
7:00 p.m.- Bro. Steve Dawson will be speaking.

Monday, April 11-Wednesday, April 13
BFM Spring Conference

Sunday, April 17
2:00 p.m.- Baptism at Thompson Road Baptist Church (for Molly & Chloe Norris)

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Scripture at Sunrise 3.24.2011

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.” -Psalm 32:8

“When God’s finger points, God’s hand will open the door.” – Clarence Jones, as tweeted by NationsBeGlad