Archive for March, 2011

March 30, 2011

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

March 29, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 3.30.2011


“He has made everything beautiful in its time.”  -Ecclesiastes 3:11

The God who made the world out of nothing can make something beautiful out of whatever you’re facing. -Louie Giglio, via his Twitter

March 28, 2011

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]

 

March 27, 2011

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]

March 27, 2011

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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Links of the Week:

March 25, 2011

A Song for your Friday

This song has been in my head all afternoon! Thought I would share.

The Saving One by Starfield

March 23, 2011

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

March 22, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 3.22.2011

“He gives grace to the humble.” -James 4:6

Humble hearts seek grace, and therefore they get it. Humble hearts yield to the sweet influences of grace, and so it is bestowed on them more and more largely. Humble hearts lie in the valleys where streams of grace are flowing, and hence they drink of them, Humble hearts are grateful for grace and give the Lord the glory of it, and hence it is consistent with His honor to give it to them.

Come, dear reader, take a lowly place. Be little in thine own esteem, that the Lord may make much of thee. Perhaps the sigh breaks out, “I fear I am not humble.” It may be that this is the language of true humility. Some are proud of being humble, and this is one of the very worst sorts of pride. We are needy, helpless, undeserving, hell-deserving creatures, and if we are not humble we ought to be. Let us humble ourselves because of our sins against humility, and then the Lord will give us to taste of His favor. It is grace which makes us humble, and grace which finds in this humility an opportunity for pouring in more grace. Let us go down that we may rise. Let us be poor in spirit that God may make us rich. Let us be humble that we may not need to be humbled but may be exalted by the grace of God.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon, March 22 entry]

 

March 20, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 3.21.2011

Sunday Morning | 2 Corinthians 5:1-5 | Pastor Steve Wainright | Listen
“For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” -2 Corinthians 5:1

In this earthly tent, we groan because of the sin that has effected our bodies, but for the child of God, this is only temporal. We have a house built by God to look forward to, a resurrection body that is eternally permanent.

Assurance that the Resurrection will happen: God has given us a down payment, guaranteeing that it will be done. His down payment iss the Spirit dwelling within us. (vs. 5; Ephesians 1:14)

Sunday Evening | Intro to Deuteronomy | Bro. Jason Estes | Listen
“Take to heart all the words by which I am warning you today, that you may command them to your children, that they may be careful to do all the words of this law. For it is no empty word for you, but your very life, and by this word you shall live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess.” -Deuteronomy 32:46-47

Deuteronomy was written to the new generation of Israel to remind them of God’s power and that His Word is vitally important.
ch. 1-3: Recap of their trip
ch. 4: Call for obedience. They were urged to be faithful to God Who had always been faithful to them.
ch. 5-26: Restating the Law; Pattern of Blessings for Obedience and Curses for Disobedience
ch. 27-30: <missed this one> Two options in ch. 30
ch. 31-34: Encourages, Commissions Joshua, Song, Blessing of Each Tribe; ch. 34=death of Moses and short obituary

-Shows the absolute necessity for Mosaic Law to be kept perfectly.
-Showcases our need for a Savior and points to Christ.
-Points to God’s sovereignty and election.

**Be sure to listen to this one to the end to hear some really neat typologies he draws out from Moses compared to Christ!

March 20, 2011

Weekly Announcements (March 21-27)

Monday, March 21
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned.

Tuesday, March 22
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, March 23
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 24
Pray for your Pastor as he prepares for Sunday.

Friday, March 25
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, March 26
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, March 27
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (2 Corinthians 5)
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (Deuteronomy 1)
Ushers: Harry Sparks & Roger Harden

Sunday, April 3
Bro. Anthony Vance
preaching in the evening service!

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

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

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Links of the Week:

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