Scripture at Sunrise 6.1.2011





“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” -Matthew 5:14-16

“I have but one candle to burn & I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light.” -J.K. Falconer, via NationsBeGlad’s Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 5.30.2011

“Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.” -2 Corinthians 7:1

When we have trusted in Christ, we are declared completely clean before God, but it is necessary to daily cleanse ourselves from inward and outward sin.

Since we have these promises. What promises? Look just before that in chapter 6:16-18…
>I will dwell in you.
>I will walk with them. (Hebrews 13:5- He’s always with us.)
>I will be their God. They shall be My people.
>I will be a Father to you.

If He’s in you and with you, that should make a difference in how you live your life.

Your testimony effects others. Remember what Gandhi said, “I love your Christ, but I don’t like your Christians.” Your character and conduct will reflect your relationship with Jesus Christ.

So, how do you take a stand against temptation?
1)Possess the promises of God. Get in the Word! Claim His promises. Hide His Word in your heart so sin won’t contaminate you.
Romans 6, Psalm 119, Leviticus 26:12
(If God is with me, how could I go there?)
2)Cleanse yourselves.
1 John 1:9- Confess your sins. Be killing sin or sin will be killing you. Make right choices, which starts in your mind.
3)Grow up spiritually.
Hebrews 5:11-6:1, Galatians 5:19-25
As the Word grows in you, you’re growing spiritually.

Do others see Jesus in you…or do others see you in you?

Weekly Announcements (May 30-June 5)

Monday, May 30
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned.
Happy Memorial Day! Take time to remember the greatest sacrifice ever made on your behalf and the freedom that comes from it. 

Tuesday, May 31
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
Happy Birthday to Pam Thomas & Gracyn!

Wednesday, June 1
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.
7:00 p.m.- Bible Study | The adults will continue their study of “Systematic Theology.” The kids will continue their series, “Big Truths for Young Hearts.”

Thursday, June 2
Pray for your Pastor as he prepares for Sunday.

Friday, June 3
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, June 4
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.
1:00-3:00- Join us at church for a reception celebrating Ryan Cooley’s graduation from Henry Clay High School! (No gifts, please.)

Sunday, June 5
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (2 Corinthians 7)
LOVE OFFERING for Blue Grass Baptist School
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (Deuteronomy 6)
Ushers: Chick Baker & Harry Sparks

Tuesday, July 12
Isaiah 58 Ministry 

New Scholarship Fund
We have started a scholarship fund to help some of our kids attend Blue Grass Baptist School. If you would like to contribute to their Christian education, please write “BGBS Scholarship” on your offering envelope. (You can choose either to designate to the general scholarship fund or to a specific student.)

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Scripture at Sunrise 5.26.2011

“I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued My faithfulness to you.” -Jeremiah 31:3

I can’t brag about my love for God because I fail Him daily, but I can brag about His love for me because it never fails. –Owl City via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 5.25.2011

“And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.” -2 John 1:6

Be obedient even when you do not know where obedience may lead you. —Sinclair Ferguson

Scripture at Sunrise 5.24.2011

“One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the Lord your God, He it is that fighteth for you, as He hath promised you.” -Joshua 23:10

Why count heads? One man with God is a majority though there be a thousand on the other side. Sometimes our helpers may be too many for God to work with them, as was the case with Gideon, who could do nothing till he had increased his forces by thinning out their numbers. But the Lord’s hosts are never too few. When God would found a nation, He called Abram alone and blessed him. When He would vanquish proud Pharaoh, He used no armies, but only Moses and Aaron. The “one-man ministry,” as certain wise men call it, has been far more used of the Lord than trained bands with their officers. Did all the Israelites together slay so many as Samson alone? Saul and his hosts slew their thousands but David his ten thousands.

The Lord can give the enemy long odds and yet vanquish him. If we have faith, we have God with us, and what are multitudes of men? One shepherd’s dog can drive before him a flock of sheep. If the Lord sent thee, O my brother, His strength will accomplish His divine purpose. Wherefore, rely on the promise, and be very courageous.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon, May 24 entry]

Scripture at Sunrise 5.23.2011

“Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” -James 4:4

2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1
Don’t be unequally yoked with unbelievers because you cannot go hand-in-hand on spiritual matters with unbelievers and will most likely end up compromising truth. (vs. 14)

1)vs. 14- What fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? How can right and wrong go together? They can’t.
Our righteousness is found in Christ alone. (2 Corinthians 5:21) Unbelievers don’t have that righteousness. (Matthew 7:23)

2)vs. 14- What communion hath light with darkness?
Matthew 5:16; 1 Peter 2:9- When you’re shining and zealous for good works, you’re peculiar. People become thirsty for what makes you different: the Gospel.

3)vs. 15- What communion does Christ have with Belial (=worthless)?
Satan is worthless. Jesus alone is worthy.

4)vs. 16-18- What agreement hath the temple of God with idols?
Behind every idol we make in our mind is demonic doctrine. (2 Kings 21:1-16; John 1:12)

Because of these promises, fear Him and mature in holiness. (7:1)