Scripture at Sunrise 8.1.2011

2 Corinthians 10:7-18 | Morning Service | Pastor Steve Wainright

Marks of Spiritual Leaders:

  • Must be of Christ and have a personal relationship with Him. (vs. 7)
  • Build up others spiritually. (vs. 8)
  • Love for the people. (vs. 9)
  • Speak the Word of God. (vs. 10)
  • Consistent in character. (vs. 11)
  • Humility. (vs. 12-18) Realizing you’re spiritually bankrupt, poor in spirit, and you’re unworthy of God’s grace. Real leaders desire to give the glory to the right One, the only One who deserves the glory anyway.
1 Corinthians 10:31 | Evening Service | Bro. Anthony Vance
“Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” -Westminster Shorter Catechism
1)Give glory to God. (vs. 31)
2)Don’t offend fellow believers. (vs. 32)
Do ALL to the glory of God.
1)Our aim: the glory of God.
        Bringing glory to self is prideful and robs God of His deserved glory. So often we crave the attention and favor of others, but we should do what we do for the glory of God rather than the praise and spotlight of men.
2)The action: Do. Do.
You’re always doing something and that something should glorify God. Be doers of the Word! Don’t be concerned with falling short, be concerned about your aim.
3)The extent: Everything (whether, whatever, all)
Question to ask yourself: “If I _____, will it glorify God?”
Colossians 3:17; 1 Peter 4:11

Weekly Announcements (August 1-7)

Monday, August 1
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned.

Tuesday, August 2
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, August 3
7:00 p.m.- Bible Study | We will continue our study of “Systematic Theology.” The kids will continue their “Big Truths for Young Hearts” series.
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.
Happy Birthday to Abigail Norris!

Thursday, August 4
Pray for your Pastor as he prepares for Sunday.
Happy Birthday to Sammy Stone!

Friday, August 5
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, August 6
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, August 7
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (2 Corinthians 10)
5:00 p.m.- Singing!
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (Deuteronomy 11)
After Church-10:00 p.m.- Bowling Night
Ushers: Roger Cruz & Harry Sparks
Nursery: AM- Cristy Sword | PM- Becky Dawson

BGBS Scholarship Fund
Over the past few months, we have been contributing to a scholarship fund for our members attending 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.) If you are interested in sending your child to Blue Grass, be sure to fill out an application at www.bluegrassbaptist.com/Admissions.htm. To see if you are eligible for tuition assistance via our church’s scholarship fund, please click on the “Fast” link and complete the form.
Bowling Night
Join us for a time of fellowship at Eastland Bowling Lanes after church next Sunday night (August 7). Kids 13 and under: $8; everyone else: $10. Price includes shoe rental, pizza, and drinks. We will bowl until 10:00 p.m. Let Steve or Becky Dawson know if you’re coming. 

Missionary of the Month
John Mark & Judy Hatcher in Tournefeuille, France!

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Scripture at Sunrise 7.27.2011

“For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” – 2 Corinthians 5:21

Through the Gospel God counts your sins against Christ, not against you. He offers us acceptance based not on what we do or don’t do, but on what Christ has already done. It’s an acceptance that can neither be gained by our achievements nor forfeited by our failures. Nothing in this world can promise you such total acceptance and favor—nothing. And that’s what makes His grace so amazing.

-Tullian Tchividjian in Surprised by Grace, pgs. 87-88

Scripture at Sunrise 7.26.2011

“And it shall be at that day, saith the Lord, that thou shalt call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali; for I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.” -Hosea 2:16-17

That day has come. We view our God no more as Baal, our tyrant lord and mighty master, for we are not under law but under grace. We now think of Jehovah, our God, as our Ishi, our beloved husband, our lord in love, our next-of-kin in bonds of sacred relationship. We do not serve Him less obediently, but we serve Him for a higher and more endearing reason. We no longer tremble under His lash but rejoice in His love. The slave is changed into a child and the task into a pleasure.

Is it so with thee, dear reader? Has grace cast out slavish fear and implanted filial love? How happy are we in such an experience! Now we call the Lord’s day a delight, and worship is never a weariness. Prayer is now a privilege, and praise is a holiday. To obey is heaven; to give to the cause of God is a banquet. Thus have all things become new. Our mouth is filled with singing and our heart with music. Blessed be our heavenly Ishi forever and ever.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon, July 26 entry]

Scripture at Sunrise 7.25.2011

“For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the mweapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.” –excerpts from 2 Corinthians 10:1-5

In the midst of Paul defending his apostleship, he reminds the Corinthians that the battles he is facing are spiritual. (Ephesians 6:12; Philippians 2:25; 1 Timothy 6:12; 2 Timothy 2:3-4; 1 Thessalonians 5:8) Paul lets them know he is not fighting with fleshly weapons. His weapons are far greater because human weapons mean nothing in the spiritual realm.

The only weapon in the armor of God is the sword of the Spirit, His Word! Every false teaching and error will be triumphed by the truth of God. That is what changes hearts.

Truth will always prevail. Don’t ever be ashamed to proclaim the Word of God. It will crumble every error. Only the truth that will set people free.