Archive for July, 2011

July 31, 2011

Youth Bowling Night

Join us for a time of fellowship at Eastland Bowling Lanes next Sunday night (August 7) after the evening service. We will bowl until 10:00 p.m. All are welcome! Kids 13 and under are $8; everyone else is $10. Price includes shoe rental, pizza, and drinks. Please let Steve or Becky Dawson know if you plan on coming.

July 31, 2011

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
July 31, 2011

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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Links of the Week:

July 28, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 7.28.2011

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

Amazing grace is this: that God gave us His best when we were at our worst. -Tullian Tchividjian, via Twitter

July 27, 2011

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

July 26, 2011

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]

July 24, 2011

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.

 

July 24, 2011

Weekly Announcements (July 25-31)

Monday, July 25
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned.
9:00-Noon- Mad Skills Summer Basketball Camp

Tuesday, July 26
9:00-Noon- Mad Skills Summer Basketball Camp
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, July 27
9:00-Noon- Mad Skills Summer Basketball Camp
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.
Happy Anniversary to Paul & Barbara Johnson!
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.

Thursday, July 28
9:00-Noon- Mad Skills Summer Basketball Camp
Happy Birthday to Ava Vance!
Pray for your Pastor as he prepares for Sunday.

Friday, July 29
9:00-Noon- Mad Skills Summer Basketball Camp
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, July 30
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.
Happy Anniversary to Roger & Gina Harden!

Sunday, July 31
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)
Ushers: Anthony Vance & Roger Harden
Nursery: AM- Daphne Estes / PM- Debbie Stone

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.

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

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Links of the Week:

July 20, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 7.21.2011

“The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.” -2 Peter 3:9

Aren’t you thankful God did not deliver this planet from the Curse before you heard the gospel? -Randy Alcorn, via Twitter

July 19, 2011

Isaiah 58 Cookout 7.19.2011

With ominous clouds looming overhead, we had faith that the Lord would hold off the rain for our Isaiah 58 Cookout…and He did! It was definitely one of the smaller turnouts we have had in the four years we have done this, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t successful. We were thankful for the ones who braved the impending storm to hear the Gospel and grab a burger. The Lord blessed us with guests from Nepal, Iraq, Mexico, South Carolina, and elsewhere. All kinds of religions were also represented…from Muslim to Methodist.

It was not only a great time of evangelism and getting to know our neighbors, but also a great time of fellowship with one another. Everyone worked so well together! Kenny, Charlie, and Denise mastered the grill! Jason, Sarah, and Roger C. served up the hamburguesas, perros calientes, and chips. Helen and Becky R. gave away oodles of cupcakes. Nikki made lemonade. Harry served drinks. Paul, Wayne, the other Wayne, and Chick helped in every way imaginable…lifting 100 lb. coolers of ice and mingling with our neighbors. Pastor Steve presented the Gospel using Psalm 140 at the beginning of the cookout.

May the Lord will use our feeble efforts to bring glory to Himself. It is our prayer that each person we served tonight will be eternally changed by the power of the Gospel. Soften hearts, Lord.

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