Scripture at Sunrise 8.31.2011

“For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” -Romans 8:3-4

I can approach the throne of God with confidence. Not because I’ve done a good job at my spiritual duties, but because I’m clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ.  -CJ Mahaney in Living the Cross-Centered Life

Scripture at Sunrise 8.30.2011

Although my house be not so with God; yet He hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although He make it not to grow. -2 Samuel 23:5

This is not so much one promise as an aggregate of promises — a box of pearls. the covenant is the ark which contains all things.

These are the last words of David, but they may be mine today. Here is a sigh: things are not with me and mine as I could wish; there are trials, cares, and sins. These make the pillow hard.

Here is a solace — “He hath made with me an everlasting covenant.” Jehovah has pledged Himself to me, and sealed the compact with the blood of Jesus. I am bound to my God and my God to me.

This brings into prominence a security, since this covenant is everlasting, well ordered, and sure. There is nothing to fear from the lapse of time, the failure of some forgotten point, or the natural uncertainty of things. The covenant is a rocky foundation to build on for life or for death.

David feels satisfaction: he wants no more for salvation or delectation. He is delivered, and he is delighted. The covenant is all a man can desire.

O my soul, turn thou this day to thy Lord Jesus, whom the great Lord has given to be a covenant to the people. Take Him to be thine all in all.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon, August 30 entry]

Scripture at Sunrise 8.29.2011

But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. -2 Corinthians 12:9

When I’m weak, that’s when self is pushed out of the way and Christ shines brighter.

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. -Hebrews 4:16

How many times have we been too busy worrying to pray about something? When you are overwhelmed, the King of Kings says, “Come to Me.” He will always supply what you need.

 

Weekly Announcements (August 29-September 4)

Monday, August 29
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned.

Tuesday, August 30
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
Isaiah 58 Ministry originally scheduled for this evening has been POSTPONED…

Wednesday, August 31
7:00 p.m.- Bible Study | We will continue our study of “Systematic Theology.”
Children’s Christmas Musical Practice | Drop your kids off at the annex at 7:00 p.m. for practice and pick them up after the service. Ages 3-High School.
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.

Thursday, September 1
Pray for your Pastor as he prepares for Sunday.

Friday, September 2
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, September 3
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, September 4
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (2 Corinthians 12)
5:00 p.m.- Singing!
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (Deuteronomy 12)
Ushers: Chandler Dawson and Tom Riley
Nursery:

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.)

Missionary of the Month
Harold Bratcher in Manaus, Brazil!

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Scripture at Sunrise 8.25.2011

For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. -Romans 8:3-4

Never forget that what God required you couldn’t do…Christ did it for you…His grace is your hope. -Paul Tripp via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 8.24.2011

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” -Joshua 1:8

“Show me the condition of your Bible and I will accurately gauge the condition of your soul.” A.W. Tozer

Scripture at Sunrise 8.23.2011

I love them that love Me; and those that seek Me early shall find Me. -Proverbs 8:17

Wisdom loves her lovers and seeks her seekers. He is already wise who seeks to be wise, and he has almost found wisdom who diligently seeks her. What is true of wisdom in general is specially true of wisdom embodied in our Lord Jesus. Him we are to love and to seek, and in return we shall enjoy His love and find Himself.

Our business is to seek Jesus early in life. Happy are the young whose morning is spent with Jesus! It is never too soon to seek the Lord Jesus. Early seekers make certain finders. We should seek Him early by diligence. Thriving tradesmen are early risers, and thriving saints seek Jesus eagerly. Those who find Jesus to their enrichment give their hearts to seeking Him. We must seek Him first, and thus earliest. Above all things Jesus. Jesus first and nothing else even as a bad second.

The blessing is that He will be found. He reveals Himself more and more clearly to our search…. Happy men who seek One who, when He is found, remains with them forever, a treasure growingly precious to their hearts and understandings.

Lord Jesus, l have found Thee; be found of me to an unutterable degree of joyous satisfaction.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon, August 23 entry]