Archive for September, 2011

September 28, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 9.29.2011

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” -Romans 1:16

The gospel is only good news if it gets there in time. -Carl F.H. Henry via Nations Be Glad’s Twitter

September 27, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 9.28.2011

Though the fig tree should not blossom,
nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail
and the fields yield no food,
the flock be cut off from the fold
and there be no herd in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the LORD;
I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
-Habakkuk 3:17-18

Evil works on borrowed time & power. It can affect your circumstance but perspective is up to you. Fight for joy. -Lecrae via Twitter

September 26, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 9.27.2011

“For thou wilt light my candle.” -Psalm 18:28

It may be that my soul sits in darkness; and if this be of a spiritual kind, no human power can bring me light. Blessed be God! He can enlighten my darkness and at once light my candle. Even though I may be surrounded by a “darkness which might be felt,” yet He can break the gloom and immediately make it bright around me.

The mercy is that if He lights the candle none can blow it out, neither will it go out for lack of substance, nor burn out of itself through the lapse of hours. The lights which the Lord kindled in the beginning are shining still. The Lord’s lamps may need trimming, but He does not put them out.

Let me, then, lite the nightingale sing in the dark. Expectation shall furnish me with music, and hope shall pitch the tune. Soon I shall rejoice in a candle of God’s lighting. I am dull and dreary just now. Perhaps it is the weather, or bodily weakness, or the surprise of a sudden trouble; but whatever has made the darkness, it is God alone who will bring the light. My eyes are unto Him alone. I shall soon have the candles of the Lord shining about me; and, further on in His own good time, I shall be where they need no candle, neither light of the sun. Hallelujah!

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

September 26, 2011

Weekly Announcements (September 26-October 2)

Monday, September 26
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned.

Tuesday, September 27
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
Happy Birthday to Sara Taylor!

Wednesday, September 28
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 will practice from 7-7:30. The middle/high-schoolers will join Bro. Wayne Gabbard for a devotional from 7:30-8:00, while the little ones will stay with Mrs. Lydia.
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.
Happy Anniversary to Jason & Nikki Estes!

Thursday, September 29
Pray for your Pastor as he prepares for Sunday.
Happy Birthday to Andrew Duff! Happy Anniversary to Andrew & Barbie Duff!

Friday, September 30
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.
Happy Birthday to Micheal Drury!

Saturday, October 1
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, October 2
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (2 Corinthians 13)
5:00 p.m.- Christmas Cantata Practice (adults)
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (Deuteronomy)
Ushers: Anthony Vance & Wayne Gabbard
Nursery: AM-Becky Dawson / PM-Brenda Bradshaw

Monday, October 3
Ladies’ Fellowship
at the Wainright Home. 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served and Sis. Lydia will be speaking about hospitality. Please let Lydia know if you can come!

Saturday, October 8

4:30 p.m.
– Church Picnic at Steve & Becky Dawson’s House! (Bro. Chick will be driving the van out there…meeting at church and leaving at 4:00.)

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
Teddy & Ligaya Fulfer of the Subic Bay Children’s Home in the Philippines
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September 22, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 9.22.2011

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.” -John 15:1

In the pruning of the branches, the vinedresser is closest, breath warm upon the leaves -Ann Voskamp via Twitter

September 21, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 9.21.2011

“For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh.” -2 Corinthians 10:3

“A true Christian is one who has not only peace of conscience, but war within.” J. C. Ryle

September 20, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 9.20.2011

 

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by His love; He will exult over you with loud singing.” -Zephaniah 3:17

What a word is this! Jehovah God in the center of His people in all the majesty of His power! This presence alone suffices to inspire us with peace and hope. Treasures of boundless might are stored in our Jehovah, and He dwells in His church; therefore may His people shout for joy.

We not only have His presence, but He is engaged upon His choice work of salvation. “He will save.” He is always saving: He takes His name of Jesus from it. Let us not fear any danger, for He is mighty to save.

Nor is this all. He abides evermore the same, He saves, He finds rest in loving, He will not cease to love. His love gives Him joy. He even finds a theme for song in His beloved. This is exceedingly wonderful. When God wrought creation He did not sing but simply said, “It is very good”; but when He came to redemption, then the sacred Trinity felt a joy to be expressed in song, Think of it, and be astonished! Jehovah Jesus sings a marriage song over His chosen bride. She is to Him His love, His joy, His rest, His song. O Lord Jesus, by Thine immeasurable love to us teach us to love Thee, to rejoice in Thee, and to sing unto Thee our life-psalm.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon, September 19 entry]

 

September 19, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 9.19.2011

“Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!” -2 Corinthians 13:5

Examine your faith.
1)Do you love God? …With every aspect of your being? Do you love His holiness? Do you sing His praises? Do you follow His will found in His Word?
2)Do you hate sin? Has there been a true change of heart in your life? A genuine repentance?
3)Do you love others? Do you have humility of mind? Do you esteem others better than yourselves?
4)Do you desire God’s glory?
5)Do you have a consistent and persistent prayer life?
6)Do you have communion with God through His Word?
7)Do you look different from the world?
8)Can you see spiritual growth in your life? Do you love Jesus more than you did one year ago?

September 19, 2011

Weekly Announcements (September 19-25)

Monday, September 19
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned.

Tuesday, September 20
Isaiah 58 Ministry– We will have another cookout for our neighborhood at 6:30 p.m.! Please be in prayer for our neighbors who will attend, that the Lord will soften their hearts and prepare them to receive and accept the Gospel.
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, September 21
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 will practice from 7-7:30. The middle/high-schoolers will join Bro. Wayne Gabbard for a devotional from 7:30-8:00, while the little ones will stay with Mrs. Lydia.
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 22
Pray for your Pastor as he prepares for Sunday.

Friday, September 23
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.
Happy Birthday to Harry Sparks!

Saturday, September 24
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.
Happy Birthday to Conner Dawson!

Sunday, September 25
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (2 Corinthians 13)
WEDDING of Mary & Bijayah following the morning service. Potluck and reception to follow!
5:00 p.m.- Singing!
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship: Deacon Ordination Service…Bro. Anthony Vance will be preaching. Reception to follow.
Ushers: Chandler Dawson & Tom Riley
Nursery: AM-Daphne Norris / PM-Becky Ritchey

Sunday, September 25
Deacon Ordination-
Bro. Jason Estes & Bro. Paul Johnson will be ordained as deacons during the evening service. Bro. Anthony Vance will be preaching. Reception to follow.

Saturday, October 8
4:00 p.m.
– Church Picnic at Steve & Becky Dawson’s House!

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
Teddy & Ligaya Fulfer of the Subic Bay Children’s Home in the Philippines

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Links of the Week:

September 15, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 9.15.2011

“Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.” -1 Corinthians 15:1-2

Progress in our lives isn’t a matter of new knowledge or experience. It is rather a daily return to an old truth: Jesus died for our sins. -Tullian Tchividjian via Twitter

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