Archive for October, 2011

October 31, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 11.1.2011

Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it. -1 Thessalonians 5:24

What will He do? He will sanctify us wholly. See the previous verse. He will carry on the work of purification till we are perfect in every part. He will preserve our “whole spirit, and soul, and body, blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” He will not allow us to fall from grace, nor come under the dominion of sin. What great favors are these! Well may we adore the giver of such unspeakable gifts.

Who will do this? The Lord who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light, out of death in sin into eternal life in Christ Jesus. Only He can do this: such perfection and preservation can only come from the God of all grace.

Why will He do it? Because He is “faithful”–faithful to His own promise which is pledged to save the believer; faithful to His Son, whose reward it is that His people shall he presented to Him faultless, faithful to the work which He has commenced in us by our effectual calling. It is not their own faithfulness but the Lord’s own faithfulness on which the saints rely.

Come, my soul, here is a grand feast to begin a dull month with. There may be fogs without, but there should be sunshine within.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon, November 1 entry]

October 30, 2011

Weekly Announcements (October 24-30)

Monday, October 31
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned.
Happy Birthday to Dorothy Thomas!

Tuesday, November 1
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
Happy Anniversary to Charlie & Denise Young!

Wednesday, November 2
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, November 3
Pray for your Pastor as he prepares for Sunday.

Friday, November 4
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 Ethan Estes!

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

Sunday, November 6
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Luke 1)
5:00 p.m.- Christmas Cantata Practice (adults)
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (Deuteronomy 19)
Ushers: Chandler Dawson & Tom Riley
Nursery: AM-Debbie Stone / PM-Becky Dawson
Happy Anniversary to Harry & Beath Sparks!

Sunday, November 20
Thanksgiving Lunch
 following the morning service. See Sis. Helen for details.

Share the Harvest
Over the next month, you are invited to share the bounty of your blessings with the Bob W. Brown House, a home for mentally and physically challenged adults. For more than 35 years, the BBH has provided a safe home, good food, and loving family to 14 challenged adults. The drastic increase in the cost of groceries and utilities has been hard on their small budget. Drop any donations you may have in the box by the front door. Thank you!
Suggested Items:

  • macaroni & cheese
  • canned peas
  • canned green beans
  • canned fruit
  • canned potatoes
  • toilet paper
  • kleenex
  • liquid hand soap
  • shampoo
  • soap bars
  • light bulbs

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
Mike & Beverly Creiglow in Brazil
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Links of the Week:

October 27, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 10.27.2011

“Saul also went to his home at Gibeah, and with him went men of valor whose hearts God had touched.” -1 Samuel 10:26
"The valiant men whose hearts God had touched . . ." (1 Samuel 10:26). This is the touch I want more than any human touch. -John Piper, via Twitter
October 26, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 10.26.2011

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” -1 Thessalonians 5:18

“Never was there an eminent saint who was not full of thankfulness.” J.C. Ryle

October 25, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 10.25.2011

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. -Matthew 6:33

See how the Bible opens: “In the beginning God.” Let your life open in the same way. Seek with your whole soul, first and foremost, the kingdom of God, as the place of your citizenship, and His righteousness as the character of your life. As for the rest, it will come from the Lord Himself without your being anxious concerning it. All that is needful for this life and godliness “shall be added unto you.”

What a promise this is! Food, raiment, home, and so forth, God undertakes to add to you while you seek Him. You mind His business, and He will mind yours. If you want paper and string, you get them given in when you buy more important goods; and just so all that we need of earthly things we shall have thrown in with the kingdom. He who is an heir of salvation shall not die of starvation; and he who clothes his soul with the righteousness of God cannot be left of the Lord with a naked body. Away with carking care. Set all your mind upon seeking the Lord. Covetousness is poverty, and anxiety is misery: trust in God is an estate, and likeness of God is a heavenly inheritance. Lord, I seek Thee; be found of me.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon, October 25 entry]

October 23, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 10.24.2011

 

And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God…” -Luke 1:28-30

The words Gabriel spoke to Mary troubled her. She couldn’t figure it out, so she pondered it. She meditated on it. She actually pondered the Word of God. The more you ponder the Word of God, the more peace He will give you.

Mary was shown great grace! She was highly favored and richly blessed!

October 23, 2011

Weekly Announcements (October 24-30)

Monday, October 24
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned.

Tuesday, October 25
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, October 26
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, October 27
Pray for your Pastor as he prepares for Sunday.

Friday, October 28
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, October 29
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, October 30
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Luke 1)
5:00 p.m.- Christmas Cantata Practice (adults)
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (Deuteronomy 19)
Ushers: Roger Cruz & Harry Sparks
Nursery: AM-Becky Dawson / PM-Brenda Bradshaw

Sunday, October 30
2:00 p.m.- Baptism
 at Thompson Road Baptist Church (Candidates so far…Harka, Juna, Ethan, Conner, Bejiya, Mery, and Maranda)

Share the Harvest
Over the next month, you are invited to share the bounty of your blessings with the Bob W. Brown House, a home for mentally and physically challenged adults. For more than 35 years, the BBH has provided a safe home, good food, and loving family to 14 challenged adults. The drastic increase in the cost of groceries and utilities has been hard on their small budget. Drop any donations you may have in the box by the front door. Thank you!
Suggested Items:

  • macaroni & cheese
  • canned peas
  • canned green beans
  • canned fruit
  • canned potatoes
  • toilet paper
  • kleenex
  • liquid hand soap
  • shampoo
  • soap bars
  • light bulbs

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
Mike & Beverly Creiglow in Brazil
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Links of the Week:

October 20, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 10.20.2011

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures…” -1 Corinthians 15:3

Never does the devil triumph so thoroughly, as when he persuades missionaries to keep back the story of the cross. -J.C. Ryle, via John Piper’s Twitter

October 19, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 10.19.2011

“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

“It is a blow to our spiritual ego to be told that everything has already been done. Yet that is the glory of the gospel.”  -Mike Horton

October 18, 2011

Scripture at Sunrise 10.18.2011

“They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.” -Psalm 126:5

Weeping times are suitable for sowing: we do not want the ground to be too dry. Seed steeped in the tears of earnest anxiety will come up all the sooner. The salt of prayerful tears will give the good seed a flavor which will preserve it from the worm: truth spoken in awful earnestness has a double life about it. Instead of stopping our sowing because of our weeping, let us redouble our efforts because the season is so propitious.

Our heavenly seed could not fitly be sown laughing. Deep sorrow and concern for the souls of others are a far more fit accompaniment of godly teaching than anything like levity. We have heard of men who went to war with a light heart, but they were beaten; and it is mostly so with those who sow in the same style.

Come, then, my heart, sow on in thy weeping, for thou has the promise of a joyful harvest. Thou shalt reap. Thou, thyself, shalt see some results of thy labor. This shall come to thee in so large a measure as to give thee joy, which a poor, withered, and scanty harvest would not do. When thine eyes are dim with silver tears, think of the golden corn. Bear cheerfully the present toil and disappointment; for the harvest day will fully recompense thee.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon, October 18 entry]

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