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]

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:

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

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]

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!

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: