Scripture at Sunrise 3.29.2012

“We love because He first loved us.” -1 John 4:19

Because Jesus has done everything for me I can do everything for you without needing you to do anything for me. That’s freedom. -Tullian Tchividjian via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 3.28.2012

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures…” -1 Corinthians 15:3-5

“What’s the gospel? I’ll put it in a sentence.

The Gospel is the news that Jesus Christ, the Righteous One, died for our sins and rose again, eternally triumphant over all his enemies, so that there is now no condemnation for those who believe, but only everlasting joy.

That’s the gospel.”

— John Piper via Of First Importance

Scripture at Sunrise 3.27.2012


“Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you.” -James 4:8

The nearer we come to God, the more graciously will He reveal Himself to us. When the prodigal comes to his father, his father runs to meet him. When the wandering dove returns to the ark, Noah puts out his hand to pull her in unto him, When the tender wife seeks her husband’s society, he comes to her on wings of love. Come then, dear friend, let us draw nigh to God who so graciously awaits us, yea, comes to meet us.

Did you ever notice that passage in Isaiah 58:9? There the Lord seems to put Himself at the disposal of His people, saying to them, “Here I am.” As much as to say — “What have you to say to me? What can I do for you? I am waiting to bless you.” How can we hesitate to draw near? God is nigh to forgive, to bless, to comfort, to help, to quicken, to deliver. Let it be the main point with us to get near to God. This done, all is done. If we draw near to others, they may before long grow weary of us and leave us; but if we seek the Lord alone, no change will come over His mind, but He will continue to come nearer and yet nearer to us by fuller and more joyful fellowship.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 3.26.2012

Sunday Evening | Pastor Steve Wainright | “Moses’ Famous Last Words” | Deuteronomy 33

Moses’ last words were spent pronouncing blessings on the children of Israel. As he blessed them, he drew their attention to the Lord. Use your words to get others to focus on the Lord.

He painted a majestic picture of the Lord in vs. 2-5, reminding the children of Israel that their King was bigger than any problem or any fear. After pronouncing rich blessings on each tribe in vs. 6-25, he draws their focus back to the Lord: their Helper, Defense, Refuge, Offense, and Strength.

“Blessed (happy) are the people to whom such blessings fall! Blessed (happy) are the people whose God is the Lord!” -Psalm 144:15
Do people see the happy on your face?!

Weekly Announcements (March 26-April 1)

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

Tuesday, March 27
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, March 28
7:00 p.m.- Adults continue “Systematic Theology” Series.
– Our kids continue their series called “Get Wisdom!”
Youth continue their “Creation” series in the annex!
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.

Thursday, March 29
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study to prepare for this weekend.

Friday, March 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.

Saturday, March 31
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, April 1
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Morning Worship (Guest Speaker: Bro. George Sledd, Pastor of Jordan Baptist Church in Sanford, Florida)
6:00 p.m.- Evening Service
Ushers: Chandler Dawson & Tom Riley

Monday, April 2-Wednesday, 4
BFM Spring Conference at Thompson Road Baptist Church (A complete schedule and more can be found on BFM’s website!)
Please note: Our Wednesday evening service on April 4 will be held at Thompson Road. 

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
Roger & Julie Tate in Kenya, East Africa (Read their latest letter!)

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Scripture at Sunrise 3.22.2012


“Be filled with the Spirit,  addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ…” -Ephesians 5:18-20

Sing God’s Word. Lyrics matter more than music. Truth transcends tunes.  -Bob Kauflin via Twitter