Scripture at Sunrise 5.31.2012

“Therefore let us go to Him outside the camp and bear the reproach He endured.” -Hebrews 13:13

“Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel bell; I wish to run a rescue mission within a yard of hell.” — C.T. Studd via NationsBeGlad on Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 5.30.2012

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.” -Romans 8:28

All is always grace because God wastes nothing but transfigures everything for the ultimate glory of Christ alone. -Ann Voskamp via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 5.29.2012

And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after Me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. -Mark 1:17

Only by coming after Jesus can we obtain our heart’s desire and be really useful to our fellow men. Oh, how we long to be successful fishers for Jesus! We would sacrifice our lives to win souls. But we are tempted to try methods which Jesus would never have tried. Shall we yield to this suggestion of the enemy? If so, we may splash the water, but we shall never take the fish. We must follow after Jesus if we would succeed. Sensational methods, entertainment, and so forth — are these coming after Jesus? Can we imagine the Lord Jesus drawing a congregation by such means as are now commonly used? What is the result of such expedients? The result is nothing which Jesus will count up at the last great day.

We must keep to our preaching as our Master did, for by this means souls are saved. We must preach our Lord’s doctrine and proclaim a full and free gospel, for this is the net in which souls are taken, We must preach with His gentleness, boldness, and love, for this is the secret of success with human hearts. We must work under divine anointing, depending upon the sacred Spirit. Thus, coming after Jesus, and not running before Him, not aside from Him, we shall be fishers of men.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 5.28.2012

Sunday Morning |Pastor Steve Wainright | Luke 5:17-26

“But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—He said to the man who was paralyzed—’I say to you, rise, pick up your bed and go home.'” -Luke 5:24

The friends of the paralytic showed such great love for him that they did whatever it took to get him help, even if it meant cutting a hole in a roof and lowering him down. They deeply cared for him. How much are you willing to sacrifice to get a friend to Christ? (God cares, too. He cares so much that He sent His only Son for us. Christ cared so much that He willingly went to the cross.) Are you loving like that? Are you caring like that?

Before healing the paralyzed man, Jesus dealt with the man’s most serious problem first: his spiritual condition. He healed the man to confirm that He had power to forgive sins. The doubly healed man went home glorifying God on his way. Does your life show that your sins have been forgiven?

Weekly Announcements (May 28-June 3)

Monday, May 28
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned.

Tuesday, May 29
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, May 30
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.
7:00 p.m.- “Systematic Theology” series continues in the sanctuary. (Kids and Youth classes will meet with them as well…their classes are through for the summer.)

Thursday, May 31
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study to prepare for this weekend.
6:00-9:00 p.m.- Come eat for a good cause! Come to BD’s Mongolian Grill in Hamburg between 6:00 and 9:00 to support the Bob Brown House and eat the tastiest stir-fry in Kentucky! All you have to do is print out the flyer from their website (, bring all your friends, and come eat! A portion of the proceeds from your dinner will benefit the Bob Brown House, a home that helps 14 mentally and physically challenged adults live independently. Pastor Steve will be guest-grilling from 6:00-7:00!

Happy Birthday to Pam Thomas & Gracyn!

Friday, June 1
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 Steve Dawson! 

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

Sunday, June 3
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Morning Worship (Luke)
6:00 p.m.- Evening Service (Joshua)
Ushers: Roger Cruz & Harry Sparks
Nursery: Becky Dawson

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Scripture at Sunrise 5.24.2012

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” -John 21:15

“He loves Thee too little who loves anything together with Thee, that he loves not for Thy sake.” -St. Augustine via John Piper’s Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 5.23.2012

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” -Ephesians 2:4-7

“Grace sought me, Grace bought me, Grace taught me, Grace caught me — now Grace has me.” -E. Stanley Jones via Scotty Ward Smith on Twitter