Archive for June, 2012

June 27, 2012

Wednesday Night Recap: Prayer

True prayer comes from humble people who express absolute dependence on God. It is the highest activity of the soul.
[Colossians 4:2; Ephesians 6:18; John 14:13-14]

Prayer honors God and humbles self. It begins and ends not with the needs of man, but with the glory of God.
[John 14:13; Jonah 2:7-9; Daniel 9:4-5; Jeremiah 32:17-23; Matthew 6:9-13]

The Model Prayer [Matthew 6] / High Priestly Prayer [John 17]
-These words aren’t magical. They are a model.
-Note the reverence towards God’s Name, especially compared to how people talk about God today.
-Note the preeminence of  His Name. Self and all needs must be given second place. His glory is the end of all things.
[Romans 11:36– Respect, reverence, glory, and worship.]
[Psalm 29:2; 34:3; 66:2; 72:17; 96:8; 99:6; 105:1; 111:9; 148:13; 20:7]

June 21, 2012

Scripture at Sunrise 6.21.2012

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in Him.” -Lamentations 3:22-24

Purpose never to “get over” or “used to” the gospel of God’s grace. It’s new every morning, afternoon and evening. -Scotty Ward Smith via Twitter

June 20, 2012

Scripture at Sunrise 6.20.2012

“Exalt the Lord our God; worship at His footstool! Holy is He!” -Psalm 99:6

“We are a bunch of nobodies trying to exalt Somebody”. – Jim Elliot (1927-1956, missionary martyr in Ecuador)

June 19, 2012

Scripture at Sunrise 6.19.2012

Let my heart be sound in thy statues: that I be not ashamed. -Psalm 119:80

We may regard this inspired prayer as containing within itself the assurance that those who keep close to the Word of God shall never have cause to be ashamed of doing so.

See, the prayer is for soundness of heart. A sound creed is good, a sound judgment concerning it is better, but a sound heart toward the truth is best of all. We must love the truth, feel the truth, and obey the truth, otherwise we are not truly sound in God’s statutes. Are there many in these evil days who are sound? Oh, that the writer and the reader may be two of this sort!

Many will be ashamed in the last great day, when all disputes will be decided. Then they will see the folly of their inventions and be filled with remorse because of their proud infidelity and willful defiance of the Lord; but he who believed what the Lord taught and did what the Lord commanded will stand forth justified in what he did. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun. Men much slandered and abused shall find their shame turned into glory in that day.

Let us pray the prayer of our text, and we may be sure that its promise will be fulfilled to us. If the Lord makes us sound, He will keep us safe.

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

June 17, 2012

Scripture at Sunrise 6.18.2012

Sunday Morning |Bro. Anthony Vance | Acts 11:26 | Listen
“And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians.” -Acts 11:26
What does it mean to be a Christian?
1) You are saved (from depravity, death, & doom).
2) You are spiritual (full of the Scriptures and full of the Spirit of God).
3) You have been separated (from Satan, from sin, from the world, and to God).
4) You are satisfied in Christ.

Sunday Evening | Bro. Dannie Wainright | Exodus 30:1, 7-8 | Listen
“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” -James 5:16
The altar of incense represents our prayers that go up before God’s throne of grace. He delights to answer our prayers! Prayer lifts up our souls and draws us closer to Him. The priest could put sticks on the alter, but the aroma would not go up if there was no fire. We must have the fire of the Holy Spirit in us, kindled by love for Jesus, the One who has saved and redeemed us. We must fervently pray. It should be the center of our life.

June 17, 2012

Weekly Announcements (June 18-24)

Monday, June 18
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned.
Morning Audio | Evening Audio
Happy Birthday to William Preston!

Tuesday, June 19
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
6:30-8:30- Ladies’ Supper & Scripture at the Wainrights’ Home.
Happy Birthday to Nicholas Grimes!

Wednesday, June 20
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, June 21
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, June 22
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 Shawn Grimes, Jr!

Saturday, June 23
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship. 

Sunday, June 24
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Morning Worship (Bro. Anthony Vance)
6:00 p.m.- Evening Service (Bro. Dannie Wainright)
Ushers: Harry Sparks & Anthony Vance
BFM Founder’s Month(We are encouraging Giving Friends to give $70 to BFM in the month of June to honor the 70 years our missionaries have been faithfully preaching the Gospel.)

Missionary of the Month

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Links of the Week:

June 14, 2012

Scripture at Sunrise 6.14.2012

“He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will he not also with Him graciously give us all things?” -Romans 8:32

If God can bring life out of His own Son’s death, than what is so terrible in our lives that He could not redeem it? -Mike Donehey via Twitter

June 13, 2012

Scripture at Sunrise 6.13.2012

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” -Matthew 28:19-20

It’s sometimes easier to go to the nations than to our neighbors. Lord, grant us the necessary love and courage to do both. – Burk Parsons via Twitter

June 12, 2012

Scripture at Sunrise 6.12.2012

Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also His heavens shall drop down dew. -Deuteronomy 33:28

The more we dwell alone, the more safe shall we be. God would have His people separate from sinners, His call to them is, “Come ye out from among them.”…A worldly Christian is spiritually diseased. Those who compromise with Christ’s enemies may be reckoned with them.

Our safety lies, not in making terms with the enemy, but in dwelling alone with our Best Friend. If we do this, we shall dwell in safety despite the sarcasms, the slanders, and the sneers of the world. We shall be safe from the baleful influence of its unbelief, its pride, its vanity, its filthiness.

God also will make us dwell in safety alone in that day when sin shall be visited on the nations by wars and famines. The Lord brought Abram from Ur of the Chaldees, but Abram stopped halfway. He had no blessing till, having set out to go to the land of Canaan, to the land of Canaan he came, He was safe alone even in the midst of foes. Lot was not safe in Sodom though in a circle of friends. Our safety is in dwelling apart with God.

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

June 10, 2012

Scripture at Sunrise 6.11.2012

Sunday Morning |Pastor Steve Wainright | Luke 5:33-39 | Listen

And they said to Him, “The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but Yours eat and drink.” And Jesus said to them, “Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? –Luke 5:33-34

The self-righteous Pharisees were concerned only about the outside and what other people thought. God looks at the heart and that’s where the Gospel takes effect. “To obey is better than sacrifice.” Obedience is a heart issue. And the heart of our problems is the problem of the heart.

vs. 33– These prayers and fasting were rituals for the Pharisees and were nothing more than a show for men. The religion of God’s kingdom is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. The Pharisees couldn’t figure out why Jesus’ followers were partying when they were “supposed” to be fasting. They were celebrating because God had tabernacled among them, pitched His tent, dwelt with them, and was doing awesome things. That was reason to rejoice and throw a party! (We also have reason to rejoice. Christ tabernacled with us and His Spirit dwells in us. 1 Corinthians 3:16)

Judaism is dead. It is just a bunch of rituals.

vs. 36-38– The Gospel will not patch up Judaism. They won’t mix because Judaism is a works-based salvation and the Gospel is grace-based, but produces works. The good new wine is forgiveness of sins and Christ living in & through you. (Salvation by law & grace don’t mix. Galatians 5:4)

vs. 39– Pharisees are so steeped in their ways that they don’t want to even hear the Gospel. They were steeped in their old traditions. (Mark 7:3-13)

You can’t mix works and grace. Salvation is ALL of grace! Jesus came to save the sinners, not the righteous. (vs. 32)

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