Archive for September, 2012

September 30, 2012

Scripture at Sunrise 9.24.2012

Sunday, September 30| Pastor Steve Wainright
Morning Audio: The Parable of the Soil (Luke 8:4-15)

“As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.” -Luke 8:15

The soil represents the heart and that’s what Jesus is all about. In this parable, Jesus lets us know upfront that as we sow seeds and share the Gospel, there will be different results, but His words also encourage us to keep sharing. The four different types of soil the seed (Gospel) can fall on:

1) Wayside- Paths where people would travel between rows of corn. It’s a beaten path, so nothing can grow there. Seed can’t take root because the soil is hardened.

2) Rocks- Underneath the soil is a slab of rock. The seed that falls there has no place to take root and cannot get nourishment, therefore, it dies. They receive the Gospel with joy, but since there’s no root, there’s no fruit.

3) Thorns- The seed is choked out because of weeds. All the junk in their life chokes out the seed that’s planted. The cares of this world are greater to them, so they’re not serious and have no fruit in their life. [Matthew 6:33- Our hearts should be seeking GOD’s kingdom first.]

4) Good Soil- The seed takes root and brings forth great fruit. The heart is receptive and desires to hear God’s Word. It hungers and thirsts after righteousness.

God is the “cardiagnosis.” The heart-knower. He knows our hearts! (Acts 15:8)

Are you bearing forth fruit with patience?

September 30, 2012

Weekly Announcements (October 1-7)

Monday, October 1
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned.
Morning Audio: The Parable of the Soil (Pastor Steve Wainright on Luke 8:4-15)

Tuesday, October 2
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
6:30-8:30 p.m.– Ladies’ “Soup & Scripture” at the home of Lydia Wainright. Taco Soup Night! We will eat and fellowship from 6:30-7:00 and have Bible Study from 7:00-8:30. “Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed: A Study of the Life of David”  (through November 27). We will be going over the homework for Week 2 and will watch the video for Week 3.

Wednesday, October 3
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.)

Thursday, October 4
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, October 5
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 6
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, October 7
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Morning Worship
6:00 p.m.- Evening Service
Ushers: Roger Cruz & Chandler Dawson

Saturday, October 13
8:00-9:30 a.m.- Men’s Breakfast & Fellowship at the annex. Breakfast will be provided and Bro. Chick will give the devotion.

Saturday, November 3
Chili Cook-off & Fall Fellowship at the Estes Family Farm! 2:00-5:00 recreation/5:00 eat. More details coming soon!

Missionary of the Month
Harold Bratcher in Brazil

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Link of the Week

September 27, 2012

Scripture at Sunrise 9.27.2012

“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” -Hebrews 4:12

“If I can trust the word of a friend, why do I question the word of the God of the universe? Go figure. Sin is truly bizarre.” -Ed Welch via CJ Mahaney’s Twitter

September 26, 2012

Scripture at Sunrise 9.26.2012

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” -Matthew 5:6

If you don’t feel strong desires for the manifestation of the glory of God, it is not because you have drunk deeply and are satisfied. It is because you have nibbled so long at the table of the world. Your soul is stuffed with small things, and there is no room for the great. God did not create you for this. There is an appetite for God. And it can be awakened.” – John Piper

September 25, 2012

Scripture at Sunrise 9.25.2012

If the Lord were pleased to kill us, he would not have received a burnt offering and a meat offering at our hands, neither would he have showed us all these thing. -Judges 13:23

This is a part of promise deduced by logic. It is an inference fairly drawn from ascertained facts. It was not likely that the Lord had revealed to Manoah and his wife that a son would be born to them and yet had it in His heart to destroy them. The wife reasoned well, and we shall do well if we follow her line of argument.

The Father has accepted the great sacrifice of Calvary and has declared Himself well pleased therewith; how can He now be pleased to kill us! Why a substitute if the sinner must still perish? The accepted sacrifice of Jesus puts an end to fear.

The Lord has shown us our election, our adoption, our union to Christ, our marriage to the Well-beloved: how can He now destroy us? The promises are loaded with blessings, which necessitate our being preserved unto eternal life. It is not possible for the Lord to cast us away and yet fulfill His covenant. The past assures us, and the future reassures us. We shall not die but live, for we have seen Jesus, and in Him we have seen the Father by the illumination of the Holy Ghost. Because of this life-giving sight we must live forever.

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

September 23, 2012

Scripture at Sunrise 9.24.2012

Sunday, September 23| Pastor Steve Wainright
Morning Audio: Christ-Centeredness Leads to Service (Luke 8:1-3)

“Soon afterward he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s household manager, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their means.” -Luke 8:1-3

Drawing close to Jesus brings a lot of opportunities to serve. There is no task too small to where you shouldn’t humble yourself to do it. Don’t put yourself on a pedestal.

September 23, 2012

Weekly Announcements (September 24-30)

Monday, September 24
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned.
Morning Audio: Christ-Centeredness Leads to Service (Pastor Steve Wainright on Luke 8:1-3)

Tuesday, September 25
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
Happy Anniversary to Bijaya & Mery Ghalley! 

Wednesday, September 26
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.)

Thursday, September 27
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
Happy Birthday to Sara Taylor! 

Friday, September 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.
Happy Anniversary to Jason & Nikki Estes!

Saturday, September 29
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.
Happy Anniversary to Andrew & Barbie Duff! (And happy birthday to Andrew!)

Sunday, September 30
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Morning Worship
6:00 p.m.- Evening Service
Ushers: Roger Cruz & Chandler Dawson
Happy Birthday to Micheal Drury!

Tuesday, October 2
6:30-8:30 p.m.
– Ladies’ “Soup & Scripture” at the home of Lydia Wainright. We will eat and fellowship from 6:30-7:00 and have Bible Study from 7:00-8:30. “Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed: A Study of the Life of David”  (through November 27). We will be going over the homework for Week 2 and will watch the video for Week 3.

Saturday, October 13
8:00-9:30 a.m.- Men’s Breakfast & Fellowship at the annex. Breakfast will be provided and Bro. Chick will give the devotion.

Missionary of the Month
Harold Bratcher in Brazil

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Link of the Week

September 20, 2012

Scripture at Sunrise 9.20.2012

“Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe.” -Hebrews 12:28

When we put ourselves at the center of the universe, we complain. When we put God at the center, we are grateful. -Stephen Altrogge via Twitter

September 19, 2012

Scripture at Sunrise 9.19.2012

And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. -Hebrews 11:39-40

Faith is trusting God when He’s not doing what I want and when He’s not conforming to all to my desires. Hebrews 11:39 -Lois Evans via Twitter

September 18, 2012

Scripture at Sunrise 9.18.2012

And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders. -Deuteronomy 33:12

Yes, there is no safety like that which comes of dwelling near to God. For His best beloved the Lord can find no surer or safer place. O Lord, let me always abide under Thy shadow, close to Thy wounded side. Nearer and nearer would I come to Thee, my Lord; and when once specially near Thee, I would abide there forever.

What a covering is that which the Lord gives to His chosen! Not a fair roof shall cover him, nor a bomb-proof casement, nor even an angel’s wing, but Jehovah Himself. Nothing can come at us when we are thus covered. This covering the Lord will grant us all the day long, however long the day. Lord, let me abide this day consciously beneath this canopy of love, this pavilion of sovereign power.

Does the third clause mean that the Lord in His temple would dwell among the mountains of Benjamin or that the Lord would be where Benjamin’s burden should be placed, or does it mean that we are borne upon the shoulders of the Eternal? In any case, the Lord is the support and strength of His saints. Lord, let me ever enjoy Thy help, and then my arms will be sufficient for me.

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

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