Archive for January, 2013

January 31, 2013

Scripture at Sunrise 1.31.2013

“For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”” -Galatians 5:14

There may be no better way to love your neighbor . . . Than to simply do your work. But only skillful, competent work will do.” – Tim Keller via Barnabas Piper’s Twitter

January 30, 2013

Scripture at Sunrise 1.30.2013

Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” -Luke 9:62

We are all going to botch it somedays. We all sometimes get the notes wrong. But the song only goes wrong when we keep thinking back to the wrong notes.

When a piece starts to fall apart — fall forward. Fall forward into the next bar. Moving forward is what makes music.

[from Ann Voskamp’s Sanity Manifesto]

January 29, 2013

Scripture at Sunrise 1.29.2013

“Observe and hear all these words, which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest that which is good and right in the sight of the Lord thy God.” -Deuteronomy 12:28

Though salvation is not by the works of the law, yet the blessings which are promised to obedience are not denied to the faithful servants of God. The curses our Lord took away when He was made a curse for us, but no clause of blessing has been abrogated.

We are to note and listen to the revealed will of the Lord, giving our attention not to portions of it but to “all these words.” There must be no picking and choosing but an impartial respect to all that God has commanded. This is the road of blessedness for the Father and for His children. The Lord’s blessing is upon His chosen to the third and fourth generation. If they walk uprightly before Him, He will make all men know that they are a seed which the Lord has blessed. No blessing can come to us or ours through dishonesty or double dealing. The ways of worldly conformity and unholiness cannot bring good to us or ours. It will go well with us when we go well before God. If integrity does not make us prosper, knavery will not. That which gives pleasure to God will bring pleasure to us.

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

January 27, 2013

Scripture at Sunrise 1.28.2013

Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” –Luke 9:62

To plow straight, you must look straight ahead. The call of God on your life must be preeminent. You must be looking to Jesus and stop living in the past. Go forward.

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Sermon Audio
Morning Audio|
 Costly Commitment | Luke 9:51-62 | Steve Wainright 
Evening Audio |
A Parent’s Plea & Faith | Judges 13:1-25 | Steve Wainright

January 27, 2013

Weekly Announcements (January 28-February 3)

Sermon Audio from Sunday is available! (Several recordings from weeks past have also been posted.)
Morning Sermon   |   Evening Sermon

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

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

Wednesday, January 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.“Isaiah” series continues in the sanctuary. Kids Class also continues (preschool-6th grade). They will be reviewing the past few weeks (letters G-I).  

Thursday, January 31
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, February 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.

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

Sunday, February 3
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Morning Worship (Luke)
6:00 p.m.- Evening Service (Judges)

Missionary of the Month
Sheridan & Anita Stanton in Peru

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Link of the Week

    • A Life Plan When You’re Overwhelmed“We are all going to botch it somedays. We all sometimes get the notes wrong. But the song only goes wrong when we keep thinking back to the wrong notes. When a piece starts to fall apart…” [read more]
    • Get Ready to Gather–Five suggestions for preparing to encounter God through the preaching of the Bible as you gather with your church each Sunday.
    • Are We Alone Together?–A discussion on how technology has changed relationships.
January 24, 2013

Scripture at Sunrise 1.24.2013

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” -Hebrews 12:1-2

“I want to stay in the habit of ‘glancing’ at my problems and ‘gazing’ at my Lord.” ~Joni Eareckson Tada via Carolyn Mahaney’s Twitter

January 23, 2013

Scripture at Sunrise 1.23.2013

“…so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.” -Colossians 1:10

If you are idle in Christ’s work, you are active in the devil’s work. —C.H. Spurgeon

January 22, 2013

Scripture at Sunrise 1.22.2013

“Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.” -Psalm 41:1

To think about the poor and let them lie on our hearts is a Christian man’s duty; for Jesus put them with us and near us when He said, “The poor ye have always with you.”

Many give their money to the poor in a hurry, without thought; and many more give nothing at all. This precious promise belongs to those who “consider” the poor, look into their case, devise plans for their benefit, and considerately carry them out. We can do more by care than by cash, and most with two together. To those who consider the poor, the Lord promises His own consideration in times of distress. He will bring us out of trouble if we help others when they are in trouble. We shall receive very singular providential help if the Lord sees that we try to provide for others. We shall have a time of trouble, however generous we may be; but if we are charitable, we may put in a claim for peculiar deliverance, and the Lord will not deny His own word and bond. Miserly curmudgeons may help themselves, but considerate and generous believers the Lord will help. As you have done unto others, so will the Lord do unto you. Empty your pockets.

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

January 21, 2013

Scripture at Sunrise 1.21.2013

“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” -Philippians 2:5-8

Esteem everybody better than yourself. Think of how low Christ stooped for you.

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Sermon Audio
Morning Audio|
If You Want to Be Great | Luke 9:46-50 | Steve Wainright 
Evening Audio |
Why do we do what we do? | 1 Peter 1:20-21 | Anthony Vance

January 21, 2013

Weekly Announcements (January 21-27)

Monday, January 21
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned.
Happy Birthday to Roger Cruz!

Tuesday, January 22
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, January 23
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.“Isaiah” series continues in the sanctuary. Kids Class also continues (preschool-6th grade). Their topic this week is “God the Inspirer.” 

Thursday, January 24
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, January 25
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, January 26
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.
Happy Birthday to Helen Morgan!

Sunday, January 27
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Morning Worship (Luke)
6:00 p.m.- Evening Service (Judges)
-Business Meeting (after the evening service)

Missionary of the Month
Sheridan & Anita Stanton in Peru

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Link of the Week

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