Scripture at Sunrise 5.30.2013

“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

God’s plans for your life, far exceed the circumstances of your day. -Louie Giglio via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 5.28.2013

“And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good.” -Genesis 32:12

This is the sure way of prevailing with the Lord in prayer. We may humbly remind Him of what He has said. Our faithful God will never run back from His word, nor will He leave it unfulfilled; yet He loves to be enquired of by His people and put in mind of His promise. This is refreshing to their memories, reviving to their faith, and renewing to their hope. God’s Word is given, not for His sake, but for ours. His purposes are settled, and He needs nothing to bind Him to His design of doing His people good; but He gives the promise for our strengthening and comfort. Hence He wishes us to plead it and say to Him, “Thou saidst.”

“I will surely do thee good” is just the essence of all the Lord’s gracious sayings, Lay a special stress on the word surely. He will do us good, real good, tasting good, only good, every good. He will make us good, and this is to do us good in the very highest degree. He will treat us as He does his saints while we are here, and that is good. He will soon take us to be with Jesus and all His chosen, and that is supremely good. With this promise in our hearts we need not fear angry Esau or anyone else. If the Lord will do us good, who can do us hurt?

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

Scripture at Sunrise 5.27.2013

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.” -Matthew 6:19-20

Hannah invested in her family and Hannah invested in her faith. What are you investing in? Invest in things that last for eternity. Invest in the hearts and lives of other people–that’s the greatest investment. That which you invest in others outlasts you.

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Sermon Audio

Morning Sermon Audio: Light from the Word (Luke 11:29-36) | Pastor Steve Wainright
Evening Sermon Audio: Hannah’s Investments (1 Samuel 1:1-28) | Pastor Steve Wainright

Weekly Announcements (May 27-June 2)

Monday, May 27
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned.
Morning Sermon Audio: Light from the Word (Luke 11:29-36)
Evening Sermon Audio: Hannah’s Investments (1 Samuel 1:1-28)

Tuesday, May 28
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, May 29
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.- Evening Bible Study- We will continue our study in the book of Isaiah.

Thursday, May 30
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, May 31
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 Pam Thomas!

Saturday, June 1
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.
Happy Birthday  to Steve Dawson!

Sunday, June 2
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Morning Worship (Luke)
6:00 p.m.- Evening Service: Lord’s Supper

Missionary of the Month
Bobby & Charlene Wacaser in Brazil

**The May 2013 edition of “The New Life Insider”, our monthly newsletter, is now available. Click here to view.**

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Scripture at Sunrise 5.23.2013

“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” -2 Corinthians 9:7

If you think tithing is legalistic, consider whether you should give less than the poorest Israelite who never knew the cross of Christ. -Kevin DeYoung via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 5.22.2013

“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 2:7-8

 If you see Jesus losing the infinite love of the Father out of His infinite love for you, it will melt your hardness. -Tim Keller