Weekly Announcements (July 1-7)

Monday, July 1
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned.

Tuesday, July 2
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, July 3
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.
Pray for our building inspection, that the Lord would be glorified and give us wisdom.
7:00 p.m.- Evening Bible Study- We will continue our study in the book of Isaiah.
Happy Birthday to Paul Johnson! 

Thursday, July 4
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
Celebrating our independence as a nation, ultimately looking to the One who gave His life so we could freely live. 

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

Sunday, July 7
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Morning Worship (Luke)
6:00 p.m.- Evening Service (1 Samuel)
Happy Anniversary to Pastor Steve & Mrs. Lydia!

SummerFest at Janna’s House
For the Ladies: Feasting on the Word, Fellowship, & Food
July 9, July 23, & August 6 @ 6:30 p.m.
(More details coming soon…)

Missionary of the Month
The Hensleys in Brazil

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

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Links of the Week: 

Scripture at Sunrise 6.27.2013

“Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.” -1 Peter 3:8

 “Have . . . sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.” 1 Peter 3:8 Regardless of our personalities. -John Piper via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 6.25.2013

“And He saith unto him, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.'” -John 1:51

Yes, to our faith this sight is plain even at this day. We do see heaven opened. Jesus Himself has opened that kingdom to all believers. We gaze into the place of mystery and glory, for He has revealed it to us. We shall enter it soon, for He is the way.

Now we see the explanation of Jacob’s ladder. Between earth and heaven there is a holy commerce; prayer ascends, and answers come down by the way of Jesus, the Mediator. We see this ladder when we see our Lord. In Him a stairway of light now furnishes a clear passage to the throne of the Most High. Let us use it and send up by it the messengers of our prayers. We shall live the angelic life ourselves if we run up to heaven in intercession, lay hold upon the blessings of the covenant, and then descend again to scatter those gifts among the sons of men.

This choice sight which Jacob only saw in a dream will turn into a bright reality. This very day we will be up and down the ladder each hour: climbing in communion and coming down in labor to save our fellowmen. This is Thy promise, O Lord Jesus; let us joyfully see it fulfilled.

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

Weekly Announcements (June 24-30)

Monday, June 24
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned.
Happy Birthday to Angie Russell & Becky Dawson!

Tuesday, June 25
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, June 26
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.
Pray for our building inspection, that the Lord would be glorified and give us wisdom.
7:00 p.m.- Evening Bible Study- We will continue our study in the book of Isaiah.

Thursday, June 27
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, June 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.

Saturday, June 29
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, June 30
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Morning Worship (Luke)
6:00 p.m.- Evening Service (1 Samuel)
Happy Birthday to Mrs. Goodpaster!

SummerFest at Janna’s House
For the Ladies: Feasting on the Word, Fellowship, & Food
July 9, July 23, & August 6 @ 6:30 p.m.
(More details coming soon…)

Missionary of the Month
The Hensleys in Brazil

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

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Links of the Week: 

Scripture at Sunrise 6.24.2013

“For those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me shall be lightly esteemed.” -1 Samuel 2:30

God honors those who honor Him. If you think little of God, He will lightly esteem you.

Scripture at Sunrise 6.20.2013

“Who is a God like You, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of His inheritance? He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in steadfast love.” -Malachi 7:18

I sin like a man, but He forgives like a God. – Spurgeon via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 6.19.2013

For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. -Malachi 3:6

November 6, 1777

My dear Sir,

You say you are more disposed to cry miserere than hallelujah.  Why not both together?  When the treble is praise, and heart humiliation for the bass, the melody is pleasant, and the harmony good.  However, if not both together, we must have them alternately: not all singing, not all sighing, but an interchange and balance, that we may be neither lifted up too high nor cast down too low, which would be the case if we were very comfortable or very sorrowful for a long continuance.  But though we change, the Savior changes not.

All our concerns are in his hands, and therefore safe.  His path is in the deep waters; his thoughts and methods of conduct are as high above ours as the heavens are high above the earth; and he often takes a course for accomplishing his purposes directly contrary to what our narrow views would prescribe.  He wounds, in order to heal; kills, that he may make alive; casts down, when he designs to raise; brings a death upon our feelings, wishes and prospects, when he is about to give us the desire of our hearts.  These things he does to prove us; but he himself knows, and has determined beforehand, what he will do.

The proof indeed usually turns out to our shame.  Impatience and unbelief show their heads, and prompt us to suppose this and the other thing, yes, perhaps all things, are against us; to question whether he be with us and for us, or not.  But it issues likewise in the praise of his goodness, when we find that, in spite of all our unkind complaints and suspicions, he is still working wonderfully for us, causing light to shine out of darkness and doing us good in defiance of ourselves.

I am, etc.

John Newton

[Doing us good in defiance of ourselves, a post from Ray Ortlund]