Scripture at Sunrise 8.29.2013

“Oh, how abundant is Your goodness, which You have stored up for those who fear You and worked for those who take refuge in You, in the sight of the children of mankind!” -Psalm 31:19

“Grace is the good pleasure of God that inclines Him to bestow benefits on the undeserving.” A.W. Tozer via Matt Redman’s Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 8.27.2013

As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me. -Psalm 55:16

Yes, I must and will pray. What else can I do! What better can I do? Betrayed, forsaken, grieved, baffled, O my Lord, I will call upon Thee. My Ziklag is in ashes, and men speak of stoning me; but I encourage my heart in the Lord, who will bear me through this trial as He has borne me through so many others. Jehovah shall save me; I am sure He will, and I declare my faith.

The Lord and no one else shall save me. I desire no other helper and would not trust in an arm of flesh even if I could. I will cry to Him evening, and morning, and noon, and I will cry to no one else, for He is all sufficient.

How He will save me I cannot guess; but He will do it, I know. He will do it in the best and surest way, and He will do it in the largest, truest, and fullest sense. Out of this trouble and all future troubles the great I AM will bring me as surely as He lives; and when death comes and all the mysteries of eternity follow thereon, still will this be true: “the Lord shall save me.” This shall be my song all through this autumn day. Is it not as a ripe apple from the tree of life? I will feed upon it. How sweet it is to my taste!

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

Weekly Announcements (August 26-September 1)

Monday, August 26
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned.
12:30 p.m.- Funeral Service for Bro. Tom Riley at Kerr Bros. Funeral Home–Harrodsburg Road (read more).

Tuesday, August 27
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
Happy Birthday to Lucian Sword!
Happy Anniversary to Carl & Brenda Bradshaw! 

Wednesday, August 28
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.
Happy Birthday to Dorcie Cole!

Thursday, August 29
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, August 30
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, August 31
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.
2:00-4:00 p.m.- Men’s Fellowship at the main church building. Bro. Paul will be leading a devotion on Prayer and Fazoli’s will be catered. 

Sunday, September 1
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Morning Worship (Luke)
6:00 p.m.- Evening Service (1 Samuel)
Happy Anniversary to Debbie & Cecil Stone!

Missionary of the Month
John Mark & Judy Hatcher in France- Their latest letter is so encouraging and challenging. Take a read over on the BFM FaithWorks blog.

**The August 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: 

Bro. Tom Riley Meets Jesus Face to Face

Bro. Tom Riley went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 23, 2013. We will sorely miss his sweet spirit, kind words, quick wit, and unique stories.

Sunday, August 25
Kerr Bros. on Harrodsburg Road

Monday, August 26
12:30 pm
Kerr Bros. on Harrodsburg Road

Tom Riley

Riley Jr., Thomas “Tom” Wilson, 65, of Lexington, husband of Janna S. Riley, passed away Friday, August 23, 2013. He was born January 14, 1948 in Gadsden, AL to the late Thomas Wilson Riley, Sr. and Dean Cahela Riley. Mr. Riley grew up in Mt. Morris, MI and was a graduate of Genesee High School and Lexington Baptist College. He was a member of New Life Baptist Church and was a Christian who loved the Lord and his family. Tom enjoyed reading, writing, and most recently playing the cello. He was also a volunteer at Central Baptist Hospital, loved to host at Cracker Barrel, was currently employed at Amazon, and loved taking long walks with his dog Barney.

Surviving relatives include two daughters, Rebecca Dean Riley (Steve) Dawson and Nancy Park Riley; four grandchildren, Chandler, Conner, Erika, and Elijah; three siblings, Greg (Margaret) Riley, Ron (Donna) Riley and Sue Hathon; a special great aunt, Adelle, one niece and four nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Riley.

Funeral services will be held at 12:30 on Monday, August 26, 2013 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Harrodsburg Road by Bro. Steve Wainright. Burial will follow in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-9 pm on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Baptist Faith Missions, P.O. Box 471280, Lake Monroe, FL 32747-1280 (click here to give online) or Bluegrass Baptist School, 3743 Red River Drive, Lexington, KY 40517.

[Obituary from Kerr Bros. Funeral Home]

It Is Not Death To Die
It is not death to die,
to leave this weary road,
and join the saints who dwell on high,
who’ve found their home with God.
It is not death to close the eyes long dimmed by tears,
and wake in joy before Your throne,,
delivered from our fears.

O Jesus, conquering the grave,
Your precious blood has pow’r to save.
Those who trust in You will in Your mercy find
that it is not death to die.

It is not death to fling
aside this earthly dust,
and rise with strong and noble wing to live among the just.
It is not death to hear
the key unlock the door
that sets us free from mortal years
to praise You evermore.

O Jesus, conquering the grave,
Your precious blood has pow’r to save.
Those who trust in You will in Your mercy find
that it is not death to die.

-Original words: Henri Malan (1787-1864)
-Translations: George Bethune (1847)
-Music, chorus and alternate words: Bob Kauflin
from “Come Weary Saints” by Sovereign Grace Music

Scripture at Sunrise 8.21.2013

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” -Ephesians 4:29

Don’t miss the opportunity to speak life into someone today. Our words have incredible power & are full of glory when we stir each other up. -Mike Donehey via Twitter