Scripture at Sunrise 10.31.2013

“Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.” -Romans 7:24-25

“The sin that is most destructive in your life right now is the one you are most defensive about.“ -Tim Keller via @dailykeller on Twitter

Sis. Jennie Estes Meets Her Savior Face-to-Face

JennieOne of our dear sisters in Christ met her Savior face-to-face Saturday evening.  Jennie Roccella Estes, 89, of Lexington, widow of Charles, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2013. Born in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rosa Roccella. She was a homemaker and former member of Ashland Avenue Baptist Church where she worked and volunteered for a number of years. For many years now, she has been a member of New Life Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Diana Hanks; a son, Randle Estes (Patricia) of Ft. Myers, FL; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 31 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Kerr Brothers Funeral Home on Harrodsburg Road by Pastor Steve Wainright. Visitation will be from noon until time of services. Burial will follow in Georgetown Cemetery. Contributions may be made to New Life Baptist Church.

It is hard to think of a finer example of a faithful saint who served in so many ways, often unseen, with so much joy. Sis. Jennie was a godly lady who loved the Lord and treasured His Word. While we will miss her here, we rejoice that her mind is now clear, she is free of pain, and she’s singing praises to her King in His very presence. We send much love to her precious family and pray that the solid godly legacy she leaves will continue through generations.


“Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD,
that delighteth greatly in His commandments.
His seed shall be mighty upon earth:
the generation of the upright shall be blessed.”

{Psalm 112:1-2}

Scripture at Sunrise 10.30.2013

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end.” -Lamentations 3:22

The constancy of God’s love trumps the inconsistencies of our everything. -Scotty Smith via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 10.29.2013

And I will put a division between My people and thy people: tomorrow shall this sign be. -Exodus 8:23

Pharaoh has a people, and the Lord has a people. These may dwell together and seem to fare alike, but there is a division between them, and the Lord will make it apparent. Not forever shall one event happen alike to all, but there shall be great difference between the men of the world and the people of Jehovah’s choice.

This may happen in the time of judgments, when the Lord becomes the sanctuary of His saints. It is very conspicuous in the conversion of believers when their sin is put away, while unbelievers remain under condemnation. From that moment they become a distinct race, come under a new discipline, and enjoy new blessings. Their homes, henceforth, are free from the grievous swarms of evils which defile and torment the Egyptians. They are kept from the pollution of lust, the bite of care, the corruption of falsehood, and the cruel torment of hatred, which devour many families.

Rest assured, tried believer, that though you have your troubles you are saved from swarms of worse ones, which infest the homes and hearts of the servants of the world’s prince. The Lord has put a division; see to it that you keep up the division in Spirit, aim, character, and company.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 10.28.2013

Sunday Morning | Bro. Dannie Wainright | Jude 1:1-4
“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” -Jude 1:3

Earnestly contend for the faith that was once delivered to the saints. What is the faith? The body of doctrine we come to know and understand in the Word of God. It’s what we believe, what we are, and what we do according the Scriptures.

Agonize for the faith. Truth is a mighty thing. Capture, conquer, and destroy the enemy with the Word of God. You can’t dialogue with the enemy or you’ll lose–Eve dialogued. Be broad-minded in somethings, but be narrow-minded when it comes to doctrinal teachings of the Word.

Sunday Evening | Bro. Anthony Vance | Colossians 4:1-4
“Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving.” -Colossians 4:2

 How should we pray?
1) Steadfastly and persistently. Intensely. As steadfast as breathing. Unwavering. Keep on knocking. (Luke 11:9)
2) With alertness. Be watchful. Be vigilant. Be wakeful. Have the mindset of a soldier who has just crossed over enemy lines. (Mark 14:38)
3) With thanksgiving. This should really dominate our prayers. Prayer itself should be an expression of gratitude. We are SUCH a bless people. Prayerlessness is practical atheism. Prayerlessness manifests ungratefulness.

What should we pray for?
The short answer is…anything and everything.
Specifically, that God would open a door for the Word, that the Word would go forth clearly and plainly with boldness, for the advancement of the Gospel of Christ, and that people would be saved.

How can I be a better prayer warrior for my church?
Pray corporately with your church family. When someone is praying during service, be engaged and locked in.
1. Pray for the preacher and his sermon.
2. Pray for other church leaders and teachers in our church, that they would be able to effectively communicate the Gospel and plant a Gospel seed.
3. Pray through the church directory and prayer list. Pray for visitors by name.
4. Pray for all the ministries of the church, for the missionaries, for our community, and surrounding area.
5. Pray for visitors to come our way.
6. Pray that we would be faithful witnesses who evangelize and disciple.
7. Pray that we would individually love Jesus more. Pray that our church would fall more in love with Jesus.

If you want power to come from the pulpit, you must be in prayer in the pew.

Weekly Announcements (October 28-November 3)

Monday, October 28
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned.
Join us for dinner at City BBQ as a fundraiser for the Bob Brown House, a home for mentally and physically challenged adults. When you present a special flyer (click here to print), 25% of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to the Bob Brown House. Good all day and on carry-out orders.

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

Wednesday, October 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.- Evening Bible Study- We will continue our study in the Book of Isaiah.

Thursday, October 31
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
Happy Birthday to Dorothy Thomas! 

Friday, November 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.
Happy Anniversary to Charlie & Denise Young! 

Saturday, November 2
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.
RSVP! Have you RSVP’d for Helen & Ron’s 50th Anniversary celebration that takes place next Saturday, November 9, at 2:00 pm? If not, please do so by the end of the day with their daughter Laura at 553-4476.
FALL BACK! Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed. Enjoy your extra hour of sleep. 🙂

Sunday, November 3
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Morning Worship (Luke)
6:00 p.m.- Evening Service (1 Samuel)

Friday, November 8
Friendship Holidays – A Ladies’ Event at Thompson Road. More details coming soon.

Saturday, November 9
2:00 p.m.- 50th Anniversary Celebration for Ron & Helen Morgan at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church. RSVP with their daughter Laura by November 2 at 553-4476.

November 25-27
BFM Thanksgiving Conference at New Hope Baptist Church in Dearborn Heights, Michigan (Full Details)

Missionary of the Month
Nathan & Carrie Radford ~ You can read their latest letter on the BFM FaithWorks Blog.

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

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Eat for a good cause!


Join us for dinner at City BBQ on Monday, October 28 as a fundraiser for the Bob Brown House, a home for mentally and physically challenged adults. When you present a special flyer (click here to print), 25% of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to the Bob Brown House. Good all day and on carry-out orders.

[Like the Bob Brown House on Facebook, too, if you haven’t already done so!]