Scripture at Sunrise 12.31.2013

Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. -Psalm 73:24

From day to day and from year to year my faith believes in the wisdom and love of God, and I know that I shall not believe in vain. No good word of His has ever failed, and I am sure that none shall ever fall to the ground.

I put myself into His hand for guidance. I know not the way that I should choose: the Lord shall choose mine inheritance for me. I need counsel and advice; for my duties are intricate, and my condition is involved. . . The counsel of the infallible God I seek in preference to my own judgment or the advice of friends. . .

Soon the end will come: a few more years and I must depart out of this world unto the Father. My Lord will be near my bed. He will meet me at heaven’s gate: He will welcome me to the gloryland. I shall not be a stranger in heaven: my own God and Father will receive me to its endless bliss.

Glory be to Him Who will guide me here, and receive me hereafter. Amen.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 12.30.2013

Sunday Morning | Associate Pastor Anthony Vance | Psalm 32
I acknowledged my sin to You, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah. -Psalm 33:5

When David uncovered his sin, God covered it! 

Weekly Announcements (December 30-January 5)

Monday, December 30
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned. Pray for the Lord to reveal truths you need to apply.

Tuesday, December 31
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them. 

Wednesday, January 1
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 Harka, Juna, and Rupish Ghalley, Barbara Johnson, and Luke Sword!

Thursday, January 2
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, January 3
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 Becky Vance! 

Saturday, January 4
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.
Happy Birthday to Sarah Wainright! 

Sunday, January 5
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Morning Worship (Luke)
6:00 p.m.- Evening Service (1 Samuel)

Missionary of the Month
John & Alta Hatcher ~ You can read their latest letter on the BFM FaithWorks Blog.

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

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Scripture at Sunrise 12.19.2013

“For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” -Colossians 1:16-17

In awe of Christ’s deity…Jesus gave breath to His mom before she gave birth to Him.  (Colossians 1:16-17)  -David Platt via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 12.18.2013

“And being found in human form, He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” -Philippians 2:8

How sweet the day when Christ was born
When God Himself took human form
He came to wash our sins away
Our death to die, our debt to pay

-Stephen Altrogge, “How Sweet the Day”

Scripture at Sunrise 12.17.2013

So shall we ever be with the Lord. -1 Thessalonians 4:17

While we are here the Lord is with us, and when we are called away we are with Him. There is no dividing the saint from His Savior. They are one, and they always must be one: Jesus cannot be without His own people, for He would be a Head without a body. Whether caught up into the air, or resting in paradise, or sojourning here, we are with Jesus; and who shall separate us from Him?

What a joy is this! Our supreme honor, rest, comfort, delight, is to be with the Lord. We cannot conceive of anything which can surpass or even equal this divine society. By holy fellowship we must be with Him in His humiliation, rejection, and travail, and then we shall be with Him in His glory. Before long we shall be with Him in His rest and in His royalty, in His expectation and in His manifestation. We shall fare as He fares and triumph as He triumphs.

O my Lord, if I am to be forever with Thee, I have a destiny incomparable. I will not envy an archangel. To be forever with the Lord is my idea of heaven at its best. Not the harps of gold, nor the crowns unfading, nor the light unclouded is glory to me; but Jesus, Jesus Himself, and myself forever with Him in nearest and dearest fellowship.

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