“Casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.” -1 Peter 5:7
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.” -Revelation 21:4
Yes, we shall come to this if we are believers. Sorrow shalt cease, and tears shall be wiped away. This is the world of weeping, but it passes away. There shall be a new heaven and a new earth, so says the first verse of this chapter; and therefore there will be nothing to weep over concerning the Fall and its consequent miseries. Read the second verse and note how it speaks of the bride and her marriage. The Lamb’s wedding is a time for boundless pleasure, and tears would be out of place. The third verse says that God Himself will dwell among men; and surely at His right hand there are pleasures forevermore, and tears can no longer flow.
What will our state be when there will be no more sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain? This will be more glorious than we can as yet imagine. O eyes that are red with weeping, cease your scalding flow, for in a little while ye shall know no more tears! None can wipe tears away like the God of love, but He is coming to do it. “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Come, Lord, and tarry not; for now both men and women must weep!
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]
Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | Luke 18:15-17
But Jesus called them to Him, saying, “Let the children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” -Luke 18:16-17
The Kingdom of God belongs to those who are lowly. Children are completely dependent on others for their needs. They are helpless. The only ones who will enter the Kingdom of God are those who are totally dependent upon the finished work of Christ and His righteousness.
Monday, January 27
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, January 28
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
Wednesday, January 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, January 30
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
Friday, January 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.
Saturday, February 1
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Sunday, February 2
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Morning Worship (Luke)
5:00 p.m.- Finance Committee Meeting
5:15 p.m.- Choir Practice
6:00 p.m.- Evening Service (1 Samuel)
Business Meeting following the evening service.
Sunday, February 16
Bro. Nathan Radford, missionary to Kenya, East Africa, will be joining us!
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“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” -Colossians 3:15