“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” -Joshua 1:8
Ye shall be named the priests of the Lord. -Isaiah 61:6
This literal promise to Israel belongs spiritually to the seed after the Spirit, namely, to all believers. If we live up to our privileges, we shall live unto God so clearly and distinctly that men shall see that we are set apart for holy service and shall name us the priests of the Lord. We may work or trade as others do, and yet we may be solely and wholly the ministering servants of God. Our one occupation shall be to present the perpetual sacrifice of prayer, and praise, and testimony, and self-consecration to the living God by Jesus Christ.
This being our one aim, we may leave distracting concerns to those who have no higher calling. “Let the dead bury their dead.” It is written, “Strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vine-dressers,” They may manage politics, puzzle out financial problems, discuss science, and settle the last new quibbles of criticism; but we will give ourselves unto such service as becomes those who, like the Lord Jesus, are ordained to a perpetual priesthood.
Accepting this honorable promise as involving a sacred duty, let us put on the vestments of holiness and minister before the Lord all day long.
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]
Sunday Evening | Pastor Steve Wainright | 1 Samuel 20:1-23
“and do not cut off your steadfast love from my house forever, when the Lord cuts off every one of the enemies of David from the face of the earth.” -1 Samuel 20:15
Jonathan and David expressed and talked out their fears. One of Jonathan’s fears was a fear of the future. He feared that David would wipe out his family when he became king, but he talked it out with David and got right with the king.
When you look at your fears in light of the future and you’re right with the king, you will see how trivial things you worried about really were. Keep things in perspective. Make things right with the King in light of the coming Kingdom.
Monday, February 24
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.
5:00-7:00 p.m.- Visitation for Vic Young (Charlie’s dad) at Oldham, Roberts, & Powell in Richmond.
7:00 p.m.- Memorial Service for Vic Young. [Read Obituary | Directions]
Please continue to pray for Charlie, Denise, and their family.
Tuesday, February 25
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
Wednesday, February 26
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, February 27
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
Friday, February 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.
Happy Birthday to Beath Sparks!
Saturday, March 1
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Sunday, March 2
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Morning Worship
5:15 p.m.- Choir Practice
6:00 p.m.- Evening Service (1 Samuel)
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“But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct.” -1 Peter 1:15
He said, “It is finished.” -John 19:30
The degree to which we get the debt of our sin will be to the degree we get how amazing it is that Jesus paid our debt in full. -Ian McConnell via Twitter