Archive for March, 2014

March 31, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 3.31.2014

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | Luke 20:1-19
One day, as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders came up and said to Him, “Tell us by what authority You do these things, or who it is that gave You this authority.” -Luke 20:1-2

Society promotes always questioning authority. Jesus has ALL authority (Matthew 28:18). In Luke 20, Jesus gives a parable of those who reject authority.

God is the one who planted the vineyard. The vineyard is Israel. God put spiritual leaders in charge of the vineyard, but the leaders assumed possession. So God sent prophets to warn them multiple times, but they abused them. God was long-suffering, but they kept abusing the authority. So God sent His beloved Son. The leaders will willing to kill just to keep their authority–and this parable became prophecy fulfilled just a few days after.

March 30, 2014

Weekly Announcements (March 31-April 6)

Monday, March 31
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, April 1
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
Happy Birthday to Santa & Kali Ghalley!

Wednesday, April 2
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 new DVD series by Paul Tripp titled “Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change.” 

Thursday, April 3
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, April 4
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, April 5
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, April 6
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)
Business Meeting following the evening service.

Lady Lifers Bible Study
We will begin a bi-weekly Bible Study beginning Tuesday, April 8 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the home of Rita & Louise Hurt. We will be going through Priscilla Shirer’s “God is Able”. See Sis. Rita for a book! 

Friday & Saturday, July 18-19
Priscilla Shirer Live at Porter Memorial Baptist Church (for the ladies) – Order your tickets online by 5/16/14 to get the early bird rate of $39! [click here to order]

Missionary of the Month
The Tates in Kenya ~ You can read their latest letter on the BFM FaithWorks Blog.

**The March 2014 edition of “The New Life Insider”, our monthly newsletter, is now available. Click here to view.**

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Link of the Week: 

March 27, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 3.27.2014

He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things? -Romans 8:32

The gates of hell are torn down. Death is ripped apart. The right Man is at the helm of the cosmos. And you’re worried about…what, again? -Russell Moore via Twitter

March 26, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 3.26.2014

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. -Proverbs 3:5-6

“Worry is belief gone wrong. Because you don’t believe that God will get it right.” -Ann Voskamp

March 25, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 3.25.2014

When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid. yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. -Proverbs 3:24

Is the reader likely to be confined for a while to the bed by sickness! Let him go upstairs without distress with this promise upon his heart “When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid.”

When we go to bed at night, let this word smooth our pillow. We cannot guard ourselves in sleep, but the Lord will keep us through the night. Those who lie down under the protection of the Lord are as secure as kings and queens in their palaces, and a great deal more so. If with our lying down there is a laying down of all cares and ambitions, we shall get refreshment out of our beds such as the anxious and covetous never find in theirs. Ill dreams shall be banished, or even if they come, we shall wipe out the impression of them, knowing that they are only dreams.

If we sleep thus we shall do well. How sweetly Peter slept when even the angel’s light did not wake him, and he needed a hard jog in the side to wake him up. And yet he was sentenced to die on the morrow. Thus have martyrs slept before their burning. “So he giveth his beloved sleep.” To have sweet sleep we must have sweet lives, sweet tempers, sweet meditations, and sweet love.

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

March 24, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 3.24.2014

Sunday Evening | Pastor Anthony Vance | 1 John 3:10-18
“We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.” -1 John 3:14

It is supernaturally natural that members of the same spiritual family should love one another. God’s children are known by their actions and affections. You love, not to be a child of God, but because you are His child. Children of God love because they are partakers of the divine nature–God is lives in them and God is love.

March 23, 2014

Weekly Announcements (March 24-30)

Monday, March 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.

Tuesday, March 25
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
Happy Birthday to Ann Burris!
6:30 p.m.- Ladies’ Fellowship at the home of Rita & Louise. Soup will be provided.

Wednesday, March 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 new DVD series by Paul Tripp titled “Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change.” 

Thursday, March 27
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, March 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.

Saturday, March 29
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, March 30
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)

Friday & Saturday, July 18-19
Priscilla Shirer Live at Porter Memorial Baptist Church (for the ladies) – Order your tickets online by 5/16/14 to get the early bird rate of $39! [click here to order]

Missionary of the Month
The Tates in Kenya ~ You can read their latest letter on the BFM FaithWorks Blog.

**The March 2014 edition of “The New Life Insider”, our monthly newsletter, is now available. Click here to view.**

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Link of the Week: 

March 20, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 3.20.2014

“Whoever says he abides in Him ought to walk in the same way in which He walked.” -1 John 2:6

“To be Christlike is the duty and privilege of every believer” (Susannah Spurgeon). 1 John 2:6 -via Nancy Leigh DeMoss on Twitter
March 19, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 3.19.2014

“Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.” -Proverbs 28:26

Don’t believe everything you think. You cannot be trusted to tell yourself the truth. Stay in The Word. -Jerry Bridges

March 18, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 3.18.2014

The prayer of the upright is His delight. -Proverbs 15:8

This is as good as a promise, for it declares a present fact, which will be the same throughout all ages. God takes great pleasure in the prayers of upright men; He even calls them His delight. Our first concern is to be upright. Neither bending this way nor that, continue upright; not crooked with policy, nor prostrate by yielding to evil, be you upright in strict integrity and straightforwardness. If we begin to shuffle and shift, we shall be left to shift for ourselves. If we try crooked ways, we shall find that we cannot pray, and if we pretend to do so, we shall find our prayers shut out of heaven.

Are we acting in a straight line and thus following out the Lord’s revealed will? Then let us pray much and pray in faith. If our prayer is God’s delight, let us not stint Him in that which gives Him pleasure. He does not consider the grammar of it, nor the metaphysics of it, nor the rhetoric of it; in all these men might despise it. He, as a Father, takes pleasure in the lispings of His own babes, the stammerings of His newborn sons and daughters. Should we not delight in prayer since the Lord delights in it? Let us make errands to the throne. The Lord finds us enough reasons for prayer, and we ought to thank Him that it is so.

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

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