Scripture at Sunrise 4.30.2014

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. -1 John 4:7

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained. -C.S. Lewis

Scripture at Sunrise 4.29.2014

Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the Lord, and He shall save thee. -Proverbs 20:22

Be not in haste. Let anger cool down. Say nothing and do nothing to avenge yourself. You will be sure to act unwisely if you take up the cudgels and fight your own battles; and, certainly, you will not show the spirit of the Lord Jesus. It is nobler to forgive and let the offense pass. To let an injury rankle in your bosom and to meditate revenge is to keep old wounds open and to make new ones. Better forget and forgive.

Peradventure, you say that you must do something or be a great loser; then do what this morning’s promise advises: “Wait on the Lord, and he shall save thee.” This advice will not cost you money but is worth far more, Be calm and quiet. Wait upon the Lord; tell Him your grievance; spread Rabshakeh’s letter before the Lord, and this of itself will be an ease to your burdened mind. Besides, there is the promise “He shall save thee.” God will find a way of deliverance for you. How He will do it neither you nor I can guess, but do it He will, If the Lord saves you, this will be a deal better than getting into petty quarrels and covering yourself with filth by wrestling with the unclean, Be no more angry. Leave your suit with the Judge of all.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 4.28.2014

Sunday Evening| Pastor Steve Wainright | 1 Samuel 22:6-23
“Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man? The steadfast love of God endures all the day.” -Psalm 52:1

Often times, it seems like evil is winning, but don’t forget that God is on the throne.

Weekly Announcements (April 28-May 4)

Monday, April 28
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.
BFM Spring Conference Begins! Click for Schedule & Details

Tuesday, April 29
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
6:30-8:00 p.m.Ladies’ Bible Study at the home of Rita & Louise Hurt. We will cover chapter two of Priscilla Shirer’s “God is Able”.
BFM Spring Conference! Click for Schedule & Details

Wednesday, April 30
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.
****OUR EVENING SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT THOMPSON ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH. Dinner is served from 5:00-6:00. Service begins at 7:00.****
BFM Spring Conference! Click for Schedule & Details

Thursday, May 1
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, May 2
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, May 3
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, May 4
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)
Happy Birthday to Kenny Baker!

Lady Lifers Bible Study
Tuesday, May 30 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the home of Rita & Louise Hurt. We will cover chapter two of Priscilla Shirer’s “God is Able”. 

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
Paul & Wanda Hatcher in Brazil ~ You can read their latest letter on the BFM FaithWorks Blog.

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

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Scripture at Sunrise 4.24.2014

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” -Colossians 3:16

God’s word is the tuning fork by which our hearts are tuned to sing His praise. -Kevin DeYoung via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 4.23.2014

“Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the rules—that the LORD your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, that you may fear the LORD your God, you and your son and your son’s son, by keeping all His statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long. -Deuteronomy 6:1-2

“Some people’s lives would drastically change if they would obey God as strictly as they obey their doctors.” -A.W. Tozer

Scripture at Sunrise 4.22.2014

The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind: the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down. -Psalm 146:8

Am I bowed down? Then let me urge this word of grace before the Lord. It is His way, His custom, His promise, His delight, to raise up them that are bowed down. Is it a sense of sin and a consequent depression of spirit which distresses me? Then the work of Jesus is, in this case, made and provided to raise me up into rest. O Lord, raise me, for Thy mercy’s sake!

Is it a sad bereavement or a great fall in circumstances? Here again the Comforter has undertaken to console. What a mercy for us that one Person of the sacred Trinity should become the Comforter! This work will be well done since such a glorious One has made it His peculiar care.

Some are so bowed down that only Jesus can loose them from their infirmity, but He can, and He will, do it. He can raise us up to health, to hope, to happiness. He has often done so under former trials, and He is the same Savior and will repeat His deeds of lovingkindness. We who are today bowed down and sorrowful shalt yet be set on high, and those who now mock at us shall be greatly ashamed. What an honor to be raised up by the Lord! It is worthwhile to be bowed down that we may experience His upraising power.

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