Scripture at Sunrise 5.29.2014

“Were not the Ethiopians and the Libyans a huge army with very many chariots and horsemen? Yet because you relied on the Lord, he gave them into your hand.” -2 Chronicles 16:8

“Because you relied on the Lord, He gave them into your hand.” 2 Chronicles 16:8 God fights for those who trust. -John Piper via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 5.28.2014

“Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.” -Hebrews 12:14

I believe the holier a man becomes, the more he mourns over the unholiness which remains in him – Charles H. Spurgeon via Twitter

 

Scripture at Sunrise 5.27.2014

For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. -2 Peter 1:8

If we desire to glorify our Lord by fruitfulness, we must have certain things within us; for nothing can come out of us which is not first of all within us. We must begin with faith, which is the groundwork of all the virtues; and then diligently add to it virtue, knowledge, temperance, and patience. With these we must have godliness and brotherly love. All these put together will most assuredly cause us to produce, as our life fruit, the clusters of usefulness, and we shall not be mere idle knowers but real doers of the Word. These holy things must not only be in us, but abound, or we shall be barren. Fruit is the overflow of life, and we must be full before we can flow over.

We have noticed men of considerable parts and opportunities who have never succeeded in doing real good in the conversion of souls; and after close observation we have concluded that they lacked certain graces which are absolutely essential to fruit bearing. For real usefulness, graces are better than gifts. As the man is, so is his work. If we would do better, we must be better. Let the text be a gentle hint to unfruitful professors and to myself also.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 5.26.2014

Sunday Evening| Pastor Steve Wainright | 1 Samuel 24:1-22
May the LORD therefore be judge and give sentence between me and you, and see to it and plead my cause and deliver me from your hand.” -1 Samuel 24:15

How do you respond when someone has done you wrong? Here, David had a chance to take Saul’s life, but realized that would be taking matters into his own hands. David realized that God’s kingdom is GOD’s kingdom–he knew that God was in control and Saul’s life was not for him to take.

It is not our duty to take vengeance into our own hands. Do good to those who persecute you. Kill them with kindness. God has called us to be peacemakers and render good for evil.

Weekly Announcements (May 26-June 1)

Monday, May 26
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.
Memorial Day: Thank you to all those who have served and given their life for to preserve our freedoms. We are truly blessed by you and your families. [Remember]
Happy Birthday to Wayne Gabbard!

Tuesday, May 27
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
6:30-8:00 p.m.-Lady Lifers Bible Study at the home of Rita & Louise Hurt. We will cover chapter four of Priscilla Shirer’s “God is Able”.

Wednesday, May 28
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 StudyWe will continue our series “Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change”. 

Thursday, May 29
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, May 30
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 31
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.
Happy Birthday to Pam Thomas!

Sunday, June 1
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Morning Worship (Luke)
5:15 p.m.- Choir Practice
6:00 p.m.- Evening Service (1 Samuel)

Lady Lifers Bible Study
Tuesday, May 27 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the home of Rita & Louise Hurt. We will cover chapter four of Priscilla Shirer’s “God is Able”.

Missionary of the Month
Bobby & Charlene Wacaser in Brazil ~ You can read their latest letter on the BFM FaithWorks Blog.

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Bro. Paul Johnson Meets Jesus Face-to-Face

Paul JohnsonBro. Paul Johnson went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 16, 2014. We will deeply miss his servant’s heart, love for God’s Word, and his quick wit.

Obituary
Paul Johnson, 
born July 03, 1951, departed this life on Friday, May 16, 2014, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center, Lexington, Ky. He was 62 years old and residing in Lexington, KY, at the time of his death. Paul was born at Charleston, WV, the son of the late Bernard Johnson and the late Elsie Kidd Johnson. By occupation he was a retired electrician having worked for the Bill Miller Electric. He was a deacon at the New Life Baptist church of Lexington, KY. Mr. Paul Johnson was preceded in death by his parents: Bernard & Elsie Kidd Johnson, one sister: Millie Mae, two brothers: James and Willie Johnson. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife: Barbara Turner Johnson of Lexington, KY, step-daughter: Sara Newbury of Lexington, KY, brothers: Johnny Johnson of Darlington, SC, Charles Johnson of Lexington, KY, sisters: Ruth Watts of Huntington, WV, Genieve Minner of Melbourne, FL, Delores Workman of Cabin Creek, WV. You may offer your condolences to the Johnson Family at www.dwaynewalkerfuneralhome.com.
[from Dwayne Walker Funeral Home]

Memorial Service
12:00 noon-Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the New Life Baptist Church in Lexington, KY. [Directions]

It Is Not Death To Die
It is not death to die,
to leave this weary road,
and join the saints who dwell on high,
who’ve found their home with God.
It is not death to close the eyes long dimmed by tears,
and wake in joy before Your throne,,
delivered from our fears.

O Jesus, conquering the grave,
Your precious blood has pow’r to save.
Those who trust in You will in Your mercy find
that it is not death to die.

It is not death to fling
aside this earthly dust,
and rise with strong and noble wing to live among the just.
It is not death to hear
the key unlock the door
that sets us free from mortal years
to praise You evermore.

O Jesus, conquering the grave,
Your precious blood has pow’r to save.
Those who trust in You will in Your mercy find
that it is not death to die.

-Original words: Henri Malan (1787-1864)
-Translations: George Bethune (1847)
-Music, chorus and alternate words: Bob Kauflin
from “Come Weary Saints” by Sovereign Grace Music

Scripture at Sunrise 5.22.2014

For ‘everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'” -Romans 10:13

“No one is so good that they don’t need the grace of the gospel, nor so bad that they can’t receive the grace of the gospel.” -Tim Keller via Twitter