Archive for May, 2014

May 29, 2014

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

May 28, 2014

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

 

May 27, 2014

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]

May 26, 2014

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.

May 25, 2014

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.

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

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May 23, 2014

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

May 22, 2014

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

May 21, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 5.21.2014

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die.” -John 11:25-26

“Our death didn’t faint: it died in the death of God’s Son.” -Conrad Mbewe at #CrossCon via Twitter

 

May 20, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 5.20.2014

I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron. -Isaiah 45:2
This was for Cyrus; but it is evermore the heritage of all the Lord’s own spiritual servants. Only let us go forward by faith, and our way will be cleared for us. Crooks and turns of human craft and satanic subtlety shall be straightened for us; we shall not need to track their devious windings. The gates of brass shall be broken, and the iron bars which fastened them shall be cut asunder. We shall not need the battering ram nor the crowbar: the Lord Himself will do the impossible for us, and the unexpected shall be a fact.

Let us not sit down in coward fear. Let us press onward in the path of duty, for the Lord hath said it: “I will go before thee.” Ours not to reason why; ours but to dare and dash forward. It is the Lord’s work, and He will enable us to do it: all impediments must yield before Him. Hath He not said, “I will break in pieces the gates of brass”! What can hinder His purpose or balk His decrees? Those who serve God have infinite resources. The way is clear to faith though barred to human strength. When Jehovah says, “I will,” as He does twice in this promise, we dare not doubt.

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

May 19, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 5.19.2014

Sunday Evening| Pastor Steve Wainright | 1 Samuel 23:14-29
And Jonathan, Saul’s son, rose and went to David at Horesh, and strengthened his hand in God. And he said to him, “Do not fear, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. You shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next to you…” -1 Samuel 23:16-17

Jonathan strengthened David’s hand in God. How did he encourage him? He shared the promises of God with David. The Word of God endures and is tried and true. Your faith is strengthened when you are in the Word of God. “Faith comes by hearing–and hearing by the Word of God.”

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