Archive for July, 2014

July 31, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 7.31.2014

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. -Galatians 6:9

No life can surpass that of a man who quietly continues to serve God in the place where providence has placed him. -Charles H. Spurgeon via Twitter

July 30, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 7.30.2014

“But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct.” -1 Peter 1:15

“We must do worldly jobs, but if we do them with sanctified minds, they become offerings to God.” -A.W. Tozer

July 29, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 7.29.2014

He hath cast out thine enemy. -Zephaniah 3:15

What a casting out was that! Satan has lost his throne in our nature even as he lost his seat in heaven. Our Lord Jesus has destroyed the enemy’s reigning power over us. He may worry us, but he cannot claim us as his own. His bonds are no longer upon our spirits: the Son has made us free, and we are free indeed.

Still is the archenemy the accuser of the brethren; but even from this position our Lord has driven him. Our Advocate silences our accuser. The Lord rebukes our enemies and pleads the causes of our soul, so that no harm comes of all the devil’s revilings.

As a tempter, the evil spirit still assails us and insinuates himself into our minds; but thence also is he cast out as to his former preeminence. He wriggles about like a serpent, but he cannot rule like a sovereign. He hurls in blasphemous thoughts when he has opportunity; but what a relief it is when he is told to be quiet and is made to slink off like a whipped cur! Lord, do this for any who are at this time worried and wearied by his barkings. Cast out their enemy, and be Thou glorious in their eyes. Thou hast cast him down; Lord, cast him out. Oh, that Thou wouldst banish him from the world!

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

July 28, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 7.28.2014

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | 1 Samuel 30:1-31
“But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.” -1 Samuel 30:6

David strengthened himself in the Lord. There will come a time in your life that you will have to encourage yourself in the Lord. How do you do that? Look to God’s Word and have faith in His Word and promises.

In verse 7-8, God’s Word came to David. David obeyed God’s Word in vs. 9 and it gave him vigor and power. He was strengthened!

July 27, 2014

Weekly Announcements (July 28-August 3)

Monday, July 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.
Happy Birthday to Ava Vance!

Tuesday, July 29
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, July 30
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 begin our study in the book of Jeremiah!
Happy Birthday to Simone Bellmer!

Thursday, July 31
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, August 1
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, August 2
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.
2:00 p.m.- Baby Shower for Simone at the home of Janna Riley! 

Sunday, August 3
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)

Missionary of the Month
Odali & Kathy Barros in Brazil ~ You can read their latest letter on the BFM FaithWorks Blog.

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

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July 24, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 7.24.2014

You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. -Psalm 16:11

The sin beneath all other sins is a lack of joy in Christ. -Tim Keller via Twitter

July 23, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 7.23.2014

“…looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith…” -Hebrews 12:2

Faith doesn’t ignore reality, it just sets its gaze on Jesus. -Louis Giglio

July 22, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 7.22.2014

And I will betroth thee unto Me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto Me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto Me in faithfulness; and thou shalt know the Lord. -Hosea 2:19-20

Betrothment unto the Lord! What an honor and a joy! My soul, is Jesus indeed thine by His own condescending betrothal? Then, mark it is forever. He will never break His engagement, much less sue out a divorce against a soul joined to Himself in marriage bonds.

Three times the Lord says, “I will betroth thee.” What words He heaps together to set forth the betrothal! Righteousness comes in to make the covenant legal; none can forbid these lawful bans. Judgment sanctions the alliance with its decree: none can see folly or error in the match. Lovingkindness warrants that this is a love union, for without love betrothal is bondage and not blessedness. Meanwhile, mercy smiles and even sings; yea, she multiplies herself into “mercies” because of the abounding grace of this holy union.

Faithfulness is the registrar and records the marriage, and the Holy Spirit says “Amen” to it as He promises to teach the betrothal heart all the sacred knowledge needful for its high destiny, What a promise!

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

July 21, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 7.21.2014

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | Matthew 26:26-28
But He was pierced for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His wounds we are healed. -Isaiah 53:5

Christ’s suffering was not for Himself. Our Lord suffered because of our sins. Christ was made a curse for you and for me. It was because of  sin that He want to the cross.

Our sin is the source of enmity with God. God’s Word shows us how exceedingly sinful sin is and we must see that, lest we start tolerating and condoning sin. When you sin, think, “That’s what drove Christ to the cross.” 

July 20, 2014

Weekly Announcements (July 21-27)

Monday, July 21
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, July 22
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, July 23
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 finish our series “I am a Church Member”. We will go over chapter 6!

Thursday, July 24
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, July 25
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, July 26
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.
2:00 p.m.- Baby Shower for Simone at the home of Janna Riley! 

Sunday, July 27
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)
Business Meeting following evening service!

July at a Glance
Saturday, July 26 – Baby Shower for Simone
Sunday, July 27 – Business Meeting

Baby Shower
The ladies will be hosting a baby shower for Simone on Saturday, July 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the home of Janna Riley.

Missionary of the Month
Odali & Kathy Barros in Brazil ~ You can read their latest letter on the BFM FaithWorks Blog.

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

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