Archive for August, 2014

August 31, 2014

Weekly Announcements (September 1-7)

Monday, September 1
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, September 2
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
6:00 p.m.- Visitation (meet at church)

Wednesday, September 3
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 study in the book of Jeremiah!
Happy Anniversary to Cecil & Debbie Stone!

Thursday, September 4
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, September 5
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, September 6
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, September 7
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 (2 Samuel)

Missionary of the Month
John Mark & Judy Hatcher in France ~ You can read their latest letter on the BFM FaithWorks Blog.

Saturday, September 13
9:30 am-4:15 pm– Beth Moore Simulcast at Immanuel Baptist Church; $25 per person (includes lunch and snacks); see Rita SOON if you are interested in going! Tickets can be purchased online HERE.

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

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August 28, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 8.28.2014

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. -1 Peter 5:8

Satan wants us lazy–substitute text messages for conversations, FB friendships for relationships, porn for intimacy, religion for Christ. -Hershael York via Twitter

August 27, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 8.27.2014

Blessed be the LORD who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. Not one word has failed of all His good promise, which He spoke by Moses his servant. -1 Kings 8:56

There will be no rest for my bones or yours unless we listen to the Word of grace and stick to it consistently and faithfully. -Martin Luther

August 26, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 8.26.2014

I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God. -Ezekiel 34:15

Under the divine shepherdry saints are fed to the full. Theirs is not a windy, unsatisfying mess of mere human “thought,” but the Lord feeds them upon the solid, substantial truth of divine revelation. There is real nutriment for the soul in Scripture brought home to the heart by the Holy Spirit. Jesus Himself is the true life-sustaining Food of believers. Here our Great Shepherd promises that such sacred nourishment shall be given us by His own self. If, on the Lord’s Day, our earthly shepherd is empty-handed, the Lord is not.

When filled with holy truth the mind rests. Those whom Jehovah feeds are at peace. No dog shall worry them, no wolf shall devour them, no restless propensities shall disturb them. They shall lie down and digest the food which they have enjoyed. The doctrines of grace are not only sustaining but consoling: in them we have the means for building up and lying down. If preachers do not give us rest, let us look to the Lord for it.

This day may the Lord cause us to feed in the pastures of the Word and make us to lie down in them. May no folly and no worry but meditation and peace mark this day.

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

August 25, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 8.25.2014

Sunday Evening | Pastor Steve Wainright | 2 Samuel 2:1-32
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

David was still patiently waiting on God’s timing here. Sometimes when we know God has promised something, we want to take it into our own hands and try to claim it right away. Sometimes when you jump on opportunities and don’t wait on the Lord, you get yourself into a mess.

When you know God is directing your path, you can walk down that path with great confidence. Patiently wait on the Lord. Trust Him, His plan and His promises.

August 24, 2014

Weekly Announcements (August 25-31)

Monday, August 25
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, August 26
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
6:00 p.m.- Visitation (meet at church)

Wednesday, August 27
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 study in the book of Jeremiah!
Happy Anniversary to Carl & Brenda Bradshaw!

Thursday, August 28
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
Happy Birthday to Dorcie Cole!

Friday, August 29
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.
7:00 p.m.-Baby Shower for Stacie Taylor at the Wainrights’ Home! 

Saturday, August 30
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, August 31
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 (2 Samuel)

Missionary of the Month
John Mark & Judy Hatcher in France ~ You can read their latest letter on the BFM FaithWorks Blog.

Friday, August 29
7:00 p.m.- Baby Shower for Stacie Taylor!

Saturday, September 13
9:30 am-4:15 pm– Beth Moore Simulcast at Immanuel Baptist Church; $25 per person (includes lunch and snacks); see Rita SOON if you are interested in going! Tickets can be purchased online HERE.

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

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August 21, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 8.21.2014

Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. -Romans 8:34

Whatever “it” is, Jesus is praying about “it” for you, right now. -Scotty Smith via Twitter

August 20, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 8.20.2014

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” -Hebrews 10:23

“Faith is the good spy, that makes discovery of the excellences in Christ & then makes report to the soul of all it sees in Him.” -W. Gurnall

August 19, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 8.19.2014

So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily He is a God that judgeth in the earth. -Psalm 58:11

God’s judgments in this life are not always clearly to be seen, for in many cases one event happeneth alike to all. This is the state of probation, not of punishment or reward. Yet at times God works terrible things in righteousness, and even the careless are compelled to own His hand.

Even in this life righteousness has that kind of reward which it prefers above all others, namely, the smile of God, which creates a quiet conscience. Sometimes other recompenses follow, for God will be in no man’s debt. But, at the same time, the chief reward of the righteous lies in the hereafter.

Meanwhile, on a large scale, we mark the presence of the great Ruler among the nations. He breaks in pieces oppressive thrones and punishes guilty peoples. No one can study the history of the rise and fall of empires without perceiving that there is a power which makes for righteousness and, in the end, brings iniquity before its bar and condemns it with unsparing justice. Sin shall not go unpunished, and goodness shall not remain unrewarded. The Judge of all the earth must do right. Therefore, let us fear before Him and no more dread the power of the wicked.

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

August 18, 2014

Scripture at Sunrise 8.18.2014

Sunday Morning| Pastor Steve Wainright | Luke 23:23-31
“And as they led Him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus.” -Luke 23:26

Though the Romans randomly picked Simon to carry the cross, God sovereignly chose him for that task. God can use you right where you are and you don’t know how much God is going to use you right where you are.

Look how God worked through Simon’s life! He and his family became believers (Mark 15:21; Romans 16:13; Acts 11:19-20; Acts 13:1-3) and the church in their homeland of Cyrene helped spread the Gospel to Antioch, which was the church that sent out Paul & Barnabas.

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