Archive for February, 2015

February 26, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 2.26.2015

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” -Colossians 3:23

Jesus came into this world not as a philosopher or a general but as a carpenter. All work matters to God. -Tim Keller via Twitter

February 25, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 2.25.2015

“But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8

The Bible is one long story of God meeting our rebellion with His rescue, our sin with His salvation, our guilt with His grace. #OneWayLove -Tullian Tchividjian via Twitter

February 24, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 2.24.2015

“If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” -John 15:7

Note well that we must hear Jesus speak if we expect Him to hear us speak. If we have no ear for Christ, He will have no ear for us. In proportion as we hear we shall be heard.

Moreover, what is heard must remain, must live in us, and must abide in our character as a force and a power. We must receive the truths which Jesus taught, the precepts which He issued, and the movements of His Spirit within us; or we shall have no power at the Mercy Seat.

Suppose our Lord’s words to be received and to abide in us, what a boundless field of privilege is opened up to us! We are to have our will in prayer, because we have already surrendered our will to the Lord’s command. Thus are Elijahs trained to handle the keys of heaven and lock or loose the clouds. One such man is worth a thousand common Christians. Do we humbly desire to be intercessors for the church and the world, and like Luther to be able to have what we will of the Lord? Then we must bow our ear to the voice of the Well-beloved, treasure up His words, and carefully obey them. He has need to “hearken diligently” who would pray effectually.

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

February 23, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 2.23.2015

Sunday Evening | Pastor Steve Wainright | He’s My Personal Savior | 2 Samuel 22:1-18
He said, “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; You save me from violence. I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.” -2 Samuel 22:2-4

The more you walk with the Lord, the more you see His hand at work in your everyday life. When you think about how God has delivered you, you can’t help but praise.

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*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: He’s My Personal Savior (2 Samuel 22:1-18)

February 22, 2015

Weekly Announcements (February 23-March 1)

Monday, February 23
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.
[Church Secretary Fail… 🙂 Sunday Morning Sermon Audio will be posted at a later date…sorry! But do listen to the Evening Sermon!]
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: He’s My Personal Savior (2 Samuel 22:1-18)

Tuesday, February 24
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, February 25
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!

Thursday, February 26
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, February 27
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, February 28
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 Kristin Warner at the home of Janna Riley! Diapers (Sizes 1 & 2) and Gift Cards! Please see Mrs. Lydia if you have questions. 
Happy Birthday
to Beath Sparks! 

Sunday, March 1
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Galatians)
5:15 p.m. – Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (2 Samuel)

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

**The February 2015 edition of “The New Life Insider”, our monthly newsletter, is now available. Click here to view.**

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Lots of these for you this week! 

February 21, 2015

Services on 2.22.2015

The plan as of now is to have service tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. (Sunday School is cancelled). We certainly understand if you can’t make it and will keep you posted if this changes.

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February 19, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 2.19.2015

“For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” -2 Corinthians 5:21

“The Gospel is the performance of another applied to you.” -Tim Keller via Tullian Tchividjian’s Twitter

February 18, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 2.18.2015

“No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God.” -Romans 4:20

“True faith means holding nothing back. It means putting every hope in God’s fidelity to His Promises.” -Francis Chan

February 17, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 2.17.2015

“But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.” -2 Chronicles 15:7

God had done great things for King Asa and Judah, but yet they were a feeble folk. Their feet were very tottering in the ways of the Lord, and their hearts very hesitating, so that they had to be warned that the Lord would be with them while they were with Him, but that if they forsook Him He would leave them. They were also reminded of the sister kingdom, how ill it fared in its rebellion and how the Lord was gracious to it when repentance was shown. The Lord’s design was to confirm them in His way and make them strong in righteousness. So ought it to be with us. God deserves to be served with all the energy of which we are capable.

If the service of God is worth anything, it is worth everything. We shall find our best reward in the Lord’s work if we do it with determined diligence. Our labor is not in vain in the Lord, and we know it. Halfhearted work will bring no reward; but when we throw our whole soul into the cause, we shall see prosperity. This text was sent to the author of these notes in a day of terrible storm, and it suggested to him to put on all steam, with the assurance of reaching port in safety with a glorious freight.

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

February 16, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 2.16.2015

Sunday Evening | Pastor Steve Wainright | Famine & Giants | 2 Samuel 21
“…And David grew weary. And Ishbi-benob, one of the descendants of the giants, whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of bronze, and who was armed with a new sword, thought to kill David. But Abishai the son of Zeruiah came to his aid and attacked the Philistine and killed him. Then David’s men swore to him, ‘You shall no longer go out with us to battle, lest you quench the lamp of Israel.'” -2 Samuel 21:15-17

Sometimes we need help conquering the giants in our lives and we need to help others conquer the giants in their lives.

What are the giants in your life? Conquer them by faith. God’s grace gives supernatural victories.

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*Click here for Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Who are You Going to Serve? (Galatians 5:1-6)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Famine & Giants (2 Samuel 21)

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