Scripture at Sunrise 3.31.2015

Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken. -Proverbs 3:25-26

When God is abroad in judgments, He would not have His people alarmed. He has not come forth to harm but to defend the righteous.

He would have them manifest courage. We who enjoy the presence of God ought to display presence of mind. Since the Lord Himself may suddenly come, we ought not to be surprised at anything sudden. Serenity under the rush and roar of unexpected evils is a precious gift of divine love.

The Lord would have His chosen display discrimination so that they may see that the desolation of the wicked is not a real calamity to the universe. Sin alone is evil; the punishment which follows thereupon is as a preserving salt to keep society from putrefying. We should be far more shocked at the sin which deserves hell than at the hell which comes out of sin.

So, too, should the Lord’s people exhibit great quietness of spirit. Satan and his serpent seed are full of all subtlety; but those who walk with God shall not be taken in their deceitful snares. Go on, believer in Jesus, and let the Lord be thy confidence.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 3.30.2015

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | The Fruit Produced by the Spirit (Part 2) | Galatians 5:22-25
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.” -Galatians 5:22-25

The only way we can do what God tells us to do is by divine power. The Spirit must dwell within us. When we abide in Christ, our lives will produce a multifaceted singular fruit of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, meekness, and self-control. Is this fruit being displayed in your life?

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*Click here for Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: The Fruit Produced by the Spirit (Part 2) (Galatians 5:22-25)

Weekly Announcements (March 30-April 5)

Monday, March 30
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.
*Click here for Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: The Fruit Produced by the Spirit (Part 2) (Galatians 5:22-25)

Tuesday, March 31
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them. 

Wednesday, April 1
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, April 2
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, April 3
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, April 4
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

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

Handbell Practice: Handbells will resume Sunday, April 12 at 4:45 p.m. See Sis. Helen for any questions or details.

Missionary of the Month
The Wacasers in Brazil  ~ You can read their latest letter on the BFM FaithWorks Blog.

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

Links of the Week
You’re getting lots of link love this week! It’s been a few weeks since we’ve posted any…so, cozy up with a cup of coffee and read up!

 

Scripture at Sunrise 3.26.2015

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” -1 Thessalonians 5:18

Gratitude: looking for the good in your life, God in all your moments. -Ann Voskamp via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 3.25.2015

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” -Ephesians 2:8-9

“When we are justified, it is by grace alone. We contribute nothing to it except the sin from which we need to be redeemed.” -David Wells

Scripture at Sunrise 3.24.2015

But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. -2 Thessalonians 3:3

Men are often as devoid of reason as of faith. There are with us still “unreasonable and wicked men.” There is no use in arguing with them or trying to be at peace with them: they are false at heart and deceitful in speech. Well, what of this? Shall we worry ourselves with them? No; let us turn to the Lord, for He is faithful. No promise from His Word will ever be broken. He is neither unreasonable in His demands upon us nor unfaithful to our claims upon Him. We have a faithful God. Be this our joy.

He will stablish us so that wicked men shall not cause our downfall, and He will keep us so that none of the evils which now assail us shall really do us damage. What a blessing for us that we need not contend with men but are allowed to shelter ourselves in the Lord Jesus, who is in truest sympathy with us. There is one true heart, one faithful mind, one never changing love; there let us repose. The Lord will fulfill the purpose of His grace to us, His servants, and we need not allow a shadow of a fear to fatal upon our spirits. Not all that men or devils can do can hinder us of the divine protection and provision. This day let us pray the Lord to stablish and keep us.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 3.23.2015

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | The Fruit Produced by the Spirit | Galatians 5:22
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh…But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy…” -Galatians 5:16,22

The habitual practice of sin is broken when one trusts int he finished work of Christ and sin is restrained in a child of God’s life by His Spirit. When you walk by the Spirit, you will produce fruit of the Spirit. The fruit comes from abiding in Christ and His character is produced in our behavior.

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*Click here for Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: The Fruit Produced by the Spirit (Galatians 5:22)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Why Did God Destroy the Old World? (Genesis 6:1-8)