Archive for April, 2015

April 30, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 4.30.2015

“For it is You who light my lamp; the LORD my God lightens my darkness.” -Psalm 18:28

Moonlight reminds us that God never leaves us without His light in the midst of life’s darkness. -Burk Parsons via Twitter

April 29, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 4.29.2015

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” -1 Peter 5:10

Grace is the most perplexing, powerful force in the universe, and, I believe, the only hope for our twisted, violent planet.” -Philip Yancey

April 28, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 4.28.2015

“I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” -2 Corinthians 6:16

Here is a mutual interest. Each belongs to each. God is the portion of His people, and the chosen people are the portion of their God. The saints find in God their chief possession, and He reckons them to be His peculiar treasure. What a mine of comfort lies in this fact for each believer!

This happy condition of mutual interest leads to mutual consideration. God will always think of His own people, and they will always think of Him. This day my God will perform all things for me; what can I do for Him? My thoughts ought to run toward Him, for He thinketh upon me. Let me make sure that it is so and not be content with merely admitting that so it ought to be.

This, again, leads to mutual fellowship. God dwells in us, and we dwell in Him; He walks with us, and we walk with God….

Oh, for grace to treat the Lord as my God: to trust Him and to serve Him, as His Godhead deserves! Oh, that I could love, worship, adore, and obey Jehovah in spirit and in truth! This is my heart’s desire. When I shall attain to it, I shall have found my heaven. Lord, help me! Be my God in helping me to know Thee as my God, for Jesus’ sake.

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

April 27, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 4.27.2015

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | Glory in the Cross | Galatians 6:11-18
“But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” -Galatians 6:14

The message of the cross is that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. The effect of the cross is that the world is crucified to you. It is of no value to you. The cross does something the outward flesh can’t. It makes a new creature.

What do you glory in? Are you boasting in Christ’s cross or are you enamored by the world?

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*Click here for Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Glory in the Cross (Galatians 6:11-18)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Time to Die (1 Kings 2)
*Click here for Wednesday Evening Sermon Audio: Evangelism: Proclaim, Publish, & Present His Praise (1 Peter 2:9-10)

April 26, 2015

Weekly Announcements (April 27-May 3)

Monday, April 27
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.
BFM Spring Conference! Dinner 5-6 / Services @ 7 [Schedule]
*Click here for Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Glory in the Cross (Galatians 6:11-18)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Time to Die (1 Kings 2)
*Click here for Wednesday Evening Sermon Audio: Evangelism: Proclaim, Publish, & Present His Praise (1 Peter 2:9-10)

Tuesday, April 28
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
BFM Spring Conference! Morning Services start at 9:30 / Dinner 5-6 / Services @ 7 [Schedule]

Wednesday, April 29
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.
BFM Spring Conference! Morning Services start at 9:30 / Dinner 5-6 / Services @ 7 [Schedule]
***NOTE: OUR WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT THOMPSON ROAD FOR THE BFM CONFERENCE! 

Thursday, April 30
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, May 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, May 2
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, May 3
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Galatians)
4:45 p.m. – Handbell Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship

BFM Spring Conference
The 2015 BFM Spring Conference will be held April 27-29 at Thompson Road Baptist Church. We will meet there for services on Wednesday Evening the 29th. [Click here for all the details and a full schedule.]

Handbell Practice: Handbells will continue this Sunday at 4:45 p.m. and will continue through the end of May. See Sis. Helen for any questions and more details.

Missionary of the Month
AJ & Barbara Hensley in Brazil ~ You can read their latest letter on the BFM FaithWorks Blog.

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Links of the Week

April 23, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 4.23.2015

“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit…” -1 Peter 3:18

Jesus paid it all. Period. You’re covered, forgiven, loved—you’re in forever regardless of how badly you mess up. It is finished. -Tullian Tchividjian via Twitter

April 22, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 4.22.2015

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” -Proverbs 17:22

“I saw that the first business to which I ought to attend every day was, to have my soul happy in the Lord.” -George Muller

April 21, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 4.21.2015

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and He will repay him for his deed.” -Proverbs 19:17

We are to give to the poor out of pity. Not to be seen and applauded, much less to get influence over them; but out of pure sympathy and compassion we must give them help.

We must not expect to get anything back from the poor, not even gratitude; but we should regard what we have done as a loan to the Lord. He undertakes the obligation, and, if we look to Him in the matter, we must not look to the second party. What an honor the Lord bestows upon us when He condescends to borrow of us! That merchant is greatly favored who has the Lord on his books. It would seem a pity to have such a name down for a paltry pittance; let us make it a heavy amount. The next needy man that comes this way, let us help him.

As for repayment, we can hardly think of it, and yet here is the Lord’s note of hand. Blessed be His name, His promise to pay is better than gold and silver. Are we running a little short through the depression of the times? We may venture humbly to present this bill at the bank of faith, Has any one of our readers [oppressed] the poor? Poor soul. May the Lord forgive him.

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

April 20, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 4.20.2015

Sunday Evening | Pastor Steve Wainright | Conspiracy, Coronation, Compassion | 1 Kings 1:1-53
Now Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, “I will be king.”  -1 Kings 1:5

Exalting yourself is deceiving yourself. Promotion comes from God. (Psalm 75:6-7) Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God and He will lift you up. (James 4:10)

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*Click here for Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Sowing to the Spirit (Galatians 6:6-10)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Conspiracy, Coronation, Compassion (1 Kings 1:1-53)

April 19, 2015

Weekly Announcements (April 20-26)

Monday, April 20
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: Sowing to the Spirit (Galatians 6:6-10)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Conspiracy, Coronation, Compassion (1 Kings 1:1-53)

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

Wednesday, April 22
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 23
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, April 24
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 25
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, April 26
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Galatians)
4:45 p.m. – Handbell Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship

BFM Spring Conference
The 2015 BFM Spring Conference will be held April 27-29 at Thompson Road Baptist Church. We will meet there for services on Wednesday Evening the 29th. [Click here for all the details and a full schedule.]

Handbell Practice: Handbells will resume this Sunday, April 19 at 4:45 p.m. and will continue through the end of May. See Sis. Helen for any questions and more details.

Missionary of the Month
AJ & Barbara Hensley in Brazil ~ You can read their latest letter on the BFM FaithWorks Blog.

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Links of the Week

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