Archive for May, 2015

May 31, 2015

Weekly Announcements (June 1-7)

Monday, June 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.
*Click here for Sunday Morning Audio: What are you chained to? (Philippians 1:12-14)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Faithfulness: Grander than Solomon’s Temple (1 Kings 6)
Happy Birthday to Steve Dawson!

Tuesday, June 2
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
6:30-8:30 – Ladies’ Fellowship at the home of Janna Riley (Comfort food and a devotion about “Christ Our Comforter”)

Wednesday, June 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 Study | Join us as we continue our study in the book of Jeremiah!

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

Friday, June 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.
Happy Birthday to Denise!

Saturday, June 6
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.
Happy Birthday to Matthew! 

Sunday, June 7
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Philippians 1)
Note: Handbell Practice is cancelled this week. 
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (1 Kings 6)

Ladies’ Bible Study begins Tuesday, June 9 at the home of Rita Hurt!

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

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Links of the Week

May 28, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 5.28.2015

“And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” -Philippians 1:6

“As grace led me to faith in the first place, so grace will keep me believing to the end.” -J.I. Packer in Knowing God via Shai Linne on Twitter

May 27, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 5.27.2015

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.” -Romans 8:28

If you belong to Jesus, then everything that happens, ultimately happens *for you*.” -Tim Keller

May 26, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 5.26.2015

“You shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water…” -Exodus 23:25

What a promise is this! To serve God is in itself a high delight. But what an added privilege to have the blessing of the Lord resting upon us in all things! Our commonest things become blessed when we ourselves are consecrated to the Lord. Our Lord Jesus took bread and blessed it; behold, we also eat of blessed bread. Jesus blessed water and made it wine: the water which we drink is far better to us than any of the wine with which men make merry; every drop has a benediction in it. The divine blessing is on the man of God in everything, and it shall abide with him at every time.

What if we have only bread and water! Yet it is blessed bread and water. Bread and water we shall have. That is implied, for it must be there for God to bless it. “Thy bread shall be given thee, and thy waters shall be sure.” With God at our table, we not only ask a blessing, but we have one. It is not only at the altar but at the table that He blesses us. He serves those well who serve Him well. This table blessing is not of debt but of grace. Indeed, there is a trebled grace; He grants us grace to serve Him, by His grace feeds us with bread, and then in His grace blesses it.

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

May 25, 2015

Weekly Announcements (May 25-31)

Monday, May 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.
*Click here for Sunday Morning Audio: Do You Pray Scripturally? (Philippians 1:9-11)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: For what are you building? (1 Kings 5)

Tuesday, May 26
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
Happy Birthday to Wayne Gabbard! 

Wednesday, May 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 Study | Join us as we continue our study in the book of Jeremiah!

Thursday, May 28
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, May 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.
Happy Birthday to MayBelle!

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

Sunday, May 31
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Philippians 1)
4:45 p.m. – Handbell Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (1 Kings 6)
Happy Birthday to Pam Thomas!

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

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

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Links of the Week

May 25, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 5.25.2015

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | Do You Pray Scripturally? | Philippians 1:9-11
“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” -Philippians 1:9-11

If you know the redemptive love of Christ, it will increase the quantity and the quality of your love.

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*Click here for Sunday Morning Audio: Do You Pray Scripturally? (Philippians 1:9-11)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: For what are you building? (1 Kings 5)

May 21, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 5.21.2015

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” -John 13:34-35

“All life-changing love is inconvenient because it requires time and commitment.” -Tim Keller via Twitter

May 20, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 5.20.2015

“But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.” -James 1:14-15

“Don’t wake up in the morning and yield to your killer. You don’t owe sin anything.” -John Piper

May 19, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 5.19.2015

Therefore thus says the Lord“If you return, I will restore you, and you shall stand before Me. If you utter what is precious, and not what is worthless, you shall be as My mouth. -Jeremiah 15:19

Poor Jeremiah! Yet why do we say so? The weeping prophet was one of the choicest servants of God and honored by Him above many. He was hated for speaking the truth. The word which was so sweet to him was bitter to his hearers, yet he was accepted of his Lord. He was commanded to abide in his faithfulness, and then the Lord would continue to speak through him. He was to deal boldly and truthfully with men and perform the Lord’s winnowing work upon the professors of his day, and then the Lord gave him this word: “Thou shalt be as my mouth.”

What an honor! Should not every preacher, yea, every believer, covet it? For God to speak by us, what a marvel! We shall speak sure, pure truth; and we shall speak it with power. Our word shall not return void; it shall be a blessing to those who receive it, and those who refuse it shall do so at their peril. Our lips shall feed many. We shall arouse the sleeping and call the dead to life.

O dear reader, pray that it may be so with all the sent servants of our Lord.

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

May 18, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 5.18.2015

Sunday Evening | Pastor Steve Wainright | Solomon’s Wisdom: Not from Fish Heads | 1 Kings 3:16-4:34
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.” -James 1:5-6

Ask for wisdom in faith. Don’t doubt. God will give it liberally.

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*Click here for Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Affectionate Yearning (Philippians 1:7-8)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Solomon’s Wisdom: Not from Fish Heads (1 Kings 3:16-4:34)

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