Scripture at Sunrise 6.30.2015

“Nevertheless I will remember My covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.” -Ezekiel 16:60

Notwithstanding our sins, the Lord is still faithful in His love to us. He looks back. See how He remembers those early days of ours when He took us into covenant with Himself, and we gave ourselves over to Him. Happy days those! The Lord does not twit us with them and charge us with being insincere. No, He looks rather to His covenant with us than to our covenant with Him. There was no hypocrisy in that sacred compact, on His part, at any rate. How gracious is the Lord thus to look back in love!

He looks forward also. He is resolved that the covenant shall not fail. If me do not stand to it, He does. He solemnly declares, “I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.” He has no mind to draw back from His promises. Blessed be His name, He sees the sacred seal, “the blood of the everlasting covenant,” and He remembers our Surety, in whom He ratified that covenant, even His own dear Son; and therefore He rests in His covenant engagements. “He abideth faithful; he cannot deny himself.”

O Lord, lay this precious word upon my heart and help me to feed upon it all this day!

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

Scripture at Sunrise 6.29.2015

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | What Should We Do When the Culture Turns Against God? | Philippians 1:27-30
“Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God. For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in Him but also suffer for His sake, engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have. -Philippians 1:27-30

Be consistent in living the Gospel. Stand fast. Stand firm. Don’t leave your post. Don’t lose focus. Don’t fear. God is on the throne.

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*Click here for Sunday Morning Audio: What Should We Do When the Culture Turns Against God? (Philippians 1:27-30)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Why Have You Done This? (1 Kings 9:1-9)

Weekly Announcements (June 29-July 5)

Monday, June 29
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 Should We Do When the Culture Turns Against God? (Philippians 1:27-30)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Why Have You Done This? (1 Kings 9:1-9)

Tuesday, June 30
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
Happy Birthday to Virginia Goodpaster!

Wednesday, July 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 Study | Join us as we continue our study in the book of Jeremiah!
*Click here for last Wednesday Evening’s Sermon Audio: The Cure for the Incurable (Jeremiah 30)
Happy Birthday
to Louise Hurt!

Thursday, July 2
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, July 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. 
Happy Birthday to Doris Wainright!

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

Sunday, July 5
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Philippians 2)
4:45 p.m. – Handbell Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (1 Kings 9)

Tuesday, July 7
7:00-8:30 p.m. – Ladies’ Bible Study
led by Rita Hurt at the home of Janna Riley

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

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Scripture at Sunrise 6.25.2015

How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” -Romans 10:14-15

“Surely we can’t know this gospel and keep it to ourselves.” -Ligon Duncan at T4G 2014 via @T4GOnline on Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 6.23.2015

“Therefore thus says the Lord concerning the king of Assyria: He shall not come into this city or shoot an arrow there, or come before it with a shield or cast up a siege mound against it.” -2 Kings 19:32

Neither did Sennacherib molest the city. He had boasted loudly, but he could not carry out his threats. The Lord is able to stop the enemies of His people in the very act. When the lion has the lamb between his jaws, the great Shepherd of the sheep can rob him of his prey. Our extremity only provides an opportunity for a grander display of divine power and wisdom.

In the case before us, the terrible foe did not put in an appearance before the city which he thirsted to destroy. No annoying arrow could he shoot over the walls, and no besieging engines could- he put to work to batter down the castles, and no banks could he cast up to shut in the inhabitants. Perhaps in our case also the Lord will prevent our adversaries from doing us the least harm. Certainly He can alter their intentions or render their designs so abortive that they will gladly forego them. Let us trust in the Lord and keep His way, and He will take care of us. Yea, He will fill us with wondering praise as we see the perfection of His deliverance.

Let us not fear the enemy till he actually comes, and then let us trust in the Lord.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 6.22.2015

Sunday Evening | Pastor Steve Wainright | That the World May Know | 1 Kings 8:12-66
“…that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God; there is no other.” -1 Kings 8:60

 

The purpose of our existence is to make God known–to make Him famous, that all the world may know that the Lord is God.

May our lives show forth the joy of the Lord that is our strength, that all the world may know that He is God.

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*Click here for Sunday Morning Audio: The Most Difficult Choice with No Wrong Answer (Philippians 1:21-26)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: That the World May Know (1 Kings 8:12-66)