Archive for July, 2015

July 30, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 7.30.2015

“Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!” -2 Corinthians 9:15

Sin blinds our eyes to all the undeserved blessings in our lives. Grace opens our eyes and makes us thankful. -Paul Tripp via Twitter

July 29, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 7.29.2015

“My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching. Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck. When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you.” -Proverbs 6:20-22

Of all the awkward people in your house or job there’s only one whom you can improve very much. -C.S. Lewis

July 28, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 7.28.2015

Humble yourselves therefore order the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time. -1 Peter 5:6

This is tantamount to a promise: if we will bow down, the Lord will lift us up. Humility leads to honor; submission is the way to exaltation. That same hand of God which presses us down is waiting to raise us up when we are prepared to bear the blessing. We stoop to conquer. Many cringe before men and yet miss the patronage they crave; but he that humbles himself under the hand of God shall not fail to be enriched, uplifted, sustained, and comforted by the ever-gracious One. It is a habit of Jehovah to cast down the proud and lift up the lowly.

Yet there is a time for the Lord’s working. We ought now to humble ourselves, even at this present moment; and we are bound to keep on doing so whether the Lord lays His afflicting hand upon us or not. When the Lord smites, it is our special duty to accept the chastisement with profound submission. But as for the Lord’s exaltation of us, that can only come “in due time,” and God is the best judge of that day and hour. Do we cry out impatiently for the blessing? Would we wish for untimely honor? What are we at? Surely we are not truly humbled, or we should wait with quiet submission. So let us do.

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

July 27, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 7.27.2015

Sunday Morning | Missionary Judson Hatcher | The Ezekiels of Our Generation | Ezekiel 11
Then I fell down on my face and cried out with a loud voice and said, “Ah, Lord GOD! Will you make a full end of the remnant of Israel?” -Ezekiel 11:13

 

There will be times, in God’s sovereignty, that we’ll be called to a land that is not our own–to a land of exile. God has chosen us to be the Ezekiels of our generation.

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*Click here for Sunday Morning Audio: The Ezekiels of Our Generation (Ezekiel 11)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Solomon’s Sad Finish (1 Kings 11)

July 26, 2015

Weekly Announcements (July 27-August 2)

Monday, July 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.
*Click here for Sunday Morning Audio: The Ezekiels of Our Generation (Ezekiel 11)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Solomon’s Sad Finish (1 Kings 11)

Tuesday, July 28
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
6:30-8:30 p.m. – VBS @ the Bob Brown House (like their Facebook page here!)

Wednesday, July 29
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’s Sermon Audio: Homosexuality (1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Romans 1:23-28)

Thursday, July 30
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend. 
6:30-8:30 p.m. – VBS @ the Bob Brown House (like their Facebook page here!)

Friday, July 31
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, August 1
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, August 2
8:30 a.m. – Handbell Practice
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Philippians 2)
5:00 p.m. – Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (1 Kings 11)

Tuesday, August 4
7:00-8:30 p.m. – Ladies’ Bible Study “My Heart Christ’s Home” led by Rita Hurt at the home of Janna Riley

Friday, August 21
6:00 p.m. – Men’s Fellowship

Missionaries of the Month
Mike & Beverly Creiglow in Brazil ~ You can read their latest letter on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

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Links of the Week

July 23, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 7.23.2015

“Further Instructions Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison—that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.” -Colossians 4:2-4

“If we really want to be a part of seeing disciples made and churches multiplied…we would be wise to begin on our knees.” – via @TCG_IO

July 22, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 7.22.2015

“Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.” -Philippians 2:14-15

“A life of complaint is always idolatrous. It puts me in the center of the world and makes life all about me.” -Paul Tripp

July 21, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 7.21.2015

“And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.” -Daniel 12:3

Here is something to wake me up. This is worth living for. To be wise is a noble thing in itself: in this place it refers to a divine wisdom which only the Lord Himself can bestow. Oh, to know myself, my God, my Savior! May I be so divinely taught that l may carry into practice heavenly truth and live in the light of it! Is my life a wise one? Am I seeking that which I ought to seek? Am I living as I shall wish I had lived when I come to die? Only such wisdom can secure for me eternal brightness as of yonder sunlit skies.

To be a winner of souls is a glorious attainment. I had need to be wise if I am to turn even one to righteousness; much more if I am to turn many, Oh, for the knowledge of God, of men, of the Word, and of Christ, which will enable me to convert my fellowmen and to convert large numbers of them! I would give myself to this, and never rest till I accomplish it. This will be better than winning stars at court. This will make me a star, a shining star, a star shining forever and ever; yea, more, it will make me shine as many stars. My soul, arouse thyself. Lord, quicken me!

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

July 20, 2015

Scripture not-quite-at Sunrise 7.20.2015

Sunday Evening | Pastor Steve Wainright | The Demise of Solomon  | 1 Kings 11
“Teach me Your way, O LORD, that I may walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your Name.” -Psalm 86:11

Everything had been going great for King Solomon, but he loved many women who the Lord had instructed him not to marry. His heart became divided and he was half-hearted in his worship to God.

You must follow steadfast after the Lord. Stick to His Word!

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*Click here for Sunday Morning Audio: Supremely Exalted with The Name (Philippians 2:9-11)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Demise of Solomon (1 Kings 11)

July 20, 2015

Weekly Announcements (July 20-26)

Monday, July 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 Audio: Supremely Exalted with The Name (Philippians 2:9-11)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Demise of Solomon (1 Kings 11)

Tuesday, July 21
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
7:00-8:30 p.m. – Ladies’ Bible Study led by Rita Hurt at the home of Janna Riley

Wednesday, July 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 Study | Join us as we continue our study in the book of Jeremiah!
*Click here for last Wednesday’s Sermon Audio: Sorrow Turned to Joy (1 Kings 11)

Thursday, July 23
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
6:30-8:30 p.m. – VBS @ the Bob Brown House (like their Facebook page here!)

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

Sunday, July 26
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 11)
*Business Meeting following the Evening Service

Missionaries of the Month
Mike & Beverly Creiglow 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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