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

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

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]

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.

*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)

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


Links of the Week

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

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