Archive for September, 2015

September 30, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 9.30.2015

“Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” –Psalm 73:25–26

“Enable me to love you with all my strength that I may clasp your hand with all my heart.” -St. Augustine

September 29, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 9.29.2015

Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. -Psalm 81:10

What an encouragement to pray! Our human notions would lead us to ask small things because our deservings are so small; but the Lord would have us request great blessings. Prayer should be as simple a matter as the opening of the mouth; it should be a natural, unconstrained utterance. When a man is earnest he opens his mouth wide, and our text urges us to be fervent in our supplications.

Yet it also means that we may make bold with God and ask many and large blessings at His hands, Read the whole verse, and see the argument: “I am Jehovah, thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.” Because the Lord has given us so much He invites us to ask for more, yea, to expect more.

See how the little birds in their nests seem to be all mouth when the mother comes to feed them. Let it be the same with us. Let us take in grace at every door. Let us drink it in as a sponge sucks up the water in which it lies. God is ready to fill us if we are only ready to be filled. Let our needs make us open our mouths; let our faintness cause us to open our mouths and pant; yea, let our alarm make us open our mouths with a child’s cry. The opened mouth shall be filled by the Lord Himself. So be it unto us, O Lord, this day.

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

September 28, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 9.28.2015

Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | I’m Not Perfect | Philippians 3:12-16
Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me His own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 3:12-14

Don’t ever get complacent in your walk with Christ. Don’t ever be satisfied with your relationship with Christ. There are some things you need to get away from to focus on Jesus Christ. Pursue Him with all your energy!

 

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Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: I’m Not Perfect | Philippians 3:12-16
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Moral Decline of a Nation | 1 Kings 16:8-28

September 27, 2015

Weekly Announcements (September 28-October 4)

Monday, September 28
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.
Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: I’m Not Perfect | Philippians 3:12-16
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Moral Decline of a Nation | 1 Kings 16:8-28

Tuesday, September 29
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
Happy Birthday to Andrew!
Happy Anniversary to Andrew & Barbie! 

Wednesday, September 30
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!
Happy Birthday to Micheal!

Thursday, October 1
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, October 2
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, October 3
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, October 4
8:30 a.m. – Handbell Practice
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Philippians)
5:15 p.m. – Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (2 Kings)

Ladies’ Tea
Saturday, October 10

Men’s Fellowship
Friday, October 30

Missionaries of the Month
Jud & Raquel Hatcher ~ You can read their latest letter on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

September 24, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 9.24.2015

“For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.” -Romans 7:18

The problem for many isn’t that they’re tired of hearing about the gospel but that they’re not tired enough of their sin. -Burk Parsons via Twitter

September 23, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 9.23.2015

“The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms…” -Deuteronomy 33:27

When thou art at thy worst and lowest, yet underneath thee are everlasting arms. -Charles H. Spurgeon

September 22, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 9.22.2015

But there the glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby. -Isaiah 33:21

The Lord will be to us the greatest good without any of the drawbacks which seem necessarily to attend the best earthly things. If a city is favored with broad rivers, it is liable to be attacked by galleys with oars and other ships of war. But when the Lord represents the abundance of His bounty under this figure, He takes care expressly to shut out the fear which the metaphor might suggest. Blessed be His perfect love!

Lord, if Thou send me wealth like broad rivers, do not let the galley with oars come up in the shape of worldliness or pride. If Thou grant me abundant health and happy spirits, do not let “the gallant ship” of carnal ease come sailing up the flowing flood. If I have success in holy service, broad as the German Rhine, yet let me never find the galley of self-conceit and self-confidence floating on the waves of my usefulness. Should I be so supremely happy as to enjoy the light of Thy countenance year after year, yet let me never despise Thy feeble saints, nor allow the vain notion of my own perfection to sail up the broad rivers of my full assurance. Lord, give me that blessing which maketh rich and neither addeth sorrow nor aideth sin.

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

September 21, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 9.21.2015

Sunday Morning | Pastor J. Anthony Vance | How God Saves Sinners | John 1:1-13
“But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His Name, He gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” -John 1:12-13

 

We are not children of God by attainment. It is not merited, worked for, or earned. We do not deserve to be called children of God. Becoming a child of God is a matter of God giving you something, not you earning it.

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*Click here for Sunday Morning Audio: How God Saves Sinners | John 1:1-13 | J. Anthony Vance

September 20, 2015

Weekly Announcements (September 23-27)

Monday, September 21
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.
Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: How God Saves Sinners | John 1:1-13 | J. Anthony Vance

Tuesday, September 22
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, September 23
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!
Happy Birthday to Bro. Harry!

Thursday, September 24
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
Happy Birthday to Conner! 

Friday, September 25
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.
6:00 p.m. – Men’s Fellowship (hosted at Janna’s home…BBQ and all the fixin’s)

Saturday, September 26
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, September 27
8:30 a.m. – Handbell Practice
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Philippians)
5:15 p.m. – Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (2 Kings)

Missionaries of the Month
Jud & Raquel Hatcher ~ You can read their latest letter on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

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September 17, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 9.17.2015

“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

Don’t be afraid that you’ll mess it up. That’s why He came down. In Him, whatever goes bad, He’ll work it for good. It’s what God does. -Ann Voskamp via Twitter

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