Archive for March, 2016

March 31, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 3.31.2016

“Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ…” -Ephesians 4:15

“When love and truth are churning together in your stomach, you have to be in mission.” -Tim Keller via Twitter

March 30, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 3.30.2016

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.” -Romans 1:18

When you understand how bad of a sinner you are, only then can you appreciate the grace and goodness and mercy of God toward us. -Steve Wainright

from Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: God’s Wrath Revealed | Romans 1:18 | Pastor Steve Wainright

March 29, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 3.29.2016

“I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee.” -Acts 18:10

So long as the Lord had work for Paul to do in Corinth, the fury of the mob was restrained. The Jews opposed themselves and blasphemed; but they could neither stop the preaching of the gospel nor the conversion of the hearers. God has power over the most violent minds. He makes the wrath of man to praise Him when it breaks forth, but He still more displays His goodness when He restrains it; and He can restrain it. “By the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone, till thy people pass over, O Lord.”

Do not, therefore, feel any fear of man when you know that you are doing your duty. Go straight on, as Jesus would have done, and those who oppose shall be as a bruised reed and as smoking flax. Many a time men have had cause to fear because they were themselves afraid; but a dauntless faith in God brushes fear aside like the cobwebs in a giant’s path. No man can harm us unless the Lord permits. He who makes the devil himself to flee at a word can certainly control the devil’s agents. Maybe they are already more afraid of you than you are of them. Therefore, go forward, and where you looked to meet with foes you will find friends.

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

March 28, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 3.28.2016

Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: He Brought Him to Jesus | John 1:40-42 | Pastor Anthony Vance
“He brought him to Jesus.” -John 1:42

Andrew demonstrated the priority of genuine discipleship and started with his family. He introduced his brother Peter to Jesus. Peter became a more prominent, public figure, but Andrew–through his private testimony–was used to bring him to Christ.

We may never be a Peter, but may we always be an Andrew!

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Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: God’s Wrath Revealed | Romans 1:18 | Pastor Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio:
He Brought Him to Jesus | John 1:40-42 | Pastor Anthony Vance

March 27, 2016

Weekly Announcements (March 28-April 3)

Monday, March 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:  God’s Wrath Revealed | Romans 1:18 | Pastor Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: He Brought Him to Jesus | John 1:40-42 | Pastor Anthony Vance

Tuesday, March 29
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, March 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. – Bible Study

Thursday, March 31
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, April 1
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, April 2
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.
4:00 p.m. – Ladies’ Circle of Prayer at church. Bring a friend! [Note the time change.]

Sunday, April 3
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship
3:00 p.m. – Service at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore
5:00 p.m. – Choir Practice (We plan to sing at the Veteran’s Center at 2:00 pm on April 10!)
6:00 p.m. – Evening Service

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

March 24, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 3.24.2016

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” -Ephesians 2:10

God has new mercy for you this morning, new grace for your sins, and new good deeds for you to walk in. -Kevin DeYoung via Twitter

March 23, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 3.23.2016

“…so shall My word be that goes out from My mouth; it shall not return to Me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” -Isaiah 55:11

“One word of God can do more than ten thousand words of men to relieve a distressed soul.” -John Flavel

March 22, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 3.22.2016

But He gives more grace. Therefore it says, ‘God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’” -James 4:6

Humble hearts seek grace, and therefore they get it. Humble hearts yield to the sweet influences of grace, and so it is bestowed on them more and more largely. Humble hearts lie in the valleys where streams of grace are flowing, and hence they drink of them, Humble hearts are grateful for grace and give the Lord the glory of it, and hence it is consistent with His honor to give it to them.

Come, dear reader, take a lowly place. Be little in thine own esteem, that the Lord may make much of thee. Perhaps the sigh breaks out, “I fear I am not humble.” It may be that this is the language of true humility. Some are proud of being humble, and this is one of the very worst sorts of pride. We are needy, helpless, undeserving, hell-deserving creatures, and if we are not humble we ought to be. Let us humble ourselves because of our sins against humility, and then the Lord will give us to taste of His favor. It is grace which makes us humble, and grace which finds in this humility an opportunity for pouring in more grace. Let us go down that we may rise. Let us be poor in spirit that God may make us rich. Let us be humble that we may not need to be humbled but may be exalted by the grace of God.

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

March 21, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 3.21.2016

Sunday Morning Sermon Audio:  A Renowned Faith | Romans 1:8-17 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world.” -Romans 1:8

The church at Rome was not famous for their choir or their preacher, but for their faith. Their faith as a body of believers was so strong that it was spoken of throughout the world. They had a heartfelt faith that produced obedience.

Their faith was spread abroad by their obedience to the Word of God. When we walk in the works that God has ordained, our faith is renowned in all the world. Are you obedient to the faith?

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Sunday Morning Sermon Audio:  A Renowned Faith | Romans 1:8-17 | Pastor Steve Wainright

March 20, 2016

Weekly Announcements (March 21-27)

Monday, March 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:  A Renowned Faith | Romans 1:8-17 | Pastor Steve Wainright

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

Wednesday, March 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. – Bible Study

Thursday, March 24
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, March 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.
Happy Birthday to Ann B!

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

Sunday, March 27 – Happy Easter – HE LIVES!
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship
3:00 p.m. – Service at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore
6:00 p.m. – Evening Service

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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