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

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

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]

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

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

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

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