Scripture at Sunrise 4.28.2016

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?” -Romans 8:35

Legalism gives us a temporary feeling of security based on self, the gospel gives us assurance of our eternal security based on Christ. -Burk Parsons via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 4.26.2016

“And the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all that thou doest.” -Deuteronomy 15:18

An Israelitish master was to give his bondservant liberty in due time, and when he left his service he was to start him in life with a liberal portion. This was to be done heartily and cheerfully, and then the Lord promised to bless the generous act. The spirit of this precept, and, indeed, the whole law of Christ, binds us to treat people well. We ought to remember how the Lord has dealt with us, and that this renders it absolutely needful that we should deal graciously with others. It becomes those to be generous who are the children of a gracious God. How can we expect our great Master to bless us in our business if we oppress those who serve us?

What a benediction is here set before the liberal mind! To be blessed in all that we do is to be blessed indeed. The Lord will send us this partly in prosperity, partly in content of mind, and partly in a sense of His favor, which is the best of all blessings. He can make us feel that we are under His special care and are surrounded by His peculiar love. This makes this earthly life a joyous prelude to the life to come. God’s blessing is more than a fortune. It maketh rich and addeth no sorrow therewith.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 4.27.2016

“This, the first of His signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested His glory. And His disciples believed in Him.” -John 2:11

Don’t miss what Jesus’ first miracle says about Him! The purpose of this sign and all signs is for us to know Him. Signs are strategically designed to point to Christ: for faith and knowledge–that we may believe, know Him, and be changed! -Anthony Vance in The First Sign of Jesus

Scripture at Sunrise 4.25.2016

From Idolatry to Immorality [audio] | Romans 1:24-25 | Steve Wainright
Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, Who is blessed forever! Amen. -Romans 1:24-25

The first step into idolatry is knowing God, but not worshipping Him as God. This passage shows what happens when we fail to worship God and He gives us up to the lusts of hearts–to do what we want to do. To be given up by God is the worst state to be in. God gave them up, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The Gospel of Jesus Christ saves people from this lifestyle! God saves some out of that lifestyle and saves some from that lifestyle. What if God gave you up to the lusts and desires you have in your heart? Where would you be?

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Sunday Morning Sermon Audio:  From Idolatry to Immorality | Romans 1:24-25 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The First Sign of Jesus | John 2:1-11 | Anthony Vance

Weekly Announcements (April 25-May 1)

Monday, April 25
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:  From Idolatry to Immorality | Romans 1:24-25 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The First Sign of Jesus | John 2:1-11 | Anthony Vance
7:00 pm – BFM Spring Conference at Thompson Road Baptist Church. All the details can be found here!

Tuesday, April 26
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
BFM Spring Conference at Thompson Road Baptist Church. 9:30 am (Morning Sessions begin) & – 7:00 pm (Evening Sessions begin) Full schedule and all the details can be found here!

Wednesday, April 27
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.
BFM Spring Conference at Thompson Road Baptist Church. 9:30 am (Morning Sessions begin) & – 7:00 pm (Evening Sessions begin) Full schedule and all the details can be found here!
NOTE: Our service will be held at Thompson Road!!!!!

Thursday, April 28
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Bible Study at the Bob Brown House. Anyone is welcome to join us. We will look at Psalm 23: The Shepherd and His Sheep. We plan for this to be a bi-weekly study.

Friday, April 29
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 30
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, May 1
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Romans)
5:00 p.m. – Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Service (John)

BFM Spring Missions Conference
Monday, April 25 – Wednesday, April 27 at Thompson Road Baptist Church
All the details can be found here!

Ladies Bible Study
Tuesday Evenings beginning May 3 ~ at Wanda’s home led by Rita

Ladies Circle of Prayer
Saturday, May 7 @ 3:00 p.m.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 4.20.2016

“For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?” -Matthew 16:25-26

“Your perspective of earthly embers changes when you have been saved from an eternal inferno.” -David Platt at #T4G2016