Archive for May, 2016

May 31, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 5.31.2016

“In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” -John 16:33

My Lord’s words are true as to the tribulation. I have my share of it beyond all doubt. The flail is not hung up out of the way, nor can I hope that it will be laid aside so long as I lie upon the threshing floor, How can I look to be at home in the enemy’s country, joyful while in exile, or comfortable in a wilderness? This is not my rest. This is the place of the furnace, and the forge, and the hammer. My experience tallies with my Lord’s words.

I note how He bids me “be of good cheer.” Alas! I am far too apt to be downcast. My spirit soon sinks when I am sorely tried. But I must not give way to this feeling. When my Lord bids me cheer up I must not dare to be cast down.

What is the argument which He uses to encourage me? Why, it is His own victory. He says, “I have overcome the world.” His battle was much more severe than mine. I have not yet resisted unto blood. Why do I despair of overcoming? See, my soul, the enemy has been once overcome. I fight with a beaten foe. O world, Jesus has already vanquished thee; and in me, by His grace, He will overcome thee again. Therefore am I of good cheer and sing unto my conquering Lord.

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

May 30, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 5.30.2016

The Temple Cleanser | John 2:12-17 | Anthony Vance
“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” -1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Just as Christ showed grace and mercy as He cleansed the temple by making the problem known, God came into the temple of my heart and overturned my tables, letting me know I was living wrong. What mercy! -Anthony Vance

——-Audio——-
Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: The Impartial Judge | Romans 2:11 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Temple Cleanser | John 2:12-17 | Anthony Vance

May 29, 2016

Weekly Announcements (May 30-June 5)

Monday, May 30
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: The Impartial Judge | Romans 2:11 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Temple Cleanser | John 2:12-17 | Anthony Vance

Tuesday, May 31
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
6:30 p.m. – Ladies’ Bible Study “Hosea: Unfailing Love Changes Everything” led by Rita at church. We will discuss Week 2 homework and watch Session 3.
Happy Birthday to Pam T!

Wednesday, June 1
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 Service – We will begin a series on Discipleship.
Happy Birthday to Steve D!

Thursday, June 2
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, June 3
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, June 4
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, June 5
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Romans)
3:00 p.m. – Pray for the Veteran’s Center Service at Thomson-Hood in Wilmore
5:00 p.m. – Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Service (John)
Happy Birthday to Denise Y!

Ladies’ Bible Study
The next main session of our Ladies’ Bible Study will be held on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30 ~ led by Rita at church // We will discuss the Week 2 homework and watch Session 3.

Bob Brown House Bible Study
We will continue our study in Psalm 23 at the Bob Brown House on Thursday, June 9 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Anyone is welcome to join us!

Missionaries of the Month
Nathan & Carrie Radford in Kenya ~ You can read their latest letter on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

May 26, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 5.26.2016

“Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.” -Psalm 147:5

“I take refuge in the fact that while I don’t know everything, I do know Someone who does!” -A.W. Tozer via Twitter

May 25, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 5.25.2016

Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. -John 2:7

Don’t miss God’s work in the small things! In this first miracle, Jesus went to a simple town with simple people and used the means that were available.

We’re just old crack-pots, but if we’re sealed with the Holy Spirit, we can hold water: life-giving water to pour into others! May He use our water jars to do what only He can do.

excerpts from Anthony Vance’s sermon “The Savior in the Sign” from John 2:1-11

——-This Week’s Sermon Audio——-
Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Judged by Works | Romans 2:6-10 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Savior in the Sign | John 2:1-11 | Anthony Vance

May 24, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 5.24.2016

“One man of you puts to flight a thousand, since it is the LORD your God who fights for you, just as He promised you.” -Joshua 23:10

Why count heads? One man with God is a majority though there be a thousand on the other side. Sometimes our helpers may be too many for God to work with them, as was the case with Gideon, who could do nothing till he had increased his forces by thinning out their numbers. But the Lord’s hosts are never too few. When God would found a nation, He called Abram alone and blessed him. When He would vanquish proud Pharaoh, He used no armies, but only Moses and Aaron. The “one-man ministry,” as certain wise men call it, has been far more used of the Lord than trained bands with their officers. Did all the Israelites together slay so many as Samson alone? Saul and his hosts slew their thousands but David his ten thousands.

The Lord can give the enemy long odds and yet vanquish him. If we have faith, we have God with us, and what are multitudes of men? One shepherd’s dog can drive before him a flock of sheep. If the Lord sent thee, O my brother, His strength will accomplish His divine purpose. Wherefore, rely on the promise, and be very courageous.

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

May 23, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 5.23.2016

Judged by Works | Romans 2:6-10 | Steve Wainright
“He will render to each one according to his works.” -Romans 2:6

God’s judgment is coming on man because of sin. Here He is laying down the standard and principles by which they will be judged.

In this passage, we take a look at how we are judged according to our works. We are judged according to the things we do in life. Does your life display obedience or disobedience? (This is not referring to salvation, but judgment. Salvation is all by God’s grace. We do not work for it; however, we do good things as a result of our salvation.)

We are born again to do good works. When we do good works, we glorify God–and that’s the whole purpose. A lot of times you don’t see the fruits of your labor in the midst of your labor, but be patient in well-doing.

——-Audio——-
Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Judged by Works | Romans 2:6-10 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Savior in the Sign | John 2:1-11 | Anthony Vance

May 22, 2016

Weekly Announcements (May 23-30)

Monday, May 23
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: Judged by Works | Romans 2:6-10 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Savior in the Sign | John 2:1-11 | Anthony Vance

Tuesday, May 24
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
**6:30 p.m. – Make-up Session for Ladies’ Bible Study led by Rita at church. If you missed Week 1 or Week 2, you can come view those sessions. Our study is “Hosea: Unfailing Love Changes Everything”

Wednesday, May 25
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 Service (We will continue our study in Lamentations.)

Thursday, May 26
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
6:30-7:30 p.m – Bob Brown House Bible Study We will continue our study in Psalm 23. Anyone is welcome!
Happy Birthday to Wayne G!

Friday, May 27
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, May 28
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, May 29
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Romans)
2:00 p.m. – Veteran’s Center Service at Thomson-Hood in Wilmore
5:00 p.m. – Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Service (John)

Ladies’ Bible Study
The next main session of our Ladies’ Bible Study will be held on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30 ~ led by Rita at Wanda’s home // We will discuss the Week 2 homework and watch Session 3. (Note: There is a make-up evening on Tuesday, May 24 at church if you missed Session 1 or 2!)

Missionaries of the Month
Nathan & Carrie Radford in Kenya ~ You can read their latest letter on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

May 19, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 5.19.2016

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” -Hebrews 4:16

Never let Thursday floor you because you did not pray on Wednesday. -A.W. Tozer via Twitter

May 18, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 5.18.2016

“Or do you presume on the riches of His kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?” -Romans 2:4

We deserve God’s judgment, but we’re so used to His mercies that when something tragic happens and rocks our world, we are quick to question His justice. As long as you have breath, God is showing you kindness. Why? To lead you to repentance. -Steve Wainright in “Making Light of God’s Goodness

——-This Week’s Sermon Audio——-
Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Making Light of God’s Goodness | Romans 2:4-5 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Blessings of Obedience | John 2:5-7 | Anthony Vance

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