Archive for June, 2016

June 30, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 6.30.2016

“Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Your law.” -Psalm 119:18

Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years. -Charles Spurgeon via Twitter

June 29, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 6.29.2016

Nicodemus said to Him, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? -John 3:9-10

“Nicodemus represents all of us in John chapter 3. He needed an accurate view of Jesus and an accurate view of himself.” -excerpts from “Nicodemus the Representative” by Anthony Vance

——-This Week’s Sermon Audio——-
Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Boasting in God While Blaspheming GodRomans 2:23-24 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Nicodemus the Representative | John 3:1-15 | Anthony Vance

June 28, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 6.28.2016

“And the Lord looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee? -Judges 6:14

What a look was that which the Lord gave to Gideon! He looked him out of his discouragement into a holy bravery. If our look to the Lord saves us, what will not His look at us do? Lord, look on me this day and nerve me for its duties and conflicts.

What a word was this which Jehovah spoke to Gideon! “Go.” He must not hesitate. He might have answered, “What, go in all this weakness?” But the Lord put that word out of court by saying, “Go in this thy might.” The Lord had looked might into him, and he had now nothing to do but to use it and save Israel by smiting the Midianites. It may be that the Lord has more to do by me than I ever dreamed of. If He has looked upon me, He has made me strong. Let me by faith exercise the power with which He has entrusted me. He never bids me “idle away my time in this my might.” Far from it. I must “go” because He strengthens me. What a question is that which the Lord puts to me even as He put it to Gideon! “Have not I sent thee!” Yes, Lord, Thou hast sent me, and I will go in Thy strength. At Thy command I go, and, going, I am assured that Thou wilt conquer by me.

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

June 27, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 6.27.2016

Boasting in God While Blaspheming GodRomans 2:23-24 | Steve Wainright
You who boast in the law dishonor God by breaking the law. For, as it is written, “The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.” -Romans 2:23-24

The way you live your life  is showing unbelievers who your God is and what He’s like. How are you living?

The Jews were blaspheming God’s Name by their lifestyle. When people see your life, do they have reason to blaspheme God? People should thirst for what you’ve got because you are different. -excerpts from “Boasting in God While Blaspheming God” by Steve Wainright

——-Audio——-
Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Boasting in God While Blaspheming GodRomans 2:23-24 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Nicodemus the Representative | John 3:1-15 | Anthony Vance

June 26, 2016

Weekly Announcements (June 27-July 3)

Monday, June 27
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: Boasting in God While Blaspheming GodRomans 2:23-24 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Nicodemus the Representative | John 3:1-15 | Anthony Vance

Tuesday, June 28
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} ~ led by Rita at church // We will discuss the Week 4 homework and watch Session 5

Wednesday, June 29
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 series on Discipleship.

Thursday, June 30
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Bible Study at Bob Brown House…anyone is welcome to join us! We will conclude our study in Psalm 23.

Friday, July 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.
Happy Birthday to Louise!

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

Sunday, July 3
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Romans)
3:00 p.m. – Pray for the service being held in the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Unit at the Veterans Center
5:00 p.m. – Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Service (John)
Happy Birthday to Doris!

Bob Brown House VBS
We will have our first VBS session at the Bob Brown House on Tuesday, July 5 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Anyone is welcome to join us! Other dates are coming soon.

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

June 23, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 6.23.2016

“O you who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the lives of his saints; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.” -Psalm 97:10

If we hated the sin that dwells within us as much as we hated the sin around us, the world would see more of Christ. -Bob Kauflin via Twitter

June 22, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 6.22.2016

“Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in His Name when they saw the signs that He was doing. But Jesus on His part did not entrust Himself to them, because He knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for He Himself knew what was in man.” -John 2:23-25

“True salvation is the whole man responding to the whole Christ. Where there is true faith the mind has been instructed, the heart has been changed, and the will has been broken – and with understanding we come to the Son of God, loving Him, ready to follow. This is the whole man responding to the whole Christ. This is saving faith.” -excerpts from “The Discernment that Determines Salvation” by Anthony Vance

——-This Week’s Sermon Audio——-
Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: A False Sense of SecurityRomans 2:17-24 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Discernment that Determines Salvation | John 2:23-25 | Anthony Vance

June 21, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 6.21.2016

“The Lord shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman.” -Judges 4:9

Rather an unusual text, but there may be souls in the world that may have faith enough to grasp it. Barak, the man, though called to the war, had little stomach for the fight unless Deborah would go with him, and so the Lord determined to make it a woman’s war. By this means He rebuked the slackness of the man, gained for Himself the more renown, and cast the more shame upon the enemies of His people.

The Lord can still use feeble instrumentalities. Why not me? He may use persons who are not commonly called to great public engagements. Why not you? The woman who slew the enemy of Israel was no Amazon but a wife who tarried in her tent. She was no orator but a woman who milked the cows and made butter. May not the Lord use any one of us to accomplish His purpose? Somebody may come to the house today, even as Sisera came to Jael’s tent. Be it ours not to slay him, but to save him. Let us receive him with great kindness and then bring forth the blessed truth of salvation by the Lord Jesus, our great Substitute, and press home the command “Believe and live.” Who knoweth but some stout-hearted sinner may be slain by the gospel today!

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

June 20, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 6.20.2016

A False Sense of Security | Romans 2:17-24 | Steve Wainright
But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast in God and know His will and approve what is excellent, because you are instructed from the law; and if you are sure that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness, an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of children, having in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth—you then who teach others, do you not teach yourself? While you preach against stealing, do you steal? You who say that one must not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? You who boast in the law dishonor God by breaking the law. For, as it is written, “The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.” -Romans 2:17-24

God addresses the religionist in this passage–in this case, the Jews. The Jews were greatly blessed, but this became a curse because they put their security in the things God had blessed them with. -excerpts from “A False Sense of Security” by Steve Wainright

——-Audio——-
Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: A False Sense of SecurityRomans 2:17-24 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Discernment that Determines Salvation | John 2:23-25 | Anthony Vance

June 19, 2016

Weekly Announcements (June 20-26)

Monday, June 20
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 False Sense of SecurityRomans 2:17-24 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Discernment that Determines Salvation | John 2:23-25 | Anthony Vance

Tuesday, June 21
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, June 22
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 series on Discipleship.

Thursday, June 23
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Bible Study at Bob Brown House…anyone is welcome to join us!

Friday, June 24
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 Becky D!

Saturday, June 18
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, June 19
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Romans)
3:00 p.m. – Pray for the service being held in the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Unit at the Veterans Center
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, June 28 at 6:30 ~ led by Rita at church // We will discuss the Week 4 homework and watch Session 5.

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

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

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