“For does not my house stand so with God? For He has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and secure. For will He not cause to prosper all my help and my desire?” -2 Samuel 23:5
This is not so much one promise as an aggregate of promises — a box of pearls. the covenant is the ark which contains all things.
These are the last words of David, but they may be mine today. Here is a sigh: things are not with me and mine as I could wish; there are trials, cares, and sins. These make the pillow hard.
Here is a solace — “He hath made with me an everlasting covenant.” Jehovah has pledged Himself to me, and sealed the compact with the blood of Jesus. I am bound to my God and my God to me.
This brings into prominence a security, since this covenant is everlasting, well ordered, and sure. There is nothing to fear from the lapse of time, the failure of some forgotten point, or the natural uncertainty of things. The covenant is a rocky foundation to build on for life or for death.
David feels satisfaction: he wants no more for salvation or delectation. He is delivered, and he is delighted. The covenant is all a man can desire.
O my soul, turn thou this day to thy Lord Jesus, whom the great Lord has given to be a covenant to the people. Take Him to be thine all in all.
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]
What Your Mouth Reveals | Romans 3:13-14 | Steve Wainright
“Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under their lips.” “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.” -Romans 3:13-14
The mouth of a sinner is like an open grave. The smell of death comes from the heart and the stench of a rottening body is in the sinner’s mouth. Your tongue can cut people to pieces.
-excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon
Monday, August 29
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: What Your Mouth Reveals | Romans 3:13-14 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon: Everlasting Life | John 3:16 | Anthony Vance
Tuesday, August 30
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
Wednesday, August 31
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, September 1
Pray for your Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Bible Study @ the Bob Brown House ~ We would love for you to come and join us as we continue our study of The Sermon on the Mount!
Happy Anniversary to Cecil & Debbie S!
Friday, September 2
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, September 3
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Sunday, September 4
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 in Wilmore
5:00 p.m. – Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Service (John)
Sunday, December 18
“By this we know love, that He laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” -1 John 3:16-18
Difficult people are often hiding secret suffering. Before you drop the hammer, try an open heart and a helping hand. -Kevin DeYoung via Twitter
Wisdom loves her lovers and seeks her seekers. He is already wise who seeks to be wise, and he has almost found wisdom who diligently seeks her. What is true of wisdom in general is specially true of wisdom embodied in our Lord Jesus. Him we are to love and to seek, and in return we shall enjoy His love and find Himself.
Our business is to seek Jesus early in life. Happy are the young whose morning is spent with Jesus! It is never too soon to seek the Lord Jesus. Early seekers make certain finders. We should seek Him early by diligence. Thriving tradesmen are early risers, and thriving saints seek Jesus eagerly. Those who find Jesus to their enrichment give their hearts to seeking Him. We must seek Him first, and thus earliest. Above all things Jesus. Jesus first and nothing else even as a bad second.
The blessing is that He will be found. He reveals Himself more and more clearly to our search…. Happy men who seek One who, when He is found, remains with them forever, a treasure growingly precious to their hearts and understandings.
Lord Jesus, l have found Thee; be found of me to an unutterable degree of joyous satisfaction.
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]