Scripture at Sunrise 9.29.2016

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” -Romans 8:18

“While other worldviews lead us to sit in the midst of life’s joys, foreseeing the coming sorrows, Christianity empowers its people to sit in the midst of this world’s sorrows, tasting the coming joy.” -Tim Keller via Shane & Shane on Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 9.28.2016

“You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, ‘I am not the Christ, but I have been sent before Him.’ The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. He must increase, but I must decrease.” -John 3:28-30

Our times and purposes on this earth are temporary. Times change. God’s plans for each are different and we do not dictate the terms of our service.

John the Baptist understood the sovereignty of God, he knew who he was and what his place was, and he had a right view of his service. His response to this transition in his ministry is an example for us.

“Whatever it is that glorifies my Master, that’s what I want.”

-excerpts from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon

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Sunday Morning Sermon: Dressed in His Righteousness | Romans 3:21-23 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon: Transitions in Ministry | John 3:22-30 | Anthony Vance

 

Scripture at Sunrise 9.27.2016

“For Thou wilt light my candle.” -Psalm 18:28

It may be that my soul sits in darkness; and if this be of a spiritual kind, no human power can bring me light. Blessed be God! He can enlighten my darkness and at once light my candle. Even though I may be surrounded by a “darkness which might be felt,” yet He can break the gloom and immediately make it bright around me.

The mercy is that if He lights the candle none can blow it out, neither will it go out for lack of substance, nor burn out of itself through the lapse of hours. The lights which the Lord kindled in the beginning are shining still. The Lord’s lamps may need trimming, but He does not put them out.

Let me, then, like the nightingale sing in the dark. Expectation shall furnish me with music, and hope shall pitch the tune. Soon I shall rejoice in a candle of God’s lighting. I am dull and dreary just now. Perhaps it is the weather, or bodily weakness, or the surprise of a sudden trouble; but whatever has made the darkness, it is God alone who will bring the light. My eyes are unto Him alone. I shall soon have the candles of the Lord shining about me; and, further on in His own good time, I shall be where they need no candle, neither light of the sun. Hallelujah!

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

Scripture at Sunrise 9.26.2016

Sunday Morning Sermon: Dressed in His Righteousness | Romans 3:21-23 | Steve Wainright
“But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction…” -Romans 3:21-22

There is a great division between man and God, but God has solved this problem! The law was given so it could warn man that he needed a sacrifice for his sins. At the same time God gave the law in the Old Testament, He provided the sacrificial lamb to give the righteousness of God. The law wasn’t good enough. The righteousness we need comes to us by faith in Christ.

-excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon

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Sunday Morning Sermon: Dressed in His Righteousness | Romans 3:21-23 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon: Transitions in Ministry | John 3:22-30 | Anthony Vance

Weekly Announcements (September 26-October 2)

Monday, September 26
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: Dressed in His Righteousness | Romans 3:21-23 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon: Transitions in Ministry | John 3:22-30 | Anthony Vance

Tuesday, September 27
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, September 28
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 29
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 Birthday to Andrew D!
Happy Anniversary to Andrew & Barbie D!

Friday, September 30
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 Micheal D!

Saturday, October 1
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, October 2
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)

Missionaries of the Month
Bobby & Charlene Wacaser in Brazil ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

Sunday, December 18
Christmas Cantata

Scripture at Sunrise 9.22.2016

“Cast your burden on the LORD, and He will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved.” -Psalm 55:22

“The burdens of this day aren’t bigger than the shoulders of our God.” -Scotty Smith via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 9.21.2016

“But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—” -Romans 3:21

“But now” is the hinge in this chapter. It’s the turning point from looking at the radical sinfulness of man and looking to the radical righteousness of God.

The righteousness God requires righteousness of us and this passage shows us how to have that righteousness.

What matters is not your past, but where you are right now.  

-excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon

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Sunday Morning Sermon: But Now | Romans 3:21 | Steve Wainright [Sermon Audio Failed to Record]
Sunday Evening Sermon: Why Some Hate the Light | John 3:19-21 | Anthony Vance