He shall make haste to keep the Lord’s commandments; but he shall not make haste in any impatient or improper sense.
He shall not haste to run away, for he shall not be overcome with the fear which causes panic. When others are flying hither and thither as if their wits had failed them, the believer shall be quiet, calm, and deliberate, and so shall be able to act wisely in the hour of trial.
He shall not haste in his expectations, craving his good things at once and on the spot, but he will wait God’s time. Some are in a desperate hurry to have the bird in the hand, for they regard the Lord’s promise as a bird in the bush, not likely to be theirs. Believers know how to wait.
He shall not haste by plunging into wrong or questionable action. Unbelief must be doing something, and thus it works its own undoing; but faith makes no more haste than good speed, and thus it is not forced to go back sorrowfully by the way which it followed heedlessly.
How is it with me? Am I believing, and am I therefore keeping to the believer’s pace, which is walking with God? Peace, fluttering spirit! Oh, rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him! Heart, see that thou do this at once!
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in Him.” -Lamentations 3:22-24
God’s new mercies every morning are not ultimately meant to draw our eyes to His mercies but to Him. -Burk Parsons
Monday, November 28
Happy Anniversary to Ron & Helen!
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.
Tuesday, November 29
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.
Wednesday, November 30
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 – Bro. Anthony will be speaking.
Thursday, December 1
Pray for your Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
[Bible Study at the Bob Brown House will resume on December 15.]
Friday, December 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, December 3
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Happy Anniversary to Matt & Simone!
Sunday, December 4
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Bro. Anthony Vance)
3:00 p.m. – Pray for the service being held in the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Unit at the Veterans Center in Wilmore
*No Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Service (Bro. Anthony Vance)
Sunday, December 11
6:00 p.m. – Christmas Cantata
“rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. -Colossians 2:7
“… abounding in thanksgiving …” (Col. 2:7) May this be a day, and week, in which we remember and relish all of God’s good gifts. -Scotty Smith via Twitter
“For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?” -1 Corinthians 4:7
“What do you have that God hasn’t given you?” (1 Cor. 4:7) As Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer, God inundates our lives with good things. -Scotty Smith via Twitter
“In those days, and in that time, saith the Lord, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve.” -Jeremiah 50:20
A glorious word indeed! What a perfect pardon is here promised to the sinful nations of Israel and Judah! Sin is to be so removed that it shall not be found, so blotted out that there shall be none. Glory be unto the God of pardons!
Satan seeks out sins wherewith to accuse us, our enemies seek them that they may lay them to our charge, and our own conscience seeks them even with a morbid eagerness. But when the Lord applies the precious blood of Jesus, we fear no form of search, for “there shall be none”; “they shall not be found.” The Lord hath caused the sins of His people to cease to be: He hath finished transgression and made an end of sin. The sacrifice of Jesus has cast our sins into the depths of the sea. This makes us dance for joy.
The reason for the obliteration of sin lies in the fact that Jehovah Himself pardons His chosen ones. His word of grace is not only royal but divine. He speaks absolution, and we are absolved. He applies the atonement, and from that hour His people are beyond all fear of condemnation. Blessed be the name of the sin-annihilating God!
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]