Archive for December, 2016

December 22, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 12.22.2016

ThursdayTheologicalTweet

“Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” -1 Timothy 1:15

“You don’t understand the Christmas story unless you look into that manger and see a Lamb.”  -Paul Tripp, via Twitter

December 21, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 12.21.2016

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.” -Exodus 20:8
Sabbath is a gift from God. To reject it is to reject God’s gift and express you don’t want His gift and that your way is better than His. -Burk Parsons via Twitter
December 20, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 12.20.2016

“I, I am He who comforts you;  who are you that you are afraid of man who dies, of the son of man who is made like grass,
and have forgotten the LORD, your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, and you fear continually all the day because of the wrath of the oppressor, when he sets himself to destroy? And where is the wrath of the oppressor?” -Isaiah 51:12-13

Let the text itself be taken as the portion for today. There is no need to enlarge upon it. Trembling one, read it, believe it, feed on it, and plead it before the Lord. He whom you fear is only a man after all; while He who promises to comfort you is God, your Maker, and the creator of heaven and earth. Infinite comfort more than covers a very limited danger.

“Where is the fury of the oppressor?” It is in the Lord’s hand. It is only the fury of a dying creature; fury which will end as soon as the breath is gone from the nostril. Why, then, should we stand in awe of one who is as frail as ourselves? Let us not dishonor our God by making a god of puny man. We can make an idol of a man by rendering to him excessive fear as well as by paying him inordinate love. Let us treat men as men, and God as God; and then we shall go calmly on in the path of duty, fearing the Lord and fearing nobody else.

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

December 19, 2016

Scripture after Sunset 12.19.2016

Sunday Morning Sermon: Abraham’s FaithRomans 4:17-25 | Steve Wainright
No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what He had promised. That is why his faith was “counted to him as righteousness.” But the words “it was counted to him” were not written for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in Him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification. –Romans 4:20-25

Abraham was not justified by his works. He was made right with God through faith in His promise. We need that same faith as Abraham.
Looking at the objects around us instead of God creates a weak faith. It’s the object of Abraham’s faith that counted. He did not look at the circumstances around him, but at God.
When human impossibility faces the possibility of God breaking His Word, God always fulfills His promise.

-excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon

December 19, 2016

Weekly Announcements (December 19-25)

Monday, December 19
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.
Sermon Audio from Sunday Morning can be found here. (Romans 4:17-25 “Abraham’s Faith”)
Happy Birthday to Wayne S!

Tuesday, December 20
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
Happy Birthday to Matthew S!

Wednesday, December 21
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 – Candlelight Service
Happy Birthday to Michael B!

Thursday, December 22
Pray for your Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
Happy Birthday to Matt B!

Friday, December 23
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.
Happy Birthday to Barbara D!

Saturday, December 24
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, December 25
***MERRY CHRISTMAS!***

11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship
(We will not be having Sunday School or Evening Service.)
Happy Birthday to Matt W!

Missionaries of the Month
Odali & Kathy Barros in Brazil ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

December 8, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 12.8.2016

ThursdayTheologicalTweet“The next day he saw Jesus coming toward Him, and said, ‘Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!'” -John 1:29

“You are a great sinner, but He is a greater Savior.” – Spurgeon (via Twitter)

December 7, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 12.7.2016

When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” -Colossians 3:4
“The devil loves it when we say we believe then prioritize everything in our lives ahead of God.” -A.W. Tozer
December 6, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 12.6.2016

“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” -Isaiah 43:2

Bridge there is none: we must go through the waters and feel the rush of the rivers. The presence of God in the flood is better than a ferryboat. Tried we must be, but triumphant we shall be; for Jehovah Himself, who is mightier than many waters, shall be with us. Whenever else He may be away from His people, the Lord will surely be with them in difficulties and dangers. The sorrows of life may rise to an extraordinary height, but the Lord is equal to every occasion.

The enemies of God can put in our way dangers of their own making, namely, persecutions and cruel mockings, which are like a burning, fiery furnace. What then? We shall walk through the fires. God being with us, we shall not be burned; nay, not even the smell of fire shall remain upon us.

Oh, the wonderful security of the heaven-born and heaven-bound pilgrim! Floods cannot drown him, nor fires burn him. Thy presence, O Lord, is the protection of Thy saints from the varied perils of the road. Be-hold, in faith I commit myself unto Thee, and my spirit enters into rest.

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

December 5, 2016

Weekly Announcements (December 5-11, 2016)

Monday, December 5
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, December 6
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, December 7
Happy Birthday to Carl B!
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 Ezekiel
***Choir Practice after service!

Thursday, December 8
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 9
Happy Birthday
to Anthony V!
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation. 

Saturday, December 10
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, December 11
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Bro. Anthony Vance)
2:00 p.m. – Main Service at Thomson-Hood Veteran’s Center in Wilmore
3:00 p.m. – Pray for the service being held in the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Unit at the Veterans Center in Wilmore
5:15 p.m. – Choir to meet for warm-up
6:00 p.m. – Christmas Cantata

Missionaries of the Month
Odali & Kathy Barros in Brazil ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

December 1, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 12.1.2016

ThursdayTheologicalTweet“No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God…” -Romans 4:20

“The father of fear is unbelief.” A.W. Tozer

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