Archive for January, 2017

January 31, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 1.31.2017

“My God will hear me.” -Micah 7:7

Friends may be unfaithful, but the Lord will not turn away from the gracious soul; on the contrary, He will hear all its desires. The prophet says, “Keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom. A man’s enemies are the men of his own house.” This is a wretched state of affairs; but even in such a case the Best Friend remains true, and we may tell Him all our grief.

Our wisdom is to look unto the Lord and not to quarrel with men or women. If our loving appeals are disregarded by our relatives, let us wait upon the God of our salvation, for He will hear us- He will hear us all the more because of the unkindness and oppression of others, and we shall soon have reason to cry, “Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy!”

Because God is the living God, He can hear; because He is a loving God, He will hear; because He is our covenant God, He has bound Himself to hear us. If we can each one speak of Him as “My God,” we may with absolute certainty say, “My God will hear me.” Come, then, O bleeding heart, and let thy sorrows tell themselves out to the Lord thy God! I will bow the knee in secret and inwardly whisper, “My God will hear me.”

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

January 30, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 1.30.2017

Sunday Morning Sermon: Don’t Lose Sight of Hope | Romans 5:3-5 | Steve Wainright
“Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

When you lose sight of the end prize, you lose heart and become discouraged. When your focus is on the goal, you lose sight of your sorrow. Through suffering, our faith is being tested and strengthened. God is shaping your character and conforming you into the image of His Son.

-excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon


This Week’s Sermon Audio:
Wednesday Evening – Greater Abominations, Greater Judgment | Ezekiel 8-9 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – Don’t Lose Sight of Hope | Romans 5:3-5 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – A Man of God’s Influence | 2 Kings 1:1-18 (Steve Wainright)

January 29, 2017

Weekly Announcements (January 30-February 5)

 

Monday, January 30
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:
Wednesday Evening – Greater Abominations, Greater Judgment | Ezekiel 8-9 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – Don’t Lose Sight of Hope | Romans 5:3-5 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – A Man of God’s Influence | 2 Kings 1:1-18 (Steve Wainright)

Tuesday, January 31
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, February 1
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. – Bible Study & Prayer Meeting

Thursday, February 2
Pray for your Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, February 3
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.

Saturday, February 4
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
11:30-1:00 p.m. – Valentine’s Party at the Bob Brown House. More info on how you can help serve is on the front table!

Sunday, February 5
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship
(Romans)
3:00 p.m. – Service
at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center Eisenhower Unit
5:00 p.m. – Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship
(John)
**Business Meeting after Evening Service

Sunday, February 19
Evening Service: Bro. Jovannie Mendez, missionary to the Philippines

Missionaries of the Month
Mike & Beverly Creiglow in Brazil ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

January 26, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 1.26.2017

ThursdayTheologicalTweet

“What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice…” -Philippians 1:18

A consumer mindset can pollute our attitudes on Sunday morning. Go to church to see Christ, and not to critique. (via Desiring God on Twitter)

January 25, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 1.25.2017

“So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all His work that He had done in creation.” -Genesis 2:3
Do you see your 7-day week as a reminder of the glory of creation and its Creator? -Anthony Vance, “A Biblical Definition of the Sabbath
Sermon Audio: 
MorningSqueezing Joy Out of Sorrow | Romans 5:2-5 (Steve Wainright)
Evening – A Biblical Definition of the Sabbath | John 5:1-18 (Anthony Vance)
January 24, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 1.24.2017

“He will keep the feet of His saints.” -1 Samuel 2:9

The way is slippery and our feet are feeble, but the Lord will keep our feet. If we give ourselves up by obedient faith to be His holy ones, He will Himself be our guardian. Not only will He charge His angels to keep us, but He Himself will preserve our goings.

He will keep our feet from falling so that we do not defile our garments, wound our souls, and cause the enemy to blaspheme.

He will keep our feet from wandering so that we do not go into paths of error, or ways of folly, or courses of the world’s custom.

He will keep our feet from swelling through weariness, or blistering because of the roughness and length of the way.

He will keep our feet from wounding: our shoes shall be iron and brass so that even though we tread on the edge of the sword, or on deadly serpents, we shall not bleed or be poisoned.

He will also pluck our feet out of the net. We shall not be entangled by the deceit of our malicious and crafty foes.

With such a promise as this, let us run without weariness and walk without fear. He who keeps our feet will do it effectually.

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

January 23, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 1.23.2017

Sunday MorningSqueezing Joy Out of Sorrow | Romans 5:2-5 (Steve Wainright)
“Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”  -Romans 5:2-5

It is inevitable that we will all have trouble. Do we really boast in our troubles? In our suffering? How can we squeeze joy out of sorrow?
When you’re squeezed and twisted in all areas of your life, God is producing joy. In suffering, the believer sees something greater: they see God’s hand at work.
He squeezes us all in different ways. When pressure is applied, something greater is being squeezed out of your life. In your squeezing, are you boasting about God or complaining about your circumstances?
The child of God can boast in tribulations for God has a higher purpose than we can see.

-excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon

Sermon Audio:
MorningSqueezing Joy Out of Sorrow | Romans 5:2-5 (Steve Wainright)
Evening – A Biblical Definition of the Sabbath | John 5:1-18 (Anthony Vance)

January 22, 2017

Weekly Announcements (January 23-29)

 

Monday, January 23
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: 
MorningSqueezing Joy Out of Sorrow | Romans 5:2-5 (Steve Wainright)
Evening – A Biblical Definition of the Sabbath | John 5:1-18 (Anthony Vance)

Tuesday, January 24
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
Happy Birthday to Dannie W!

Wednesday, January 25
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. – Bible Study & Prayer Meeting

Thursday, January 26
Pray for your Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
Happy Birthday to Helen M!

Friday, January 27
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.

Saturday, January 28
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, January 29
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship
(Romans)
3:00 p.m. – Service
at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center Eisenhower Unit
5:00 p.m. – Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship
(John)
**Business Meeting after Evening Service

Saturday, February 4
11:30-1:00 p.m. – Valentine’s Party at the Bob Brown House. More info on how you can help serve is on the front table!

Sunday, February 19
Evening Service: Bro. Jovannie Mendez, missionary to the Philippines

Missionaries of the Month
Mike & Beverly Creiglow in Brazil ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

January 19, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 1.19.2017

ThursdayTheologicalTweet

“that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which He has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His great might…” -Ephesians 1:17-19

The deeper we go in our study of theology, the deeper we should go in our trust in God, awe of God, humility before God, and worship of God. -B. Parsons via Twitter

January 18, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 1.18.2017

“And you shall know that I am the Lord, when their slain lie among their idols around their altars, on every high hill,on all the mountaintops, under every green tree, and under every leafy oak, wherever they offered pleasing aroma to all their idols.” -Ezekiel 6:13
Our God hates idolatry because He is a jealous God. He will judge against idolatry so that we will know that He is the Lord.
Idolatry is a mistrust of God. The adulterous action of idolatry impairs judgment, shows a lack of love, breaks trust, and demonstrates unfaithfulness. In our day and time, it’s easy for us to also get caught up in idolatry in subtle ways. What dominates your thought life? What do you serve?

-Steve Wainright, Wednesday Evening Sermon on Ezekiel 6 (Sermon Audio available here)
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