Scripture at Sunrise 2.28.2017

“…since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one.” -Hebrews 10:34

This is well. Our substance here is very unsubstantial; there is no substance in it. But God has given us a promise of real estate in the gloryland, and that promise comes to our hearts with such full assurance of its certainty that we know in ourselves that we have an enduring substance there. Yes, “we have” it even now. They say, “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush,” but we have our bird in the bush and in the hand, too. Heaven is even now our own. We have the title deed of it, we have the earnest of it, we have the firstfruits of it. We have heaven in price, in promise, and in principle; this we know not only by the hearing of the ear but “in ourselves.”

Should not the thought of the better substance on the other side of Jordan reconcile us to present losses? Our spending money we may lose, but our treasure is safe. We have lost the shadows, but the substance remains, for our Savior lives, and the place which He has prepared for us abides. There is a better land, a better substance, a better promise; and all this comes to us by a better covenant; wherefore, let us be in better spirits, and say unto the Lord, “Every day will I bless thee; and praise Thy Name for ever and ever.”

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

Scripture at Sunrise 2.27.2017

Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Distortion of the SabbathJohn 5:16 (Anthony Vance)
“Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” -Matthew 11:28-30

The Sabbath was intended to be a blessing, but the Jewish leaders had distorted the laws regarding the Sabbath, making it a burden. There is no rest in trying to keep the Pharisees’ law, but there is rest in Christ.

-excerpts from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon


This Week’s Sermon Audio:

Wednesday Evening – Can the Righteous Deliver the Ungodly? | Ezekiel 14 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – A Contrast of Two Adams | Romans 5:12-21 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – The Distortion of the SabbathJohn 5:16 (Anthony Vance)

Weekly Announcements (February 27-March 5)

 

Monday, February 27
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 – Can the Righteous Deliver the Ungodly?  | Ezekiel 14 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – A Contrast of Two Adams | Romans 5:12-21 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – The Distortion of the SabbathJohn 5:16 (Anthony Vance)

Tuesday, February 28
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
Happy Birthday to Beath S!

Wednesday, March 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, March 2 – 20th Anniversary of NLBC!!!
Pray for your Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
Happy Birthday to Aerie W!

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

Saturday, March 4
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, March 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)

Sunday, March 12
20th Anniversary Celebration! We will be celebrating our 20th church anniversary on Sunday, March 12. Rev. Bishop E. Carter, III, will be preaching during our morning service at 11:00 am with lunch to follow in the annex! [Sign up to bring a dish by Sunday Evening, March 5.]

Missionaries of the Month
Roger & Julie Tate in Kenya ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

Scripture at Sunrise 2.23.2017

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“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.” -Philippians 2:12-13

How Religion Works: If I obey, then God will love and accept me. The Gospel: I’m loved and accepted, therefore I wish to obey. -Tim Keller via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 2.22.2017

And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in My statutes and keep My rules and obey them. And they shall be My people, and I will be their God.” -Ezekiel 11:19-20
Pray that God would work and change people’s hearts like He did yours and mine–that He’d give them a heart of flesh instead of a heart of stone–that they may know that He is God.  -Steve Wainright

This Week’s Sermon Audio:
Wednesday Evening – Moving Stuff | Ezekiel 12-13 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – A Fortiori | Romans 5:9-11 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Facing 2017 with God1 Corinthians 15:58 (Jovannie Mendez)

Scripture at Sunrise 2.21.2017

“He will bless them that fear the Lord, both small and great.” -Psalm 115:13

This is a word of cheer to those who are of humble station and mean estate. Our God has a very gracious consideration for those of small property, small talent, small influence, small weight. God careth for the small things in creation and even regards sparrows in their lighting upon the ground. Nothing is small to God, for He makes use of insignificant agents for the accomplishment of His purposes. Let the least among men seek of God a blessing upon his littleness, and he shall find his contracted sphere to be a happy one.

Among those who fear the Lord there are little and great. Some are babes, and others are giants. But these are all blessed. Little faith is blessed faith. Trembling hope is blessed hope. Every grace of the Holy Spirit, even though it be only in the bud, bears a blessing within it. Moreover, the Lord Jesus bought both the small and the great with the same precious blood, and He has engaged to preserve the lambs as well as the full-grown sheep. No mother overlooks her child because it is little; nay, the smaller it is, the more tenderly does she nurse it. If there be any preference with the Lord, He does not arrange them as “great and small” but as “small and great.”

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

Scripture at Sunrise 2.20.2017

Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: A Fortiori | Romans 5:9-11 (Steve Wainright)
“For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by His life.” –Romans 5:10

It’s not that we first ceased to be hostile toward God, but that through Christ, God ceased to be hostile toward us.

-excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon


This Week’s Sermon Audio:

Wednesday Evening – Moving Stuff | Ezekiel 12-13 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – A Fortiori | Romans 5:9-11 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Facing 2017 with God1 Corinthians 15:58 (Jovannie Mendez)