Archive for March, 2017

March 30, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 3.30.2017

ThursdayTheologicalTweet

“So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in Him.” -1 John 4:16

The security of Jesus’s love enables me to need less, and to love more. -Tim Keller via Twitter

March 29, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 3.29.2017

“Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more…” -Romans 5:20
The law was given that sin would increase–it magnified sin. But God’s grace is bigger than all of that sin! There is no sin that can stop the grace of God from working.
The law teaches us to flee to the cross of Christ and look to His finished work. Sin is measured by the law, but you can’t measure God’s grace.

-excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon on Romans 5:20


This Week’s Sermon Audio:
Sunday Evening 3/22 – Giver of LifeJohn 5:24-30 (Anthony Vance)
Wednesday Evening – Personal Responsibility | Ezekiel 18 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning –  Greater GraceRomans 5:20 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Why Believe in Jesus?John 5:31-47 (Anthony Vance)
March 28, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 3.28.2017

“And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you shall only go up and not down, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, being careful to do them…” -Deuteronomy 28:13

If we obey the Lord, He will compel our adversaries to see that His blessing rests upon us. Though this be a promise of the law, yet it stands good to the people of God; for Jesus has removed the curse, but He has established the blessing.

It is for saints to lead the way among men by holy influence: they are not to be the tail, to be dragged hither and thither by others. We must not yield to the spirit of the age, but compel the age to do homage to Christ. If the Lord be with us, we shalt not crave toleration for religion, but we shall seek to seat it on the throne of society. Has not the Lord Jesus made His people priests? Surely they are to teach and must not be learners from the philosophies of unbelievers. Are we not in Christ made kings to reign upon the earth? How, then can we be the servants of custom, the slaves of human opinion?

Have you, dear friend, taken up your true position for Jesus? Too many are silent because diffident, if not cowardly. Should we allow the name of the Lord Jesus to be kept in the background? Should our religion drag along as a tails? Should it not rather lead the way and be the ruling force with ourselves and others?

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

March 27, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 3.27.2017

Sunday Evening 3/22 – Giver of LifeJohn 5:24-30 (Anthony Vance)
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears My word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.” -John 5:24

Jesus is the Lord of life and judgment. A person’s relationship to Jesus determines whether they live or die. God gives life in His Son.

-excerpts from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon on 3/22


This Week’s Sermon Audio:

Sunday Evening 3/22 – Giver of LifeJohn 5:24-30 (Anthony Vance)
Wednesday Evening – Personal Responsibility | Ezekiel 18 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning –  Greater GraceRomans 5:20 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Why Believe in Jesus?John 5:31-47 (Anthony Vance)

March 26, 2017

Weekly Announcements (March 27-April 2)

 

Monday, March 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:
Sunday Evening 3/22 – Giver of LifeJohn 5:24-30 (Anthony Vance)
Wednesday Evening – Personal Responsibility | Ezekiel 18 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning –  Greater GraceRomans 5:20 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Why Believe in Jesus?John 5:31-47 (Anthony Vance)

Tuesday, March 28
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, March 29
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 30
Pray for your Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
Happy Birthday to Lynsey S!

Friday, March 31
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.

Saturday, April 1
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Happy Birthday to Santa G & Kali G!

Sunday, April 2
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)

Missionaries of the Month
Nathan & Carrie Radford in Kenya ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

March 23, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 3.23.2017

ThursdayTheologicalTweet

“…casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.” -1 Peter 5:7

Let your cares drive you to God. I shall not mind if you have many of them if each one leads you to prayer. -Charles Spurgeon via Twitter
March 22, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 3.22.2017

“And all the trees of the field shall know that I am the Lord; I bring low the high tree, and make high the low tree, dry up the green tree, and make the dry tree flourish. I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it.” -Ezekiel 17:14
How often have you been disappointed or let down? We’re often disappointed because we have our eyes on and trust in the wrong thing. People will disappoint you. Things will disappoint you. Jesus will *never* disappoint you. -excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Wednesday Evening Sermon on Ezekiel 17

This Week’s Sermon Audio:

Wednesday Evening – Never Disappointed | Ezekiel 17 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – Overabounding Grace | Romans 5:12-21 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Giver of Life (audio coming soon!)John 5:24-30 (Anthony Vance)
March 21, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 3.21.2017

“Then shalt thou walk in thy way of safety, and thy foot shall not stumble.” -Proverbs 3:23

That is to say, if we follow the ways of wisdom and holiness we shall be preserved in them. He who travels by daylight along the highway is under some protection. There is a way for every man, namely, his own proper calling in life, and if we devoutly walk therein in the fear of God He will preserve us from evil. We may not travel luxuriously, but we shall walk safely. We may not be able to run like young men, but we shall be able to walk like good men.

Our greatest danger lies in ourselves: our feeble foot is so sadly apt to stumble. Let us ask for more moral strength that our tendency to slip may be overcome. Some stumble because they do not see the stone in the way: divine grace enables us to perceive sin and so to avoid it. Let us plead this promise and trust in Him who upholds His chosen.

Alas! Our worst peril is our own carelessness, but against this the Lord Jesus has put us on our guard, saying, “Watch and pray.”

Oh, for grace to walk this day without a single stumble! It is not enough that we do not actually fall; our cry should be that we may not make the smallest slip with out feet but may at the last adore Him “who is able to keep us from stumbling.”

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

March 20, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 3.20.2017

Sunday Morning Sermon Audio – Overabounding Grace | Romans 5:12-21 (Steve Wainright)
“Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” -Romans 5:20-21

The law causes sin to increase. The law cannot change a person’s heart. The law shines the light on your disobedience. Sin might bring pleasure for a season, but what sin is actually doing is working death in you.
The grace of God is greater than all our sin. Where sin was overflowing, grace overflowed exceedingly above and beyond. If you believe He died for your sins, there should be nothing in your past that can haunt you. It’s not about where you’ve been, but where you’re at.

-excerpts from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon


This Week’s Sermon Audio:

Wednesday Evening – Never Disappointed | Ezekiel 17 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – Overabounding Grace | Romans 5:12-21 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Giver of Life (audio coming soon!)John 5:24-30 (Anthony Vance)

March 19, 2017

Weekly Announcements (March 20-26)

 

Monday, March 20
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 – Never Disappointed | Ezekiel 17 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Morning – Overabounding Grace | Romans 5:12-21 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Giver of Life (audio coming soon!)John 5:24-30 (Anthony Vance)

Tuesday, March 21
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, March 22
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 23
Pray for your Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, March 24
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.

Saturday, March 25
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Happy Birthday to Ann B!

Sunday, March 26
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)

Missionaries of the Month
Nathan & Carrie Radford in Kenya ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

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