Archive for April, 2017

April 20, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 4.20.2017

ThursdayTheologicalTweet

“…for we walk by faith, not by sight.” -2 Corinthians 5:7

Faith is not primarily a function of how you feel. Faith is living out and believing what truth is despite what you feel. -Tim Keller via Twitter

April 19, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 4.19.2017

“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” -Philippians 1:9-11
What does your prayer life look like? Does it look like Paul’s or does it look a little self-centered? Realign your priorities and look to what is eternally significant.

-excerpt from Anthony Vance’s Wednesday Evening Sermon on Philippians 1:3-11


This Week’s Sermon Audio:

Wednesday Evening – Praying with an Eternal Focus | Philippians 1:3-11 (Anthony Vance)
Sunday Morning –  An Inseparable UnionRomans 6:5-11 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Philip’s Test | John 6:5-9 (Anthony Vance)
April 18, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 4.18.2017

“I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” -Joshua 1:5

This word to Joshua is often quoted; it is the basis of that New Testament word “He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

Beloved, a life of warfare is before us, but the Lord of Hosts is with us. Are we called to lead a great but fickle people? This promise guarantees us all the wisdom and prudence that we shall need. Have we to contend with cunning and powerful enemies? Here is strength and valor, prowess and victory. Have we a vast heritage to win? By this sign we shall achieve our purpose; the Lord Himself is with us.

It would be woe to us indeed if Jehovah could fail us; but, as this can never be, the winds of disquietude are laid to sleep in the caverns of divine faithfulness. On no one occasion will the Lord desert us. Happen what may, He will be at our side. Friends drop from us, their help is but an April shower; but God is faithful, Jesus is the same forever, and the Holy Spirit abideth in us.

Come, my heart, be calm and hopeful today. Clouds may gather, but the Lord can blow them away. Since God will not fail me, my faith shall not fail; and as He will not forsake me, neither will I forsake Him. Oh, for a restful faith!

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

April 17, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 4.17.2017

Sunday Evening – Philip’s Test | John 6:5-9 (Anthony Vance)
Lifting up His eyes, then, and seeing that a large crowd was coming toward Him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?” He said this to test him, for He himself knew what He would do. -John 6:5-6

Philip’s test is a test for us also. God doesn’t design tests to expand His knowledge, but for our growth and understanding. He was testing Philip’s understanding and faith. The test reveals our understanding and faith in the Master who is at work in our lives.

-excerpts from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon


This Week’s Sermon Audio:

Wednesday Evening – Praying with an Eternal Focus | Philippians 1:3-11 (Anthony Vance)
Sunday Morning –  An Inseparable UnionRomans 6:5-11 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Philip’s Test | John 6:5-9 (Anthony Vance)

April 16, 2017

Weekly Announcements (April 17-23)

 

Monday, April 17
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 – Praying with an Eternal Focus | Philippians 1:3-11 (Anthony Vance)
Sunday Morning –  An Inseparable UnionRomans 6:5-11 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Philip’s Test | John 6:5-9 (Anthony Vance)

Tuesday, April 18
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, April 19
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, April 20
Pray for your Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
6:30 p.m. – Bob Brown House Bible Study (Philippians)

Friday, April 21
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.

Saturday, April 22
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, April 23
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship
(Romans)
3:00 p.m. – Service in the Eisenhower Unit at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center
5:00 p.m. – Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship
(John)

April 24-26
BFM Spring Conference at Thompson Road Baptist Church [Full Schedule can be found here]
*NOTE: Our Wednesday evening service on April 26 will be held at Thompson Road.

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

April 13, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 4.13.2017

ThursdayTheologicalTweet

“Those who look to Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.” -Psalm 34:5

Those who look to him are radiant. – Psalm 34:5 Real beauty does not come ultimately from *how* you look, but *where* you look. -Sam Allberry via Twitter

April 12, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 4.12.2017

“Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” -Romans 6:3-4
If you grasp the concept that you’re in Christ, how can you continue to live in sin? If He dwells in you and He is holy, how do you live? What is your life marked by–a life of sin or a life of righteousness?

-excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon on Romans 6:3-4


This Week’s Sermon Audio:
Sunday Morning –  Immersed in Christ | Romans 6:3-4 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Rest and RealityJohn 6 (Anthony Vance)
April 11, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 4.11.2017

“And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know Me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord.” -Jeremiah 31:34

Truly, whatever else we do not know, we know the Lord. This day is this promise true in our experience, and it is not a little one. The least believer among us knows God in Christ Jesus. Not as fully as we desire; but yet truly and really we know the Lord. We not only know doctrines about Him, but we know Him. He is our Father and our Friend. We are acquainted with Him personally. We can say, “My Lord, and my God.” We are on terms of close fellowship with God, and many a happy season do we spend in His holy company. We are no more strangers to our God, but the secret of the Lord is with us.

This is more than nature could have taught us. Flesh and blood has not revealed God to us. Christ Jesus had made known the Father to our hearts. If, then, the Lord has made us know Himself, is not this the fountain of all saving knowledge? To know God is eternal life. So soon as we come to acquaintance with God we have the evidence of being quickened into newness of life. O my soul, rejoice in this knowledge, and bless thy God all this day!

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

April 10, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 4.10.2017

Sunday Evening – Rest and RealityJohn 6:1-3 (Anthony Vance)
“Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with His disciples.” -John 6:3

The ministry you give flows only out of your own communion with the Lord. Worry about (care for) your own soul so that you can care for other souls. We must be strengthened to serve others.

-excerpts from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon


This Week’s Sermon Audio:
Sunday Morning –  Immersed in Christ | Romans 6:3-4 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Rest and RealityJohn 6:1-3 (Anthony Vance)

April 9, 2017

Weekly Announcements (April 10-16)

 

Monday, April 10
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 Morning –  Immersed in Christ | Romans 6:3-4 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Rest and RealityJohn 6 (Anthony Vance)

Tuesday, April 11
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, April 12
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, April 13
Pray for your Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, April 14
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.
Happy Birthday to Ray B!

Saturday, April 15
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, April 16
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship
(Romans)
3:00 p.m. – Service in the Eisenhower Unit at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center
5:00 p.m. – Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship
(John)

April 24-26
BFM Spring Conference at Thompson Road Baptist Church [Full Schedule can be found here]
*NOTE: Our Wednesday evening service on April 26 will be held at Thompson Road.

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

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