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

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)

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]

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)

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

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

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)