“For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” -Galatians 6:8
Sowing looks like a losing business, for we put good corn into the ground never to see it anymore. Sowing to the Spirit seems a very fanciful, dreamy business; for we deny ourselves and apparently get nothing for it. Yet if we sow to the Spirit by studying to live unto God, seeking to obey the will of God, and laying ourselves out to promote His honor, we shall not sow in vain. Life shall be our reward, even everlasting life. This we enjoy here as we enter into the knowledge of God, communion with God, and enjoyment of God. This life flows on like an ever-deepening, ever-widening river till it bears us to the ocean of infinite felicity, where the life of God is ours forever and ever.
Let us not this day sow to our flesh, for the harvest will be corruption, since flesh always tends that way; but with holy self-conquest let us live for the highest, purest, and most spiritual ends, seeking to honor our most holy Lord by obeying His most gracious Spirit. What a harvest will that be when we reap life everlasting! What sheaves of endless bliss will be reaped! What a festival will that harvest be! Lord, make us such reapers, for thy Son’s sake.
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]
Monday, May 1
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.
Tuesday, May 2
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
Wednesday, May 3
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, May 4
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)
Happy Birthday to Kenny B!
Friday, May 5
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.
Happy Birthday to Ron M!
Saturday, May 6
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Sunday, May 7
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)
Missionaries of the Month
Nathan & Carrie Radford in Kenya ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog
Sunday Morning | Are You Free? | Romans 6:15-23 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.” -Romans 6:17-18
The only way you can obey God is to hear His Word. -excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon
There are lots of recent new sermons that have been uploaded to our Sermon Audio site–you are encouraged to listen to and share! www.sermonaudio.com/nlbclex
How God Works
Know, Reckon, Yield
God is Still Doing the Supernatural in a Natural Way
Giving Thanks and Blessing
Are You Free?