Archive for August, 2017

August 17, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 8.17.2017

ThursdayTheologicalTweet

“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” -Psalm 139:23-24
When God exposes your sin it’s not an act of judgment, but of rescue. He is producing in you a desire to run to Him. -Paul Tripp via Twitter
August 16, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 8.16.2017

“I will take you from the nations and gather you from all the countries and bring you into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from fall your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes and be careful to obey My rules.” -Ezekiel 36:24-27

Notice the pronouns. God doesn’t tell them to do anything. He says He’s going to do it. He takes a dead sinner and transplants their old stony heart with a heart of flesh. –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Wednesday Evening Sermon from Ezekiel 36

[Related Sermon Audio: Wednesday Evening 8/9 – The Gospel in Ezekiel | Ezekiel 36]
August 15, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 8.15.2017

“And whatsoever ye shall ask in My Name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” -John 14:13

It is not every believer who has yet learned to pray in Christ’s name. To ask not only for His sake, but in His name, as authorized by Him, is a high order of prayer. We would not dare to ask for some things in that blessed name, for it would be a wretched profanation of it; but when the petition is so clearly right that we dare set the name of Jesus to it, then it must be granted.

Prayer is all the more sure to succeed because it is for the Father’s glory through the Son. It glorifies His truth, His faithfulness, His power, His grace, The granting of prayer, when offered in the name of Jesus, reveals the Father’s love to Him, and the honor which He has put upon Him. The glory of Jesus and of the Father are so wrapped up together that the grace which magnifies the one magnifies the other. The channel is made famous through the fullness of the fountain, and the fountain is honored through the channel by which it flows. If the answering of our prayers would dishonor our Lord, we would not pray; but since in this thing He is glorified, we will pray without ceasing in that dear name in which God and His people have a fellowship of delight.

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

August 14, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 8.14.2017

Wednesday Evening | The Gospel in Ezekiel | Ezekiel 36
“But when they came to the nations, wherever they came, they profaned My holy Name, in that people said of them, ‘These are the people of the LORD, and yet they had to go out of His land.’ But I had concern for My holy Name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations to which they came.” -Ezekiel 36:20-21

These people who went to other nations polluted the Name of God by their lifestyle. Where they went and how they lived brought shame to God’s Name.
How do you represent God’s great Name by the words you speak and things you do?
-excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Wednesday Evening Sermon
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SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 8/13 – Romans 8:23-25
The Groaning Within
Sunday Evening 8/13 – John 6:67-71
A Believing Response
Wednesday Evening 8/9 – Ezekiel 36
The Gospel in Ezekiel
August 13, 2017

Weekly Announcements (August 14-20)

 

SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 8/13 – Romans 8:23-25
The Groaning Within
Sunday Evening 8/13 – John 6:67-71
A Believing Response
Wednesday Evening 8/9 – Ezekiel 36
The Gospel in Ezekiel

Monday, August 14
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.
Happy Birthday to Isaiah B! 

Tuesday, August 15
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, August 16
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, August 17
Pray for your Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, August 18
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.
Happy Birthday to Pastor Steve and Nancy H! 

Saturday, August 19
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Pray for our building committee this morning! 

Sunday, August 20
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship
(Romans)
3:00 p.m. – Service at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center
in the Eisenhower Unit
5:00 p.m. – Choir
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship
(John)
Happy Anniversary to Wayne & Sherry S! 

Thursday, August 24
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Bible Study at the Bob Brown House. We will continue in the book of Philippians. All are welcome to attend!

Saturday, August 26
12:00 p.m. – Cookout at the Bob Brown House

Missionaries of the Month
John Mark & Judy Hatcher
~ France ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

August 10, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 8.10.2017

ThursdayTheologicalTweet

“But He was pierced for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His wounds we are healed.” -Isaiah 53:5
Sin murdered Christ; will you be a friend to it? Sin pierced the heart of the Incarnate God; can you love it? -Spurgeon via Twitter
August 9, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 8.9.2017

“For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.” -Romans 8:19-21

Things are decaying all around us, but this creation will be delivered from this bondage of corruption when God unveils the glory that’s in His children. –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon from Romans 8

[Related Sermon Audio: Sunday Morning 8/6 – Romans 8:19-22 | The First of Three Groans]
August 8, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 8.8.2017

“The Lord God will help me.” -Isaiah 50:7

These are in prophecy the words of Messiah in the day of His obedience unto death, when He gave His back to the smiters and His cheeks to them that plucked off the hair. He was confident in divine support and trusted in Jehovah.

O my soul, thy sorrows are as the small dust of the balance compared with thy Lord’s! Canst thou not believe that the Lord God will help thee? Thy Lord was in a peculiar position; for as the representative of sinful men — their substitute and sacrifice — it was needful that the Father should leave Him and cause Him to come under desertion of soul. No such necessity is laid upon thee: thou art not bound to cry, “Why hast thou forsaken me?” Did thy Savior even in such a case still rely upon God, and canst not thou? He died for thee and thus made it impossible that thou shouldst be left alone; wherefore, be of good cheer.

In this day’s labors or trials say, “The Lord God will help me.” Go forth boldly. Set your face like a flint and resolve that no faintness or shamefacedness shall come near you. If God helps, who can hinder? If you are sure of omnipotent aid, what can be too heavy for you? Begin the day joyously, and let no shade of doubt come between thee and the eternal sunshine.

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

August 7, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 8.7.2017

Sunday Evening | An Unbelieving Response | John 6:60-66
“After this many of His disciples turned back and no longer walked with Him.” -John 6:66

The ultimate test of one’s profession is what that person does regarding the Word of God. What one does with the hard sayings of Christ shows whether they are a true disciple.
-excerpts from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon
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SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 8/6 – Romans 8:19-22
The First of Three Groans
Sunday Evening 8/6 – John 6:60-66
An Unbelieving Response
Wednesday Evening 8/2 – Ezekiel 35
Unforgiveness, Coveting, and Blasphemy = Desolation
August 6, 2017

Weekly Announcements (August 7-13)

 

SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 8/6 – Romans 8:19-22
The First of Three Groans
Sunday Evening 8/6 – John 6:60-66
An Unbelieving Response
Wednesday Evening 8/2 – Ezekiel 35
Unforgiveness, Coveting, and Blasphemy = Desolation

Monday, August 7
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.
Happy Birthday to Eli D! 

Tuesday, August 8
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, August 9
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
Happy Birthday
to Naomi B! 

Thursday, August 10
Pray for your Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Bible Study at the Bob Brown House [Philippians 4]

Friday, August 11
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.

Saturday, August 12
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Pray for our building committee this morning! 

Sunday, August 13
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship
(Romans)
2:00 p.m. – Service at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center
/ followed by a service in the Eisenhower Unit at 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – Choir
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship
(John)

Missionaries of the Month
John Mark & Judy Hatcher
~ France ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

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