Scripture at Sunrise 8.31.2017


“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” -John 1:5
Christ gives us true things to think about that overcome the darkness of this life, while others say, “just hum loudly and look away.” -Tim Keller via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 8.30.2017

“And He said to me, ‘Son of man, can these bones live?’ And I answered, ‘O Lord God, you know.'” -Ezekiel 37:3-4

Do you ever feel inadequate when witnessing? “Speak to these bones.” Ezekiel knew he was inadequate. He knew it would have to be of God if they lived. Share the Gospel and leave the results up to God. Trust God to do the work. –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Wednesday Evening Sermon on Ezekiel 37

[Related Sermon Audio: Wednesday Evening 8/23 – Ezekiel 37:1-14 | Can These Bones Live?]

Scripture at Sunrise 8.29.2017

“Their soul shall be as a watered garden.” -Jeremiah 31:12

Oh, to have one’s soul under heavenly cultivation; no longer a wilderness but a garden of the Lord! Enclosed from the waste, walled around by grace, planted by instruction, visited by love, weeded by heavenly discipline, and guarded by divine power, one’s favored soul is prepared to yield fruit unto the Lord.

But a garden may become parched for want of water, and then all its herbs decline and are ready to die. O my soul, how soon would this be the case were the Lord to leave thee! In the East, a garden without water soon ceases to be a garden at all: nothing can come to perfection, grow, or even live. When irrigation is kept up, the result is charming. Oh, to have one’s soul watered by the Holy Spirit uniformly — every part of the garden having its own stream; plentifully — a sufficient refreshment coming to every tree and herb, however thirsty by nature it may be; continually — each hour bringing not only its heat, but its refreshment; wisely — each plant receiving just what it needs. In a garden you can see by the verdure where the water flows, and you can soon perceive when the Spirit of God comes.

O Lord, water me this day and cause me to yield Thee a full reward for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 8.28.2017

 Sunday Morning | God’s Plan for You | Romans 8:28
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.” -Romans 8:28

We KNOW that all things work together for good. It’d be great if all things worked together for good and we didn’t know it. But how much more wonderful that we do know this truth. It gives hope! -excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon
Sunday Morning 8/27 – Romans 8:28
God’s Plan for You
Sunday Evening 8/27 – John 7:14-18
The Divine Teacher
Wednesday Evening 8/23 – Ezekiel 37:1-14
Can These Bones Live?

Weekly Announcements (August 28-September 3)

Sunday Morning 8/27 – Romans 8:28
God’s Plan for You
Sunday Evening 8/27 – John 7:14-18
The Divine Teacher
Wednesday Evening 8/23 – Ezekiel 37:1-14
Can These Bones Live?

Monday, August 28
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 Dana A & Dorcie C! 

Tuesday, August 29
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, August 30
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 31
Pray for your Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend. 

Friday, September 1
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.
Happy Anniversary to Debbie & Cecil S!

Saturday, September 2
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Pray for our building committee. 

Sunday, September 3
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship
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
Happy Birthday to Cecil S! 

Sunday, September 10
The Pietrowski Family, missionaries to England, will be with us in the morning service

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

Scripture at Sunrise 8.24.2017


“Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. And he said, ‘Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the Name of the Lord.’ In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.” -Job 1:20-22
If God really is God, He is worthy of my worship. It also means His actions are beyond my largest notions of what He is up to. -E. Elliott via Tim Keller on Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 8.23.2017

“And Moses said to the people, ‘Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” -Exodus 14:13-14

At times, we have so many problems because we fight our own battles. It’s the Lord who fights our battles–it’s our job to trust Him. When we start fighting our own battles, that’s usually when we compound our problems. –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Wednesday Evening Sermon on Ezekiel 37:1

[Related Sermon Audio: Wednesday Evening 8/16 – The Origin of Conflicts | Ezekiel 37]