“But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ…” -Philippians 3:12
It’s okay to feel out of place in this broken world. Jesus made you for a different world. -Desiring God via Twitter
Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold I cannot speak; for I am a child. But the Lord said unto me, Say not, l am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. -Jeremiah 1:6-7
Jeremiah was young and felt a natural shrinking when sent upon a great errand by the Lord; but He who sent him would not have him say, “I am a child.” What he was in himself must not be mentioned but lost in the consideration that he was chosen to speak for God. He had not to think out and invent a message nor to choose an audience: he was to speak what God commanded and speak where God sent him, and this he would be enabled to do in strength not his own. Is it not so with some young preacher or teacher who may read these lines? God knows how young you are and how slender are your knowledge and experience; but if He chooses to send you, it is not for you to shrink from the heavenly call. God will magnify Himself in our feebleness. If you were as old as Methuselah, how much would your years help you? If you were as wise as Solomon, you might be equally as willful as he. Keep you to your message, and it will be your wisdom; follow your marching orders, and they will be your discretion.
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]
Sunday Morning 3/11 – Romans 12:3-8
Serving with Grace
Sunday Evening 3/11 – John 10:30-42
Wednesday Evening 3/7 – 2 Kings 15:32-16:20
Young & Restless
Monday, March 12
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, March 13
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
Pray for our building & finance committees.
Wednesday, March 14
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 Joshua S!
Thursday, March 15
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
Happy Birthday to Byron C!
**Pray especially for the Hatcher Family today as the celebration service for Alta Hatcher is held in Clermont, Florida.**
Full Memorial Post can be found here.
Friday, March 16
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.
Saturday, March 17
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
2:00 p.m. – Marriage Seminar at the Wainrights’ Home – (remaining 2 sessions)
Sunday, March 18
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Romans)
3:00 p.m. – Service at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center Alzheimer’s & Dementia Unit
5:00 p.m. – Choir
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (John)
Missionaries of the Month
Odali & Kathy Barros ~ Brazil ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” -Romans 12:1-2
A heart of love motivates service more than fear. God wants a living sacrifice–your life, your being, who you are. -excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon
This Week’s Sermon Audio
Sunday Morning 3/4 – Romans 12:1-2
Commitment Driven By Mercies
Sunday Evening 3/4 – John 10:22-31
You Are Greatly Loved
Wednesday Evening 2/28 – 2 Kings 15:8-38