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Scripture at Sunrise 11.15.2018

ThursdayTheologicalTweet

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm…praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints…” -Ephesians 6:12-13, 18

“Prayer is primarily a wartime walkie-talkie for the church as it advances against the powers of darkness. It is not surprising that prayer malfunctions when we try to make it a domestic intercom to call upstairs for more comforts in the den.” -John Piper via desiringGod on Twitter

Bonus: Listen to one of Piper’s sermons on this same topic here.

Scripture at Sunrise 11.14.2018

“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” -1 Corinthians 13:13

“People stand in need of faith, hope, and love: someone they can trust, something to live for, and someone to love them though they know everything about them.” -excerpt from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Sunday Evening Sermon from John 16:25-33

Scripture at Sunrise 11.13.2018

“Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.” -Psalm 121:4

Jehovah is “the Keeper of Israel.” No form of unconsciousness ever steals over Him, neither the deeper slumber nor the slighter sleep. He never fails to watch the house and the heart of His people. This is a sufficient reason for our resting in perfect peace. Alexander said that he slept because his friend Parmenio watched; much more may we sleep because our God is our guard.

“Behold” is here set up to call our attention to the cheering truth. Israel, when he had a stone for his pillow, fell asleep; but His God was awake and came in vision to His servant. When we lie defenseless, Jehovah Himself will cover our head.

The Lord keeps His people as a rich man keeps his treasure, as a captain keeps a city with a garrison, as a sentry keeps watch over his sovereign. None can harm those who are in such keeping. Let me put my soul into His dear hands. He never forgets us, never ceases actively to care for us, never finds Himself unable to preserve us.

O my Lord, keep me, lest I wander and fall and perish. Keep me, that I may keep Thy commandments. By Thine unslumbering care prevent my sleeping like the sluggard and perishing like those who sleep the sleep of death.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 11.12.2018

“I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” -John 16:33
Can we have peace in the midst of any trial? When we’re under pressure, facing “the big squeeze”, cheer up! Be of a strong heart. Take courage! Why? Because Jesus has overcome the world. He will never fail you. He will never leave you. He’s reliable. He can truly be trusted. He loves you unconditionally. He is your hope.
excerpt from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Sunday Evening Sermon
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SERMON AUDIO

Weekly Announcements (November 12-18)

SERMON AUDIO

Monday, November 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.
Pray for the BFM Thanksgiving Conference! (details)

Tuesday, November 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.
Pray for the BFM Thanksgiving Conference! (details)

Wednesday, November 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
Pray for the BFM Thanksgiving Conference! (details)

Thursday, November 15
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
6:00 p.m. – Men’s Fellowship at the home of Janna R. Dinner will be provided (chili & vegetable soup!). See Nathan C if you would like to volunteer to bring sides/dessert. Dannie W will be giving a devotion.

Friday, November 16
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.

Saturday, November 17
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, November 18
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship
(1 Timothy)
3:00 p.m. – Service at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center (Eisenhower Unit)
5:00 p.m. – Choir Practice
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

Baptist Faith MissionsOnline Edition of November 2018 News & Reports

Scripture at Sunrise 11.8.2018

ThursdayTheologicalTweet

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” -Psalm 23:1

“The only safe place for sheep is by the side of the shepherd, because the devil does not fear sheep; he just fears the shepherd.” -A.W. Tozer via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 11.7.2018

“By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” -John 13:35

“We have tried to attract people through so many different strategies. What if they saw an army of people with inexpressible joy, peace that surpasses comprehension, and immeasurable greatness of power? How could they not be intrigued?” -Francis Chan via Twitter