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Scripture at Sunrise 5.22.2019

“…for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” -Philippians 4:11-13

The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances. -Elisabeth Elliot

Scripture at Sunrise 5.21.2019

“If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth. ” -Ecclesiastes 11:3

Why, then, do we dread the clouds which now darken our sky? True, for a while they hide the sun, but the sun is not quenched; He will shine out again before long. Meanwhile those black clouds are filled with rain; and the blacker they are, the more likely they are to yield plentiful showers. How can we have rain without clouds?

Our troubles have always brought us blessings, and they always will. They are the black chariots of bright grace. These clouds will empty themselves before long, and every tender herb will be the gladder for the shower. Our God may drench us with grief, but He will not drown us with wrath; nay, He will refresh us with mercy. Our Lord’s love letters often come to us in black-edged envelopes. His wagons rumble, but they are loaded with benefits. His rod blossoms with sweet flowers and nourishing fruits. Let us not worry about the clouds but sing because May flowers are brought to us through the April clouds and showers.

O Lord, the clouds are the dust of Thy feet! How near Thou art in the cloudy and dark day! Love beholds Thee and is glad. Faith sees the clouds emptying themselves and making the little hills rejoice on every side.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 5.20.2019

“To Timothy, my beloved child…” -2 Timothy 1:2

Invest your life in other people. If you have been called to mentor someone, love them, pray for them, and invest your life in them. –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon

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Recent SERMON AUDIO

Weekly Announcements (May 20-26)

Recent SERMON AUDIO

Monday, May 20
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 21
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them. Pray for our building & finance committees.
6:30 p.m. – Bob Brown House Bible Study continues in 1 John

Wednesday, May 22
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 23
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, May 24
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.

Saturday, May 25
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
10:30 a.m. – Ladies’ Bible Study at the home of Wanda C. (Lesson 3)

Sunday, May 26
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship (2 Timothy)
3:00 p.m. – Service at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center (Eisenhower Unit)
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (John)

Missionary of the Month
Odali & Kathy Barros
~ Brazil ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

Baptist Faith MissionsOnline Edition of May 2019 News & Reports

Scripture at Sunrise 5.16.2019

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“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” -Hebrews 10:24-25

Scripture at Sunrise 5.15.2019

“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” -Colossians 3:15

Remember every day is a war of worship, that is, a battle for the rulership of your heart. Pray today for grace to see clearly, fight faithfully and to remember you’re never alone in the battle. -Paul Tripp

Scripture at Sunrise 5.14.2019

“Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for He hath torn, and He will heal us; He hath smitten, and He will bind us up.” -Hosea 6:1

It is the Lord’s way to tear before He heals. This is the honest love of His heart and the sure surgery of His hand. He also bruises before He binds up, or else it would be uncertain work. The law comes before the gospel, the sense of need before the supply of it. Is the reader now under the convincing, crushing hand of the Spirit? Has he received the spirit of bondage again to fear? This is a salutary preliminary to real gospel healing and binding up.

Do not despair, dear heart, but come to the Lord with all thy jagged wounds, black bruises, and running sores. He alone can heal, and He delights to do it. It is our Lord’s office to bind up the brokenhearted, and He is gloriously at home at it. Let us not linger but at once return unto the Lord from whom we have gone astray. Let us show Him our gaping wounds and beseech him to know His own work and complete it. Will a surgeon make an incision and then leave his patient to bleed to death? Will the Lord pull down our old house and then refuse to build us a better one? Dost Thou ever wantonly increase the misery of poor anxious souls? That be far from Thee, O Lord.

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