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I’m just a girl living an ordinary life with Someone extraordinary shining through me. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. {Psalm 19:14}

Open House

You’re Invited!

Open House at New Life Baptist Church
Saturday, August 10
1:00-3:00 pm
333 Redding Road
Lexington, Kentucky 40517

Come and see what the Lord has done for us!

Casual fellowship and finger foods, no formal service. Open to all (especially those of other churches who cannot visit during our normal service times). Hope to see you there!

Scripture at Sunrise 12.18.2018

“As birds flying, so will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem.” -Isaiah 31:5

With hurrying wing the mother bird hastens up to the protection of her young. She wastes no time upon the road when coming to supply them with food or guard them from danger. Thus as on eagle’s wings will the Lord come for the defense of His chosen; yea, He will ride upon the wings of the wind.

With outspread wing the mother covers her little ones in the nest. She hides them away by interposing her own body. The hen yields her own warmth to her chicks and makes her wings a house, in which they dwell at home. Thus doth Jehovah Himself become the protection of His elect. He Himself is their refuge, their abode, their all.

As birds flying and birds covering (for the word means both), so will the Lord be unto us: and this He will be repeatedly and successfully. We shall be defended and preserved from all evil: the Lord who likens Himself to birds will not be like them in their feebleness, for He is Jehovah of hosts. Let this be our comfort, that almighty love will be swift to succor and sure to cover. The wing of God is more quick and more tender than the wing of a bird, and we will put our trust under its shadow henceforth and forever.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 3.17.2016

“Uphold me according to Your promise, that I may live, and let me not be put to shame in my hope!” -Psalm 119:116

Your battle won’t end tomorrow, neither will God’s sustaining grace. -Burk Parsons via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 3.15.2016

“Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: Though I removed them far off among the nations, and though I scattered them among the countries, yet I have been a sanctuary to them for a while in the countries where they have gone.’” -Ezekiel 11:16

Banished from the public means of grace, we are not removed from the grace of the means. The Lord who places His people where they feel as exiles will Himself be with them and be to them all that they could have had at home, in the place of their solemn assemblies. Take this to yourselves, O ye who are called to wander!

God is to His people a place of refuge. They find sanctuary with Him from every adversary, He is their place of worship, too. He is with them as with Jacob when he slept in the open field, and rising, said, “Surely God was in this place,” To them also He will be a sanctuary of quite, like the Holy of Holies, which was the noiseless abode of the Eternal. They shall be quiet from fear of evil.

God Himself, in Christ Jesus, is the sanctuary of mercy. The Ark of the Covenant is the Lord Jesus, and Aaron’s rod, the pot of manna, the tables of the law, all are in Christ our sanctuary. In God we find the shrine of holiness and of communion. What more do we need? O Lord, fulfill this promise and be ever to us as a little sanctuary!

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

Scripture at Sunrise 3.14.2016

Sunday Evening | The Right Ambition of a Faithful Witness | John 1:35-42 | Pastor Anthony Vance
The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. -John 1:35-37

We are mistaken if we thing our goal is only to witness to sinners. Our ambition when we share the Gospel is for God to save sinners. 

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Sunday Morning Sermon Audio
Promises that Come By Giving by Faith | 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 | Tim Parrish, missionary to Southeast Asia
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio
The Right Ambition of a Faithful Witness | John 1:35-42 | Pastor Anthony Vance