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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}

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

Weekly Announcements (March 14-20)

Monday, March 14
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 Joshua S!
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

Tuesday, March 15
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, March 16
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

Thursday, March 17
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, March 18
Pray for those at NLBC who are taking care of elderly parents at this time: strength to care for them, patience with them, and grace for the trying moments.

Saturday, March 19
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow.  Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, March 20
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship
3:00 p.m. – Service at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore
6:00 p.m. – Easter Cantata

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

Scripture at Sunrise 12.30.2015

“Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by Your Name, O LORD, God of hosts.” -Jeremiah 15:16

“Open the Bible every day, and don’t let go of it until God shows up to make it precious to you.” -John Piper