A slideshow for you of the happenings of 2.22.09 at NLBC!
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Scripture @ Sunrise 2.16.09
It was another big day filled with reminders of the importance of Christ’s resurrection, preeminence and will for our lives! Here’s a recap for you, which is by no means extensive!
Devotion Bro. Paul Johnson
“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” –Ephesians 6:11
I always need to be reminded that I am in a spiritual battle. I know that, but it is easy to forget it sometimes.
Sunday School Bro. Steve Dawson
“…Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” –John 20:29
Such a great promise for us! “What more can He say than to you He hath said?!” This lesson was packed too full of nutrients for me to fully digest them all!
Sunday Morning Worship Pastor Steve Wainright
“And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” –Colossians 1:17
Another nutrient-packed message! Christ is preeminent in creation (vs. 16-17) and Christ is preeminent in redemption (vs. 18-20). Is Jesus Christ preeminent in your life, your all in all?
Sunday Evening Worship Pastor Steve Wainright
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.” -Psalm 32:8
I’m so glad God has given us His Word to help us discern His will, though it was interesting to hear about the urim and thummim! Remember to read, study and obey His Word. Then examine the desires and opportunities in your life along with your gifts and talents. Pray and seek His face. Trust in His providence. Wait on the Lord until He gives directions. (James 1:5, Psalm 27:14, Psalm 32:8)
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And a sidenote, the kids did such a great job tonight singing “God is so Good!” Their voice singing praises to the King were a blessing to listen to. I hope you bring your kids next week to participate at 5:45 p.m.
Your Icecapade Pictures
Did you snap a picture during the icecapades of ’09? Why don’t you share some with us! We’d love to see pictures to remind us how the Lord blessed us through this beautiful, messy weather!
E-mail it to your church secretary at nlbclex [at] gmail.com.
Scripture @ Sunrise 1.28.09
Snow & Ice…has Isaiah 1:18 entered your mind?
“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.” -Isaiah 1:18
Before all this messy weather came through (but isn’t it pretty?!), I was sitting in my car Sunday night before my flute lesson as snow was quickly falling. I couldn’t help but think of that verse and how my nasty, dirty sins were washed as WHITE as the snow that was falling! Oh, I was excited! Do you ever have one of those moments?! And to top it all off, I was listening to There is a Fountain from my T4G CD. Wow…it was heavenly!
Then, comes Tuesday. My phone rang at 5:55 a.m. with a recorded message telling me I had to go to class at 11 a.m. Thanks, people. So I slid to class. Not once. Twice. Of course, the only classes that were mandantory yesterday were the times that I had class. But, to be honest, I really kind of had fun out there sliding around, pretending to be Kristi Yamaguchi doing triple axels outside the Journalism Building.
So, my dear siblings in Christ, I leave you with a slideshow of Wainrights’ Icecapades 2009: Day 1.
I realize many of you are without power. Oh my goodness, how I wish you were at my house right now. I want to show you hospitality. I don’t know if it would be worth risking life and limb to get here, but just remember you’re always welcome. :o)
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Missionary Update: The Radfords in Kenya
Dear praying friends, January 6, 2009
We hope this update finds you each doing well and busy in service for our Lord. It is hard to believe that 2008 has come and gone. May we truly make the best use of the time that God gives us, and be good stewards of the ministry opportunities that God provides. This update will share current ministry opportunities as well as prayer requests.
This past month, we did a lot of praying in regards to the ministries in Kenya. We truly believe that God will lead and guide His people when they seek His direction. Psalm 48:14 says “For this God is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death.”
We thank the Lord that we now have another ministry opportunity in Kitale Main Prison. There is a section of the prison called Annex prison, which currently has around 90 prisoners, but has a capacity for 150. I have previously desired to have a ministry in this section of the prison, but have been waiting on the Lord to show me if this is an avenue to pursue. Psalm 62:5 states “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him.” There is currently an opportunity to extend the ministry to this area of the prison where I have previously had no ministry. Please pray for me this month, as this ministry begins. I will be sure to update you often on the progress and needs of this ministry. Also, I have recently opened an extension of the prison ministry to those prisoners who were in the
training but were released before finishing. Many of the prisoners have asked me to consider an outside prison ministry for those who have been released, and we have now been doing this ministry for a few weeks. Those who have been attending are faithful in the churches and have a real desire to continue to learn and serve the Lord. Also, the pastor of the church where this ministry is held is very supportive and feels that many of these men have potential for further ministry opportunities as the Lord leads them.
Attached is a photo of myself and a former prisoner whose name I cannot mention for confidentiality reasons. He assisted me in the ministry since 2002 and was recently released. Please pray for each of the prisoners, for the Annex prison opportunity, and the outside prison ministry. Please also pray for them to be encouraged and continue to grow in the Lord.
Finally, the Lord has opened more opportunities for me to be involved in the churches here in Kitale. I have been able to go on church visitation, attend pastoral leadership meetings, and also attend the Bible Institute within the church. I am very thankful for these opportunities within the churches and am asking the Lord for even further opportunities. In closing, please be in prayer for our family and our health. Malaria and other diseases are concerns, but we know the Lord will protect us and keep us safe. God bless you and thank you so much for your interest in the
ministries in Kitale, Kenya.
Nathan, Carrie, and McKenna Radford
P.O. Box 4150
East Africa 30200
email:naterad [at] yahoo.com
Scripture @ Sunrise 11.24.08
“Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased and possess the land.” -Exodus 23:30
Isn’t it good to know that God works everything out for my good and His glory in His time. His ways are so much higher than our ways.
What is it that’s keeping you from TOTAL obedience in your life?
*Due to a request, I will be posting pictures of my notes from last week’s sermons sometime this week.
More Charlie & Denise Wedding Pictures!
These are waaaaaaaaaaay better than the ones I posted! Check out the slideshow! :o)
Stella has sent some new pictures from Brazil of her and Lou’s baby Erick. He is too cute and his beautiful blue eyes can’t help but make you praise the Creator!
Charlie & Denise Wedding Pictures!
These pictures are way overdue and do not do the joyous event nearly enough justice!
Sherry took way better pictures than I did…I will have to get hers and put them up here! :o)
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Scripture @ Sunrise 11.10.08
Summing Up Sunday: November 9, 2008
“And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed.” -2 Peter 2:2
Remember, Mondays on the blog are a time to reflect on what you heard Sunday.
The point that really stuck with me from yesterday morning was that you identify error best by getting a grasp on the truth. But…there was so much more. So I leave you with my notes. I hope they’re somewhat legible and a nice reminder of what you heard yesterday.