Scripture at Sunrise 12.30.2021

But of the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom. -Hebrews 1:8

Manger empty. Cross empty. Tomb empty. Throne occupied for eternity!

-Dustin Benge via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 12.29.2021

“Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.” -1 Peter 2:12

Live in such a way that those who know you but don’t know God will come to know God because they know you. -Anonymous

Scripture at Sunrise 12.28.2021

“He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” -Hebrews 13:5

Several times in the Scriptures the Lord hath said this. He has often repeated it to make our assurance doubly sure. Let us never harbor a doubt about it. In itself the promise is specially emphatic. In the Greek it has five negatives, each one definitely shutting out the possibility of the Lord’s ever leaving one of His people so that he can justly feel forsaken of his God. This priceless Scripture does not promise us exemption from trouble, but it does secure us against desertion. We may be called to traverse strange ways, but we shall always have our Lord’s company, assistance, and provision. We need not covet money, for we shall always have our God, and God is better than gold; His favor is better than fortune.

We ought surely to be content with such things as we have, for he who has God has more than all the world besides. What can we have beyond the Infinite? What more can we desire than almighty Goodness.

Come, my heart; if God says He will never leave thee nor forsake thee, be thou much in prayer for grace that thou mayest never leave thy Lord, nor even for a moment forsake His ways.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 12.27.2021

“Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.” -1 Peter 1:6-9

“With God as our help, we must finish our journey with a great love for Christ and a joy that is inexpressible, even in the hardest times of suffering in life, knowing that God is sovereign and on the throne, and that He’s working all things together for our good and His glory.” -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon from 1 Peter 1:6-9)

Weekly Announcements (December 27, 2021-January 2, 2022)

Recent SERMON AUDIO/VIDEO is available on our Sermon Audio site at www.sermonaudio.com/nlbclex. 

Monday, December 27
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned. Pray the Lord will reveal truths you need to apply.  

Tuesday, December 28
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them. Pray for our finance committee. 
6:30 p.m. – Bible Study at the Bob Brown House 
Happy Birthday to Lisa B! 

Wednesday, December 29
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.
Pray for the Lord to change hearts.
7:00 p.m. – Midweek Worship (Revelation)
*We will also livestream on our church Facebook page, starting around 7:30 PM at www.facebook.com/nlbclex 

Thursday, December 30
Pray for our leaders and that God would be merciful to our nation.

Friday, December 31
Pray for your Pastor as he studies and prepares for this weekend. Pray also for our Sunday School teachers as they prepare their lessons.
Pray for the Lord to change hearts.

Saturday, January 1
Pray for the services tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Pray for the Lord to change hearts.
 
Happy Birthday to Rupesh G & Barbara J!

Sunday, January 2
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (1 Peter)
4:45 p.m. – Adult Choir Practice / Little Lifers Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship
Fellowship after evening service to celebrate Bro. Thomi’s graduation and new job! 
*We will also livestream on our church Facebook page: starting  around the half hour (11:30 am and 6:30 pm) www.facebook.com/nlbclex

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

Baptist Faith Missions – Online Edition of December 2021 News & Reports

Online Giving: Remember you can give securely online here

Scripture at Sunrise 12.16.2021

“You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” -John 8:44

Satan’s objective is always the same, both in believers and in the church–doubt God’s words, doubt God’s goodness, and doubt God’s authority. -Dustin Benge via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 12.15.2021

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” -1 Thessalonians 5:18

A person with an increasingly grateful heart is one with a decreasingly complaining mouth. -Burk Parsons

Scripture at Sunrise 12.14.2021

And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. ” -Revelation 21:5

Glory be to His name! All things need making new, for they are sadly battered and worn by sin. It is time that the old vesture was rolled up and laid aside, and that creation put on her Sunday suit. But no one else can make all things new except the Lord who made them at the first; for it needs as much power to make out of evil as to make out of nothing. Our Lord Jesus has undertaken the task, and He is fully competent for the performance of it. Already he has commenced His labor, and for centuries He has persevered in making new the hearts of men and the order of society. By and by He will make new the whole constitution of human government, and human nature shall be changed by His grace; and there shall come a day when the body shall be made new and raised like unto His glorious body.

What a joy to belong to a kingdom in which everything is being made new by the power of its King! We are not dying out: we are hastening on to a more glorious life. Despite the opposition of the powers of evil, our glorious Lord Jesus is accomplishing His purpose and making us, and all things about us, “new” and as full of beauty as when they first came from the hand of the Lord. 

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

Scripture at Sunrise 12.13.2021

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” -1 Peter 1:3-5

“When you start praising God, it changes your focus and outlook.” -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon from 1 Peter 1:3-5)

Weekly Announcements (December 13-19, 2021)

Recent SERMON AUDIO/VIDEO is available on our Sermon Audio site at www.sermonaudio.com/nlbclex. 

Monday, December 13
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned. Pray the Lord will reveal truths you need to apply.  

Tuesday, December 14
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them. Pray for our finance committee. 
6:30 p.m. – Bible Study at the Bob Brown House 

Wednesday, December 15
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.
Pray for the Lord to change hearts.
7:00 p.m. – Midweek Worship
*We will also livestream on our church Facebook page, starting around 7:30 PM at www.facebook.com/nlbclex 

Thursday, December 16
Pray for our leaders and that God would be merciful to our nation.
Happy Birthday to Janna R! 

Friday, December 17
Pray for your Pastor as he studies and prepares for this weekend. Pray also for our Sunday School teachers as they prepare their lessons.
Pray for the Lord to change hearts.
Happy Birthday Anisha G!

Saturday, December 18
Pray for the services tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Pray for the Lord to change hearts.
 
Happy Birthday to Michael B & Linda C!

Sunday, December 19
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (1 Peter)
5:00 p.m. – Men’s Prayer Meeting
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship ~ Candlelight Service
*We will also livestream on our church Facebook page: starting  around the half hour (11:30 am and 6:30 pm) www.facebook.com/nlbclex

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

Baptist Faith Missions – Online Edition of December 2021 News & Reports

Online Giving: Remember you can give securely online here
*We are still featuring the BFM Thanksgiving Offering . Just designate “TG” on your gift. [Learn more about the Thanksgiving Offering here.]

For the Glory of God

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