May 9, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 5.9.2017

“For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name.” -Psalm 33:21

The root of faith produces the flower of heart-joy. We may not at the first rejoice, but it comes in due time. We trust the Lord when we are sad, and in due season He so answers our confidence that our faith turns to fruition, and we rejoice in the Lord. Doubt breeds distress, but trust means joy in the long run.

The assurance expressed by the psalmist in this verse is really a promise held out in the hands of holy confidence. Oh, for grace to appropriate it. If we do not rejoice at this moment, yet we shall do so, as surely as David’s God is our God.

Let us meditate upon the Lord’s holy name that we may trust Him the better and rejoice the more readily. He is in character holy, just, true, gracious, faithful, and unchanging. Is not such a God to be trusted? He is all wise, almighty, and everywhere present; can we not cheerfully rely upon Him? Yes, we will do so at once and do so without reserve. Jehovah-Jireh will provide; Jehovah-Shalom will send peace; Jehovah-Tsidkenu will justify; Jehovah-Shammah will be forever near; and in Jehovah-Nissi we will conquer every foe. They that know Thy name will trust Thee; and they that trust Thee will rejoice in Thee, O Lord.

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

May 8, 2017

Scripture at Sunset 5.8.2017

Sunday Morning | Two Masters. Two Ends. | Romans 6:17-23 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.” -Romans 6:17-18

A sign of a true believer is obedience from the heart. The Gospel is what God uses to change a heart marked by disobedience to obedience. -excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon
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THIS WEEK’S SERMON AUDIO
Wednesday Evening | How Does Ezekiel Apply to Us?Ezekiel 20-22
Sunday Morning | Two Masters. Two Ends. | Romans 6:17-23
Sunday Evening | A God of Order | John 6:10
May 7, 2017

Weekly Announcements (May 8-14)

 

SERMON AUDIO
Wednesday Evening | How Does Ezekiel Apply to Us?Ezekiel 20-22
Sunday Morning | Two Masters. Two Ends. | Romans 6:17-23
Sunday Evening | A God of Order | John 6:10

Monday, May 8
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 9
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, May 10
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 11
Pray for your Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
6:30 p.m. – Bob Brown House Bible Study (Philippians)
Happy Birthday
to Brenda B!

Friday, May 12
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.
Happy Birthday to Alex V! 

Saturday, May 13
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, May 14
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship
(Romans)
3:00 p.m. – Service in the Eisenhower Unit at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center
5:00 p.m. – Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship
(John)

Missionaries of the Month
Bobby & Charlene Wacaser ~ Brazil ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

May 4, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 5.4.2017

ThursdayTheologicalTweet

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.” -1 Peter 5:7

Let your cares drive you to God. I shall not mind if you have many of them if each one leads you to prayer. -Charles Spurgeon via Twitter

May 3, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 5.3.2017

“Jesus then took the loaves, and when He had given thanks, He distributed them to those who were seated. So also the fish, as much as they wanted.” -John 6:11
Look away from all your natural resources and look to the One who gave you those natural resources. -excerpt from Anthony Vance’s Sunday Evening Sermon on John 6:11 [audio]
May 2, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 5.2.2017

“For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” -Galatians 6:8

Sowing looks like a losing business, for we put good corn into the ground never to see it anymore. Sowing to the Spirit seems a very fanciful, dreamy business; for we deny ourselves and apparently get nothing for it. Yet if we sow to the Spirit by studying to live unto God, seeking to obey the will of God, and laying ourselves out to promote His honor, we shall not sow in vain. Life shall be our reward, even everlasting life. This we enjoy here as we enter into the knowledge of God, communion with God, and enjoyment of God. This life flows on like an ever-deepening, ever-widening river till it bears us to the ocean of infinite felicity, where the life of God is ours forever and ever.

Let us not this day sow to our flesh, for the harvest will be corruption, since flesh always tends that way; but with holy self-conquest let us live for the highest, purest, and most spiritual ends, seeking to honor our most holy Lord by obeying His most gracious Spirit. What a harvest will that be when we reap life everlasting! What sheaves of endless bliss will be reaped! What a festival will that harvest be! Lord, make us such reapers, for thy Son’s sake.

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

May 1, 2017

Weekly Announcements (May 1-7, 2017)

 

Monday, May 1
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 2
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.

Wednesday, May 3
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 4
Pray for your Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
6:30 p.m. – Bob Brown House Bible Study (Philippians)
Happy Birthday
to Kenny B!

Friday, May 5
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.
Happy Birthday to Ron M! 

Saturday, May 6
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, May 7
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship
(Romans)
3:00 p.m. – Service in the Eisenhower Unit at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center
5:00 p.m. – Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship
(John)

Missionaries of the Month
Nathan & Carrie Radford in Kenya ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

May 1, 2017

Scripture at Sunset 5.1.2017

Sunday Morning | Are You Free? | Romans 6:15-23 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.” -Romans 6:17-18

The only way you can obey God is to hear His Word. -excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon
May 1, 2017

New Sermon Audio!

There are lots of recent new sermons that have been uploaded to our Sermon Audio site–you are encouraged to listen to and share! www.sermonaudio.com/nlbclex

 

4/19/2017
How God Works
Ezekiel 20

 

4/23/2017
Know, Reckon, Yield
Romans 6:11-14

 

4/23/2017
God is Still Doing the Supernatural in a Natural Way
John 6:1-15

 

4/30/2017
Giving Thanks and Blessing
John 6:11

 

4/30/2017
Are You Free?
Romans 6:15-23
April 20, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 4.20.2017

ThursdayTheologicalTweet

“…for we walk by faith, not by sight.” -2 Corinthians 5:7

Faith is not primarily a function of how you feel. Faith is living out and believing what truth is despite what you feel. -Tim Keller via Twitter

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