Scripture at Sunrise 3.6.2018

“He blesseth the habitation of the just.” -Proverbs 3:33

He fears the Lord, and therefore he comes under the divine protection even as to the roof which covers himself and his family. His home is an abode of love, a school of holy training, and a place of heavenly light. In it there is a family altar where the name of the Lord is daily had in reverence. Therefore the Lord blesses his habitation. It may be a humble cottage or a lordly mansion; but the Lord’s blessing comes because of the character of the inhabitant and not because of the size of the dwelling.

That house is most blest in which the master and mistress are God-fearing people; but a son or daughter or even a servant may bring a blessing on a whole household. The Lord often preserves, prospers, and provides for a family for the sake of one or two in it, who are “just” persons in His esteem, because His grace has made them so. Beloved, let us have Jesus for our constant guest even as the sisters of Bethany had, and then we shall be blessed indeed.

Let us look to it that in all things we are just — in our trade, in our judgment of others, in our treatment of neighbors, and in our own personal character. A just God cannot bless unjust transactions.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 3.5.2018

“I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.” -John 10:28-29

There is no way you can lose eternal life. You are held in the omnipotent hands of Christ. And He loves you so much, He put a double on it: divine double omnipotence! We’re held securely in the hands of Christ as we are held securely in the hands of the Father. You are secure in Him. You can’t pluck yourself out of His hand. If so, your salvation is based on you.  –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Evening Sermon
Sunday Morning 3/4 – Romans 12:1-2
Commitment Driven By Mercies
Sunday Evening 3/4 – John 10:22-31
You Are Greatly Loved
Wednesday Evening 2/28 – 2 Kings 15:8-38
Self-Seeking Kings

Weekly Announcements (March 5-11)

Sunday Morning 3/4 – Romans 12:1-2
Commitment Driven By Mercies
Sunday Evening 3/4 – John 10:22-31
You Are Greatly Loved
Wednesday Evening 2/28 – 2 Kings 15:8-38
Self-Seeking Kings

Monday, March 5
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, March 6
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
Pray for our building & finance committees. 

Wednesday, March 7
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, March 8
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, March 9
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.

Saturday, March 10
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, March 11
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship
2:00 p.m. – Main Service at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center
3:00 p.m. – Service at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center Alzheimer’s & Dementia Unit
5:00 p.m. – Choir
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship 

Missionaries of the Month
Odali & Kathy Barros ~ Brazil ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

Marriage Seminar – “What Did You Expect?” with Paul Tripp
Saturday, March 17 @ 2:00 p.m. at the Wainrights’ Home – (remaining 2 sessions)
“Somehow, someway, every marriage will become a struggle. If you want to enjoy a beautiful, life-long relationship, you will need more than romance. You will need something deeper than shared interests and mutual attraction. According to best-selling author and marriage expert Dr. Paul David Tripp, you need realistic expectations, and you need radical commitments. Most importantly, you need grace.”

Scripture at Sunrise 3.1.2018


“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith…” -Hebrews 12:1-2
Job never saw why he suffered, but he saw God, and that was enough. -Tim Keller via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 2.28.2018

“Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.” -Psalm 127:4

You are as much serving God in training your own children, as you would be if you lead an army to battle for the Lord. -Charles Spurgeon

Scripture at Sunrise 2.27.2018

He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. -Psalm 112:7

Suspense is dreadful. When we have no news from home, we are apt to grow anxious, and we cannot be persuaded that “no news is good news.” Faith is the cure for this condition of sadness; the Lord by His Spirit settles the mind in holy serenity, and all fear is gone as to the future as well as the present.

The fixedness of heart spoken of by the psalmist is to be diligently sought after. It is not believing this or that promise of the Lord, but the general condition of unstaggering trustfulness in our God, the confidence which we have in Him that He will neither do us ill Himself nor suffer anyone else to harm us. This constant confidence meets the unknown as well as the known of life. Let the morrow be what it may, our God is the God of tomorrow. Whatever events may have happened, which to us are unknown, our Jehovah is God of the unknown as well as of the known. We are determined to trust the Lord, come what may. If the very worst should happen, our God is still the greatest and best. Therefore will we not fear though the postman’s knock should startle us or a telegram wake us at midnight. The Lord liveth, and what can His children fear.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 2.26.2018

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways!

“For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to Him that He might be repaid?”

For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen. -Romans 11:33-36

As you go deep into theology, your theology turns to doxology. Doctrine that glorifies God brings the greatest joy. –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon
Sunday Morning 2/25 – Romans 11:33-36
From Theology to Doxology
Sunday Evening 2/25 – John 10:10-21; Psalms 22-24
The Good, Great, and Chief Shepherd
Wednesday Evening 2/21 – 2 Kings 15:1-7
O to Be Content

For the Glory of God

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