Scripture at Sunrise 10.8.2019

“Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken.” -Isaiah 62:4

“Forsaken” is a dreary word. It sounds like a knell. It is the record of sharpest sorrows and the prophecy of direst ills. An abyss of misery yawns in that word forsaken. Forsaken by one who pledges his honor! Forsaken by a friend so long tried and trusted! Forsaken by a dear relative! Forsaken by father and mother! Forsaken by all! This is woe indeed, and yet it may be patiently born if the Lord will take us up.

But what must it be to feel forsaken of God? Think of that bitterest of cries, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” Have we ever in any degree tasted the wormwood and the gall of “forsaken” in that sense? If so, let us beseech our Lord to save us from any repetition of so unspeakable a sorrow. Oh, that such darkness may never return! Men in malice said of a saint, “God hath forsaken him; persecute and take him.” But it was always false. The Lord’s loving favor shall compel our cruel foes to eat their own words or, at least, to hold their tongues.

The reverse of all this is that superlative word Hephzibah “the Lord delighteth in thee.” This turns weeping into dancing. Let those who dreamed that they were forsaken hear the Lord say, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.”

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

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Monday, October 7
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, October 8
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them. Pray for our building & finance committees.
6:30 p.m. – Bible Study at the Bob Brown House (“Prayer & Peace”)

Wednesday, October 9
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 (Hosea) & Prayer Meeting

Thursday, October 10
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.

Friday, October 11
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.

Saturday, October 12
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
10:30 am-Noon – Ladies’ Bible Study at the home of Wanda C. (Lesson #6)

Sunday, October 13
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship
+Love Offering for Judith in Peru*
2:00 p.m. – Service at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center (main chapel)
3:00 p.m. – Service at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center (Eisenhower Unit)
5:00 p.m. – Choir Practice
5:30 p.m. – Men’s Prayer Meeting
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship

Wednesday, October 23
7:00 p.m. – Bro. Odek Valbuena,
missionary to the Philippines serving at the Subic Bay Children’s Home will be with us!

Thursday, October 31
We will be setting up a tent/table outside to pass out candy to our neighborhood trick-or-treaters. We need volunteers to help set up, pass out candy, and also people to donate candy. See Wayne G for any questions you may have.

Nursery
Our nursery will be open during the morning and evening services.  Also, we need volunteers to stay in the nursery. If we get several then hopefully each person would only have to help one Sunday every 2-3 months. See Anita B. or Louise H. to volunteer.

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

Baptist Faith MissionsOnline Edition of October 2019 News & Reports

Scripture at Sunrise 9.26.2019

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“These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” -John 16:33

In this broken world trouble will enter your door, but rest assured, your Lord has overcome the world. -Paul Tripp via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 9.24.2019

And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live.” -Ezekiel 47:9

The living waters, in the prophet’s vision, flowed into the Dead Sea and carried life with them, even into that stagnant lake. Where grace goes, spiritual life is the immediate and the everlasting consequence. Grace proceeds sovereignly according to the will of God, even as a river in all its windings follows its own sweet will; and wherever it comes it does not wait for life to come to it, but it creates life by its own quickening flow. Oh, that it would pour along our streets and flood our slums! Oh, that it would now come into my house and rise till every chamber were made to swim with it! Lord, let the living water flow to my family and my friends, and let it not pass me by. I hope I have drunk of it already; but I desire to bathe in it, yea, to swim in it. O my Savior, I need life more abundantly. Come to me, I pray Thee, till every part of my nature is vividly energetic and intensely active. Living God, I pray Thee, fill me with Thine own life.

I am a poor, dry stick; come and make me so to live that, like Aaron’s rod, I may bud and blossom and bring forth fruit unto Thy glory. Quicken me, for the sake of my Lord Jesus. Amen.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 9.23.2019

“Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for He hath torn, and He will heal us; He hath smitten, and He will bind us up.” -Hosea 6:1

Whatever situations are happening in your life, God is using those things to draw you to Himself.

excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Wednesday Evening Sermon: “What God Desires

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