Scripture at Sunrise 5.9.2018

“…Father, glorify Your Name.” -John 12:28

When you are overwhelmed and don’t know what to pray, pray “Father, glorify Thy Name.” –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday evening sermon from John 12:27-36 (Listen Here)

Scripture at Sunrise 5.8.2018

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]

Scripture at Sunrise 5.7.2018

“Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.” -Romans 13:11-14
It’s high time to wake up out of sleep. What will help wake us up from our spiritual lethargy? Knowing that Christ’s return is close. Therefore, we must put off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon
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SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 5/6 –Romans 13:11-14
Time to Wake Up
Sunday Evening 5/6 – John 12:27-36
Christ Troubled
Wednesday Evening 5/2 – 2 Kings 20:1-21
Death Sentence

Weekly Announcements (May 7-13)

SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 5/6 –Romans 13:11-14
Time to Wake Up
Sunday Evening 5/6 – John 12:27-36
Christ Troubled
Wednesday Evening 5/2 – 2 Kings 20:1-21
Death Sentence

Monday, May 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, May 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. 

Wednesday, May 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 & Prayer Meeting

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

Friday, May 11
Pray that God would be merciful to our nation.
Happy Birthday to Brenda B! 

Saturday, May 12
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Happy Birthday to Alex V! 

Sunday, May 13
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship
(Romans)
3:00 p.m. – Service at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in the Eisenhower Unit
5:00 p.m. – Choir
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship 
(John)

Missionaries of the Month
Mike & Beverly Creiglow ~ Brazil ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

Scripture at Sunrise 5.2.2018

“How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to Your word.” -Psalm 119:9

“Whatever keeps me from my Bible is my enemy, however harmless it may appear to be.” -A.W. Tozer

Scripture at Sunrise 5.1.2018

“The mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” -Isaiah 55:12

When sin is pardoned, our greatest sorrow is ended, and our truest pleasure begins. Such is the joy which the Lord bestows upon His reconciled ones, that it overflows and fills all nature with delight. The material world has latent music in it, and a renewed heart knows how to bring it out and make it vocal. Creation is the organ, and a gracious man finds out its keys, lays his hand thereon, and wakes the whole system of the universe to the harmony of praise. Mountains and hills, and other great objects, are, as it were, the bass of the chorus; while the trees of the wood, and all things that have life, take up the air of the melodious song.

When God’s Word is made to prosper among us and souls are saved, then everything seems full of song. When we hear the confessions of young believers and the testimonies of well-instructed saints, we are made so happy that we must praise the Lord, and then it seems as if rocks and hills and woods and fields echo our joy-notes and turn the world into an orchestra. Lord, on this happy May Day, lead me out into thy tuneful world as rich in praise as a lark in full song.

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

For the Glory of God

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