Scripture at Sunrise 09.15.2021

“Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy word is truth.” -John 17:17

“The more we meditate on the things of God, as revealed in His holy word, the more will our minds be brought under their sanctifying influence.” -Thomas Reade

Scripture at Sunrise 09.14.2021

“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.” -James 1:12

Yes, he is blessed while he is enduring the trial. No eye can see this till he has been anointed with heavenly eye salve. But he must endure it and neither rebel against God nor turn aside from his integrity. He is blessed who has gone through the fire and has not been consumed as a counterfeit.

When the test is over, then comes the hallmark of divine approval—”the crown of life.” As if the Lord said, “Let him live; he has been weighed in the balances, and he is not found wanting.” Life is the reward: not mere being, but holy, happy, true existence, the realization of the divine purpose concerning us. Already a higher form of spiritual life and enjoyment crowns those who have safely passed through fiercest trials of faith and love.

The Lord hath promised the crown of life to those who love Him. Only lovers of the Lord will hold out in the hour of trial; the rest will either sink or sulk, or slink back to the world. Come, my heart, dost thou love thy Lord? Truly? Deeply? Wholly? Then that love will be tried; but many waters will not quench it, neither will the floods drown it, Lord, let Thy love nourish mine to the end.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 09.13.2021

“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.” -James 4:8

If you’re not drawing near to God, you’re drawing away from God. -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Morning Sermon “Draw Near to God” from James 4:7-10)

Weekly Announcements (September 13-19, 2021)

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

Monday, September 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, September 14
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them. Pray for our finance committee. 
Happy Birthday to David D! 

Wednesday, September 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, September 16
Pray for our leaders and that God would be merciful to our nation.

Friday, September 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.

Saturday, September 18
Pray for the services tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Pray for the Lord to change hearts.
 
Happy Birthday to Sylvia L! 

Sunday, September 19
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (James)
5:00 p.m. – Men’s Prayer Meeting
5:15 p.m. – Ladies’ Prayer Meeting
5:15 p.m. – Kids Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (Strengthening Our Families)
*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

Ladies’ Event
October 15-16 (Friday Evening and Saturday Morning). $20 per person, includes dinner Friday evening and breakfast Saturday morning. See Rita to register or if you have any questions! 

Missionaries of the Month
AJ & Barbara Hensley ~ Brazil ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

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

Online Giving: Remember you can give securely online here
*Our Benevolence Fund is in need of replenishing. Please consider designating an offering to it. 

Scripture at Sunrise 09.09.2021

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” -Romans 12:2

“Satan devotes 168 hours a week trying to deceive you. Do you think you can maintain a renewed mind with a ten-minute glance at God’s Book once a day?” -John Piper

Scripture at Sunrise 09.08.2021

“Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.” -Hebrews 12:14

“We forget that God’s primary goal is not changing our situations or relationships so that we can be happy, but changing us through our situations and relationships so that we will be holy.” -Paul David Tripp

Scripture at Sunrise 09.07.2021

“It shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.” -Hosea 1:10

Sovereign grace can make strangers into sons, and the Lord here declares His purpose to deal thus with rebels and make them know what He has done. Beloved reader, the Lord has done this in my case; has He done the like for you? Then let us join hands and hearts in praising His adorable name.

Some of us were so decidedly ungodly that the Lord’s Word most truly said to our conscience and heart, “Ye are not my people.” In the house of God and in our own homes, when we read the Bible, this was the voice of God’s Spirit in our soul, “Ye are not my people.” Truly a sad, condemning voice it was. But now, in the same places, from the same ministry and Scripture, we hear a voice, which saith, “Ye are the sons of the living God.” Can we be grateful enough for this? Is it not wonderful? Does it not give us hope for others? Who is beyond the reach of almighty grace? How can we despair of any, since the Lord has wrought so marvelous a change in us?

He who has kept this one great promise will keep every other; wherefore, let us go forward with songs of adoration and confidence.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 09.06.2021

“Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.” -Nehemiah 2:4

To be a better servant of the Lord, we must be patient, show respect to those in authority, have a lifestyle of prayer, give God the glory, expect opposition, pick your battles, and understand that the battle belongs to the Lord. Have faith in Him! (excerpts from Sunday Evening Sermon “Being a Servant of the Lord” from Nehemiah 2)

Weekly Announcements (September 6-12, 2021)

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

Monday, September 6
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, September 7
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 // We will be starting a new study in 1 Timothy. 

Wednesday, September 8
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, September 9
Pray for our leaders and that God would be merciful to our nation.

Friday, September 10
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, September 11
Pray for the services tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Pray for the Lord to change hearts.
 

Sunday, September 12
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (James)
5:00 p.m. – Men’s Prayer Meeting
5:15 p.m. – Ladies’ Prayer Meeting
5:15 p.m. – Kids Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (Strengthening Our Families)
*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

Ladies’ Event
October 15-16 (Friday Evening and Saturday Morning). $20 per person, includes dinner Friday evening and breakfast Saturday morning. See Rita to register or if you have any questions! 

Missionaries of the Month
AJ & Barbara Hensley ~ Brazil ~ You can read their latest letters on the BFM FaithWorks Blog

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

Online Giving: Remember you can give securely online here
*Our Benevolence Fund is in need of replenishing. Please consider designating an offering to it. 

Scripture at Sunrise 09.02.2021

“I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.” -Psalm 16:8

“Worry: glancing at God while gazing at circumstances. Trust: glancing at circumstances while gazing at God.” -Matt Smethurst

For the Glory of God

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