Welcome to our first edition of the NLBC Nightly News (that isn’t so much “nightly” as it is “news”).
Tonight, we present an exclusive first-look at the interesting visitor we had Wednesday night, April 23, 2008. Our visitor was a baby bat who was sleeping in the window next to our church. All the kids loved it (for the most part)…see what they had to say in the video below:
This is not only the cutest video you’ll probably ever see, it is also a good reminder that you’re never too young (or old!) to hide God’s Word in your heart.
If this little girl (who is barely three!) can quote all of Psalm 23, how much more can we be storing up in our hearts?!
This is exactly what we learned about in the kids’ class last night. We discussed Deuteronomy 6.
“Hear, O Israel:The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
We learned that the Jews wore phylacteries and mezuzahs, but most importantly, they hid God’s Word in their hearts! We even stored up another verse in our hearts last night: “I have stored up Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You.” [Psalm 119:11]
We should be teaching our children the importance of God’s Word. How will they ever believe us unless we live it out ourselves and store it in our hearts first? It is my prayer that the kids at NLBC will always have someone they can look up to who is hiding God’s Word in their heart. I pray that we will always teach those precious words to them diligently and talk about spiritual things at home, whether while we eat, ride in the car, take a walk, go to bed or even when we visit the homes of others.
Even though I do not have any children, I still take this verse very personally. I believe it is my duty to help these children store up as much as they can in their little hearts and minds!
As Corrie Ten Boom said, “Gather the riches of God’s promises. Nobody can take away from you those texts from the Bible which you have learned by heart.”
I hope you have started (and are continuing) with Psalm 119!
Little Girl Saying Psalm 23
[I guess we can call this my once a month soapbox extravaganza!]
I got this from Eric Simmons’ New Attitude Blog. This list comes from Thomas Watson, single pastor from the 1600s. He wrote this in his book Body of Divinity (a book Spurgeon used in his pastor’s college). The first chapter is “How Do We Glorify God?” The list includes 16 ways, the last three of which Simmons has not written about yet.
How Do We Aim to Glorify God?
1. “We aim at Gods’ glory when we prefer his Glory above all other things: Above credit, above wealth, above control, above ease, pleasure and the praise of men.”
2. “We aim at God’s glory when we are content that God’s will should take place, THOUGH IT MAY CROSS OURS.”
3. “We aim at God’s glory with our life when we are CONTENT to be outshined by others in gifts and esteem so that his glory may be increased”. [personally, my most convicting one…ouch!]
4. “We aim at God’s glory by an honest and sincere confession of sin.”
5. “We glorify God by believing him.”
6. “We glorify God by being fruitful.”
7. “We Glorify God by being CONTENTED in that state in which providence has placed us.” Here’s a great quote from that section: “We give God the glory for his wisdom, when we rest satisfied with what he carves out for us.”
8. “We Glorify God by working out our salvation through the spiritual disciplines.”
9. “We glorify God by living to God–we live to God when we live to his service.” How do we serve? “We spend ourselves and are spent that we may win souls for Christ.”
10. “We glorify God by walking cheerfully. It reflects upon a master when the servant is always moping and sad. Your serving him does not glorify Him unless it be with gladness.”
11. “We glorify god by contending for the truth.”
12. “We glorify God by praising him.”
13. “We glorify God when we have an eye to God in our natural and in our civil actions; in eating, in drinking. A grace filled person hold the golden bridle of temperance, he makes his food, not fuel for lust, but help to duty.”
If you don’t know 1 Corinthians 10:31 by heart, ask your youngster…I’m sure they could help you! :o)
Which one convicted you the most?! (Leave a comment).
Today is Sunday, 20th of April. Anita had her 2nd chemo treatment on Friday. She is weak and the gases and intestinal problems are back again but NOT near as bad as the first time. She is doing better this time. Her sleeping patterns are “off” again, only a few hours at a time. But this should get better as the week progresses. Good news is that the Doctor was very pleased with the amount of shrinkage of the tumor on her breast. He said that the amount of shrinkage she had was not to be expected until the third or fourth chemo treatment! We rejoice! Thanks for your love and prayers.
Updated Thursday, 10:15 a.m. (the ones marked with ****) WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS (April 20-27) Wednesday, April 23 Join us Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. as we continue our Evangelism series.
∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ Sunday, April 27 10:00 a.m.- Sunday School (2 Timothy 1:1-18)
11:00 a.m.- Sunday Morning Worship (1 Peter 2:4-?)
6:00 p.m.- Sunday Evening Worship (Exodus 16)
*Sunday School Devotion: Kenny B. (following week: Roger)
*Ushers: Daniel & Steve G. (alternates: Tom & Steve D.)
∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ Isaiah 58 Ministry Monday, April 28 @ 5:00 p.m. Knock, Knock! Come help us hand out fliers!
Tuesday, April 29 @ 6:30 p.m. Witnessing, Cookout, Yard-Free Thursday, May 1 @ 5:00 p.m. Bible Study with our neighbors!
*Items: Leslie has informed me we are in need of summer clothes and dishes for the yard-free. Nick’s Isaiah 58 Blog
∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ Attention Ladies:
Sis. Helen will be starting the psychology/Christian counseling classes Monday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m.
∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ Baby Shower for Stella All the ladies are invited to Becky’s house to celebrate this big blessing in a little package on Saturday, May 3 at 3:00 p.m.! Meet at 2:30 at the Hamburg Babies ‘R’ Us parking lot to “parade” to Becky’s house. See Becky for details and RSVP with her today!
∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ****Nursing Home Ministry Thomas Hood Veteran’s Center in Wilmore
2:00 p.m. on the following Sundays:
May 4 ~ May 25 ~ June 22 ~ July 13
See Bro. Wayne for details!
∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ****New Attitude Conference May 24-27 in Louisville for singles & young married couples (ages 17+); John Piper, C.J. Mahaney, Mark Dever, Josh Harris, more). Hotel rooms have been reserved. Total costs are still being determined. Please talk to Sarah today if you still need to register!!!! newattitude.org
∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ Food Reminders Sheridan & Anita S. Janna & Helen- Monday
∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ Missionaries of the Month Paul & Wanda Hatcher
∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ Memory Check!!!!
∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ If you have an announcement you would like to add to the above list, please leave a comment below and I’ll stick it up there! Thanks! :o) ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ What are you craving today? Spiritual Milk?!?!
*Reading the Bible without meditating on it is like trying to eat without swallowing. –Anonymous
*Some people like to read so many [Bible] chapters every day. I would not dissuade them from the practice, but I would rather lay my soul asoak in half a dozen verses all day than rinse my hand in several chapters. Oh, to be bathed in a text of Scripture, and to let it be sucked up in your very soul, till it saturates your heart! –Charles Haddon Spurgeon
*Here, then, is the real problem of our negligence. We fail in our duty to study God’s Word not so much because it is difficult to understand, not so much because it is dull and boring, but because it is work. Our problem is not a lack of intelligence or a lack of passion. Our problem is that we are lazy. –R. C. Sproul
*It is a common temptation of Satan to make us give up the reading of the Word and prayer when our enjoyment is gone; as if it were of no use to read the Scriptures when we do not enjoy them, and as if it were no use to pray when we have no spirit of prayer. –George Mueller
*The less we read the Word of God, the less we desire to read it, and the less we pray, the less we desire to pray. –George Mueller
∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ In conclusion (haha!), let’s all jump off the “complain train” as Nick would say and be thankful today. Philippians 2:14-15
“Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world…”
Check out some of the incredible messages they heard here or read the blog of an attendee here. Ladies, if your husband attended the conference, I wish I had posted this on here earlier, but it’s still a good little encouraging read that will give you a different perspective on staying home while your husband was at the conference…here.
Check out Nick’s dad’s pictures from the conference here or here!
(Here’s one courtesy of Mr. Ring to make you want more!)
Pray that the passion for Christ and His Word that was reignited there will only increase and not grow dim.
It has been a busy week, but nevertheless it’s certainly been a blessed one! I’m sorry the posts have been so sporadic this week. Not only was it a crazy church week, it was a crazy school one, too! Here are a few highlights from the week, followed by prayer requests and a couple of reminders.
First off, the Baptist Faith Missions Spring Conference was refreshing. It was so neat to be with 10 missionaries at the same time! :o) I hope you were able to attend at least one night.
I was planning to put my sermon notes from the conference here, but I have misplaced my notebook. Pray that I find it! :o)
For those of you who haven’t found out yet, we learned at the conference Wednesday that Lydia is Steve’s pastor and I will make somebody a good husband. haha! I love it when people give us bloopers to remember!
In other news…the guys returned from the Together from the Gospel Conference yesterday. We are having to grab them by their feet and pull them back down to earth! Check out the full post here.
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*Pray for Sis. Anita Stanton today. She receives her second chemo treatment.
*Also remember to pray for Sis. Anita B. today as she’s still trying to recuperate from pneumonia.
*Pray for Amy Tate (the youngest daughter) in Tanzania…she has contracted the measles.
*Ursula Draper- health problems (missionary to Brazil)
*Carrie Radford- should be delivering any day! (missionary to Kenya)
*Continue to pray for Sis. Barb and Bro. Paul as well. Eric’s funeral will be held tomorrow and the previous post contains all that information.
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*Rachel- Saturday supper for Anita B.
*Janna & Helen- Monday supper for Anita S.
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Public Service Announcement: Get out and enjoy God’s beautiful creation! Here’s a few of the pretties I saw last week!
We praise the Lord for Eric’s life and his salvation!
Mr. Eric John Newbury born on December 16, 1975 departed this life on April 9, 2008 at the age of 32 years, 3 months and 24 days old. He was born at Niagara Falls, New York the son of Barbara Jean Turner and John Charles Newbury. By occupation Eric was employed by Dell as an Application Service Engineer. Eric had been living at 2148 Larkspur Dr. Lexington, Kentucky having moved there from Russell Springs, Kentucky in 1991 and had been working in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the time of his death. Eric enjoyed computers as a hobby as well as a career. He was affiliated with the New Life Baptist Church and the Quest Community Church both of Lexington, Kentucky. Eric was preceded in death by his Maternal Grandmother: Corinne Turner, he leaves surviving the following relatives:
Father and Step-Mother: John Charles Newbury & Jan of Belmont, NY; Mother & Step-Father: Barbara Jean Turner Johnson & Paul of Lexington, KY; Maternal Grandfather: Raleigh Turner of Russell, Springs, KY; Paternal Grandmother: Shirley Newbury of New York; Three Aunts: Janice Turner of Hawaii, Sue Newbury of New York, Joann Newbury of New York; Four Uncles: Robert Turner & Bonnie of Elizabethtown, KY, John Turner of Frankfort, KY, Glenn Newbury of New York, Jeffery Newbury of New York; One Sister: Sara Newbury of Lexington, KY; Also survived by a host of treasured cousins and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Eric John Newbury will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2008 at the Dwayne Walker Funeral Home Chapel in Hyden, Kentucky with Rev. Steve Wainright officiating. Burial will be held at the Turner Family Cemetery at Hyden, Kentucky under the direction of the Dwayne Walker Funeral Home Staff. The following will serve as pallbearers: Steven Turner, John Turner and Micah Turner. You may sign the guest book at www.walkerfuneralhomesllc.com
Officiating Minister – Rev. Steve Wainright
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Eric Newbury’s (Barb’s son) funeral will be held tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. in Hyden, Kentucky. It takes roughly two hours to get there.
Take I-75 to the first London exit.
Turn left onto Daniel Boone Parkway (at the end of the exit).
Stay on the Daniel Boone Parkway until you reach the Hyden Spur exit.
At the end of the exit, turn left.
Go to the red light in the bend and turn left.
At the second street on your left (Hickory Street), turn left.
Dwayne Walker Funeral Home
155 Hickory Street
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