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Scripture at Sunrise 03.11.2021

“One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul.” -Acts 16:14

“The Lord opened Lydia’s heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul.” Acts 16:14

Let this great act of heart-opening govern and gladden your prayers for those whose hearts are closed.

-John Piper via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 03.10.2021

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” -Isaiah 55:8-9

Do not bring before God stinted petitions and narrow desires, but remember, as high as the heavens are above the earth, so high are His ways above your ways and His thoughts above your thoughts. Ask, therefore, for great things, for you are before a great throne. —Spurgeon

Scripture at Sunrise 03.09.2021

“And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pay unto the Lord for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.” -Jeremiah 29:7

The principle involved in this text would suggest to all of us who are the Lord’s strangers and foreigners that we should be desirous to promote the peace and prosperity of the people among whom we dwell. Specially should our nation and our city be blest by our constant intercession. An earnest prayer for your country and other countries is well becoming in the mouth of every believer. Eagerly let us pray for the great boon of peace, both at home and abroad. If strife should cause bloodshed in out streets, or if foreign battle should slay our brave soldiers, we should all bewail the calamity; let us therefore pray for peace and diligently promote those principles by which the classes at home and the races abroad may be bound together in bonds of amity.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 01.28.2021

“Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Your law.” -Psalm 119:18

As you open your Bible in 2021, pray:
I: “Incline my heart to your Word, not to selfish gain” (Ps 119:37)
O: “Open my eyes to see wonderful things in your law” (119:18)
U: “Unite my heart to fear your name” (86:11)
S: “Satisfy me with your unfailing love” (90:14)
@JohnPiper 

Scripture at Sunrise 01.04.2021

“saying, ‘Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but Yours, be done.'” -Luke 22:42

Sometimes God answers our prayers even when He knows it is not what is best for us. Hezekiah prayed for 15 more years of life, but they ended up being the worst years of his life.

Hezekiah wanted his own will. We need to learn “Not my will but Yours be done.”

-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Evening Sermon
The Selfish Prayer” from 2 Chronicles 32)

Scripture at Sunrise 11.05.2020

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” -Psalm 37:4

“The purpose of prayer is emphatically not to bend God’s will to ours, but rather to align our will to His.” -John Stott

Scripture at Sunrise 9.9.2020

“I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.” -Habakkuk 2:1

When you pray, are you anticipating God to answer? Are you looking for the slightest way that God might be moving in how you are praying? -Pastor Steve Wainright [from Wednesday Evening Sermon, 9/2/2020 – Habakkuk 2:1-3, Anticipating Answers to Prayer]

Scripture at Sunrise 7.8.2020

“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” -James 5:16

It’s easy to think that the great movers and shakers of history are the presidents or the politicians or maybe even the preachers, but who’s to say that it isn’t an army of unseen men and women on their knees day and night praying and pleading before the throne? -Kevin DeYoung

Scripture at Sunrise 6.22.2020

And Asa cried to the Lord his God, “O Lord, there is none like You to help, between the mighty and the weak. Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on You, and in Your Name we have come against this multitude. O Lord, you are our God; let not man prevail against You.” -2 Chronicles 14:11

Asa knew he was outnumbered and he cried to God for help. He looks not to his resources, but to his Source.

-Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Evening Sermon from  2 Chronicles 14 King Asa of Judah)


Weekly Announcements (May 25-31)

Recent SERMON AUDIO/VIDEO

Monday, May 25
Happy Memorial Day! We remember with gratitude those who gave their lives so that we might live in freedom.
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 26
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them. Pray for our building & finance committees.
Happy Birthday
to Jeff B and Wayne G! 

Wednesday, May 27
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.
Happy Birthday to Yves B!
7:00 p.m. – Midweek Worship – We will continue our Bible Study in Jonah.
*We will also livestream on our church Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/nlbclex

Thursday, May 28
Pray for our leaders and that God would be merciful to our nation.
Happy Birthday to May-Belle W!

Friday, May 29
Pray for your Pastor as he studies and prepares for this weekend.

Saturday, May 30
Pray for the services tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.

Sunday, May 31
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School 
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship (Hebrews)

6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship (2 Chronicles)
*We will also livestream on our church Facebook page: starting around twenty after (11:20 am and 6:20 pm) www.facebook.com/nlbclex

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

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