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Scripture at Sunrise 6.23.09

“Let my heart be sound in thy statutes: that I be not ashamed.”  -Psalm 119:80

A Sound Heart
We may regard this inspired prayer as containing within itself the assurance that those who keep close to the Word of God shall never have cause to be ashamed of doing so.

See, the prayer is for soundness of heart. A sound creed is good, a sound judgment concerning it is better, but a sound heart toward the truth is best of all. We must love the truth, feel the truth, and obey the truth, otherwise we are not truly sound in God’s statutes. Are there many in these evil days who are sound? Oh, that the writer and the reader may be two of this sort!

Many will be ashamed in the last great day, when all disputes will be decided. Then they will see the folly of their inventions and be filled with remorse because of their proud infidelity and willful defiance of the Lord; but he who believed what the Lord taught and did what the Lord commanded will stand forth justified in what he did. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun. Men much slandered and abused shall find their shame turned into glory in that day.

Let us pray the prayer of our text, and we may be sure that its promise will be fulfilled to us. If the Lord makes us sound, He will keep us safe.

[from Faith’s Check Book by Charles H. Spurgeon; June 19 entry]

Scripture at Sunrise 3.23.09

Sunday School by Steve Dawson
“For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach His statutes and rules in Israel.”  -Ezra 7:10

*Before the journey, Ezra prepared his heart.  *God always makes resources available to accomplish His will.  *Faithfulness to the Word of God is blessed.  *A love for the Word of God was passed on from generation to generation despite all that was going on.  

Sunday Morning by Pastor Steve Wainright
“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”  -Colossians 2:6-7

*received- embraced, accepted Him for all that He is
*Christ Jesus the Lord- Christ>Messiah, Promised One; Jesus>Humanity, God in the flesh; Lord>Sovereign, Master; Lordship Salvation=Savior AND King of my life
*walk in Him
*rooted- goes down, grips, brings forth certain things (Luke 8:1-15, 1 Peter 1:23); the deeper the roots go, the more solid the tree stands (Psalm 1; James 1:2); roots should go deep in Christ; Change will come, but the roots will never change. 
*…as…, so walk…- received by faith, therefore walk by faith (Galatians 3)
*built up- continual (Philippians 1:6, Hebrews 13:5); He’s always building us up even if we do not realize it
*abounding in thanksgiving- abounding=superlative=MEGA!  Response to discouragement: thanksgiving (Psalm 119:81- strength and hope is in the the Word of God)

Sunday Evening by Pastor Steve Wainright
“Let my prayer be counted as incense before You, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!”  -Psalm 141:2
(Exodus 30)
Altar of Incense symbolized prayer.  Atonement had to be made.  Our prayers are cleansed through the blood of Jesus Christ.  So let us come boldly before the throne! 
(There’s so much here, I’m having difficulty summarizing it.  Get a CD!  :))

New Attitude Slideshow

Here is a slideshow from our trip to Louisville for the 2008 New Attitude Conference. Hope you enjoy! 
(Click on the picture to jump to where you can see captions.  Some of these were really fuzzy and indistinguishable because it was really dark in there!) 

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more about “New Attitude Slideshow“, posted with vodpod

 

 

 

Storing Up God’s Word in our Heart!

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!]