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Scripture at Sunrise 12.23.09

“He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?”  -Romans 8:32

“During this time of year, it may be easy to forget that the bigger purpose behind Bethlehem was Calvary. But the purpose of the manger was realized in the horrors of the cross. The purpose of his birth was his death.
Or to put it more personally: Christmas is necessary because I am a sinner. The incarnation reminds us of our desperate condition before a holy God.”

[From “Disturbing Christmas,” a must-read article by CJ Mahaney.]

Scripture at Sunrise 10.12.09

Sunday School | 1 John 4:1-6 | Bro. Roger Harden
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.”  -1 John 4:1
You have to know the Word of God to test the spirits.  Know the Word to defend the Gospel.

Morning Worship | 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.  None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”  -1 Corinthians 2:7-8
*God’s wisdom is hidden for our glory.  If it wasn’t hidden, His Son wouldn’t have been crucified and we wouldn’t have salvation.
*Ministry of the Spirit (vs. 10-16) // 1. Revelation: truth revealed (vs. 10-11) 2. Inspiration: truth recorded (vs. 12-13) 3. Illumination: truth understood (vs. 14-16)

Evening Worship | Leviticus 3:1-17 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“For He Himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in His flesh the dividing wall of hostility.”  -Ephesians 2:14
Our peace is found in trusting in our High Priest, Jesus Christ, the majestic One who deeply loves us.
[Read the story about the missionary couple who was killed in the 1930s, John and Betty Stam.]

Scripture at Sunrise 9.21.09

Sunday School | 1 John 2:15-28 | Bro. Steve Dawson
“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. -1 John 2:15
Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face, And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, In the light of His glory and grace.

Morning Worship | 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.  For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”  -1 Corinthians 1:22-25
No man can change your sinful nature, but God can.  It seems too simple, and even foolish to some, as the snake on a pole did in the Old Testament, but…Look and Live!

Evening Worship | Intro to Leviticus | Bro. Jason Estes
“Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins. -Hebrews 9:22
[Unfortunately, I was not able to hear Bro. Jason’s sermon.  I hope to listen to a recording of it eventually.  Until then, ponder this quote from Kevin DeYoung.]
Leviticus reminds us over and over: “My name is _____________________.  I am a sinner who needs a Savior.  I deserve to die.”

Scripture at Sunrise 4.8.09

“But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe…”  -Romans 3:21-22

“Faith is looking away from ourselves to another. Faith is total dependence on another. When faith stands in front of a mirror, the mirror becomes a window with the glory of Christ on the other side. Faith looks to Christ and enjoys him as the sum and judge of all that is true and good and right and beautiful and valuable and satisfying.”

– John Piper, Assessing Ourselves With Our God-Assigned Measure of Faith, Part 1
[via Of First Importance]

Weekly Announcements (March 22-29)

Monday, March 23
-Review your notes from yesterday’s messages!

Tuesday, March 24
6:45-8:00 a.m.
-Men’s Morning Meditations: Where God’s Word and coffee perk you up! 

Wednesday, March 25
7:00 p.m.
– We will continue our “What We Believe” series.  The kids will continue their study in the book of Mark! 

 Thursday, March 26
-Study your Sunday School Lesson (Nehemiah). 

Friday, March 27
-Call a brother or sister in Christ to let them know you are praying for them! 
-Have you collected any recycling items (including newspapers, cardboard, office paper, ink cartridges, cell phones, etc.) to donate to the Lexington Rescue Mission (to provide medical needs)?

Saturday, March 28
-Pray for the services tomorrow and prepare your heart for worship. 

Sunday, March 29
10:00 a.m.– Sunday School (Nehemiah)
Devotion: Dueling Devotions=Sarah made a mistake and in her effort to get more people to sign-up, she double-booked this Sunday.  It will be decided with a duel.  Just kidding.  It will be Wayne or Jason.  We’ll keep you posted!  🙂
11:00 a.m.– Sunday Morning Worship (Colossians 2)
Ushers: Paul Johnson & Roger Harden
5:30 p.m.– Little Lifers Kids Choir (See Janna Riley)
6:00 p.m.– Sunday Evening Worship (Exodus 30)

Missionary of the Month:
BFM General Fund

Next: The Conference you’ve been hearing about!
Register online and tell Sarah! NOTE: EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS MARCH 31!!!!!!!! 

BFM Spring Conference: April 20-22 at Thompson Road Baptist Church (details forthcoming)
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And for your enjoyment…purely for fun. 

Scripture at Sunrise 3.18.09

“Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.  For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.”  -Colossians 1:28-29

“Trying to do the Lord’s work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you.” –Corrie ten Boom

Weekly Announcements (January 19-25)

Please note the links at the bottom of this post.  I weed through at least 150-200 blogposts each week to provide you  with some gems.  (Not that the rest are bad, but these stuck out to me)! 

Monday, January 19
Review your notes from yesterday’s messages!
Happy Birthday to John!

Tuesday, January 20
6:45-8:00 a.m.
-Men’s Morning Meditations: Men, warm up your chilly winter mornings with God’s Word, fellowship and a cup of coffee at your Pastor’s home.

Wednesday, January 21
7:00 p.m.
– Continuing our “What We Believe” series, we will be studying “Baptism” this week.  The kids will continue looking at Jesus’ omnipotence in the book of Mark. 

Thursday, January 22
-Have you hidden God’s Word in your heart this week?

Friday, January 23
How about that Sunday School Lesson?!?!
-Have you collected any recycling items (newspapers, cardboard, office paper, ink cartridges, cell phones, etc.) to donate to the Lexington Rescue Mission (to provide medical needs)?

Saturday, January 24
-Have you prepared your heart for worship?

Sunday, January 25
10:00 a.m.– Sunday School (John 17)
Devotion: Roger Harden (February 1: Steve Dawson)
11:00 a.m.– Sunday Morning Worship
Bro. Harold Bratcher, veteran missionary to Brazil, will be preaching Sunday morning.  We extend a warm welcome to him and his wife Marie. 
Ushers: Paul Johnson & Roger Harden (alternates: Norris Ritchey & Jason Estes)
6:00 p.m.– Sunday Evening Worship (Exodus 27)

Missionary of the Month:

BFM General Fund
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Scripture @ Sunrise 11.12.08

“Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by Your Name, O Lord, God of hosts.”  -Jeremiah 15:16

“Those whimpering Stateside young people will wake up on the Day of Judgment condemned to worse fates than these demon-fearing Indians, because, having a Bible, they were bored with it – while these never heard of such a thing as writing.” – Jim Elliot