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Scripture at Sunrise 4.26.2010

Sunday School | Luke 14:15-24 | Bro. Roger Harden
“…‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’”  -Luke 14:20b
vs. 18-20- On making excuses: As a Christian, are you rejecting Christ’s invitation to spend time with Him and fellowship with Him in His Word?  Do you enjoy spending time with Him?  He will make time for you to make time to spend time with Him.  He is jealous for our affections. 
vs. 21- We are spirtually poor, crippled, blind and lame.  That’s who we are before God without Christ.  (Luke 18) We must get a right view of God’s holiness and justice. 
vs. 24- GO out and share the Gospel. 

Morning Worship | 1 Corinthians 11:17-22 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not.”  -1 Corinthians 11:22
The Lord’s Supper is one of two ordinances given to believers (the other being baptism).  It’s a law to keep, a command, not an option. 
vs. 17- Paul comes down hard on the Corinthians, reminding them to practice the Lord’s Supper when they are assembled. 
vs. 18- Their division is a social issue.  Some didn’t associate with others.  Solution: Live the truth that the ground is level at the cross.  (Ephesians 2:14-18)  The Corinthians were building the wall back up that Christ had broken down.  Believers help believers because they have all things in common (Acts 2:44).
vs. 19- There must be differences of opinion among you.  Why?  To accomplish God’s purpose. 

Why are there problems in churches?  It’s a necessity.  It manifests the good.  Only through the difficult times do you see the good shine through.  Are there squabbles?  You get to find out who the peacemakers are.  You would never know the love of God if there was no sin in the world.  (Isaiah 53:10)

God tests our hearts. (1 Thessalonians 2:4, James 1:12)  Divisions are for a purification process.  (Titus 3:10, Luke 17:1-2)
vs. 20-22- The Lord’s Supper is invalid when this happens and brings shame to the name of the Lord.  You might as well go home if you’re going to cause dissension. 
Do you despise the church of God?  Your actions will tell. 

Evening Worship | Numbers 1:1-54 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“So all those listed of the people of Israel, by their fathers’ houses, from twenty years old and upward, every man able to go to war in Israel— all those listed were 603,550.”  -Numbers 1:45-46
One big family (Israel) is counting who can be counted on to go to war.  Members of churches should be able to be counted on, even when the going gets tough.  This shows their committment.  If you are committed to the Lord, you will be committed to one another.  Membership is committment.  It’s being involved.  It’s a privilege to belong. 

We don’t need 603,550 men to stand and fight for us.  We have One who ever lives and pleads for us.  He committed His life for us so that we could be free.  Is your life committed to Him?  Is your life, therefore, committed to one another?

Scripture at Sunrise 4.12.2010

Sunday School | 1 John 2:9-11 | Bro. Roger Harden
“Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling.”  -1 John 2:10
Can you say that you love without an agenda?

Morning Worship | 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.”  -1 Corinthians 11:3
Subordination and Authority
vs. 2– They kept to the teachings Paul had given and for that, he commended them.  The problem was their lack of understanding about male and female relationships. 
vs. 3– Paul’s premise.  Keep in mind that women didn’t have many rights in Biblical times, so the Gospel was very liberating. 
God is a God of order.  Insubordination brings chaos (just think of a boss who has insubordinate employees). 
>Christ is the head of every man (Matthew 28:18-20- Christ has all authority).
>The head of a woman is the man. 
>The head of Christ is God. 
Each one of these relationships is carried out in love.  (1 John 4:19, Ephesians 5, John 3:16)
Because we’re subordinate doesn’t mean we’re inferior. 
vs. 4-6– Implications: Don’t blur the lines between male and female, therefore blurring the lines of God’s order. 
vs. 7-10– Premise (vs. 3) defended.  God brought the woman from man. 
vs. 10– Angels are the supreme example of subordination. 
vs. 12– Equality and Dependence
Women in the Word are honored (Acts 1, Priscilla, Lois, Eunice, Women at the tomb, Mary, Martha…)
*Men and women have different roles, but are all equal in importance.
vs. 16– Offended by this?  Sign of rebellion.  In our society, there is much rebellion.  We are at enmity with God until we submit to Him. 
****Have you submitted your life to the Lord Jesus Christ?

Evening Worship | Intro to Numbers | Bro. Jason Estes
“Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did.”  -1 Corinthians 10:6
The title of this book is translated as “Numbers” in the Greek, but in Hebrew, it is translated as “In the Wilderness.” 
ch. 1:1-4– Census time: Moses is to count all the battle-worthy men at the base of Mt. Sinai. 
The Israelites have been at Mount Sinai for about a year.  By the end of Numbers, they end up in Moab by the Jordan River near Jericho. 

4 divisions to Numbers:
1) 19 days at Mt. Sinai (ch. 1-10:10)
2) 10 days to Kadesh (ch. 10:11-14:45)
3) 37 years (ch. 15:1-19:22)
4) 10 months in the 40th year…Moses is reciting events after they’ve happened from memory (ch. 20:1-36)

There is a lot of action in the book of Numbers.  All of this HAPPENED so that we might understand how we are to walk through the wilderness.  Sanctification happens in the wilderness.  We are in the wilderness right now.  We have not yet reached the Promised Land. 

Numbers is about Jesus Christ. 

(Honestly, people…please get the CD for this one.  It was a great big picture of what we’re delving into.  I’m excited!)

Scripture at Sunrise 3.22.2010

Sunday School | Ruth 1:1-22 | Bro. Steve Dawson
“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.”  -Ephesians 2:19
Similar to when Naomi returned home, when we become part of the family of God, we are no longer strangers! 

Morning Worship | 1 Corinthians 10:14-22 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?”
Avoid idolatry.  Why?  Because of the Lord’s supper.  Idolatry is demonic and is equal to fellowshipping with demons.  If you are worshipping idols (fellowshipping with demons), you can’t have fellowship with Christ.  The Lord’s Supper is more than just remembrance; it makes the Lord’s death and life more real.  It makes us sensitive to the presence of God.

Evening Worship | Leviticus 25 | Pastor Steve Wainright

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places”  -Ephesians 1:3
The joy of Leviticus 25 deals with the Sabbath Year and the Year of Jubilee which focuses on the land and the people. 
I. The Sabbath Year (vs. 1-7) pointed to a rest for the land by the Creator.
II. The Year of Jubilee (vs. 8-17)
Obedience (vs. 18-19) / Disobedience (Leviticus 20:22)
Trusting God and His Provision (vs. 20-22)
Reminded God owned the land, Test of faith and basis for blessings, Provided for poor, Kept in                                     check greed of accumulating land

Scripture at Sunrise 3.8.2010

Sunday School | Jonah | Bro. Steve Dawson

“So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord.” -Jonah 3:3

Our obedience comes from being submissive to His Word daily. Be willing to say every day, “I will glorify You, Christ. Help me.”

Morning Worship | 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did.”  -1 Corinthians 10:6

You have liberty in Christ.  It should never lead you to self-indulgence.  Your liberty should lead you to self-control.
(Israel’s liberty led them to self-indulgence, though God had brought them out of Egypt, guided them, protected them and provided for them.  We are to learn from their example and not lust after evil things, rather pursue the only One Who can satisfy our deepest needs.)

Evening Worship | …
As I was Granny-sitting, unfortunately I was not able to hear my dad’s sermon on Leviticus.  However, I did have the privilege of listening to a sermon on the resurrection by Bro. Sugrim Ramesar that I encourage you to check out!  [Just As He Said] So, I’ll share one truth that the Holy Spirit made most clear to me…and a beautiful truth it is!
“…Who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.”  -Romans 4:25
God raising Christ from the dead shows that His payment for our sins was accepted!

Scripture at Sunrise 1.25.10

Sunday School | Psalm 25:1-22 | Bro. Steve Dawson
“Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.”  -Psalm 25:4

When asked how the Lord teaches us, various youth at NLBC answered, “Through His Word, discipline, people you meet, more mature Christians, problems and suffering.”  When David asked the Lord to teach him in vs. 4, he wanted the Lord to bring these things into his life if they made him know Christ better.  Why did David want the Lord to do all this?  For His glory!  (vs. 11)

Morning Worship | 1 Corinthians 7:10-16 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“…God has called you to peace.”  -1 Corinthians 7:15

vs. 10-11- Charge to married Christians // vs. 12-16- Charge to believers married to an unbelievers
*#1 Problem in Marriages: “I.”  Change yourself and line yourself up with God’s Word.
*Are you single?  Don’t date an unbeliever.  Set your standards high.
*A spouse’s faith cannot save their unbelieving spouse.  It takes the power of God, but God can use you as an influence in their life.
*The unbelieving spouse does not defile the believer, rather because of the believer, the home and marriage will be blessed.  (Genesis 30, Genesis 39, 1 Timothy 1)
*Tips for Living in Marriage with an Unbeliever:
-Don’t nag.  (Romans 12:18)  -Be patient.  -Be kind.  -Be prayerful.  -Don’t expect them to live like a child of God because they’re not one.  -Make your home a little piece of Heaven on earth because that may be all the Heaven they experience.  -Win them with your life.  (1 Peter 3)

Evening Worship | Leviticus 17:1-16 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.”  -Galatians 1:3-5
*This begins the second half of the book of Leviticus, which deals with holiness in God’s people (God’s children communing with the Lord and reflecting His glory).
*vs. 1-9- God alone is worthy of our worship (Exodus 20:3-6)
*Ultimately, God is the Giver of all life.  Honor God by honoring life.
*Christ gave His life as a gift for us!  (Galatians 1:4, 1 John)
*Blood was given for atonement.  Are we honoring that life?