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Scripture at Sunrise 11.12.2012

Sunday, November 11| Pastor Steve Wainright
Morning Audio: Pointing to Christ | Evening Audio: Lessons from Gideon

Herod said, “John I beheaded, but who is this about whom I hear such things?” And he sought to see Him. -Luke 9:9

When the disciples proclaimed the message of Christ, Herod was perplexed and asked about Him.

When you are witnessing, it all fails if you don’t point to Jesus Christ. Your life must be Christocentric.

Is your life pointing to Jesus Christ?

Scripture at Sunrise 11.5.2012

Sunday, November 4| Pastor Steve Wainright
Morning Audio: Miracles in the Midst of Problems (Luke 8:40-56)
Evening Audio: Deborah & Barak (Judges 4:1-5:31)

“But Jesus on hearing this answered him, ‘Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well.'” -Luke 8:50

The Man of Sorrows, acquainted with grief, went right in the middle of a crowd of people–right in the middle of problems. There were two specific needs presented to Him. The first was from a rich man, a top leader in society who was well respected; the second was from a poor woman, who was an outcast with no respect. Their common factor? They both had faith in Christ. Jesus makes no distinction!

Fear not! Keep believing. Jesus has conquered death–nothing is too difficult for Him!

BFM Spring Conference (Monday Night)

The 51st Annual BFM Spring Conference kicked off tonight at Thompson Road Baptist Church! We were blessed by two sermons about “Pressing Forward for the Glory of God.” I’ll do my best to recap them here.

Bro. Sherl Thomas from Emmanuel Baptist Church of Irvine, Kentucky
Pressing Forward for the Glory of God (2 Thessalonians 1:3-12)

1)Suggests there’s a worthy endeavor involved…
2 Thessalonians 1:11- interlinear=”that YOU would count worthy of the calling of God” (see Colossians 1:12…you have been made worthy by His finished work!)

Why missions is a worthy endeavor:
-It’s a scriptural mandate (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16…)
-Because of the depraved condition of fallen man (condemned, dead in sins, at enmity with God…only hope is the Gospel)
Matthew 9:10-13- They don’t need a band-aid, they need a heart transplant. God never saved anyone who never knew they were lost. Must see your sinful condition and need for a Savior.

2)Suggests there are obstacles involved…
Satan hinders.
1 Thessalonians 2:17-18- Paul’s hindrance was his absence; His solution was to send Timothy (1 Thessalonians 3)
We may be hindered by being physically absent from our missionaries, but we can support them by praying and giving.

3)Every worthy endeavor requires that we be motivated.
We keep pressing if there’s motivation. (2 Thessalonians 1:12)
Our motivation is the glory of God! Everything we do should be done to bring glory to God!

Bro. Greg Waltermire from Heritage Baptist Church of Lexington, Kentucky
Grapes or Gripes? (Numbers 13:23-29)
Same evidence, but different mindsets.

vs. 23-27- Grapes
Their report: Everything God told us is true! They brought back a single cluster of grapes, an example of God’s faithfulness and evidence of His providence. “Yes, there’s challenges, but look at these grapes!”

vs. 28-29- Gripes
“Nevertheless” (Hebrew for “uh-oh” hahaha!)

What do you see in ministry? Something too big to hit or too big to miss? (Example: David saw Goliath as something too big to miss while everybody else saw him as something too big to hit.)
Do you see opportunity or do you see problems?
Do you see discipleship or do you see drudgery?
The providence of God will either please your spirit or plague your flesh.
Do you see the value or the cost?

Scripture at Sunrise 5.25.09

“Brothers, pray for us. Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.”  -1 Thessalonians 5:25-26

We, the people at the Next Conference, trust you had a wonderful day in the Lord at New Life yesterday! 

Since the church secretary is presently in Baltimore for the conference, there was no way she could post her notes from yesterday’s New Life messages as she normally does every Monday on the blog. 

Therefore, she leaves you with a few links from what the Next-ers have been hearing over the past few days.  You are encouraged to leave YOUR notes from today’s NLBC messages in the comment section!  🙂

Visit the conference website.
View official summaries of Next conference messages.
View videos
Listen to conference message audio.
Follow the conference on Twitter.

Scripture @ Sunrise 2.2.09

It was another great Sunday at New Life Baptist Church (always in the Lord)!  Here’s your brief recap, which by no means does the day any justice.  Get a CD if you had to miss it for some reason. 

Devotion (Steve Dawson)
The Character of Genuine Saving Faith
There’s not a verse that sums it up, they’re all sooooo good! 

Sunday School (Steve Dawson)
“It was Caiaphas who had advised the Jews that it would be expedient that one man should die for the people.” -John 18:14
The reason Christ was born was to die.

Sunday Morning Sermon (Pastor Steve Wainright)
“So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.  May you be strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy…” -Colossians 1:10-11
*Know God’s Word if you want to be filled with the knowledge of His will.
*How can we walk worthy of God? (I John 2:6; I Peter 2:21)

Sunday Evening Sermon (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
*Tabernacle: Courtyard (People)>Holy Place (Priest)>Most Holy Place (High Priest)
God tore down the middle wall through Christ!
*Before you can approach GOd, you have to deal with your sin. 
*The altar represents God’s holiness, His justice, His hate for sin.
*At the altar, you’d probably see blood, representing God’s wrath. 
*There must be a sacrifice to approach God. 
*Christ is the propitiation for our sins. (Romans 3:25)
*The Perfect Lamb became the Perfect Priest and also became the Perfect Altar!
*Since He has done so much for us, how then shall we live?  (Romans 12:1) As living sacrifices. 

AMEN and amen!  Happy Monday!  :o)

Scripture @ Sunrise 1.26.09

Wow, what a day!  Where do I even start?!  I was once again humbled by the mercies of God, which is always good!  I guess I’ll just give you a little morsel of what I learned today from each message I heard.  Ok, so you know it was a really good day when even have to include the devotion!  :o) 

DEVOTION by Roger Harden on Romans 1
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.  For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.”  -Romans 1:18-19
His devotion reminded me of some of my newest favorite song lyrics: Before the Throne of God Above.

SUNDAY SCHOOL by Steve Dawson
But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.” -John 17:13
Don’t ask me how I picked one verse out of this chapter.  I don’t know.  What stuck out to me in this verse is part of our joy comes from thinking about all the promises of John 17!

SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE by Bro. Harold Bratcher, missionary to Brazil
“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus…” -Philippians 2:7 (be sure to read the rest!)
This passage is always breathtaking to me and there is just too much to write about. 

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”  -Hebrews 10:24-25  (Read all the passages Wayne read.)
What an encouragement Bro. Wayne was to me tonight.  He definitely practiced what he preached.  A few of those questions to ask yourself:
*Have you provoked someone? 
*Have you considered someone?  (remember considerate is opposite of inconsiderate)
*Have you considered everyone? 
*Have you exhorted anyone?
*Have you urged anyone in their walk with the Lord?
*Have you forsaken anyone? 

What a great way to start the week, people!  :o)

Summing Up Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008

Here are pictures of my notes from yesterday.  I tried typing out the main points and such, but I couldn’t get it to look like what I wanted it to.  So, if for some reason you don’t have any notes from yesterday’s messages to review, I give you these.  But, please do not use these as an excuse not to take notes.  :o)  I can’t imagine not taking notes, but I guess that’s just my personal preference!!!!

Let me know if these are beneficial to you or start some discussion about what the Lord opened your eyes to in the comments below!  Thanks!

Summing Up Sunday

What a great day in the Lord we had yesterday! 

My Sunday started off with a momentous occasion: I beat my dad to church for the first time ever (so it was only by a few seconds, but it still counts)! 

Steve D. brought an encouraging Sunday School lesson, as always.  It was from 2 Timothy 2.  He mainly focused on the first two verses and discussed different ways to guard the Gospel.  (1. Through strength given through grace.  2. Through delegation.  3. Through suffering.) 

Then my dad preached on “The Priesthood of the Believer,” from 1 Peter 2:5 and 9, emphasizing direct access to God, a privilege indeed!  He also talked about our function as priests: to offer up spiritual sacrifices. 

Nick and Jennie

After that, I went to lunch with all the Sparkseseses, Travis, Nick, and Jennie at Wendy’s before heading to the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore for services there.  There were probably about 20 people in attendance (once again, guesstimation is not my forte).  Bro. Wayne brought an excellent message from 1 Kings 18, showing the power of God. 


Horses on the way back from the Nursing Home

After a few minutes at home and giving a flute lesson, I returned to church for the evening service.  What a wonderful surprise!  The Hatchers were there when I arrived!  Their presence was an extra-special blessing that added a whole new layer of memories to my day. 

The Hatchers

My dad preached from Exodus 16:21 and on.  He emphasized that the Promised Land is resting in Jesus Christ and talked about the importance of the Sabbath.  As if all this was not enough excitement for one day, John and Sarah C. both came forward for baptism!  What a blessing!  They will be baptized along with Hannah on May 18! 

My family and I ended the day with a trip to Bob Evans.  We had a wonderful time of fellowship with the Hatchers, Rileys, Rings, Jennie, and John!  It’s a good thing the service was a tad slow (she was new!)…that gave us more time to talk! 

Me with the Hatchers

I’ll leave you with a couple of pictures from Stella’s Baby Shower that was on Saturday… 


Robin in Becky\'s Flowers


Stella\'s Baby Shower