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Scripture at Sunrise 11.11.2020

“Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day.” -Psalm 86:3

We need to be in a constant state of prayer, constantly talking to the Lord, bringing requests before the Lord, and praising Him all day long. -Steve Dawson

(excerpt from Sunday Evening sermon from Psalm 86)

Scripture at Sunrise 5.18.09

Sunday School Devotion | Matthew 1-2 | Bro. Wayne Sparks
“…He did as the angel of the Lord commanded him…” -Matthew 1:24
Joseph was the first adoptive father.  He was obedient to the Word of God and the Lord provided for them at the first baby shower in the Bible: Matthew 2:11! 
Wayne with Joshua SS Devo
Sunday School | Esther 8-10 | Bro. Steve Dawson
Read Esther 8 to find a lot of parallels to the Gospel! 
1) vs. 8- When we sin, God puts a seal that cannot be humanly reversed. (Ezekiel 4:9, James 2:10, Romans 2:12…)
2) vs. 9- Like Mordecai sent the message out (hastily), we should do the same. vs. 10- The Gospel message is a message that has the irreversible stamp of the King.  (Matthew 28:19, Ephesians 1:18, Ephesians 4:30)
3) vs. 10-14- There was an escape made through the blood of Christ (Romans 5:16-17)
4) vs. 15-17- Rejoice in your salvation as the Jews did. (Luke 10:19, John 16:22, Revelation 12:12)

Sunday Morning | Colossians 3:12 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience…” -Colossians 3:12
Because of Christ’s great love in choosing us, we change our stinky clothes (Romans 13:14). 
Character Traits of a Christian:
1)Bowels of Mercy=Compassion (a deep concern and inward affection that moves us to action). 
Touch the untouchable.  Embrace the unembraceable.  Love the unloveable. 
2)Kindness=treating people with honor and respect no matter how they treat you. 
3)Humble-minded=lowly-minded
Attain this by acknowledging the sovereignty of God and recognizing His great grace!
4)Meekness=gentleness; soft and calm…lower your voice!  A soft answer turns away wrath.
5)Longsuffering=taking a long time to get hot=patient
Give someone time and room to grow.  Look at how patient God has been with you! 

Sunday Evening | Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 | Missionary John Mark Hatcher
“Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, ’Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.’”  -Matthew 13:30 

Chill out!
Stop judging.  We are not the judges, we are the rescuers.  God did not call us to make everybody stop smoking, drinking, etc., He called us to spread the Good News! 
Drop in!
Jesus dropped us into the dirt.  We are the seeds He has scattered!  How many friends do you have outside of your church?  Drop in the soil.  You never know who God is going to save.  It will be miserable for you in the soil. 
Sprout up and bloom!
Seek to live a life that adorns the Gospel…that attracts people and makes them want what you have.  Be careful not to be tempted while in the soil.  Strengthen your walk with Christ. 
Harvest!
The Lord will gather in those He has redeemed!

Wainrights and JMJ Hatchers

Scripture at Sunrise 3.2.09

Happy 12th Anniversary! 
Here’s just a little recap of what the Lord taught me while His word was expounded yesterday. 

Sunday School (Steve Dawson-Ezra 1)
“In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom and also put it in writing…” -Ezra 1:1
This verse encouraged me to pray for our President (a command in I Timothy 2:1-4) because it truly is the Lord that turns the heart of the king (Proverbs 21:1) and He has before, so why not now?! 

Morning Service (Pastor Steve Wainright- Colossians 1:23-25)
“Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church…”  -Colossians 1:24
Paul is suffering in prison because of his great love for Jesus Christ that has produced a deep love for the Jews (Romans 10). 
It is not how broad your mission field is, but how DEEP it is. 

Evening Service (Roger Harden – Romans 1:14-19; 5:8-11)
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”  -Romans 1:16
vs. 14- Paul is in debt to the guy picking up the garbage and in debt to a professor at UK.  The Gospel is not a respecter of persons.  Paul will share the Gospel with Agrippa or with his cellmates. 
Some of Bro. Roger’s Quotable Quotes
We as believers sometimes forget just how wretched we really are. 
We don’ walk away from the cross at our conversion.  We need to continue to gaze upon it. 
The Gospel doesn’t need to be dressed up. 
Rejoice in your salvation! 
Though we are not experiencing what saints in Heaven are right now, we are just as secure as they are! 

Make the world background music and focus on glorifying God. 

For those who are wondering, the pictures from yesterday will be up ASAP!  Praise the Lord for such a wonderful day celebrating His finished work on the cross and the work He has done at NLBC!

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)