“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)
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!
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)