Prayer - Wednesday
-Give thanks to God for the Bible, its inspiration and preservation for us to read it today. (2 Timothy 3.16, Proverbs 30.5.)
-Give thanks to God that we have easy access to the Scripture in English, in our mother tongue.
-Pray the Lord would bless us as we study the Bible the Lord would continue to help us to grasp God's truth.
-Pray for the Lunchtime outreach service and those who attend; pray that more from the offices nearby and Christians who commute are able to join us.
Sunday morning at 11:00am in church (also available online via Facebook)
Sunday evening at 6:30pm in church (also available online via Facebook)
Bible study and prayer
Wednesday evening at 7:00pm in church (also available online via Facebook)
(Wednesday evening) Scripture reading Isaiah 40 - The incomparableness of God
Lunch hour service
Thursday afternoon between 1:00pm and 1:30pm in church (also available online via Facebook)
Saturday morning at Victoria Street (outside the big Boots store) for 10:30am (across the road from Town Hall - No. 64). Afterwards we go back to church for prayer.
Preface - Joash reigneth well all the days of Jehoiada. His care and orders for the repairs of the temple. Jehoiada's death and honourable burial. Joash seduced by the flattering homage of his princes falleth away to idolatry, and putteth to death Zechariah the son of Jehoiada for reproving him by the Spirit of God. Joash isspoiled by the Syrians, and slain by a conspiracy of his servants. Amaziah succeedeth him.
2 Chronicles 24
Preface - John is commanded to measure the temple, all but the outer court. The two witnesses that shall prophesy: their power: the beast shall fight against them, and kill them: they shall lie unburied three and a half days,and then rise again, and ascend into heaven. A great earthquake. The second woe past. The seventh trumpet sounded: the heaveenly choir celebrate the glories of God's kingdom.
Daily Light - Morning
He hath chosen us in him
before the foundation of the world.
That we should be holy and without blame before him in love.
God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: whereunto he called you...to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. - Whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the imjage of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. - Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blook of Jesus Christ.
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heartout of your flesh, and I willl give you an heart of flesh. -God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
Eph. 1.4; Eph. 1.4
2 Th. 2.13-14; Ro. 8.29-30; 1 Pe. 1.2
Ezek. 36.26; 1 Th. 4.7
Daily Light - Evening
If the LORD would make windows in heaven, might this thing be?
Have faith in God. - Without faith it is impossible to please him. - With God all things are possible.
Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver?
My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. - Prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear. - LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power.
But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us.
2 Ki. 7.2; Mk. 11.22; He. 11.6; Mt. 19.26
Isa. 55.8-9; Mal. 3.10
Isa. 59.1; 2 Chr. 14.11
2 Co. 1.9-19
A Puritans Catechism
Q9 - What is the work of creation?
A - The work of creation is God's making all things of nothing, by the word of his power, in the space of six days, and all very good.
BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH
Of Christ the Mediator
This number and order of offices is necessary; for in respect of our ignorance, we stand in need of His prophetical office;44 and in respect of our alienation from God, and imperfection of the best of our services, we need His priestly office to reconcile us and present us acceptable unto God;45 and in respect to our averseness and utter inability to return to God, and for our rescue and security from our spiritual adversaries, we need His kingly office to convince, subdue, draw, uphold, deliver, and preserve us to His heavenly kingdom.46
44 John 1:18
45 Col. 1:21; Gal. 5:17
46 John 16:8; Ps. 110:3; Luke 1:74–75
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
A shield for sinners
Behold, God is my salvation; - Isaiah 12 v 2
If trembling sinners only knew the person who has undertaken to be a Saviour, it would dispel all their fears. He is the brightness of God's glory, and the express image of His person. He is the peerless, matchless Son of God that has undertaken to stand for us. He is the maker of the world, He that sees the end from the beginning. 'By him were all things made.' He made the sun, moon, and stars, He made the solid earth. He upholds all things by the word of His power.
Do you think He would fail in any undertaking? Do you think, if He engages to be a shield for sinners, that He will not be enough to cover them? Oh! be ashamed of your unbelief, and come under this infinite Shield. 'Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid.' Come, trembling soul, under this divine Shield, and you will find divine peace. Come under this Rock, and you will find rest for your weary souls. It matters not what sins you have; if you come to Christ, you shall have peace.