-Give thanks to God for salvation and the redemption that is found alone through Jesus Christ.
-Give thanks to God for granting us particular skills and abilities that we might fulfil our vocations (jobs, studies, family responsibilities and time we spend alone). (Ecclesiastes 9.10, Ephesians 6.6)
-Pray for the Lord's blessing on the working week for us and all in the congregation.
-Pray the Lord would grant us grace to be good ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5.20)
Sunday morning at 11:00am in church (also online via Facebook)
Sunday evening at 6:30pm in church (also online via Facebook)
Study bible and prayer
Wednesday evening at 7:00pm in church (also online via Facebook)
Lunch hour service
Thursday between 1:00pm and 1:30pm in church (also online via Facebook)
Saturday morning at Victoria Street (outside the big Boots store) for 10:30am (opposite Town Hall - No. 64). Afterwards we go back to church for prayer.
Preface - The Israelites are smitten by the Philistines at Eben-ezer. They fetch the ark to the terror of their enemies; but are smitten again, the ark taken, and the two sons of Eli slain. Upon hearing the news Eli falleth backward, and breaketh his neck. The wife of Phinehas through grief falleth in labour, is delivered of I-chabod, and dieth.
1 Samuel 4
Preface - Abraham himself was justified by faith: which was imputed to him for righteousness before circumcision, that he might be the common father of believers, whether circumcised or not. The promise was not given him through the law; else had it been void from the very nature of the law; but being of faith by grace is sure to all the destined seed, and not to those of the law only. The acceptableness of Abraham's faith; which stands recorded not for his sake only, but for the sake of all who shall profess a like faith in God through Christ.
A Puritans Catechism
Q47 - Which is the third commandment?
A - The third commandment is, Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
A New creature
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shalt be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. - John 14 v 21.
You are greatly mistaken if you think that to be a Christian is merely to have certain views and convictions and spiritual delights. This is all well; but if it leads not to a devoted life, I fear it is a delusion. 'If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature.'