-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 through the ministry this coming year. That as we work through a book of 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)
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 - Ziba by presents and false suggestions obtaineth his master's inheritance. Shimei curseth David at Bahurim. David's patience and forbearance. Hushai insinuateth himself into Absalom's counsels. By Ahithophel's counsel Absalom openly goeth in to his father's concubines.
2 Samuel 16
Preface - Paul sheweth the reason why, though he knew the forwardness of the Corinthians, he had sent the brethren beforehand to make up their collections against his coming. He stirreth them up to give bountifully and cheerfully, as a likely means to increase their store, and as productive of many thanksgiving unto God.
2 Corinthians 9
A Puritans Catechism
Q82- What is meant by the words, "till he come," which are used by the apostle Paul in reference to the Lord's Supper?
A-They plainly teach us that our Lord Jesus Christ will come a second time; which is the joy and hope of all believers.
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in teh fear of God. - 2 Corinthians 7 v 1.
When a soul comes to close with Christ he is not made perfectly holy all at once: 'The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.' Just as you have seen the day struggling with the darkness, then with clouds, till the sun bursts forth in meridian splendour; so it is with the holiness of a Christian. Just as in the richest lands, after the deepest ploughing, weeds will still grow up among the corn; so, many roots of bitterness remain in the believer's heart.
Paul thanked God for the grace that was given to the Corinthians, that they came behind in no gift; and yet he says they had strife, and envy, and divisions, so that he could not call them spiritual, but carnal. So is it with every Christian heart. Weeds grow up in the best cultivated gardens. There is enough in Christ to supply all our need. It is our own fault that we are not holy as God is holy. It is not in Christ, but in ourselves that we are straitened. The shower of grace is plentiful enough, and more than enough; we do not open our mouths wide.
But every soul in Christ hates sin and pants after holiness. Nothing makes him pant more after God than corruption striving within. Paul never prayed more earnestly than when he had the thorn in his flesh. The thorn in the flesh makes us pant after God.