Prayer - Friday
- Give thanks to God for many good things we enjoy and daily blessings.
- Pray the Lord would supply the needs of those in the congregation at Westminster and guide us as we help those destitute and suffering. Especially those we have met in the pandemic. (Numbers 6.24-26.)
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 - Artaxerxes, understanding the cause of Nehemiah's sadness sendeth him with letters and a commission to build the wall of Jerusalem. Nehemiah delivereth the letters, and to the grief of the enemies of the Jews cometh to Jerusalem. He vieweth the state of the walls secretly by night. He encourageth the Jews to build in spite of the scorn of their enemies.
Preface - King Herod persecuteth the Christians killeth James, and imprisoneth Peter, who upon the prayers of the church is delivered by an angel. Herod, in his pride assuming the glory due to God, is smitten by an angel, and dieth miserably. After his death the word of God prospereth. Barnabas and Saul return to Antioch.
Daily Light - Morning
The only wise God our Saviour.
Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. - Canst thou by searching find out God? Canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?
We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory. - The mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: to the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. - The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
Jude 25; 1 Co. 1.30; Job 11.7-8
1 Co. 2.7; Eph. 3.9-10
Jas. 1.5; Jas. 3.17
Daily Light - Evening
When shall I arise, and the night be gone?
Watchman, what of the night? The watchman said, The morning cometh.
Yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. He shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds.
I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also... Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you.
Let all thine enemies perish, O LORD: but let them that love him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might. - Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
There shall be no night there.
Job 7.4; Isa. 21.11-12
He. 10.37; 2 Sa. 23.4
Judg. 5.31; 1 Th. 5.5
A Puritans Catechism
Q32 - What is justification?
A - Justification is an act of God's free grace, wherein he pardons all our sins, and accepts us as righteous in his sight, only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and received by faith alone.
BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH
Of Repentance unto Life and Salvation
Such of the elect that are converted at riper years, having sometime lived in the state of nature, and therein served divers pleasures, God in their effectual calling gives them repentance to life.1
1 Titus 3:2–5
Robert Murray Mc'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
When the soul faints
And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. - Hebrews 12 vs 5 & 6
Ah! it is a sad thing when the soul faints under the rebukes of God. They wee intended to lead you deeper into Christ, into a fuller enjoyment of God. Faint not when thou art rebuked of Him. When a soul comes to Christ, he expects to be led to heaven in a green, soft pathway, without a thorn. On the contrary, he is led into darkness. Poverty stares him in the face, or bereavement writes him childless, or persecutions embitter his life; and now his soul remembers the wormwood and the gall. He forgets the love and wisdom that are dealing with him; he says: "I am the man that hath seen affliction. The Lord hath forsaken me, and my God hath forgotten me."