- 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 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 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 - Elisha multiplieth a poor widow's oil in order to pay her debts. He is hospitably entertained by a Shunammite woman, and in repayment obtaineth a son for her. The child dieth, and is restored to life at Elisha's prayer. He healeth the deadly pottage at Gilgal. He miraculously satisfieth an hundred men with twenty barley loaves.
2 Kings 4
Preface - The salutation. Timothy is put in mind of the charge before given him by Paul. The end of the commandment is charity, from which some had turned aside to teach the law which they understood not. The scope of the law was to condemn wickedness, which is the design of the gospel also. Paul blesseth God for calling him to the ministry notwithstanding his great demerit, whereby all penitent sinners that believe are assured of mercy through Christ. He urgeth Timothy to a due discharge of his trust, warning him of some who had deserted the truth, of whom Hymenaeus and Alexander had been delivered by hi unto Satan.
1 Timothy 1
Daily Light - Morning
A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. - Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith. - Godliness with contentment is great gain...having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain. - Give us this day our daily bread.
Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? - When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing. - Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Lu. 12.15; Ps. 37.16; Pro. 15.16; 1 Tim. 6.6,8
Pro. 30.8-9; Mt. 6.11
Mt. 6.25; Lu, 22.35; He. 13.5
Daily Light - Evening
It is the spirit that quickeneth
The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. - That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. - Not by works or righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.
If any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God. - Reckon ye...yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Jn. 6.63; 1 Co. 15.45; Jn. 3.6; Titus 3.5
Ga. 2.20; Ro. 6.11
A Puritans Catechism
Q33 - What is adoption?
A - Sanctification is the work of God's free grace, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness.
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
Blessings out of buttetings
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. - John 16 v 33
It is one of the laws of Christ's kingdom, 'We must, through much tribulation, enter into the kingdom of God.' We must not reckon upon a smooth road to glory, but it will be a short one. How glad I am that you have 'received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.' Cleave closely to Jesus, that you may not have to say in a little , 'O that I had affliction back again to quicken me in prayer, and make me lie at His feet.'
Trials make the promise sweet,
Trials give new life to prayer;
Trial bring me to His feet,
Lay me low and keep me there.