-Give thanks to God that we have good news of salvation to tell that the repentant sinner might have everlasting life through Jesus Christ. (John 3.16.)
-Pray the Lord would bless the Gospel outreach by the church in Westminster. Both on Saturday mornings and at services.
-Pray the Lord would work in the contacts we have made both on Saturday mornings and at services; through personal conversations and online contacts.
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 - The queen of Sheba cometh to see Solomon. Her admiration of his wisdom and magnificence. Her presents to him. Solomon's yearly revenue in gold. His golden targets and shields. His throne of ivory. His rich vessels. Strangers bring him presents out of respect to his wisdom. His chariots and horsemen. The plenty of silver and cedars in his time. Horses, chariots, and linen yarn brought out of Egypt.
1 Kings 10
Preface - Paul saluteth the Philippians, and testifieth his thankfulness to God for their uninterrupted fellowship in the gospel: his affection for them, and prayers for their spiritual improvement.
He informeth them that his bonds at Rome had turned out to the advancement of the gospel, which many were thereby induced to preach, though with different views: that considering how serviceable his life might be to the cause of Christ, though for himself it were happier to die, he was doubtful in his choice: but that he knew he should soon be at liberty to visit them again for their comfort. He exhorteth them to walk worthy of their profession, and to be steady and unanimous in the faith, for which they had already been fellowsufferers with him.
Daily Light - Morning
The meek will he teach his way.
Blessed are the meek.
I returned and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill. - A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
Unto thee life I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God. - Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.
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.
When he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth.
Ps. 25.9; Mt. 5.5
Ex. 9.11; Pro. 16.9
Ps. 123.1-2; Ps. 143.8
2 Chr. 20.12
Daily Light - Evening
O Lord GOD...
With thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.
Thou blessest, O LORD, and it shall be blessed for ever. - The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. - When thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: and thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just. - Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of teh world: for I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
The LORD God is a sun and shield.
2 Sa. 7.29; 1 Chr. 17.27; Pro. 10.22
Ac. 20.35; Lu. 14.13-14; Mt. 25.34-36
A Puritans Catechism
Q17 - Wherein consists the sinfulness of that state whereinto man fell?
A - The sinfulness of that state whereinto man fell consists in the guilt of Adam's first sin, the want of original righteousness, and the corruption of his whole nature, which is commonly called original sin; together with all actual transgressions which proceed from it.
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
A new name
To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice; and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. - John 10 v 3
This first of all, shows the complete knowledge he has of the sheep. You remember Zaccheus, when he was a stray sheep, Christ said to him when he was in the tree, 'Come down; for today I must abide at thine house.' You remember Nathaniel, when a stray sheep under the fig-tree, 'he saw him.' You remember, after His resurrection, He saw Mary and said to her, 'Mary'; and she turned herself, and said unto Him, 'Rabboni: which is to say, Master.' So it is still, Ministers do not know you; elders do not know you; but Christ knows you, and He calls His own sheep by name, and they follow Him. And this implies, also, the love of Christ. You know when you love one, you love their name. Christ does not only know you, but He calls you by His name. He called Bethany, 'the town of Mary and her sister Martha.' Christ loves the names of those for whom He died. Your names are graven on His heart, and on the palms of His hands; and this shows He changes their names. He said to Abraham, 'Thy name shall no more be called Abram, but Abraham shall thy name be.' And you remember he said of Peter, 'Thy name shall be called Peter,' which means a stone, And it is said of the Jews, 'I have called thee by my name, thou art mine.' So it implies that they get a new name, that is, a new nature. And, when we come to the temple above, He says, 'Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out; and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God; and I will write upon him my new name.' And you that are of the world, if you will come, you will get a new name.