Prayer - Thursday
- Give thanks to God that we are part of a global church mad up of true Christians across the world.
- Give thanks to God for the freedoms we have to share the Gospel in England and pray that it may continue.
- Pray for missionaries across the world who are seeking to preach the Gospel and establish a faithful church.
- Pray for those in persecuted countries who have to meet in secret. Even those who are now in prison for their faith. Give thanks to God that we are part of a global church made up of true Christians across the world.
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 Jews, assisted by the rulers through fear of Mordecai's power, slay their enemies, and the ten sons of Haman among the rest. Ahasuerus at the request of Esther granteth to the Jews at Shushan another day of slaughter, and causeth Haman's sons to be hanged. The two days of Purim are made anniversary festivals in commemoration of this deliverance.
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.
Daily Light - Morning
Whom having not seen, ye love.
We walk by faith, not by sight. - We love him, because he first loved us. - And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love: and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. - In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise. - God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. - Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
1 Pe. 1.8; 2 Co. 5.7; 1 Jn. 4.19; 1 Jn. 4.16; Eph. 1.13; Col. 1.27
1 Jn. 4.20
Jn. 20.29; Ps. 2.12
Daily Light - Evening
The LORD OUR RIGHTROUSNESS.
We are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.
I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only. - I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him. - To her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord...that I may win Christ, and be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that with is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.
Jer. 23.6; Isa. 64.6
Ps. 71.16; Isa. 61.10
Lu. 15.22; Rev. 19.8
A Puritans Catechism
Q51 - How is the sabbath to be sanctified?
A - The sabbath is to be sanctified by a holy resting all that day, even from such worldly employments and recreations as are lawful on other days; and spending the whole time in the public and private exercise of God's worship, except so much as is to be taken up in works of necessity and mercy.
BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH
Of the Law of God
The same law that was first written in the heart of man continued to be a perfect rule of righteousness after the fall,4 and was delivered by God upon Mount Sinai, in ten commandments, and written in two tables, the four first containing our duty towards God, and the other six, our duty to man.5
4 Rom. 2:14–15
5 Deut. 10:4
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
The love of Christ
And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. - Ephesians 3 v 19
Paul says: 'The love of Christ passeth knowledge.' It is like the blue sky, into which you may see clearly, but the real vastness of which you cannot measure. It is like the deep, deep sea, into whose bosom you can look a little way, but its depths are unfathomable. It has a breadth without a bound, length without end, height without top, and depth without bottom. If holy Paul said this, who was so deeply taught in divine things, who had been in the third heaven and seen the glorified face of Jesus, how much more may we, poor and weak believers, look into that love and say: It passeth knowledge!