Prayer - Thursday
- Give thanks to God that we are part of a global church made 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)
(Thursday afternoon) Scripture reading - Romans 5 v 6-10
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 - Manasseh's wicked reign and great idolatry. Rejecting God's admonitions, he is carried captive to Babylon, where he humbleth himself before God, and is restored to his kingdom. He fortifieth his dominions, and putteth down idolatry, restoring the worship of the true God. His acts and prayer: he dieth; Amon succeedeth him. Amon's wicked reign; he isslain by his servants. The people slay the murderers, and make Josiah king.
2 Chronicles 33
Preface - God is praised in heaven for judging the great whore, and avenging the blood of his saints. The triumph because of the marriage of the Lamb. The angel, who shewed John these things, refuseth to be worshipped. The vision of the Word of God sitting upon a white horse, and followed by his armies. The fowls called to feast on the flesh of those that took part with the beast. The beast and the false prophet cast into the lake of fire and brimstone; and the rest slain.
Daily Light - Morning
Thy sins be forgiven thee.
I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. - Who can forgive sins but God only?
I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. - Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity. - Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity....?
God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. - The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. - Sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace... Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
Mk. 2.5; Jer. 31.34; Mk. 2.7
Isa. 43.25; Ps. 32.1-2; Mi. 7.18
Eph. 4.32; 1 Jn. 1.7-9
Ps. 103.12; Ro. 6.14,18
Daily Light - Evening
We would see Jesus.
Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.
The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. - I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. - Lo, I am wit you alway, even unto the end of the world.
Let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.
Now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face. - Having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better.
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
Jn. 12.21; Isa. 26.8
Mt. 18.20; Jn. 14.18; Mt. 28.20
1 Co. 13.12; Phil. 1.23
1 Jn. 3.2-3
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.
BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH
Of Effectual Calling
Elect infants dying in infancy are regenerated and saved by Christ through the Spirit;10 who works when, and where, and how He pleases;11 so also are all elect persons, who are incapable of being outwardly called by the ministry of the Word.
10 John 3:3,5–6
11 John 3:8
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
Hight time to wake out of sleep
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. - Romans 13 v 11
In these words, Paul tells believers that it is waking time; and I would just tell you, dear friends, the same. It is high time for you to awake out of sleep. There is a condition among Christians which may be called sleeping; like the ten virgins, they slumber and sleep. Ah! I fear there are many sleeping Christians among you. It is waking time, believer. Do you know what o'clock it is? You do not seem to know how near sun-rise it is.
I will now show you what it is to be sleeping Christians. It is to be one that has come to Christ, yet has fallen asleep in sin. Like the Church at Ephesus, they have left their first love. They do not retain that realisation of the Christ's preciousness - that freshness of believing. They have forgotten the fresh grasp of a Saviour. So it is with some among yourselves. You may have seen your sins; yet you have lost that fresh conviction of sin you once felt so deeply. You do not see such a beauty in Jesus. The more we look at Him, just the more we would look again. Earthly things pall upon the taste; but it is not so with things divine. They grow sweeter the oftener you use them. So every time you look at Jesus, He grows more precious. The rose is sweet, yet it loses its smell; but the lovely Rose of Sharon grows sweeter and sweeter. Earthly apples lose their taste; but the apple tree does not so - 'Stay me with the flagons, comfort me with apples, for I am sick of love.' Sleepy Christians, you have lost taste for the apples. Oh! is it not time for you to awake out of sleep? Believer, if you sleep on, you will soon doubt if ever you have come to Christ at all.