-Give thanks to God for the Bible, its inspiration and preservation for us to read it today. (2 Timothy 3.16, Proverbs 30.5.)
-Give thanks to God that we have easy access to the Scripture in English, i our mother tongue.
-Pray the Lord would bless us as we study the Bible through the ministry this coming year. That as we work through a book of the Bible the Lord would continue to help us to grasp God's truth.
-Pray for the Lunchtime outreach service and those who attend; pray that more from the offices nearby and Christians who commute are able to join us.
Sunday morning at 11:00am in church (also available to view online via Facebook)
Sunday evening at 6:30pm in church (also available to view online via Facebook)
Bible study and prayer
Wednesday evening at 7:00pm in church (also available to view online via Facebook)
(Wednesday)-Scripture reading will be - Romans 8 (walking in the Spirit)
Lunch hour service
Thursday between 1:00 and 1:30pm in church (also available to view online via Facebook)
Saturday morning at 10:00am in church for prayer before going to Victoria Street
(opposite Town Hall - outside large Boots store)
Preface - Abimelech conspireth with the Shechemites, murdereth his brethren and is made king. Jotham's parable of the trees,
whereby he reproacheth the men of Shechem with ingratitude, and foretelleth their ruin. The Shechemites conspire
with Gaal against Abimelech.
Zebul sendeth Abimelech notice thereof; who overcometh them, and soweth their city with salt. The Shechemites retire to an hold of the god
Berith, and are burned therein. Abimelech is slain at Thebez by a woman with a piece of millstone. Jotham's curse is fulfilled.
Preface - Barnabas and Saul, being set apart with fasting and prayer, are sent forth by the Holy Ghost to the work of their calling. At Paphos Elymas the
sorcerer opposing the gospel is smitten with blindness, and the deputy Sergius Paulus converted to the faith.
Paul and his company come to
Antioch in Pisida: Paul preacheth Christ, and the necessity of faith in him unto justification. The Gentiles desire to hear the word again:
many are converted. The envious Jews gainsay and blaspheme: the apostles profess to turn to the Gentiles, of whom many believe.
The hews raise a persecution, and expel Paul and Barnabas, who go to Iconium.
A Puritans Catechism
Q28 - How are we made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ?
A - We are made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ, by the effectual application of it to us by his Holy Spirit.
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
Consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus. Hebrews 3 v 1
Oh, brethren, could you and I pass this day through these heavens, and see what is now going on in the sanctuary above, - could you see what the
child of God now sees who died last night, - could you see the Lamb with the scars of His five deep wounds in the very midst of the throne,
surrounded by all the odours, - could you see the many angels round about the throne, whose number is ten thousand times ten thousand,
and thousands of thousands, all singing, 'Worthy is the Lamb that was slain,' - and were one of these angels to tell you, 'This is He that undertook
the cause of lost sinners; He undertook to be the second Adam, - the man in their stead; and lo! there He is upon the throne of heaven; -
consider Him, - look long and earnestly upon His wounds - upon His glory, - and tell me, do you think it would be safe to trust Him?
Do you think His sufferings and obedience will have been enough? - Yes, yes, every should exclaims, Lord, it is enough! Lord, stay thy hand!
Show me no more, for I can bear no more. Oh, rather let me ever stand and gaze upon the almighty, all-worthy, all-divine Saviour, till my soul
drink in complete assurance that His work undertaken for sinners is a finished work! Yes, though the sins of all the
world were on my one
wicked head, still I could not doubt that His work is complete, and that I am quite safe when I believe in Him.