-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, in 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
Sunday evening at 6:30pm
Bible study and prayer
Wednesday evening at 7:00pm in church
Lunch hour service
Thursday between 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Saturday 10:00am in church; 10:30 on Victoria Street (opposite Town Hall - just outside the big Boots store).
Preface 16-The general borders of the sons of Joseph. The border of Ephram's inheritance. The Canaanites of Gezer are not driven out,
but become tributaries.
Preface 17-The lot of Manasseh. The case of Zelophehad's daughters. The coast of Manessah distinguished from that of Ephraim.
The Canaanites could not be wholly driven out, but those that remain are subject to tribute.
The children of Joseph petition for and obtain another lot.
Preface - The Psalmist exhorteth the celestial, the terrestrial, and the rational creatures, to praise God.
A Puritan's Catechism
Q16 Into what estate did the fall bring mankind?
A The fall brought mankind into a state of sin and misery.
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God makes A Path - Daily devotional Readings
Such is your declaration -
For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come. 1 Corinthians 1 v 26
The bride in the Song of Solomon says: 'As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons.
I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste'. So do you say in coming to the Lord's table:
I have found rest in the shade of Christ, His fruit is sweet to me; His way of pardon, His Spirit, His commands all are sweet to my taste.
When the maniac had the devils cast out, he sat at the feet of Jesus clothed, and in his right mind.
Once he bade Jesus depart: 'What have I to do with thee?' Now Christ is all. Such is your declaration at the Lord's Table.
When Paul was an unconverted man, he was a blasphemer - he breathed out threatenings. But when he got a taste of Jesus, he said,
'I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord.' Such is your declaration in taking that bread and wine.
Can you truly say that you have found the treasure, that you have sold all for it, that you have sat down under the shade of that apple tree,
and that you delight in His holy fruit; that you were once far from Christ, but now sitting at His fee; that you now preach the faith
which once you destroyed - that, like Paul, you glory only in teh cross of Christ? Can you say, in the sight of God, that Christ is you manna,
your sweet food, your peace, your all? Then you are welcome to the Lord's table.
'Eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.'