-Give thanks to God for many good things we enjoy and daily blessings.
-Pray the Lord would supply the needs of those in the congregation at Westminster and guide us as we help those destitute and suffering.
Especially those we have met in the pandemic. (Numbers 6.24-26.)
Sunday morning at 11:00am in church (also available online via Facebook)
Sunday evening at 7:00pm in church (also available online via Facebook)
Bible study and prayer
Wednesday at 7:00pm - in church (also available online via Facebook)
Lunch hour service
Thursday between 1:00 and 1:30pm in church (also available online via Facebook)
Saturday morning at 10:00am - meeting in church for prayer before going to Victoria Street (opposite Church Hall - outside big Boots store).
Preface - Jephthah, the son of Gilead by a strange woman, is thrust out from home by his brethren, At the breaking out of the war the elders of
Gilead appeal to him to command them, and covenant to make him their head. His embassy to the king of Ammon, which proveth fruitless. His vow.
He overcometh the Ammonites. His daughter cometh to meet him, with whom he doeth according to his vow.
Preface - Great dissentions arise about circumcising the Gentiles: Paul and Barnabas are sent to consult the apostles and elders at Jerusalem.
The matter is debated in a council there; Peter declareth his opinion: Paul and Barnabas report the miracles they had wrought among the
Gentiles. James pronounceth sentence in favour of the Gentiles, requiring of them abstinence only in a few particulars. Letters are sent
with the determination by messengers to the churches, which are received with joy. Paul and Barnabas propose to visit together the churches
they had planted, but disagree, and travel different ways.
A Puritan Catechism
Q30-What is effectual calling?
A - Effectual calling is the work of God's Spirit, whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ,
and renewing our wills, he does persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ freely offered to us in the gospel
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
A Spiritual Mind
But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2 v 16
Now, every believer has the mind of Christ formed in him. He thinks as Christ does: 'This is the spirit of a sound mind' (2 Timothy 1 v 7). This is being
of the same mind in the Lord. I do not mean that a believer has the same all-seeing mind, the same infallible judgement concerning everything,
as Christ has; but up to his light he sees things as Christ does.
He sees sin as Christ does. Christ sees sin to be evil and bitter. He sees it to be filthy and abominable, its pleasures all a delusion. He sees it
to be awfully dangerous. He sees the inseparable connection between sin and suffering. So does a believer.
He sees the gospel as Christ does. Christ sees amazing glory in the gospel, the way of salvation which He Himself has wrought out. It appears a
most complete salvation to Him, most free, most glorifying to God and happy for man. So does the believer.
He sees the world as Christ does. Christ knows what is in man. He looked on this world as vanity compared with the smile of His Father. It's riches,
its honours, its pleasures, appeared not worth a sigh. He saw it passing away. So does the believer.
He sees time as Christ did. 'I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh when no man can work' - 'I come quickly.
' So does a believer look at time.
He sees eternity as Christ does. Christ looked at everything in the light of eternity. 'In my Father's house are many mansions.' Everything is valuable
in Christ's eyes, only as it bears on eternity. So with believers.