-Give thanks to God for salvation and the redemption that is found alone through Jesus Christ.
-Give thanks to God for granting us particular skills and abilities that we might full fill our vocations (jobs, studies, family responsibilities and time we spend alone). (Ecclesiastes 9.10, Ephesians 6.6)
-Pray for the Lord's blessing on the working week for us and all in the congregation.
-Pray the Lord would grant us grace to be good ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5.20)
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 and 1:30pm
Saturday morning in church for prayer before heading off to Victoria Street (opposite Church Hall-outside the big Boots store) for 10:30am
Preface - Gideon's army of thirty-two thousand is by God's direction reduced to three hundred. He is sent into the enemy's camp by night, where he is encouraged by hearing a dream told with its interpretation. He divideth his army into three companies, giving to each man a trumpet, and a lamp in a pitcher. On his approach the Midianites ae thrown into confusion and put to flight. The Epkhraimites take Oreb and Zeeb, and put them to death.
Preface - Pete, being accused for conversing with the Gentiles, maketh his defence; the church is satisfied, and glorifieth God. The gospel having spread as far as Phenice, Cyprus, and Antioch, Barnabus is sent thither, who fetcheth Saul from Tarsus; Many people are taught at Antioch, where the disciples are first called Christians. Agabus prophesieth a dearth; the disciples send relief from Antioch to the brethren in Judaea by Barnabus and Saul.
A Puritans Catechism
Q26 - Wherein did Christ's humiliation consist?
A - Christ's humiliation consisted in his being born, and that in a low condition, made under the law, undergoing the miseries of this life, the wrath of God, and the cursed death of the cross, in being buried, and continuing under the power of death for a time.
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily devotional Readings
Heaven began on earth
Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Revelation 1 vs 5-6
Some have thought this to be one of the songs of heaven. They have thought that, even before John's eye penetrated into the wonders of the upper world, its song of joy and ecstasy burst upon his ear - 'Unto Him that loved us.' This is evidently a mistake. It is the song of John - banished - poor - in trial and tribulation - an exiled man upon a lonely rock of the sea - a man who had his heaven begun on earth; 'Unto Him that loved us.' It has got the fragrance and melody of heaven about it. Believers, do not fear a suffering lot. Do not fear though you be taken to a lone sick-bed, or a lone rock dashed by the eternal waves of ocean. If you really know Jesus and have tasted and seen the grace that is in Christ, you may begin the song now, 'Unto Him that loved us.'