-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 ae able to join us.
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 - John 14:27
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 7) - The sons of Issachar. The sons of Benjamin; of Naphtali; of Manasseh. The sons of Ephraim, who were slain by the men of Gath. The subsequent posterity of Ephraim by Beriah. Their habitations. The sons of Asher.
Preface 8) - The sons and chief men of Benjamin, and Jonathan.
1 Chronicles 7-8
Preface - The nature of faith, and its acceptableness with God, set forth in the examples of many excellent persons of old time.
Daily Light - Morning
Sanctify them through thy truth:
thy word is truth.
Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom.
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
When wisdom entereth into thin heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; discrection shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee.
My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined. Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food. - I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. - If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Jn. 17.17; Jn. 15.3; Col. 3.16
Job 23.11-12; Ps. 119.99;
Daily Light - Evening
Fellowcitizens with the saints.
Ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect.
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. - Our conversation (Greek citizenship) is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ; who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. - The Father...hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.
As strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.
Eph. 2.19; He. 12.22-23
He. 11.13; Phil. 3.20-21; Col. 1.12,13
1 Pe. 2.11
A Puritans Catechism
Q57 - Which is the seventh commandment?
A - The seventh commandment is, thou shalt not commit adultery.
The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith
Of The Holy Scriptures
Chapter 3 - Paragraph 3
By the decree of God, for the manifestation of His glory, some men and angels are predestinated, or foreordained to eternal life through Jesus Christ, 7) God to the praise of His glorious grace, 8) God others being left to act in their sin to their just condemnation, to the praise of His glorious justice. 9)
7) 1 Tim. 5.21; Matt. 25:34 8) Eph. 1:5-6 9) Rom. 9:22-23; Jude 4
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
The world crucified to the believer
But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. - Galatians 6 v 14
The world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. - 'If any man be in Christ Jesus, he is a new creature.' When the blind beggar of Jericho got his eyes opened by the Lord, this world was all changed to him, and he to the world. So it was with Paul. No sooner did he rise from his knees, with the peace of Jesus in his heart, than the world got its death blow in his eyes. As he hurried over the smooth stones of the streets of Damascus, or looked down from the flat roof of his house upon the lovely gardens on the banks of the Abana, the world and all its dazzling show seemed to his eye a poor, shrivelled, crucified thing. Once it was his all. Once its soft and slippery flatteries were pleasant as music to his ear. Riches, beauty, pleasure, all that the natural eye admires, his heart was once set upon; but the moment he believed on Jesus all these began to die. True, they were not dead, but they were nailed to a cross. They no more had that living attraction for him they once had; and now every day they began to lose their power. As a dying man on the cross grows weaker and weaker every moment, while his heart's blood trickles from the deep gashes in his hands and feet, so the world, that was once his all, began to lose every moment its attractive power. He tasted so much sweetness in Christ, in pardon, access to God, the smile of God, the indwelling Spirit, that the world became every day a more tasteless world to him.