-Give thanks to God for those who have recently recovered from sickness.
-Pray for those who are sick or receiving treatment in our congregation.
-Pray that we each would walk close to God, putting off sins that easily beset us and that we would daily give thanks for our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. (1. John 1.3; Hebrews 12.1; 1 Thes 5.16.)
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 via Facebook)
(Wednesday evening) scripture reading: 1 Peter 5. 1-5
Lunch hour service
Thursday between 1:00pm and 1:30pm in church (also available via Facebook)
Saturday morning at Victoria Street (outside the big Boots store) for 10:30am (opposite Town Hall - No. 64). Afterwards we go back to church for prayer.
1 Samuel 5-Preface - The Philistines bring the ark into the house of Dagon at Ashdod. Dagon is cast down and broken in pieces before the ark. The men of Ashdod are smitten with emerods. The ark being carried to Gath, the men of Gath are smitten with the like plague; as also the men of Ekran, when the ark is brought thither.
1 Samuel 6-Preface - The Philistines bring the ark into the house of Dagon at Ashdod. Dagon is cast down and broken in pieces before the ark: The men of Ashdod are smitten with emerods. The ark being carried to Gath, the men of Gath are smitten with the like plague; as also the men of Ekron, when the ark is brought thither.
1 Samuel 5-6
Preface - Being justified by faith, we glory in our hope; and in present afflictions; from the past experience of God's love, looking with more assurance for final salvation: we glory in God also, to whom we are reconciled by Christ. As sin and death came upon all men by Adam, so the grace of God, which justifieth unto life, cometh more abundantly unto all mankind through Christ. Under the law sin abounded unto death; but grace hath much more abounded unto life.
A Puritans Catechism
Q48 - What is required in the third commandment?
A - The third commandment requires the holy and reverent use of God's names, titles, attributes, ordinances, Word, and works.
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
Here in is love!
But the Lord said unto Samuel, look not on his countenance or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. - 1 Samuel 16 v 7
He was the only one that knew the wickedness of the beings for whom He died. He that searches the hearts of sinners died for them. His eye alone had searched their hearts; ay, was searching, at the time He came. He knew what was in men; yet He not abhor them on that account - He died for them. It was not for any goodness in man that He died for man. He saw none. It was not that He saw little sin in the heart of man. He is only being in the universe that saw all the sin that is in the unfathomable heart of man. He saw to the bottom of the volcano - and yet He came and died for man. Herein is love! When publicans and sinners came to Him on earth, He knew what was in their hearts. His eye had rested on their bosoms all their life. He had seen all the lusts and passions that had ever rankled there. Yet in no wise did He cast them out. So with you. His eye has seen all your sins - the vilest, darkest, blackest hours you have lived, His pure eye was resting on you. Yet he died for such, and invites you to come to Him, and will in no wise cast you out.