-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 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)
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 5) - The line of Reuben (who lost his birthright) unto the captivity; and their conquest of the Hagarites. The chief men of God, and their habitations. The number of the men of war of the sons of Reuben, Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh; their conquests. The habitations and chief men of that half tribe. Their captivity because of their sins.
Preface 6) - The sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. And the sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.
1 Chronicles 5-6
Preface - The sacrifices of the law; being often repeated, could not take away sins. The abolition of them, and substitution of Christ's body in their stead, foretold by the Psalmist: by the offering of which body once for all we obtain perfect remission. An exhortation to stedfastness in the faith, and to love and good works. The danger of a wilful relapse after having received the knowledge of the truth; and of forfeiting the reward of a good beginning for want of perseverance.
Daily Light - Morning
God is faithful,
by whom ye were called unto
the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised). - God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. - Truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. - Rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
That ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. - And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him.
1 Co. 1.9; He. 10.23; 2 Co. 6.16; 1 Jn. 1.3; 1 Pe. 4.13
1 Jn. 4.15; 1 Jn. 3.24
Daily Light - Evening
We are his workmanship.
They brought great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house. - The house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.
Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house. - Built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God.
Ye are God's building. - Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. - Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
Eph. 2.10; 1 Ki. 5.17; 1 Ki. 6.7
1 Pe. 2.5; Eph. 2.20-22; 1 Pe. 2.10
1 Co. 3.9; 2 Co. 5.17; 2 Co. 5.5
A Puritans Catechism
Q56 - What is forbidden in the sixth commandment?
A - The sixth commandment forbids the taking away of our own life, or the life of our neighbour unjustly, or whatever tends to it.
The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith
Of The Holy Scriptures
Chapter 3 - Paragraph 2
Although God knoweth whatsoever may or can come to pass, upon all supposed conditions, 5) yet hath He not decreed anything, because He forsaw it as future, or as that which would come to pass upon such conditions. 6)
5) Acts 15:18 6) Rom. 9:11,13,16,18
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
The cure for a cold heart
We love him, because he first loved us. - 1 John 4 v 19.
When a poor sinner cleaves to Jesus, and finds the forgiving love of God, he cannot but love God back again. When the prodigal returned home, and felt his Father's arms around his neck, then did he feel the gushings of affection toward his father. When the summer sun shines full down upon the sea, it draws the vapours upward to the sky. So when, the sunbeams of the Sun of Righteousness fall upon the soul, they draw forth the constant rising of love to Him in return.
Some of you are longing to be able to love God. Come into His love, then. Consent to be loved by Him, though worthless in yourself. It is better to be loved by Him than to love, and it is the only way to learn to love Him. When the light of the sun falls upon the moon, it finds the moon dark and unlovely; but the moon reflects the light, and cats it back again. So let the love of God shine into your breast, and you will cast it back again. The love of Christ constraineth us. 'We love Him, because he first loved us.' The only cure for a cold heart is to look at the heart of Jesus.