-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
Sunday morning at 11:00am
Sunday evening at 7:30pm
Bible study and prayer
Wednesday evening at 7:00pm in church
Lunch hour service
Thursday between 1:00pm and 1:30pm
Outreach & witnessing
Saturday morning in church at 10:00am for prayer and then outside on Victoria Street (opposite Church Hall) for 10:30am
Preface-An angel rebuketh the people at Bochim for their disobedience to God's command. During the life of Joshua and of the elders who
survived him the people serve he Lord; but in the next generation fall away to grievous idolatry. God's anger against them.
His pity toward them in their distress, and their ungrateful behaviour. The Canaanites are therefore left to prove Israel.
Preface-The apostles, that the poor might not be neglected, recommend, and with the church's consent ordain seven chosen men deacons.
The word of God prevaileth. Stephen, full of faith and the Holy Ghost, confuting those with whom he disputed, is brought before the council,
and by suborned evidence falsely accused of blasphemy against the law and the temple.
A Puritans Chatechism
Q22-What offices does Christ execute as our Redeemer?
A-Christ, as our Redeemer, executes the offices of a prophet, of a priest, and of a king, both in his state of humiliation and exaltation.
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,
ye have done it unto me. Matthew 25 v 40
Many Christians are content to be Christians for themselves - to hug the gospel to themselves, to sit in their own room, and feast upon it alone.
This did not Christ. It is true He loved much to be alone. He once said to His disciples; 'Come into a desert place, and rest a while.' He often
spent the whole night in prayer on the lone mountain-side; but it is as true that He went about continually. He went and saw, and then
He had compassion. He did not hide Himself from His own flesh. You should be
Christ-like. Your word should be; 'Go and see.' You should go and see the poor, and then you will feel for them. Remember what Jesus said
to all His people; 'I was sick, and in prison and ye visited me.' Be not deceived, m dear friends; it is easy to give a cold pittance of charity at
the church door, and to think that that is the religion of Jesus. But, 'Pure religion and undefiled, before God and the Father is this, to visit the
fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep yourself unspotted from the world.'