- 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 at 7:00pm in church (also available online via Facebook)
(Wednesday) evening scripture - Psalm 68 v 8-19
Lunch hour service
Thursday from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in church (also available online 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.
Preface-Samson escapeth from Gaza by carrying away the gates of the city. Deliah corrupted by the Philistines urgeth him to tell her where his
strength lay; he thrice deceiveth her; but is at length prevailed upon, and his head shaven. The Philistines take him and put out his eyes; but
his strength is renewed as his hair groweth. The Philistines hold a great feast to Dagon, and send for Samson to make them sport; who pulleth
down the house upon the heads of his enemies, and is slain with them.
Preface-Paul goeth to Macedonia, and having passed over various countries cometh to Troas; where, as he preached long, Eutychus falleth out of
a window, and is taken up dead: Paul restoreth him to life. He continueth his travels; at Miletus he calleth to him the elders of the church of
Ephesus, and taketh a solemn and affectionate leave of them, exhorting them to look well to their charge; and commending them to God's grace:
he prayeth with them, and departeth.
A Puritans Catechism
Q35 - What are the benefits which in this life do either accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification?
A - The benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification are assurance of God's love, peace of conscience, joy in the Holy Ghost, increase of grace, and perseverance therein to the end.
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
They are not lost
weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalm 30 v 5
This world is the vale of tears. There are always some mourning. No sooner is the tear dried on one cheek than it trickles down another. No sooner does one widow lay aside her weeds, that another takes them up. Those that are in Christ should weep as though they wept not; 'for the time is short'. Do you weep over those that died in the Lord? It is right to weep: 'Jesus wept'. Yet weep as though you wept not; 'for the times is short.' They are not lost, but gone before. The sun, when it sets, is not lost; it is gone to shine in another hemisphere; and so have they gone to shine in a brighter world? It is self-love that makes you mourn for them; for they are happy. You would not mourn if they were with a distant friend on earth - why do you mourn that they are with the sinner's Friend? 'They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more, neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat; for the Lamb, which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes' )Revelation 7 vs. 16-17). 'The time is short'. and you will follow after. A few days, and you may be learning together on the bosom of Jesus; you are nearer them today than you were yesterday. 'The time is short'; and you will meet with all the redeemed at the right hand of Christ. We shall mingle our voices in the new song, and wave together the eternal palm! 'Weep as though you wept not.'