Prayer - Wednesday
-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 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 - The altar is set up. The festival and daily burnt offerings renewed. Workmen employed in preparing materials for the building. Under the direction of Zerubbabel and Jeshua, the priests and Levites assisting, the foundation of the temple is laid amidst the rejoicing of some, and the weeping of others.
Preface - The lame man healed by Peter and John: Peter declareth to the people that this cure was not wrought by any power or holiness in himself or John, but by the power of God through faith in the name of Jesus, whom they had ignorantly crucified but whom God had raised from the dead according to the scriptures; and exhorteth them by faith to seek remission of sins and salvation in Jesus, whose coming had been spoken of by Moses and all the prophets.
Daily Light - Morning
He led them forth by the right way.
He found (Jacob) in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings: so the LORD alone did lead him. - Even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
The LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. - For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death. - Who teacheth like him?
Ps. 107.7; Deu. 32.10-12; Isa. 46.4
Isa. 58.11; Ps. 48.14; Job 36.22
Daily Light - Evening
What with thou that I shall do unto thee?...
Lord, that I may receive my sight.
Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures. - The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name...shall teach you all things. - Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights.
The God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory...give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: the eyes of you understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.
Lu. 18.41; Ps. 119.18
Lu. 24.45; Jn. 14.26; Jas. 1.17
A Puritans Catechism
Q23 - How does Christ execute the office of a prophet?
A - Christ executes the office of a prophet, in revealing to us, by his Word and Spirit, the will of God for our salvation.
BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH
God continues to forgive the sins of those that are justified,14 and although they can never fall from the state of justification,15 yet they may, by their sins, fall under God’s fatherly displeasure;16 and in that condition they usually do not have the light of his countenance restored to them, until they humble themselves, beg pardon, and renew their faith and repentance.17
14 Matt. 6:12, 1 John 1:7,9
15 John 10:28
16 Ps. 89:31–33
17 Ps. 32:5, Ps. 51, Matt. 26:75
Robert Murray M'Cheyne -God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
Where lies the blame
..... brethren, pray for us......... 2 Thessalonians 3 v 1
Prayer is more powerful than preaching. It is prayer that gives preaching all its power. I observe that some Christians ae very ready to censure ministers, and to complain of their preaching, of their coldness, their unfaithfulness. God forbid that I should ever defend unfaithful preaching or coldness, or deadness, in the ambassador of Christ! May my rihgt hand sooner forget its cunning! But I do say, Where lies the blame of unfaithfulness? Where, but in the want of faithful praying? Why, the very hands of Moses would have fallen down, had they not been held up by his faithful people. Come then ye werestlers of God, ye that climb Jacob's ladder, ye that wrestle Jacob's wrestling - strive you with God, that He may fulfil HIs word.