-Give thanks to God for many good things we enjoy and daily blessings.
-Pray the Lord would supply the needs of those in the congregation at Westminster and guide us as we help those destitute and suffering. Especially those we have met in the pandemic. (Numbers 6.24-26
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 - Jehu's prophecy against the house of Baasha. Baasha dieth, and is succeeded by Elah. Zimri slayeth Elah, and succeedeth him. He executeth Jehu's prophecy against Baasha's house. Omri, made king by the army, besiegeth Zimri in Tirzah, who in despair burneth himself. The people being divided. Omri's faction prevaileth against Tibni's Omri buildeth samaria. After a wicked reign, he dieth, and is succeeded by Ahab. Ahab's excessive wickedness and idolatry. Joshua's curse fulfilled upon Hiel the builder of Jericho.
1 Kings 16
Preface - The apostle exhorteth to be heavenly minded, to mortify carnal lusts, and to put away all malice and ill dealing in respect of one another, as becometh Christians; he recommendeth brotherly kindness, charity, and other general duties. The relative duties of wives, and husbands of children, and parents: and of servants toward their master.
Daily Light - Morning
From the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard.
Thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spiritof the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. - The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. - Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off. - Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. - God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God.
Thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee. Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications. In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.
Dan. 10.12; Isa 57.15; Ps. 51.17; Ps. 138.6; 1 Pe. 5.6; Jas. 4.6-7
Daily Light - Evening
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Understanding what the will of the Lord is.
It is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
This is the will of God, even you sanctification. - That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. - Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth...Wherefore lay apart all filthiness.
Be ye holy; for I am holy. - (Jesus said) Whosoever shall do the will of God the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother. - Whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a roce: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. - The world passeth away, and lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
Mt. 6.10; Eph. 5.17
1 Th. 4.3; 1 Pe. 4.2; Jas. 1.18,21
1 Pe. 1.16; Mk. 3.35; Mt. 7.24-25; 1 Jn. 2.17
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.
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. - Jude v 24
My heart sometimes sickens when I think upon the defects of believers; when I think of one Christian being fond of company, another vain, another given to evil speaking, O aim to be holy Christians! - bright, shining Christians. The heaven is more adorned by the large bright constellations than by many insignificant stars; so God may be more glorified by one bright Christian than by many indifferent ones. Aim at being that one.
Soon we shall be faultless. He that begun will perform it. We shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. When you lay down this body, you may say - farewell lust for ever - farewell my hateful pride - farewell hateful selfishness - farewell strife and envying - farewell being ashamed of Christ. O this makes death sweet indeed! O long to depart and to be with Christ!