Prayer - Friday
- 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 - Haman, advanced by the king, hath great respect paid him by all but Mordecai, on whose accoount he seeketh revenge upon the whole Jewish nation. He casteth lots to fix the time for executing his purposes, By falsely accusing the Jews he obtaineth a commission from the king to destroy them
Preface - Paul in the presence of Agrippa declareth his life from his childhood, his wonderful conversion, and call to the apostleship, and his preaching of Christ according to the scripture doctrine. Festus chargeth him with madness; his modest reply, and address to Agrippa, who confesseth himself almost a Christian. The whole company pronounce him innocent.
Daily Light - Morning
Let us go forth therefore unto him without the
camp, bearing his reproach. For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: but 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. - As ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.
If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
They departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. - Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches that the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
He. 13.13-14; 1 Pe. 4.12-13; 2 Co. 1.7
1 Pe. 4.14
Ac. 5.41; He. 11.25-26
Daily Light - Evening
The Lord Jesus Christ...shall change our vile body,
that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body.
Upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it. And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about... This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD.
We all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. - It doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more. - They sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb.
Phil. 3.20-21; Ezek. 1.26-27,28
2 Co. 3.18; 1 Jn. 3.2
Rev. 7.16; Rev. 15.3
A Puritans Catechism
Q46 - What is forbidden in the second commandment?
A - The second commandment forbids the worship of God by images, or any other way not appointed in his Word.
BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH
Of the perseverance of the Saints
And though they may, through the temptation of Satan and of the world, the prevalency of corruption remaining in them, and the neglect of means of their preservation, fall into grievous sins, and for a time continue therein,9 whereby they incur God's displeasure and grieve his Holy Spirit,10 come to have their graces and comforts impaired,11 have their hearts hardened, and their consciences wounded,12 hurt and scandalize others, and bring temporal judgments upon themselves,13 yet shall they renew their repentance and be preserved through faith in Christ Jesus to the end.14
9 Matt. 26:70,72,74
10 Isa. 64:5,9; Eph. 4:30
11 Ps. 51:10,12
12 Ps. 32:3–4
13 2 Sam. 12:14
14 Luke 22:32,61–62
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
Something better than life
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. - Philippians 1 v 21
If you would die the death of Christ's people, you must live their life. Inconsistent Christians generally have a painful death-bed; but those that follow Christ fully can die like aged Paul - 'I am ready to be offered'; or like Job - 'I know that my Redeemer liveth.'