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.)
- Pray for the ministry among the children and that they would know Christ from a young age. A rich blessing in this troubled world.
- Pray for the evangelistic work, that people would know the greatest blessing of all: salvation by the grace of God through Christ.
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 - Job's uprightness, family, wealth, and religious concern for his children. Satan appeareth before God, falsely accuseth Job, and obtaineth leave to tempt him. Job, receiving successive accounts of the calamities that deprived him of all his substance and his children, in his mourning blesseth God.
Preface - Being justified by faith, we have peace with God: we glory in our hope; and in present afflictions; from the past experience of God's love, looking with more assurance for final salvation: we glory in God also, to whom we are reconciled by Christ. As sin and death came upon all men by Adam, so the grace of God, which justifieth unto life, comet more abundantly unto all mankind through Christ. Under the law sin abounded unto death; but grace hath much more abounded unto life.
Daily Light - Morning
Oh...that thou wouldest keep me from evil.
Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. - The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die: remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. - I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee ut of the hand of the terrible. - He that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try themthat dwell upon the earth. - The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations.
1 Chr. 4.10; Lu. 22.46; Mt. 26.41
Ps. 121.7; Jer. 15.21; 1 Jn. 5.18
Rev. 3.10; 2 Pe. 2.9
Daily Light - Evening
One star differeth from another star in glory.
By the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest. And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, if any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all. - Be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who...made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men... Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow.
They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
1 Co. 15.41; mk. 9.34-35; 1 Pe. 5.5-6
A Puritans Catechism
Q52 - Which is the fifth commandment?
A - The fifth commandment requires the preserving the honour, and performing the duties, belonging to everyone in their several places and relations, as superiors, inferiors, or equals.
BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH
Of the Law of God
Besides this law, commonly called moral, God was pleased to give to the people of Israel ceremonial laws, containing several typical ordinances, partly of worship, prefiguring Christ, his graces, actions, sufferings, and benefits;6 and partly holding forth divers instructions of moral duties,7 all which ceremonial laws being appointed only to the time of reformation, are, by Jesus Christ the true Messiah and only law-giver, who was furnished with power from the Father for that end abrogated and taken away.8
6 Heb. 10:1; Col. 2:17
7 1 Cor. 5:7
8 Col. 2:14,16–17; Eph. 2:14,16
Robert Murray - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
Face to face
And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. - Revelation 22 v 4
Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright; for the end of that man is peace. God calls upon you to mark the death-bed of His children. Sometimes it is triumphant, like Stephen: 'Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God. Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.' Almost always peeaceful - or, if it be that the sun goes down in a cloud, O how sweet the surprise, when the believer finds himself on the other side of Jordan, at the pearly; gate of the New Jerusalem, in the arms of the angels, in the smile of Jesus! 'There is a rest remaining for the people of God.'