Prayer for 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 Westminser 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 - The cities which Solomon built. The Canaanites left in the land are made subject to a tribute; but the Israelites are employed in honourable services. Pharoah's daughter removeth to her house. Solomon's daily and festival sacrifices. He appointeth the priests and Levites to their orderly charges. The work finished. Solomon's navy fetcheth gold from Ophir.
2 Chronicles 8
Preface - The apostle, after a kind salutation to Gaius, testifieth his joy in his piety, commending his hospitality toward the preachers of the gospel. He condemneth Diotrephes, and threateneth him for his ambitious opposition. The ill example of such is not to be followed. He beareth testimony to the good character of Demetrius. He hopeth to see Gaius shortly, and concludeth with salutations.
Daily Light - Morning
By love serve one another.
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. - Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently. - Owe no man any thing, but to love one another; for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. - Be kindly affectioned one to another. - Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
We...that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves
Ga. 5.13; Ga. 6.1-2
Jas. 5.19-20; 1 Pe. 1.22; Ro. 13.8; Ro. 12.10; 1 Pe. 5.5
Daily Light - Evening
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was.
It is sown in corruption...it is sown in dishonour...it is sown in weakness...it is sown a natural body. - The first man is of the earth, earthy.
Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. - one dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet... And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure. They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.
My flesh...shall rest in hope. - Though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God. - The Lord Jesus Christ...shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. - So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Ec. 12.7; 1 Co. 15.42,43,44; 1 Co. 15.47
Ge. 3.19; Job 21.23,25-26
Ps. 16.9; Job 19.26; Phil. 3.20,21
Ps. 39.4; Ps. 90.12
A Puritans Catechism
Q 79 - What is the duty of such as are rightly baptised?
A - It is the duty of such as are rightly baptised, to give themselves up to some particular and orderly church of Jesus Christ, that they may walk in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH
Of God's Covenant
The distance between God and the creature is so great, that although reasonable creatures do owe obedience to Him as their creator, yet they could never have attained the reward of life but by some voluntary condescension on God's part, which He hath been pleased to express by way of covenant.1
1 Luke 17:10; Job 35:7–8
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
Not yet in heaven
Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: - Matthew 17 v 4
My friend, you are no believer, if Jesus hath never manifested Himself to your soul in your secret devotions - in the house of prayer, or in the breaking of bread - in so sweet and overpowering a manner, that you have cried out, 'Lord, it is good for me to be here!' Peter must come down again from the mount of glory, and fight the good fight of faith, amid the shame and contumely of a cold and scornful world. And so must every child of God. We are not yet in heaven, the place of open vision and unbroken enjoyment. This is earth, the place of faith, and patience, and heavenward-pointing hope.