-Give thanks to God for salvation and the redemption that is found alone through Jesus Christ
-Give thanks to God for granting us particular skills and abilities that we might fulfil our vocations (jobs, studies, family responsibilities and time we spend alone). (Ecclesiastes 9.10, Ephesians 6.6)
-Pray for the Lord's blessing on the working week for us and all in the congregation.
-Pray the Lord would grant us grace to be good ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5.20)
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.
11) Preface - Jehoash, saved by Jehosheba his aunt from the general massacre of the royal family of Judah by Athaliah, is concealed six years in the house of the Lord. In the seventh year Jehoiada the high priest, having taken measures fro his security, bringeth him forth, and crowneth him. Athaliah pressing forward into the temple is seized and slain. Jehoiada restoreth the worship of God, abolisheth that of Baal, and fixeth the king on his throne to the great joy of the people.
12) Preface - Jehoash reigneth well so long as Jehoiada liveth. The repair of the house of the Lord having been first left to the priests, and neglected, Jehoash provideth more effectually for it. Hazael is diverted from his design against Jerusalem by a present out of the hallowed and royal treasures. Jehoash is slain by a conspiracy of his servants: Amaziah succeedeth him.
2 Kings 11-12
Preface - Timothy is exhorted to constancy and perseverance in the discharge of his duty, as a good soldier of Christ, looking for a certain reward of his fatigues and sufferings; to divide the word of truth rightly, and to shun profance and vain babblings. The dangerous error of Hymenaeus and Philetus. The foundation of God standeth sure. Of vessels honourable and dishonourable. Timothy is taught what to flee, and what to follow, and how the servant of Christ must behave toward all men.
2 Timothy 2
Daily Light - Morning
It is good that a man should both hope
and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? - I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.
Shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. - Wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee. - Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set youselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD.
Let us not be weary in well doing...in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. - Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
Lam. 3.26; Ps. 77.9; Ps. 31.22
Lu. 18.7-8; Pro. 20.22; Ps. 37.7
2 Chr. 20.17
Ga.6.9; Jas. 5.7
Daily Light - Evening
Take us the foxes, the little foxes,
that spoil the vines:
for our vines have tender grapes.
Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults. - Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled. - Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?
He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ... Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ. - The tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell... The tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. - Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt.
Song 2.15; Ps. 19.12; He. 12.15; Ga. 5.7
Phil. 1.6,27; Jas3.5-6,8; Col. 4.6
A Puritans Catechism
Q40 - What did God reveal to man for the rule of his disobedience?
A - The rule which God first revealed to man for his obedience is the moral law, which is summarised in the ten commandments.
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
The chief beauty in Christ
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. - John 10 v 11
This is the chief beauty in Christ. The wounds that marred His fair body make Him altogether lovely in a needy sinner's eye. All that are now and ever shall be the sheep of Christ, were once condemned to die. The wrath of God abode upon them. They were ready to drop into the burning lake. Jesus had compassion upon them, left His Father's bosom, emptied Himself, became a worm and no man, and died under the sins of many. 'While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.' This is the grace of the Lord Jesus. Every one in the flock can say, 'He loved me, and gave Himself for me.'