-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.
Preface - Hezekiah in deep affliction sendeth to desire Isaiah's prayers. Isaiah returneth an answer of comfort. Sennacherib, being called away to oppose the king of Ethiopia, sendeth a blasphemous letter to Hezekiah. Hezekiah's prayer upon the receipt of it. Isaiah's prophecy concerning the pride and overthrow of Sennacherib, and the prosperity of Zion. An angel destroyeth the Assyrian army: Sennacherib is slain at Nineveh by his own sons.
2 Kings 19
Preface - The essential dignity of the Son, by whom God hath revealed himself in these last days: his preminence above the angels in office.
Daily Light - Morning
When Christ, who is our life, shall appear,
then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. - God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hat not life.
The Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. - When he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. - It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: it is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.
If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Col. 3.4; Jn. 11.25; 1 Jn. 5.11-12
1 Th. 4.16-18; 1 Jn. 3.2; 1 Co. 15.43-44
Daily Light - Evening
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me.
When he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth. - Ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. - The holy scriptures...are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will gide thee with mine eye. - The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. - If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God. - The wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.
Ps. 25.5; Jn. 16.13; 1 Jn. 2.20
Isa. 8.20; 2 Tim. 3.15-17
Ps. 32.8; Mt. 6.22; Jn. 7.17; Isa. 35.8
A Puritans Catechism
Q 47 - Which is the third commandment?
A - The third commandment is, Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith
Of The Holy Scriptures
Chapter 1 - Paragraph 6
We may be moved and induced by the testimony of the church of God to a high and reverent esteem of the Holy Scriptures; and the heavenliness of the matter, the efficacy of the doctrine, and the majesty of the style, the consent of all the parts, the scope of the whole (which is to give all glory to God), the full discovery it makes of the only way of man's salvation, and many other incomparable excellencies, and entire perfections thereof, are arguments whereby it does abundantly evidence itself to be the Word of God; yet notwithstanding, our full persuasion and assurance of the infallible truth, and divine authority thereof, is from the inward work of the Holy Spirit bearing witness by and with the Word in our hearts.
9) - 2 Tim. 3:15-17; Gal. 1:8,9 10) John 6:45; 1 Cor. 2.9-12 11) 1 Cor. 11:13,14; 1 Cor. 14:26,40
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while. - Mark 6 v 31
I am persuaded that I have been brought into retirement to teach me the value and need of prayer. Alas! I have not estimated aright the value of near access unto God. It is not the mere daily routine of praying for certain things that will obtain the blessing. But there must be the need within - the real filial asking of God the things which we need, and which He delights to give. We must study prayer more.