Prayer - Saturday
- Give thanks to God that we have good news of salvation to tell that the repentant sinner might have everlasting life through Jesus Christ. (John 3.16.)
- Pray the Lord would bless the Gospel outreach by the church in Westminster. Both on Saturday mornings and at services.
- Pray the Lord would work in the contacts we have made both on Saturday mornings and at services; through personal conversations and online contacts.
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 great mourning of Mordecai and the Jews. Esther sendeth to Mordecai to enquire the reason, is informed thereof, and advised by him to intercede with the king for the nation. She at first excuseth herself, but being admonished of the consequences by Mordecai, appointeth a fast, and undertaketh the suit.
Preface - Paul is conducted in a ship toward Rome: he foretelleth the danger of the voyage, but is not credited: the ship setting sail against his advice is tossed with a tempest: Paul comforteth his fellow travellers with assurances of having their lives saved, but foretelleth a shipwreck: all which is verified by the event.
Daily Light - Morning
Ye know that he was manifested to take away
our sins; and in him is no sin.
God...hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son... who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high. - He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Pass the time of your sojouring here in fear: forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold...but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you. - The love of Christ constraineth us; becsuse we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: and that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
1 Jn. 3.5; He. 1.1,2,3; 2 Co. 5.21
1 Pe. 1.17-18,19-20; 2 Co. 5.14-15
Daily Light - Evening
I have set before you life and death,
blessing and cursing: therefore choose life.
For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD; wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.
If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin.
That servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. - He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. - Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
If any man serve me, let him follow me, and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
Deu. 30.19; Ezek. 18.32
Ro. 6.23; Jn. 3.36; Ro. 6.16
A Puritans Catechism
Q47 - 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.
BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH
Of the Assurance of Grace and Salvation
Although temporary believers and other unregenerate men, may vainly deceive themselves with false hopes and carnal presumptions of being in the favour of God and in a state of salvation, which hope of theirs shall perish;1 yet such as truly believe in the Lord Jesus, and love him in sincerity, endeavouring to walk in all good conscience before him, may in this life be certainly assured that they are in the state of grace, and may rejoice in the hope of the glory of God,2 which hope shall never make them ashamed.3
1 Job 8:13–14; Matt. 7:22–23
2 1 John 2:3, 3:14,18–19,21,24, 5:13
3 Rom. 5:2,5
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me. - John 21 v 22
If you would follow Christ fully, you must know Him fully. A sight of His beauty draws us to follow Him. 'He is the chief among ten thousand, and altogether lovely.' 'And I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men unto me.; There is an indescribable loveliness in Christ that draws the soul to follow Him. All divine perfections dwell in Him; and yet He offers to save us.
His suitableness draws us to follow Him. He just answers the need of our soul. We are all guilty, he is all righteousness. We, all weakness; He, all strength. Nothing can more completely answer our soul than Christ doth. The chickens run under the feathers of their mother when they see them stretched out, the dove flutters into the clefts, Noah into the ark; and our soul thus follows Jesus.
His freeness draws us to follow Him. 'He will in no wise cast out.' He forgives seventy times seven. It is the keeping the eye on Christ that makes you follow Him. It is seeing the King in His beauty that makes the soul cleave to him, and run after Him. 'My soul followeth hard after thee.' 'Run the race set before you, looking unto Jesus.'