-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 - Hoshea's wicked reign. Becoming tributary to Shalmaneser, and afterward conspiring with the king of Egypt against him, he is shut up in prison. Shalmaneser after a three years' siege taketh Samaria, and carrieth Israel away captive for their wickedness, as the prophets had predicted. The strange nations, which were transplanted into the land of Israel, are plagued with lions; they send for one of the captive priests to teach them the worship of God, which they mix with their own idolatry.
2 Kings 17
Preface - Christians are admonished to be subject to civil powers, and of a peaceable and quiet demeanour. They are saved from their sins by God's mercy through Christ, but must maintain good works. Genealogies and contentions about the law are to be avoided; and obstinate heretics to be rejected. Paul appointeth Titus when and where to come to him; recommendeth acts of mercy to Christians; and concludeth with salutations and a benediction.
Daily Light - Morning
Now for a season, if need be,
ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations.
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. - The exhortation...speaketh unto you as unto children. My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him. - Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby:
We have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. - For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted. - God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able.
1 Pe. 1.6; 1 Pe. 4.12-13; He. 12.5; He. 12.11
He. 4.15; He. 2.18; 1 Co. 10.13
Daily Light - Evening
The Prince of Peace.
He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment. The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness... He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth. In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth. - Glory to God...on earth peace, good will toward men.
Through the tender mercy of our God...the dayspring from on high hath visited us, to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. - Peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all).
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. - Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. - The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Isa. 9.6; Ps. 72.2-3,6-7; Lu. 2.14
Lu. 1.78-79; Ac. 10.36
Jn. 16.33; Jn. 14.27; Phil. 4.7
The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith
Of The Holy Scriptures
Chapter 1 - Paragraph 4
The authority of the Holy Scripture, for which it ought to be believed, depends not upon the testimony of any man or church, but wholly upon God (who is truth itself), the author thereof; therefore it is to be received because it is the Word of God.
7 - 2 Pet. 1.19,20,21. 2 Tim 3.16.2 Thes. 2.13. 1 Joh. 5.9.
The Puritans Catechism
Q45 - What is required in the second commandment?
A - The second commandment requires the receiving, observing, and keeping pure and entire, all such religious worship and ordinances as God hath appointed in his Word.
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
A living picture
After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying. This cup is teh new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in reembrance of me. - 1 Corinthians 11 v 25
You cannot look at Him on the cross as the disciples did - you cannot see Him shedding His blood that the blood of sinners might not be shed. Yet still, if God spare us, you may see bread broken and wine poured out - a living picture of the dying Saviour. His sufferings are all past. And how is it that you do not enjoy peace? it is because you do not consider. 'Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.' Consider - has Jesus died in the stead of guilty sinners, and do you heartily consent to take Jesus to be the man in your stead? Then, you do not need to die. O happy believer, rejoice evermore. Live within sight of Calvary, and you will live within sight of glory; and, O rejoice in the happy ordinance that sets a broken Saviour so plainly before you.