Daily Prayer for 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 queen of Sheba's visit to Solomon; her admiration and astonishment at his wisdom and magnificence; her presents and return. Solomon's yearly revenue in gold. His golden targets and shields. His ivory throne. His rich vessels of gold. The respect paid to his wisdom by foreign princes. His stables and horsemen. The extent and wealth of his dominions. His reign and death; Rehoboam succeedeth him.
2 Chronicles 9
Preface - After a general address, Jude exhorteth Christians to constancy in the received faith. He foretelleth the punishment of certain false teachers crept into the church, and describeth their evil doctrine and manners. He exhorteth true Christians to persevere in the right faith, and in the love of God; and to seek the reformation of others. He concludeth with ascribing glory to God.
Daily Light - Morning
To do justice and judgment
is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? - Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. - To love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually. - Mary... sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word... One thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
It is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Pro. 21.3; Mi. 6.8; 1 Sa. 15.22; Mk. 12.33
Hos. 12.6; Lu. 10.39,42
Daily Light - Evening
The spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
The LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. - There is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding. - The first man Adam was made a living soul. - The spirit of man that goeth upward.
Whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord... We are confident...and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. - With Christ; which is far better. - I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
I go to prepare a place for you. And 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.
Ec. 12.7; Ge. 2.7; Job 32.8; 1 Co. 15.45; Ec. 3.21
2 Co. 5.6,8; Phil. 1.23; 1 Th. 4.13-14
A Puritans Catechism
Q 80 - What is the Lord's Supper?
A - The Lord's Supper is an ordinance of the New Testament, instituted by Jesus Christ; wherein, by giving and receiving bread and wine, according to his appointment, his death is shown forth, and the worthy receivers are, not after a corporeal and blood with all his benefits, to their spiritual nourishment, and growth in grace.
BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH
Of God's Covenant
Moreover, man having brought himself under the curse of the law by his fall, it pleased the Lord to make a covenant of grace,2 wherein He freely offers unto sinners life and salvation by Jesus Christ, requiring of them faith in Him, that they may be saved;3 and promising to give unto all those that are ordained unto eternal life, His Holy Spirit, to make them willing and able to believe.4
2 Gen. 2:17; Gal. 3:10; Rom. 3:20–21
3 Rom. 8:3; Mark 16:15–16; John 3:16
4 Ezek. 36:26–27; John 6:44–45; Ps. 110:3
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
The idol God hates most
Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? - Hosea 14 v 8
Self-righteousness is the largest idol of the human heart - the idol which man loves most and God hates most. Dearly beloved, you will always be going back to this idol. You are always trying to do something in yourself, to gain God's favour by thinking little of your sin, or by looking to your repentance, tears, prayers; or by looking to your religious exercises, your frames, etc; or by looking to your graces, the Spirit's work in your heart. Beware of false Christs. Study sanctification to the utmost, but make not a Christ of it. God hates this idol more than all others, because it comes in the place of Christ; it sits on Christ's throne. Just as the worship of the Virgin Mary is the worst of all kinds of idolatry, because it puts her in the place of Christ, so self-righteousness is the idol God hates most, for it sits on the throne of Christ. Dash it down, dear friends; let it never appear again. It is like Manasseh's carved image in the holiest of all. When Manesseh came home an altered man to Jerusalem, would not his first visit be to the holiest of all? With eager hand he would draw the veil aside; and when he found the carved image, he would dash it down from the throne of God. Go and do like wise. If you feel God's love freely by the righteousness without works, then why would you go back to this grim idol? What have I to do any more with idols?