-God thanks to God for His character, perfect, unchangeable, the same yesterday today and forever.
-Give thanks to God that we can meet in the church and have fellowship with one another.
-Pray the Lord would grant the preaching of his word power and clarity, and there are ready ears to hear and believe it. (2 Thes. 3.1.)
-Pray we would be granted faithful ministry and good spiritual food from God's Word. (1 Peter 2.2.)
Sunday morning at 11:00am in church (also available online via Facebook)
(Sunday morning scripture) reading - Matthew 6.10,11.
Sunday evening at 6:30pm in church (also available online via Facebook)
(Sunday evening scripture) reading - Romans 6 v 1-23
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 - Amnon, in love with Tamar, by Jonadab's counsel feigneth sickness: Tamar attending him at his request, he ravisheth her: he hateth her, and turneth her out of his house: she retireth in grief to her brother Absalom's house. David is wroth, but Absalom concealeth his resentment. Absalom invieth his brethren to s sheepshearing feast, where Ammon is murdered by Absalom's command. David, alarmed with tidings that all his sons were slain, is told the truth of the matter by Jonadab, whose report is confirmed by the coming of the young men. Absalom fleeth to Geshur; David longeth after him.
2 Samuel 13
Preface - I Paul declareth that in assured hope of a blessed immortality heeafter he was indifferent to live, and laboured only to approve himself to Christ: that knowing the general judgment that would follow and the terrors of it, he was solicitious to persuade men: that this was said not by way of boasting, fication against false pretender: that moved by the love of Christ, he was become dead to all former regards; and all things being now made new by God in Christ reconciling the world to himself, he, as ambassador for Christ, besought men to embrace the offered reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 6
A Puritans Catechism
Q79 - What is the duty of such as are rightly baptized?
A - It is the duty of such as are rightly baptized, to give themselves up to some particular and orderly Church of Jesus Christ, that they may walk in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give - Matthew 7 v 11
Men are apt to think that the only good of hiding in Christ is to save our souls, that when an awakened sinner hides in the Lord Jesus, he finds pardon of all sin and peace with God, but nothing more. But the whole Bible shows that there is much more in Christ; that when we hide in him, we are saved from all our distresses; from our troubles about health, about money, about the world. In Psalm 34, it is mentioned four times that when we come to Christ we are saved, not out of one trouble, but out of all our troubles: 'I sought the Lord; and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.' 'This poor man cried, righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their delivereth him out of them all.' And the reason is plain. When we hide in Jesus, the God of providence becomes our God and Father, and we know H will make all things work together for our good. The Lord is our shepherd, we shall not want. Whatever temporal good may be taken away, we know that our eternal good is secure: 'I know whom I havebelieved, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.