-Give thanks to God for the Bible, its inspiration and preservation for us to read it today. (2 Timothy 3.16, Proverbs 30.5.)
-Give thanks to God that we have easy access to the Scripture in English, in our mother tongue.
-Pray the Lord would bless us as we study the Bible through the ministry this coming year. That as we work through a book of the Bible the Lord would continue to help us to grasp God's truth.
-Pray for the Lunchtime outreach service and those who attend; pray that more from the offices nearby and Christians who commute are able to join us.
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 - David subdueth the Philistines, and maketh the Moabites tributary. He smiteth Hadarezer and the Syrians. Tou king of Hamath sendeth his son with presents to bless David; who dedicateth the presents and the spoil which he had taken, to God. He putteth garrisons in Edom. His good reign; a list of his principal officers.
1 Chronicles 18
Preface - Wicked rich men are warned of God's impending judgments. The brethren are exhorted to patience after the example of the prophets and of Job: to abstain from swearing; to pray in affliction and sickness, and sing psalms in prosperity: to acknowledge mutually their faults, and to pray for one another: and to endeavour to reclaim sinners.
Daily Light - Morning
Whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
Lord, whou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. - He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. - His truth shall be thy shield under buckler.
Your life is hid with Christ in God. - He that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye. - Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD... The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. - God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear. - 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.
Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. - Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. - I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
Pr. 1.33; Ps. 90.1; Ps. 91.4
Col. 3.3; Zech. 2.8; Ex. 14.13-14; Ps. 46.1-2; Jn. 16.33
Mt. 14.27; Lu. 24.38-39; 2 Tim. 1.12
Daily Light - Evening
My kingdom is not of this world.
This man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; from henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. - Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
He must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. - He raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. - He shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords.
Jn. 18.36; He. 10.12-13; Mt. 26.64
1 Co. 15.25
1 Co. 15.57;
1 Tim. 6.15
A Puritans Catechism
No. 64 - What is forbidden in the tenth commandment?
A - The tenth commandment forbids all discontentment with our own estate, envying or grieving at the good of our neighbour, and all inordinate motions and affections to anything that is his.
BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH
Of Creation Chapter 4
Besides the law written in their hearts, they received a command not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil,9 which while they kept, they were happy in their communion with God, and had dominion over the creatures.10
9 Gen. 2:17
10 Gen. 1:26,28
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
The secret of victory
And be not drunk wit wine, wherein is excess; but be ye filled with the Spirit; - Ephesians 5 v 18
Let the Holy Spirit fill every chamber of your heart; and so there will be no room for folly, or the world, or Satan or the flesh.