Daily Prayer - Thursday
- Give thanks to God that we are part of a global church made up of true Christians across the world.
- Give thanks to God for the freedoms we have to share the Gospel in England and pray that it may continue.
- Pray for missionaries across the world who are seeking to preach the Gospel and establish a faithful church.
- Pray for those in persecuted countries who have to meet in secret. Even those who ae now in prison for their faith. Give thanks to God that we are part of a global church made up of true Christians across the world.
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 - Job excuseth his desire of death by representing the extreme restlessness of his condition: he expostulateth with God for so severely visiting him.
Preface - God hath not so far cast off all Israel, but that a remnant is saved by grace, not by works. The judical blindness of the rest is prophesied of in scripture. The consequence both of their fall and conversion with regard to the Gentile world. The Gentiles are cautioned not to insult the Jews, but to make a proper use of the example both of God's goodness and severity. The Jews may, and shall in time, believe and be saved. God's judgments and way are unsearchable.
Daily Light - Morning
Henceforth I call you not servants;
for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth:
but I have called you friends.
The LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do? - It is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. - God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. - Even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory.
Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple. - The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant. - I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I cam out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
Jn. 15.15; Ge. 18.17; Mt. 13.11; 1 Co. 2.10; 1 Co. 2.7
Ps. 65.4; Ps. 25.14; Jn. 17.8
Daily Light - Evening
Thou shalt call thy walls Salvation,
and thy gates Praise.
The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
Ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. - If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, ye also as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion.
Isa. 60.18; Rev. 21.14
Eph. 2.19-22; 1 Pe. 2.3-5
A Puritans Catechism
Q58 - What is forbidden in the seventh commandment?
A - The seventh commandment forbids all unchaste thoughts, words, and actions.
BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH
Of the Gospel and the Extent of Grace Thereof
This promise of Christ, and salvation by him, is revealed only by the Word of God;3 neither do the works of creation or providence, with the light of nature, make discovery of Christ, or of grace by him, so much as in a general or obscure way;4 much less that men destitute of the revelation of Him by the promise or gospel, should be enabled thereby to attain saving faith or repentance.5
3 Rom. 1;17
4 Rom. 10:14–15,17
5 Prov. 29:18; Isa. 25:7; 60:2–3
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
More blessed to give
...It is more blessed to give than to receive. - Acts 20 v 35
These words from part of a most touching address which Paul made to the elders of Ephesus, when he parted with them for the last time. He took them all to witness that He was pure from the blood of all men: 'For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.' It is deeply interesting to notice that the duty of giving to the poor is marked by Him as one part of the counsel of God; so much so, that He makes it His last word t them: 'I have showed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He said it is more blessed to give than to receive.' These words, which he quotes from the mouth of the Saviour, are nowhere to be found in the Gospels. It is the only traditional saying of our Lord that has been preserved. It seems to have been one of his household words, a common-place, uttered by Him again and again: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'