-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 ae 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 are 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)
(Thursday afternoon) scripture reading - John 14 v 18
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 - Josiah's good reign. He provideth for the repair of the temple. Hilkiah having found a book of the law, it is read before the king; who is alarmed, and sendeth to the prophetess Huldah to enquire of the Lord. Huldah prophesieth the destruction of Jerusalem, but not to take place till after Josiah's death.
2 Kings 22
Preface - The rest of Christians to be attained by faith. The power of God's word. Having Jesus the Son of God for our high priest, we must hold fast our profession, and come boldly unto the throne of grace.
Daily Light - Morning
I have laid help upon one that is mighty;
I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour. - There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. - There is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
The mighty God. - Who...made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and bein found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name. - We see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. - Forasmuch...as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same.
Ps. 89.19; Isa. 43.11; 1 Tim. 2.5; Ac. 4.12
Isa. 9.6; Phil. 2.6,7-9; He. 2.9; He. 2.14
Daily Light - Evening
Gather my saints together unto me;
those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.
Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. - He is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death...they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
Father, I will that they also, whom thou has given me, be with me where I am. - Then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven. - If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee.
The dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord
Ps. 50.5; He. 9.28; He. 9.15
Jn. 17.24; Mk. 13.27; Deu. 30.4
1 Th. 4.16-17
A Puritans Catechism
Q50 - What is required in the fourth commandment?
A - The fourth commandment requires the keeping holy to God such set times as he has appointed in his Word; expressly one whole day in seven, to be a holy sabbath to himself.
The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith
Of The Holy Scriptures
Chapter 1 - Paragraph 9
The infallible rule of interpretation of Scripture is the Scripture itself; and therefore when there is a question about the true and full sense of any Scripture (which are not many, but one), it must be searched by other places that speak more clearly. 20
20) 2 Pet. 1:20-21: Acts 15:15-16
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
The same joy
And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. - Romans 5 v 11
No joy is like the Divine joy. It is infinite, full, eternal, pure unmingled joy. It is light, without any cloud to darken it - it is calm, without any breath to ruffle it. Clouds and darkness are round about Him - storms and fire go before Him; but within, all is peace ineffable, unchangeable. Believers in some measure share in this joy. We might mention some of the elements of God's joy. First , all things happen according to the good pleasure of His will. He has foreordained whatsoever comes to pass. Nothing comes unprepared upon God. Many things are hateful in His sight, yet, looking on the whole, he can delight in all. If you have come to Christ, you will have some drops of His joy. You can look upon all events with a calm, holy joy, knowing that your Father's will and purposes alone shall stand. Second, the conversion of souls. There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner repenting, more than over ninety-nine who need no repentance. I have no doubt that this is one of the great elements of His joy seeing souls brought into His favour. God loves to save; He delighteth in mercy; He delights when He can be a just God and a Saviour. If you are come to Christ, you will have the same joy.