-Give thanks to God for those who have recently recovered from sickness.
-Pray for those who are sick or receiving treatment in our congregation.
-Pray that we each would walk close to God, putting off sins that easily beset us and that we would daily give thanks for our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. (1. John 1.3; Hebrews 12.1; 1 Thes 5.16.)
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 - A man of God out of Judah prophesieth against the altar in Beth-el. Jeroboam's hand, which he put forth against him, withereth, but at the prayer of the prophet is restored. The prophet refuseth the king's offered entertainment, and departeth from Beth-el. He is seduced and brought back by an old prophet, who denounceth God's judgment against him for his disobedience to the divine command. A lion killeth him on his way home. The old prophet bringeth his carcase back, burieth it, and confirmeth his prophecy. Jeroboam still persisteth in his evil courses.
1 Kings 13
Preface - Paul calleth to stedfastness in Christ, and after some particular admonitions, exhorteth generally to religious joy, moderation, trust in God with prayer, and to every branch of moral goodness. He testifieth his joy in the cure shewn by the Philippians for his supply in prison, though being always content he was above want; and commendeth their former liberality to him, not for his own sake, but for the good that would redound to them from it. He acknowledgeth the receipt of their late bounty, assuring them that God would both accept and reward it. He giveth glory to God and concludeth with salutations, and a blessing.
Daily Light - Morning
The whole family in heaven and earth.
One God and Father of all, who is above all, and though all, and in you all. - Ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. - That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which ae on earth; even in him.
He is not ashamed to call them brethren. - Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. - Go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascent unto my Father, and your Father.
I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held...and white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. - That they without us should not be made perfect.
Eph. 3.15; Eph. 4.6; Ga. 3.26; Eph. 1.10;
He. 2.11; Mt. 12.49-50; Jn. 20.17;
Rev. 6.9,11; He. 11.40
Daily Light - Evening
After this manner...pray ye:
Our Father which art in heaven.
Jesus...lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father. - My Father, and your Father.
Ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. - Ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.
Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name; ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
Mt. 6.9; Jn. 17.1; Jn. 20.17
Ga. 3.26; Ro. 8.15-16
2 Co. 6.17-18
A Puritans Catechism
Q20 - Who is the Redeemer of God's elect?
A - The only Redeemer of God's elect is the Lord Jesus Christ, who, being the eternal Son of God became man, and so was, and continues to be God and man, in two distinct natures and one person, forever.
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
It will be worth it all
Now he that planteth and he that watereth ae one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. - 1 Corinthians 3 v 8
The labour that Christ blesseth is believing labour. it is not words of human wisdom, but words of faith, that God makes arrows. The word of a little maid was blessed in the house of Naaman the Syrian. 'Follow me,' was made the arrow to pierce the heart of Matthew. It is all one to God to save, whether with many, or with them that have no might. If you would do all you can, the town would be filled with the fragrance. Christ will reward it. He defended Mary's work of love, and said it should be spoken of over all the world and it will yet be told in the judgment. A cup of cold water He will not pass over. 'Well done good and faithful servant.'