Prayer - Tuesday
- 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 - Sanballat practiseth against Nehemiah by insidious attempts, false rumours, and hired prophecies. The wall is finished to the great dismay of the enemy. The nobles of Judah hold traitorous intelligence with Tobiah.
Preface - Paul having circumcised Timothy, and taken him for his companion, passeth through various countries, and is directed by a vision to go into Macedonia. He converteth Lydia, and casteth out a spirit of divination. He and Silas are whipped and imprisoned: the prison doors are thrown open by an earthquake at midnight; the jailor, prevented by Paul from killing himself, is converted: they are released by the magistrates.
Daily Light - Morning
It pleased the Father that in him
should all fulness dwell.
The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. - God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. - 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. - By him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.
Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. - And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power. - Of his fulness have all we received.
Col. 1.19; Jn. 3.35; Phil. 2.9-11; Eph. 1.21; Col. 1.16
Ro. 14.9; Col. 2.10; Jn. 1.16
Daily Light - Evening
Write the things which thou has seen, and the things
which are, and the things which shall be hereafter.
Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. - That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
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. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. - He that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.
We have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. - That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
Rev. 1.19; 2 Pe. 1.21: 1 Jn. 1.3
Lu. 24.39-40; Jn. 19.35
2 Pe. 1.16; 1 Co. 2.5
A Puritans Catechism
Q36 - What benefits do believers receive from Christ at death?
A - The souls of believers are at their death made perfect in holiness, and do immediately pass into glory, and their bodies, being still united in Christ, do rest in their graves, till the resurrection.
BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH
Of Repentance unto Life and Salvation
Such is the provision which God has made through Christ in the covenant of grace for the preservation of believers unto salvation, that although there is no sin so small but it deserves damnation,8 yet there is no sin so great that it shall bring damnation to them that repent,9 which makes the constant preaching of repentance necessary.
8 Rom. 6:23
9 Isa. 1:16–18, 55:7
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
A lesson from the sun
...among whom ye shine as lights in the world; - Philippians 2 v 15
It is quite right to help the heathen at home, but it is just as right to help the heathen abroad. Oh that God would free you from a narrow mind, and give you his own divine Spirit. Learn a lesson from the sun. It shines both far and near; it does not pour its beams all into one sunny valley, or on one bright land. No, it journeys on from shore to shore, pours its rich beams upon the wide ocean, on the torrid sands of Africa, and the icy coasts of Greenland. Go you and do likewise. Shine as lights in the world.