-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 - 24) - The divisions of the sons of Aaron by lot into four and twenty orders. The remainder of the Kohathites, and the Merarites, divided by lot.
Preface - 25) - The number and offices of the singers: their division by lot into four and twenty orders.
1 Chronicles 24-25
Preface - The elders are exhorted to feed the flock of Christ conscientiously, looking to the chief Shepherd for a reward. The younger are required to submit to the elder, and all to practise humility toward each other; with resignation to God; to be sober, watchful, and stedfast in the faith, resisting the devil. The epistle is concluded with a prayer and benediction.
1 Peter 5
Daily Light - Morning
As the body without the spirit is dead,
so faith without works is dead also.
Not every one that saith...Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. - Holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. - Add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance, and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.
By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.
Jas. 2.26; Mt. 7.21; He. 12.14; 2 Pe. 1.5-10
Daily Light - Evening
As the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might...deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?... Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. - For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
We know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens... Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord...and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
He. 2.14,15; 1 Co. 15.55,57; 2 Co. 4.16
2 Co. 5.1,6,8
A Puritans Catechism
Q69 - What is faith in Jesus Christ?
A - Faith in Jesus Christ is a saving grace, whereby we receive and rest upon him alone for salvation, as he is set forth in the gospel
BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH
Of Divine Providence
God, in his ordinary providence makes use of means,7 yet is free to work without,8 above,9 and against them10 at His pleasure.
7 Acts 27:31,44; Isa. 55:10–11 8 Hosea 1:7
9 Rom. 4:19–21
10 Dan. 3:27
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? - 1 Corinthians 15 v 55
There is nothing that we naturally shrink back from more than the grave. Ah! it is a fearful thing to leave the company of living men, and lie down in the narrow house, with a shroud for our only clothing, a coffin for our couch, and the worm for our companion. It is humbling, it is loathsome. But if you are one of Christ's here is the victory: 'In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? (1 Corinthians 15 vs 52-55.)