-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 - The building of the temple begun. The dimensions of the house, and of the porch before it. The windows. The chambers. God's promise concerning the house. The ceiling and ornaments of it. The oracle. The cherubims within it. The doors of the oracle, and of the temple. The inner court. The time taken up in the building.
1 Kings 6
Preface - Paul, in bonds for preaching Christ to the Gentiles, sheweth that the mystery of their calling, heretofore hidden, had been revealed to him, that by his ministry God's gracious purpose might be universally known, and the Gentiles be assured of their acceptance by faith. He desireth his Ephesian converts not to be discouraged at his sufferings on their account; and prayeth that God would strengthen their faith and knowledge of the infinite love of Christ. He giveth glory to God for his power in the church by Christ Jesus.
Daily Light - Morning
Unto him that loved us,
And washed us from our sins in his own blood.
Love is strong as death....Many water cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.-Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whoe stripes ye were healed.-In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.
Ye are washed....ye are sanctified....ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.-Ye are a chosen generation, a roy priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.-I beseech you....brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Rev.1.5; Song8.6,7; Jn.15.13
1 Pe.2.24; Eph.1.7
1Co.6.11; 1Pe.2.9; Ro.12.1
Daily Light - Evening
There are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
Over the king's treasures was Azmaveth the son of Adiel: and over the storehouses....Jehonathan....And over them that did the work of the field for tillage of the ground was Ezri.... And over the vineyards was Shimei....These were the rulers of the substance which was king David's.
God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.-All these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever.
1 Co.12.5; 1 Chr.27.25,26,27,31
1 co.12.28; 1Co. 12.11
A Puritans Catechism
Q13 - Did our first parents continue in the estate wherein they were created?
A - Our first parents, being left to the freedom of their own will, fell from that initial state wherein they were created, by sinning against God, by eating the forbidden fruit
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
A hymn of prayer
And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow. And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested. - 1 Chronicles 4 vs 9-10
O God of Israel, hear my prayer!
Let me thy richest blessings share;
Thy blessings shall my portion be;
Oh! let that blessing rest on me!
If shining suns my path attend,
And all their cheering influence lend;
Thy blessing still I'll most desire,
To that my highest hopes aspire.
Or, if affliction's storm shall low'r,
I'll trust thee in the darkest hour;
On thee I'll rest my anxious mind,
And in thy blessing comfort find.
'Preserve me from the snares of sin,
And ever keep my conscience clean:
Till all the cares of life shall cease,
And, blessing thee, I die in peace!'
Thus pious Jabez often prayed,
Reclining on Jehovah's aid;
And all who seek the Lord shall find
The God of Jabez still as kind.
O Children! who assemble here,
With holy love and humble fear.
Like him present the fervent prayer,
And in God's richest blessing share.