Prayer - Wednesday
-Give thanks to God for the Bible, its inspiration and preservation for us to read it today. (2 Timothy 3.16, Proverbs 30.5.)
-Give thanks to God that we have easy access to the Scripture in English, in our mother tongue.
-Pray the Lord would bless us as we study the Bible the Lord would continue to help us to grasp God's truth.
-Pray for the Lunchtime outreach service and those who attend; pray that more from the offices nearby and Christians who commute are able to join us.
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 - Shechaniah encourageth Ezra to reform the abuse of the foreign marriages. Ezra by proclamation assembleth the people. The people at the exhortation of Ezra promise amendment. The business is carried into execution. The names of those who had married foreign wives.
Preface - Cornelius, a devout centurion, being commanded by an angel, sendeth for Peter; who in the meantime is prepared by an heavenly vision: and, receiving a command from the Spirit, goeth with the messengers to Caesarea. Cornelius receiveth him with great respect, and sheweth the occasion of his sending for him. Peter preacheth Christ to him and his company: the Holy Ghost falleth on them, whereupon they are baptized.
Daily Light - Morning
I pray God your whole spirit and
soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming
of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Christ also, loved the church, and gave himself for it... that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. - Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.
The peace of God, which passeth all understanding. - Let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body.
Our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work. - Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Th. 5.23; Eph. 5.25,27; Col. 1.28
Phil. 4.7; Col. 3.15
2 Th. 2.16-17; 1 Co. 1.8
Daily Light - Evening
Will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth?
Let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. - I will meet with the children of Israel, and the tabernacle shall be sanctified by my glory...And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God.
Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.
Ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their GOd, and they shall be my people. - Your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you. - Ye... are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
The heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.
2 Chr. 6.18; Ex. 25.8; Ex. 29.43,45
2 Co. 6.16; 1 Co. 6.19; Eph. 2.22
A Puritans Catechism
Q30 - What is effectual calling?
A- Effectual calling is the work of God's Spirit, whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ, and renewing our wills, he does persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ freely offered to us in the gospel.
BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH
Our Saving Faith
By this faith a Christian believes to be true whatsoever is revealed in the Word for the authority of God himself,4 and also apprehends an excellency therein above all other writings and all things in the world,5 as it bears forth the glory of God in his attributes, the excellency of Christ in his nature and offices, and the power and fullness of the Holy Spirit in his workings and operations: and so is enabled to cast his soul upon the truth consequently believed;6 and also acts differently upon that which each particular passage thereof contains; yielding obedience to the commands,7 trembling at the threatenings,8 and embracing the promises of God for this life and that which is to come;9 but the principle acts of saving faith have immediate relation to Christ, accepting, receiving, and resting upon him alone for justification, sanctification, and eternal life, by virtue of the covenant of grace.10
4 Acts 24:14
5 Ps. 19:7-10, 69:72
6 2 Tim. 1:12
7 John 15:14
8 Isa. 116:2
9 Heb. 11:13
10 John 1:12; Acts 16:31; Gal. 2:20; Acts 15:11
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
The answer to your prayer
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. - John 4 v 14
My dear friends, have you received the Holy Ghost, since you believed? It appears to me that few Christians realise this river flowing after them. Oh what inexpressible love and grace there is in this work of the Spirit. Is there any of you weak and faint, and ready to perish under a wicked heart, and raging lusts? Or, have you got a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet you, and you are driven to pray that it may be taken from you? See here the answer to your prayer. A river of living water flows from Christ. There is enough here for all your wants: 'My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness.' Some of you are afraid of the future; you fear some approaching temptation, you fear some coming contest. See here the river flows after you - the Spirit will abide with you for ever. Oh what love is here. Notwithstanding all your sinfulness, weakness and unbelief, still he abides with you, and will for ever. He is 'a well of water springing up into everlasting life' (John 4 v 14)