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 - Nehemiah committeth the charge of the city to Hanani and Hananiah. A register found of the genealogy of them which came first from Babylon, of the people, of the priests, of the Levites, of the Nethinims, of the children of Solomon's servants, of the priests which could not shew their pedigree. The whole number with their substance. Their oblations.
Preface - Paul preaching in the synagogue at Thessalonica, some believe, both Jews and Greeks. The unbelieving Jews raise an uproar. Paul and Silas are sent to Berea. At Athens Paul disputing is carried before the court of Areopagus: he preaching the living God, to the Athenians unknown; his general call to repentance; the resurrection of Christ; and his coming to judgement. Some mock, others believe.
Daily Light - Morning
Thou hast in love to my soul delivered it
from the pit of corruption.
God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins in the depths of the sea. - O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. - When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple. - I waited patiently for the LORD... He brought me up...out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock.
Isa. 38.17; 1 Jn. 4.9-10
Mi. 7.18-19; Ps. 30.2-3; Jon. 2.7; Ps. 40.1,2
Daily Light - Evening
The things which are.
Now we see through a glass, darkly. - Now we see not yet all things put under him.
We have...a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts. - Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; how that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. - The Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.
Little children, it is the last time. - The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
Rev. 1.19; 1 Co. 13.12; He. 2.8
2 Pe. 1.19; Ps. 119.105
Jude 17-18; 1 Tim. 4.1
1 Jn. 2.18; Ro. 13.12
A Puritans Catechism
Q37 - What benefits do believers receive from Christ at the resurrection?
A - At the resurrection, believers, being raised up in glory, shall be openly acknowledged and acquitted in the day of judgment, and made perfectly blessed both in soul and body in the full enjoying of God to all eternity.
BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH
Of Good Works
Good works are only such as God has commanded in his Holy Word,1 and not such as without the warrant thereof are devised by men out of blind zeal, or upon any pretense of good intentions.2
1 Mic. 6:8; Heb. 13:21
2 Matt. 15:9; Isa. 29:13
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - GOd Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. - Psalm 119 v 18
Are there not some who read the Bible, but get little from it? You feel that it does not sink into your heart, it does not remain with you through the week, it is like the seed cast in the wayside, easily plucked away. Oh, it is just such an outpoured Spirit you require, to hide the Word in your heart. When you write with a dry pen, without any ink in it, no impression is made upon the paper. Now, ministers are the pends, and the Spirit of God is the ink. Pray that the pen may be filled with that living ink, that the Word may remain in your heart, known and read of all men, that you may be sanctified through the truth.