-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 through the ministry this coming year. That as we work through a book of 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 26) - The divisions of the porters. The gates assigned by lot. The Levites that had charge of the treasures. Those that were officers and judges.
Preface 27) - The twelve captains for every several month. The princes of the twelve tribes. The numbering of the people is hindered. David's several officers.
1 Chronicles 26-27
Preface - The apostle, saluting the Christians, admonisheth them of the gifts and promises of the gospel, and their tendency to promote a godly life. He exhorteth them to add to their faith such virtues as would make it fruitful; and thereby to make their calling and election sure. He is careful to remind them hereof, knowing his dissolution to be near; and urgeth the evidence of what he had seen and heard in the holy mount in confirmation of Christ's second coming together with the word of prophecy, which he recommendeth to their regard.
2 Peter 1
Daily Light - Morning
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house.
One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. - He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. - I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light. - Thy lovingkindness is better than life.
Ps. 65.4; Ps. 27.4
Mt. 5.6; Lu.1.53
Ps. 107.9; Jn. 6.35
Ps. 36.7-9; Ps. 63.3
Daily Light - Evening
Do ye now believe?
What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?...faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son...accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead. - Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?... Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
Whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
By their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. - If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.
Jn. 16.31; Jas. 2.14,17
He. 11.17,19; Jas, 2.21,24
Mt.7.20-21; Jn. 13.17
A Puritans Catechism
Q70 - How does the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased by Christ?
A - The Spirit applies to us the redemption purchased by Christ, by working faith in us, and thereby uniting us to Christ in our effectual calling.
BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH
Of Divine Providence
The almighty power, unsearchable wisdom, and infinite goodness of God, so far manifest themselves in His providence, that His determinate counsel extends itself even to the first fall, and all other sinful actions both of angels and men;11 and that not by a bare permission, which also He most wisely and powerfully binds, and otherwise orders and governs,12 in a manifold dispensation to His most holy ends;13 yet so, as the sinfulness of their acts proceeds only from the creatures, and not from God, who, being most holy and righteous, neither is nor can be the author or approver of sin.14
11 Rom. 11:32–34; 2 Sam. 24:1; 1 Chron. 21:1
12 2 Kings 19:28; Ps. 76:10
13 Gen. 1:20; Isa. 10:6–7,12
14 Ps. 1, Ps. 21; 1 John 2:16
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
A Dvine power
So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. - Romans 1 v 15
Men would laugh at the idea of a poor worm like Paul going to subdue mighty Rome with a few words of his lips, but Paul saw such a divine power in the gospel that he was not ashamed of it. He knew it could break the hardest heart, and bind up the most broken. The learned men of Rome would smile at the words of this babbler; but Paul saw such wisdom in the gospel, that all human wisdom appeared utter folly beside it. The wickedness of Rome reached up to heaven; it was a continual smoke in God's nostrils, a fire that burned all the day. But Paul knew that the righteousness of God could cover the sin of a thousand Romes. He saw it to be so vast, so immense, so free, so surpassing glorious, so divine, that it could flow over and cover the sins of the greatest sinner there.