Prayer - Tuesday
- 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 - Esther at the banquet petitioneth the king for her own life, and for the life of her people. Esther accuseth Haman. The king in wrath, being told of the gallows prepared for Mordecai, causeth Haman to be hanged thereon.
Preface - They that condemn sin in others, and are guilty of the same themselves, cannot escape God's judgment; which will be according to every man's deserts, without distinction of Jew of Gentile. The Gentiles are not left without a rule of conduct. The Jew, who boasteth of greater light, is doubly criminal in sinning against it: not will circumcision profit him, except he keep the law.
Daily Light - Morning
Let us run with patience the race that is set
before us, looking unto Jesus the author
and finisher of our faith.
If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. - Whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. - Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness.
Every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: but I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. - Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. - Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD.
He. 12.1-2; Lu. 9.23; Lu. 14.33; Ro. 13.12
1 Co. 9.25-27; Phil. 3.13-14; Hos. 6.3
Daily Light - Evening
It is good for a man that
he bear the yoke in his youth.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
We have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word... It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. - Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.
Lam. 3.27; Pr. 22.6
Jer. 29.11; 1 Pe. 5.6
A Puritans Catechism
Q50 - What is required in the fourth commandment?
A - The fourth commandment requires the keeping holy to God such set times as he has appointed in his Word; expressly one whole day in seven, to be a holy sabbath to himself.
BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH
Of the Assurance of Grace and Salvation
True believers may have the assurance of their salvation divers ways shaken, diminished, and intermitted; as by negligence in preserving of it,13 by falling into some special sin which wounds the conscience and grieves the Spirit;14 by some sudden or vehement temptation,15 by God's withdrawing the light of his countenance, and suffering even such as fear him to walk in darkness and to have no light,16 yet are they never destitute of the seed of God17 and life of faith,18 that love of Christ and the brethren, that sincerity of heart and conscience of duty out of which, by the operation of the Spirit, this assurance may in due time be revived,19 and by the which, in the meantime, they are preserved from utter despair.20
13 Cant. 5:2–3,6
14 Ps. 51:8,12,14
15 Ps. 116:11; 77:7–8, 31:22
16 Ps. 30:7
17 1 John 3:9
18 Luke 22:32
19 Ps. 42:5,11
20 Lam. 3:26–31
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. - John 16 v 33.
In all other battles we do not know how the victory is to turn until the battle is won. In the battle of Waterloo, it was long thought that the French had gained; and Napoleon sent several despatches to Paris telling that he had won. But in the fight with the world, Satan and the flesh, we know how the victory is to turn already. Christ has engaged to carry us through. He will guard us against the darts of the law, by hiding us in His blood, He defends us from the power of sin by His Holy Spirit put within us. He will keep us, in the secret of His presence, from the strife of tongues. The thicker the battle, the closer will He keep to us; so that we can sing already: 'I thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.' We know that we shall overcome. Though the world were a million times more enraged - though the fires of persecution were again to be kindled - though my heart were a million times more wicked - though all the temptations of hell were let loose upon me - I know I shall overcome through Him that loved me. When Paul and Silas sang in the low dungeon, they were more than conquerors. When Paul sang, in spite of his thorn, 'I will glory in my infirmities.' he was more than a conqueror.