Prayer for 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 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 - Solomon blesseth the people, and praiseth God for the performance of his promise to David concerning the building of the house. His prayer upon the brasen scaffold at the consecration of the temple: 22, 24, 26, 28, 32, 34, 36 the special petitions contained in it. The concluding general invocation of God's presence and favour.
2 Chronicles 6:12
Preface - He that loveth God loveth God's children, and keepeth his commandments. A true faith will enable us to overcome the world. The witnesses of our faith. God hath given to believers eternal life through his Son: and will hear and grant their petitions made according to his will. God's children are distinguished from the world by abstaining from sin, and by a right knowledge. A caution against idolatry.
1 John 5
Daily Light - Morning
It is God
which worketh in you.
Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God. - A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. - No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. - And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever.
Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be akind of firstfruits of his creatures.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Lord, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.
Phil. 2.13; 2 Co. 3.5; Jn. 3.27; Jn. 6.44; Jer. 32.39
Daily Light - Evening
The Spirit indeed is willing,
but the flesh is weak.
In the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee. With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early.
I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not... For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. - The flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. - Our sufficiency is of God. - My grace is sufficient for thee.
Mt. 26.41; Isa. 26.8-9
Ro. 7.18,22-23; Ga. 5.17
Phil. 4.13; 2 Co. 3.5; 2 Co. 12.9
A Puritans Catechism
Q77 - Are the infants of such as are professing to be baptized?
A - The infants of such as are professing believers are not to be baptized because there is neither command nor example in the Holy Scriptures for their baptism.
BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH
Of the Fall of Man, of Sin and of the Punishment thereof
From this original corruption, whereby we are utterly indisposed, disabled, and made opposite to all good, and wholly inclined to all evil,11 do proceed all actual transgressions.12
11 Rom. 8:7; Col. 1:21
12 James 1:14–15; Matt. 15:19
Robert Murray M'Cheyen - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
Listen! Jesus is praying
Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou loveedst me before the foundation of the world. - John 17 v 24.
Father I will. This is the most wonderful prayer that ever rose from this earth to the throne of God, and this petition is the most wonderful in the prayer. No human lips ever prayed thus before - 'Father I will.' Abraham was the friend of God, and got very near to God in prayer, but he prayed as dust and ashes. 'I have taken upon me to speak unto God that am but dust and ashes.' Jacob had power with God, and prevailed, yet his boldest word was, 'I will not let thee go except thou bless me.' Daniel was a man greatly beloved, and got immediate answer to prayer, and yet he cried to God as a sinner - 'O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, hearken and do!' Paul was a man who got very near to God, and yet he says, 'I bow my knees to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.' But when Christ prayed, He cried, 'Father I will.' Why did He pray thus? He was God's fellow. 'Awake O sword against my shepherd, against the man that is my fellow.' He thought it no robbery to be equal with God. It was He that said, 'Let there be light, and there was light.' So now He says, 'Father I will.'
He spoke as the Intercessor with the Father. He felt as if His work were already done. 'I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.' He felt as if He had already suffered the cross, and now claims the crown. 'Father, I will.' This is the intercession now heard in heaven.
He had one will with the Father. 'I and my Father are one.' One God - one in heart and will. True, He had a holy human soul, and, therefore, a human will; but His human will was one with His divine will. The human string in His heart was tuned to the same string with His divine will.
Learn how surely this prayer will be answered, dear children of God. It is impossible this prayer should be unanswered. It is the will of the Father and of the Son. If Christ wills it, and if the Father wills it, you may be sure nothing can hinder it. If the sheep be in Christ's hand, and in the Father's hand, they shall never perish.