Daily 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 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 Luchtime 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 - Job sheweth that his complaints are not causeless: he wisheth for death, wherein he is assured of comfort: he reproveth his friends of unkindness.
Preface - Paul vindicateth his apostolical character, and right to a maintenance from the churches; though he relinguished that right for the furtherance of the gospel, not content with doing only his indsipensable duty; but voluntarily subjecting himself in many points, where he was otherwise free, in order thereby to win over more converts to Christ. Those who contend for a corruptible crown use much labour and abstinence; so doth the apostle strive for one that is incorruptible.
Daily Light - Morning
When thou hast eaten and art full...
thou shalt bless the LORD thy God
for the good land which he hath given thee.
Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God. - One of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
Every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiing; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. - He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks. - The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul...who forgiveth all thine iniquities...who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies.
Deu. 8.10; Deu. 8.11; Lu. 17.15-18
1 Tim. 4.4-5; Ro. 14.6; Pro. 10.22
Daily Light - Evening
Jesus...was moved with compassion toward them.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. - We have not an hight priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. - Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way. - He cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour? Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.
Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
Thou, O LORD art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.
Mt. 14.14; He. 13.8; He. 4.15; He. 5.2; Mk. 14.37-38
A Puritans Catechism
Q57 - Which is the seventh commandment?
A - The seventh commandment is, Thou shalt not commit adultery.
BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH
Of the Gospel and the Extent of Grace Thereof
The covenant of works being broken by sin, and made unprofitable unto life, God was pleased to give forth the promise of Christ, the seed of the woman, as the means of calling the elect, and begetting in them faith and repentance;1 in this promise the gospel, as to the substance of it, was revealed, and [is] therein effectual for the conversion and salvation of sinners.
1 Gen. 3:15
2 Rev. 13:8
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. - Psalm 42 v 1
These are supposed to be the words of David when he fled from his son Absalom. He seems to have been wandering in some solitary wild on the side of Mount Hermon, the stream of Jordan flowing at his feet. David seems to have been full of pensive meditation: for his enemies reproached him daily, saying: 'Where is thy God?' nay, even God seemed to forget him, all his waves and billows were going over him; when suddenly a deer bounded past him. It had been sore wounded by the archers, or pursued by some wild beast on the mountains of the leopards. Faint and weary, he saw it rushing towards the flowing stream, and quenching its thirst in the water brook. His soul was quickened by the sight. Is not his just a picture of what I should be? Is not my God all to me that the flowing stream is to that wounded deer? 'As the heart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.'