-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 - Azariah's good reign. He is smitten with leprosy: during his life his son Jotham governeth in his name, and at his death succeedeth him. Zachariah, the fourth and last king of Jehu's race, reigneth ill, and is slain by Shallum; who after a month's reign is himself slain and succeeded by Menahem. Menahem cruelly smiteth Tiphsah, which held out against him. His wicked reign. To secure himself on the throne he buyeth the alliance of Pul king of Assyria. His death: pekahiah succeedeth him; who after a wicked reign of two years is slain and succeeded by Pekah. Pekah's evil reign. Tiglathpilser carrieth part of Israel into captivity. Hoshea slayeth and succeedeth Pekah. Jotham reigneth well in Judah. His acts and death: Ahaz succeedeth him.
2 Kings 15
Preface - The salutation. For what purpose Titus was left in Crete. How they should be qualified who are ordained to the ministry. The mouths of evil teachers must be stopped. The bad character of the Cretians.
Daily Light - Morning
Ever follow that which is good.
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: who, when he was reviled, reviled not again...but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously. - Consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run wit patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
1 Th. 5.15; 1 Pe. 2.21-23; He. 12.3
Daily Light - Evening
The mighty God.
Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever. Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with the glory and thy majesty. And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness... Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. - Thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidest, I have laid help upon one that is mighty. - The man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts.
Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my my song; he also is become my salvation. - Thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ.
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever.
Isa. 9.6; Ps. 45.2-4,6; Ps. 89.19; Zech. 13.7
Isa. 12.2; 2 Co. 2.14
A Puritans Catechism
Q43 - What is required in the first commandment?
A - The first commandment requires us to know and acknowledge God to be the only true God, and our God, and to worship and fortify him accordingly.
The 1689 Confession of faith
Chapter 1 - Paragraph 2
Under the name of Holy Scripture, or the Word of God written, are now contained all the books of the Old and New Testaments, which are these:
OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
The Song of Solomon
OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
All of which are given by the inspiration of God, to be the rule of faith and life.5
2 Tim. 3:16
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. - John 9 v 4
Our Lord went about continually doing good; He made it His meat and drink. 'Daily in the temple.' So should we. Satan is busy at all times - he does not stand upon ceremony - he does not keep himself to Sabbath days or canonical hours. Death is busy. Men are dying while we are sleeping. About fifty die every minute; nearly one every second entering into an unchangeable world! The Spirit of God is busy. Blessed be God He hath cast our lot in times when there is the moving of the Great Spirit among the dry bones. Shall ministers then be idle, or stand upon ceremony? O that God would baptise us this day with the Holy Ghost and with fire, that we might be all changed as into a flame of fire, preaching and building up Christ's Church till our latest, our dying hour.