-Give thanks to God that we are part of a global church made up of true Christians across the world.
-Give thanks to God for the freedoms we have to share the Gospel in England and pray that it may continue.
-Pray for missionaries across the world who are seeking to preach the Gospel and establish a faithful church.
-Pray for those in persecuted countries who have to meet in secret. Even those who are now in prison for their faith. Give thanks to God that we are part of a global church made up of true Christians across the world.
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)
(Thursday afternoon) scripture reading - Revelation 22 v 1-2
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 - Elisha prophesieth an extroadinary plenty suddenly to take place in Samaria, and sheweth an unbelieving lord his unhappy doom. Four lepers ventrure into the camp of the Syrians, and bring tidings of their hasty flight. The king, fearing a stratagem, sendeth out spies, and finding the report true, spoileth the Syrian tents, which bringeth about the plenty foretold. The unbelieving lord hath the charge of the gate, and being trodden to death verifieth the prophet's prediction.
2 Kings 7
Preface - Paul foretelleth and describeth a great apostasy to happen in the latter times. He directeth Timothy what doctrines to teach, and by what rules to regulate his conduct, so as to save both himself and his hearers.
1 Timothy 4
Daily Light - Morning
The LORD reigneth.
Fear ye not me? saith the LORD: will ye not remble at my presence, which have place the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it? - Promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
He changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding. - Ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled.
If God be for us, who can be against us? - Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Ps. 99.1; Jer. 5.22; Ps. 75.6-7
Dan. 2.21; Mt. 24.6
Ro. 8.31; Mt. 10.29-31
Daily Light - Evening
Take heed to your spirit.
Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us, And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us... Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he...rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp. And Joshua the son of Nun...answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them. And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD's people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. - And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
Mal. 2.15; Lu. 9.49-50,54-55
Ga. 5.22-23; Ga. 5.24-26
A Puritans Catechism
Q36 - What benefits do believers receive from Christ at death?
A - The souls of believers are at their death made perfect in holiness, and do immediately pass into glory; and their bodies, being still united in Christ, do rest in their graves, till the resurrection.
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - God Makes A Path - Daily Devotional Readings
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. - Romans 5 v 8
He loved us! He came into the world 'to save sinners, of whom I am chief'. Had He loved one as glorious as Himself, we would not have wondered. Had H loved the holy angels, that reflected His pure, bright image, we would not have wondered. Had He loved the lovely among the sons of men - the amiable, the gentle, the kind, the rich, the great, the noble - it would not have been so great a wonder. But, ah! He loved sinners - the vilest sinners - the poorest, meanest, guiltiest wretches that crawl upon the ground. Manasseh, who murdered his own children, was one whom he loved; Zaccheus, the grey haired swindler, was another; blaspheming Paul was a third; the wanton of Samaria was another; the dying thief was another; and the lascivious Corinthians were more. 'And such were some of you.' We were black as hell when he looked on us - we were hell-worthy, under His Father's wrath and curse - and yet He loved us, and said: I will die for them. 'Thou hast loved me out of the pit of corruption', each saved one can say. Oh, brethren! this is strange love: He that was so great, and lovely, and pure, chose us, who were mean and filthy with sin, that He might wash and purify, and present us to Himself. This love passeth knowledge!