THE MEDIATOR – CLOSING PRAYER FROM BIBLE STUDY

Everlasting Creator-Father,

I have destroyed myself,
my nature is defiled,
the powers of my soul are degraded;
I am vile, miserable, strengthless,
but my hope is in thee.

If ever I am saved it will be by goodness undeserved and astonishing,
not by mercy alone but by abundant mercy,
not by grace but by exceeding riches of grace;
And such thou hast revealed, promised, exemplified in thoughts of peace, not of evil.

Thou hast devised means

to rescue me from sin’s perdition,
to restore me to happiness, honour, safety.
I bless thee for the everlasting covenant,
for the appointment of a Mediator.

I rejoice that he failed not, nor was discouraged,
but accomplished the work thou gavest him to do;
and said on the cross, ‘It is finished.’
I exult in the thought that
thy justice is satisfied,
thy truth established,
thy law magnified,
and a foundation is laid for my hope.

I look to a present and personal interest in Christ and say,
Surely he hast borne my griefs,
carried my sorrows,
won my peace,
healed my soul.
Justified by his blood I am saved by his life,

Glorifying in his cross I bow to his sceptre,

Having his Spirit I possess his mind.

Lord, grant that my religion may not be occasional and partial,
but universal, influential, effective,
and may I always continue in thy words as well as thy works,
so that I reach my end in peace.

From: The Valley of Vision – A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions

SAVE THE DATE!

Hi sisters!

Just a gentle reminder that the Genesis: In the Beginning God! monthly zoom bible study is on MONDAY, 25 JANUARY at 7:30. Esther King will be teaching us about Isaac.

Come prepared to be encouraged! Come prepared to have some virtual friendship time!

As ever, we are praying and cheering you on, especially during this Covid lockdown!

Women’s Ministry Team

4 GENESIS BIBLE STUDY QUESTIONS: ISAAC –TRUST AND OBEY

Before you meet with your study buddy …
Read Genesis 18.1–15; 21.1—26.35 for yourself. It’s quite a chunk of Scripture, covering lots of different events and people. You may want to read a chapter a day and write a short summary of what happens in each chapter to help you trace the key points.

As you read and think it over, keep in mind:

  • Who is God and what do we learn about his character/attributes?
  • Who are we and what do we recognise about human nature?
  • How does the gospel message come through, pointing us to Christ?

Praying for you and your study buddy and cheering you on as you take time to do this study together! His Word is living and active!

Women’s Ministry Team

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR JANUARY BIBLE STUDY!

It’s 2021 and we are in lockdown, but that doesn’t keep us from coming together for friendship and to continue with our study on GENESIS: IN THE BEGINNING, GOD!

This month we are considering Isaac from 18:1, and 21:1-26:35. I would encourage you to read this several times to reacquaint yourselves with the text. The bible study for you and your study buddy will be out asap!

Lots of love and cheering you on as we press on in Christ!

Women’s Ministry Team

PRAYER FOR 2021

Our Triune God, we know that it was Your enabling grace and power that carried us through 2020. We know that Your ultimate purposes are being fulfilled. Thank you.

As we look ahead to 2021, we know that YOU are greater than whatever we may face, and we are eternally safe as we trust in You. Please continue to fill us with a desire to faithfully follow after You, more than any other thing; any other person.

We thank you for Your Presence which goes with us and that this joyful knowledge is never dependent on circumstances, but Christ in us, our true and lasting strength and hope.

Please give us Your peace to lead us. Please give us Your grace and loving kindness to cover us to overflowing, so that we may extend it to others.

In the name of Jesus Christ our Saviour and Lord,

Amen