Thursday evenings – Prayer & Bible Study

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Thursday evening from 7:30 pm to approximately 8:45 pm is our regular weeknight prayer meeting and Bible study time. The first half hour is spent in prayer, when different members lead in prayers covering a wide range of subjects from global and national issues to the needs of individual people in the church or known to us.

From approximately eight o’clock we have a Bible study. The passage is announced in advance so that people can prepare by reading it at home. For each week someone is nominated to introduce the study, taking around ten to fifteen minutes after which we discuss the passage. We seek firstly to understand what it was saying in the context of Biblical times and then (especially important) to identify lessons for ourselves in our own day.

On the first Thursday of each month we do not have the Bible Study. The prayer time is followed by Communion.

The Book(s) of Psalms

Back in September we finished our long series on the book of the Acts of the Apostles, and then for three or four weeks looked at some of the shorter epistles at the end of the New Testament,
2 & 3 John and Jude. Since then we’ve been studying a selection of Psalms.

DateScripture PassageTitleIntroduced by
October 22nd
Psalms 42/43"My soul thirsts"John Heron
October 29thPsalm 45"My heart is overflowing"David Filby
November 5th-Communion-
November 12thPsalm 46"God is our refuge and strength"Jim McCallum
November 19thPsalm 49"Why should I fear?"John Heron
November 26thPsalm 51"Have mercy upon me, O God"David Filby
December 3rd-Communion
December 10thPsalm 53"The fool has said ... No God!"David Murray
December 17thPsalm 62"My soul silently waits for God"David Murray
December 24th/31st---
January 7th-Communion-
January 14thPsalm 63"Early will I seek You"Jim McCallum
January 21stPsalm 66"Come and see the works of God"John Heron
January 28thPsalm 69"I have become a stranger"Jim McCallum
February 4th-Communion-
February 11thPsalm 72"His Name shall endure for ever"David Murray