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