We began our Newmains meeting with a time of singing, which became very rich. We then had some up to date reports of how God had been with individuals that week. Pauline then continued the Bible study on the life of David. She focussed on Absolam and his betrayal, bringing out a lot of interesting points about twisted human nature, and the need to be very open and honest before God. There were many good contributions. Mark then led a short time of worship and prayer to close our meeting.
After John led some singing at the meeting this week Annette brought a very encouraging word from Acts 4:28-30: "To do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel deems to be done. By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of Jesus". Signs and wonders did indeed follow as His presence fell so very powerfully in our midst. As we turned to worship we found a very deep and free access with singing in the Spirit and gift of tongues and interpretation. We are so thankful that He continually lifts our eyes to Him who is the God of the miraculous. Praise His name!
We began our meeting as usual with up to date reports from people. Most commented on how they had been blessed and encouraged over the weekend and that the preaching had made an impact on their lives.
David brought a word to us from Exodus chapter 3 & Daniel chapter 3, the main theme being "burning but not consumed“ and how God can speak to us as we go about our daily routine. He encouraged each one of us that, in times of difficulty and when we face the furnaces that come our way, God will not allow us to be consumed: He will remain faithful to us.
We had a very rich time of prayer and worship to finish. The presence of God was certainly with us.
We enjoyed a special time of fellowship celebrating Jim’s birthday.