We opened our meeting with prayer and followed this by hearing some wonderful updates of how God is working in people's lives. One person gave testimony to how God had drawn close to them this week, giving peace and contentment over a troubling issue.
Graham delivered a thought provoking word about the grace of God - 'undeserved favour of God'. Graham spoke from 2 Corinthians12:9. In Paul's writing to the church in Corinth he points out that he had a troubling situation in his life, "a thorn in his side", and he cried out to the Lord three times requesting that it be removed. God responded with "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness".
God may not remove the thorns in our lives but will provide the strength to deal with them.
We closed in prayer and a lovely presence of God fell on those who had gathered. One of our new folks came fully into her baptism in the Holy Spirit and we gave thanks to God for this.
At our meeting this week Leah began the evening with a lovely time of singing. This was followed with Diana's testimony to salvation and baptism in the Holy Spirit.
Pauline led us in our Bible Study. We looked at Acts chapter 8. Philip was evangelising in Samaria; seeing souls saved, delivered and healed but not baptised in the Holy Spirit. Peter and John were sent for so that they could lay hands on the new believers to receive the Holy Spirit. We discussed the severity with which Peter dealt with Simon who practised the dark arts.
We finally turned to prayer where there came a beautiful presence of God upon us.
We had a smaller meeting this week at Airdrie as some folks were unable to manage out.
John led us in some songs before Rae brought to us a message about our birth right. We looked at the character called Little-Faith from Pilgrim's Progress and compared how he held on to his birth right as opposed to Esau who sold his for a pot of stew. We, even with our little faith, can continue our journey to the end and take courage that by this gift of faith we may present our treasure at the celestial city. We finished with a short time of prayer.
Afterwards we had some tea and Marion's home made sponge.