We gathered as usual for some singing led by John. Janice gave a report on how God has been speaking to her about starting a youth work in Airdrie. She has secured a hall and is looking to commence at the beginning of May. Rae reminded us of a promise God gave to us regarding "smashing down the gates of bronze, cutting through the bars of iron and giving us treasures out of darkness" (Isaiah 45:2). She reminded us of the times when this was accomplished in some new lives and to continue to look for it to happen again. Joshua 21:45 tells us of how "There failed not ought of any good thing which the Lord had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass", and in Zephaniah 3:17 "The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save". We had a short time of prayer for the supper evening next week and finished with a chat over a cup of tea and biscuits.
We had a lovely meeting on Wednesday night.
We began with a time of singing before Mitch taught us a new song. It was a very nice worship song and led us into a time of worship and prayer. The Holy Spirit fell on us wonderfully and we enjoyed a rich time of prayer and praise together in the presence of God. Finally, Diana brought this part to a close and spoke for a few minutes about the fact there were 4 meetings running simultaneously on this particular Wednesday night and how encouraging it was to see God's work progressing. We closed with a prayer of gratitude to God for His faithfulness to our movement.
We had a new visitor with us tonight who was drawn to come along after attending a friend's baptismal service at Easter.
We opened in prayer before Graham expounded the conversation that took place between Jesus and Nicodemus (John 3) - there is only one way to enter the kingdom of God by being born again,
born of the spirit.
It was refreshing to hear Christ's conversation again and to be reminded of how Christ spoke simple words to people and that this conversation still speaks to people 2000 years later.
Our visitor was very encouraged by this word and has made plans to be back with us next week.
We closed in prayer and had a short time of fellowship over a cup of tea at the end.