We were delighted to welcome two new people to our meeting last night.
Our evening began with folks giving updates on events over this past week, a mixture of encouragement and requests to keep individuals and situations in prayer.
Graham spoke on the power of God in the gospel, referring to Romans 1:16 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God...". We were encouraged to seek for a greater power of God in our lives, through reading and meditating on the Word of God.
We ended the evening with a time of prayer and were blessed with His presence.
It was good to be together and share fellowship over a cup of tea at the end of the night.
It was lovely to see our Newmains hall full on Wednesday evening. We started our time of singing with the old favourite hymn 'All people that on earth do dwell' followed by some modern songs and choruses. There was a feeling of gratitude to God for all He has done for us. Vicky shared her encouraging testimony to Salvation and Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Mark then spoke from Exodus chapter 12 on the Hebrew festival of Passover. He brought out spiritual parallels from the story in the Old Testament describing how Christ came to deliver us from our 'land of Egypt' (our lives of sin) and this is wonderfully accomplished, not through the blood of a physical lamb spread on the doorposts of our physical houses, but through the blood of the Lamb of God spread on the doorposts of our hearts. It was encouraging to hear how Christ would have us freed entirely from the chains of our Egypt, whether they be fear, self or sin, and deliver us into our promised land of His righteousness.
We had a time of singing at the end of the meeting with some of the young folks helping at the front. Folks enjoyed chatting over soup at the end of the evening.
We had a good meeting tonight. John took the singing at the beginning of the night. We were delighted to have a visitor along from the local area.
We watched a 15 minute Billy Graham DVD together before Wullie testified to Salvation and Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Rae then spoke on prayer from Psalm 17:1,6,7 and 13. Following this we had a short time of worship.
Our visitor very much enjoyed the evening, asked a lot of questions and was very touched by the testimony.
We finished our evening with a cup of tea and chat.