A small number met on Wednesday night. Reports included feedback on the baptismal service on Sunday evening in Struthers Church Greenock.
Carol then preached from the following verses;
And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. (2 Kings 6:17 KJV)
Also, 'I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and I will watch to see what he will say unto me' Hab 2:1
Carol spoke on seeing things from Gods viewpoint; waiting with expectation on how to move forward and trusting God to finish the work He has started. It was an encouraging word. There was prophecy at the end, about bringing us into a safe place; a place of Light and security. There followed a deep presence of God.
We finished with a lovely supper and excellent time of fellowship.
This week we started off with a very happy time of singing. Mark spoke on the story of Zacchaeus from the Gospel of Luke. We pondered different aspects of the story including how the people grumbled at a 'notorious sinner' finding salvation. Sometimes we also experience opposition from others when we press on to know Jesus but we find the joy and thrill of knowing Him more when we ignore and press past the grumbling of the grumblers!
We finished with a very lovely time of worship. The atmosphere grew rich with the sweetness and loveliness of Christ. A word was given about welcoming Him that He would reveal His beauty to us.
It was a very rich evening spent in His presence.
Our usual number gathered for a time of singing led by John. Rae then spoke on the title 'Have you seen Jesus?'. She read from some scattered verses from the Old Testament which told us of the prophets of old longing to see God. Then she used some verses from the New Testament of how the Word became flesh and we beheld His glory. We are able to keep right on going if we keep our eyes on Him who is invisible. (Heb 11:27). After our worship time we had fellowship over some tea and biscuits.