A smaller number than usual gathered tonight. We started with a time of sharing updates from the past few weeks.
Carol spoke on Ephesians 6:10-20 about the spiritual battles that Paul warned the people of Ephesus about and how they needed to stand strong in battle. Carol emphasised that we also need to stand strong in the spiritual warfare that we face, but not in our own strength but standing in the strength that God provides for us. We get that strength by the armour that God provides and that Paul describes as - helmet of faith, shield of protection, sword of the spirit (word of God), belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness, shoes of readiness.
We closed the meeting in prayer and gave thanks to God for His word.
We had a lovely meeting this week with a smaller number of visitors. Tiffies took a time of singing before Melissa gave a report on an outreach she and a number of our young folks had been involved in at the local Church of Scotland on Sunday evening. Pauline followed this with a report of the Welsh Conference. Leah then sang a lovely solo before Diana brought a word from John's Gospel 'He whom the Son sets free is free indeed.' There followed a beautiful prayer time were folks received ministry. It was very easy to access the presence of God and one lady found a new release in tongues which was lovely.
We were very pleased with our evening.
Our numbers have been increasing each week at Airdrie. John led some singing and then Janice gave a great testimony to salvation and baptism in the Holy Spirit. Rae then brought a word on having "God's unreasonable faith" using verses from Eph 6:10, Phil 4:13. She spoke of how God would have us find faith to do the out of the 'ordinary' or difficult things. She read from some of David's exploits and explained how critical it is for us to allow the Holy Spirit to continually strengthen us for each new day. A beautiful worship time followed before we had our tea and biscuits.