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God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.

Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never failing skill
He treasures up His bright designs
And works His sovereign will.

Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan His work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain

William Cowper

He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed,
miracles that cannot be counted.

Job 5:9

Can you fathom the mysteries of God?
Can you probe the limits of the Almighty

Job 11:7



Daily Reading

On becoming a believer and follower of the Lord Jesus Christ we are taught and encouraged to read the Bible everyday. Sound advice indeed for in doing so we come to a better understanding of the truth of God's Word as well as appreciation of God's plan for our life. John McQouid suggested fifteen minutes a day would be beneficial for the believer; of course it may be extended on some occasions. Don't be discouraged in your daily reading plan for the year when you reach some of the more apparently difficult books of the Bible. There is something for us in every part of the Bible even if we think it hard to grasp some passages. Finally no matter how many times we have read through the scriptures you can be assured every time we do there will something fresh for us from God. Keep at, God will bless you.Andy Wilson


God moves in a mysterious way

The hymn on the front cover this month was one that the Growing Christians came across in their Emmaus course on the life of Joseph. The words were apt for the situation in the life Joseph when he put unjustly in prison. The hymn was written in the eighteen century by renowned hymn writer William Cowper.

If you have a special song or hymn let us know and it can be featured on a future front cover of the Update.

Interlink Missionary Weekend 7th and 8th March

Mission Focus

Mission Focus last month looked at the challenge of teaching the Word of God effectively to children. They are our most responsive audience when we teach the scriptures. We looked at the ministry of BES (Bible Education Services) started in 1958 by Bert and Wendy Gray in Ireland with one student. The work slowly grew. Today, there are 14 main Postal Bible School Centres in the UK and Ireland and approximately 8,000 lessons are distributed each month. The work has thrived in Eastern Europe particularly after the end of the Cold War and the work has been established in Romania, in Hungary, in Russia and in the Ukraine with other developments in Poland, Czech Republic and Armenia. Sam and Louise Balmer (from Northern Ireland) are the International Secretaries and they are making a major contribution in the overseas work. To date, conservative estimate that at least 32,000 children and (some adults) are regularly doing PBS lessons across the world.

Events

The Missionary weekend this year is being held on 7th and 8th March. On the Friday evening there is a Youth Night, 8pm, at Cartsbridge Evangelical Church, with Patrick Sookhdeo (Barnabas Fund).

On Saturday at Hamilton College, there will be reports from, Ronnie Cairns, Japan, Noel McMeekin, Ireland, George Skea, visits to China and Patrick Sookhdeo, Barnabas Fund. The afternoon session is 3.30pm and the evening session 6.30pm.

For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him

1 Corinthians 2:16


Sundays
Breaking of Bread
10.30am
Every Sunday
 
Date
Family Service at 12 noon
Bible Teaching at 6.30 pm
2nd
Abraham Ogwu
Ray Keilty - Capernaum
9th
Adam Ogwu
Jim Campbell - Authority
16th
Alex Kelly
Jim McGregor -
 
 
Lord of the Sabbath
23rd
Dan Carnan
Andy Hunter - Beatitudes
30th
Ray Keilty
Phil Beattie - Model Prayer
Bethany Buds at Bethany
7.00 pm
Every Monday
Tuesdays at 7.30 pm
4th
Prayer Meeting
11th
Bible Study - Nehemiah 9
18th
Prayer Meeting
25th
Mission Focus
Fusion
6:30 pm
Every Wednesday
Incy Wincy Parent and Toddler Group
9.45 am
Every Thursday
Growing Christians
7.30 pm
Every Thursday

You can purchase a CD or tape of any of the Bible Teaching Services. Just send us an e-mail from the “Contact” section on the main page, and we will get in touch.