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Psalm 118
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
        For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Oh let Israel say,
        "His lovingkindness is everlasting."
Oh let the house of Aaron say,
        "His lovingkindness is everlasting."
Oh let those who fear the LORD say,
        "His lovingkindness is everlasting."

From my distress I called upon the LORD;
        The LORD answered me and set me in a large place.
The LORD is for me; I will not fear;
        What can man do to me?
The LORD is for me among those who help me;
        Therefore I will look with satisfaction on those who hate me.

It is better to take refuge in the LORD
        Than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD
        Than to trust in princes.

All nations surrounded me;
        In the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off.
They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me;
        In the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off.
They surrounded me like bees;
        They were extinguished as a fire of thorns;
        In the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off.

You pushed me violently so that I was falling,
        But the LORD helped me.
The LORD is my strength and song,
        And He has become my salvation.
The sound of joyful shouting and salvation is in the tents of the righteous;
        The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
        The right hand of the LORD is exalted;
        The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.

I will not die, but live,
        And tell of the works of the LORD.
The LORD has disciplined me severely,
        But He has not given me over to death.
Open to me the gates of righteousness;
        I shall enter through them,
        I shall give thanks to the LORD.

This is the gate of the LORD;
        The righteous will enter through it.
I shall give thanks to You, for You have answered me,
        And You have become my salvation.

The stone which the builders rejected
        Has become the chief corner stone.
This is the LORD'S doing;
        It is marvelous in our eyes.
This is the day which the LORD has made;
        Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

O LORD, do save, we beseech You;
        O LORD, we beseech You, do send prosperity!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD;
        We have blessed you from the house of the LORD.
The LORD is God,
        and He has given us light;
        Bind the festival sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.

You are my God, and I give thanks to You;
        You are my God, I extol You.
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
        For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
   
Contending for the Faith

Extract from “The Cross of Christ” – J.C. Ryle

What do you think about the cross of Christ? The question may be one that you consider of little importance: but it deeply concerns the everlasting welfare of your soul.
Eighteen hundred years ago there was a man who said that he "gloried" in the cross of Christ. He was one who turned the world upside down by the doctrines he preached. He was one who did more to establish Christianity than any man that ever lived. Yet what does He tell the Galatians?—"God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Gal. vi. 14).
Reader, the "cross of Christ" must needs be an important subject, when an inspired apostle can speak of it in this way. Let me try to show you what the expression means. Once know what the cross of Christ means, and then you may be able, by God's help, to see the importance of it to your soul.
The cross in the Bible sometimes means that wooden cross on which the Lord Jesus was nailed and put to death on Mount Calvary. This is what St. Paul had in his mind's eye when he told the Philippians that Christ "became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross" (Phil. ii. 8). This is not the cross in which St. Paul gloried. He would have shrunk with horror from the idea of glorying in a mere piece of wood. I have no doubt he would have denounced the Roman Catholic adoration of the crucifix as profane, blasphemous, and idolatrous.

The cross sometimes means the afflictions and trials which believers in Christ have to go through if they follow Christ faithfully, for their religion's sake. This is the sense in which our Lord uses the word, when He says, "He that taketh not his cross, and followeth after Me, is not worthy of Me" (Matt. x. 38). This also is not the sense in which Paul uses the word when he writes to the Galatians. He knew that cross well. He carried it patiently: but he is not speaking of it here.

But the cross also means in some places the doctrine that Christ died for sinners upon the cross,—the atonement that He made for sinners, by His suffering for them on the cross,—the complete and perfect sacrifice for sin which He offered up, when He gave His own body to be crucified. In short, this one word, "the cross," stands for Christ crucified, the only Saviour. This is the meaning in which Paul uses the expression, when he tells the Corinthians, "The preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness" (1 Cor. i. 18). This is the meaning in which he wrote to the Galatians, "God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross." He simply meant, "I glory in nothing but Christ crucified, as the salvation of my soul."

Reader, Jesus Christ crucified was the joy and delight, the comfort and the peace, the hope and the confidence, the foundation and the resting-place, the ark and the refuge, the food and the medicine of Paul's soul. He did not think of what he had done himself and suffered himself. He did not meditate on his own goodness, and his own righteousness. He loved to think of what Christ had done, and Christ had suffered,—of the death of Christ, the righteousness of Christ, the atonement of Christ, the blood of Christ, the finished work of Christ. In this he did glory. This was the sun of his soul.

   
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But we preach Christ crucified...
- 1 Corinthians 1:23

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "But the righteous man shall live by faith."
- Romans 1:16-17

 
 
Date
Time
Event/Service
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday
5 Mar
9.30 - 11.30 am
Morning Service: Jeff Pitman
 
 
 
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NO Evening Service
 
 
 
Monday
6 Mar
7.00 - 8.00 pm
Prayer at CWMF Complex
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday
12 Mar
9.30 - 11.30 am
Morning Service: Brian Dinsdale
 
 
 
- - - -
NO Evening Service
 
 
 
Monday
13 Mar
7.00 - 8.00 pm
Prayer at CWMF Complex
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday
19 Mar
9.30 - 11.30 am
Morning Service: Jeff Pitman
 
 
 
- - - -
NO Evening Service
 
 
 
Monday
20 Mar
7.00 - 8.00 pm
Prayer at CWMF Complex
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday
26 Mar
9.30 - 11.30 am
Morning Service: Ed Barclay
 
 
 
After Morning Service
Fellowship Lunch
- - - -
NO Evening Service

Note 1.
9:30a.m. There will be evangelistic opportunities in both services. So please use every opportunity to bring friends—saved and unsaved—on both occasions. Let’s seek to make CWMF a Soul-Winning Centre – “He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, Bringing his sheaves with him” (Psalm 126:6).
Note 2.
Tea & coffee will be provided after the service – come and enjoy this time of fellowship.
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