Church Bulletin – September 23, 2018

THE GRACE OF CHRISTIAN SPEECH

“For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.” 1 Peter 3:10

“Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” Colossians 4:6

The ideal of Christian speech is given in the Apostle’s words to the Colossians. Our speech should be always gracious; and grace stands for mercifulness, charity, the willingness to put the best constructions upon the words and actions of another. It is a great help in dealing with envy, jealousy, or unkind feeling to compel our lips to speak as Christ would have them. If you are jealous of another, the temptation is to say unkind or depreciating things, but if we live in the power of the Holy Spirit, He will enable us to check such words and replace them by those that suggest kindly consideration on the part of ourselves and others. Endeavour to say all the good that can be said, and none of the evil. It is remarkable that when we make the effort to speak kindly on behalf of those against whom we feel exasperated, the whole inward temper changes and takes on the tone of our voice.

There should be salt in our speech —purity, antiseptic, and sparkling like the Book of Proverbs. A playful wit, a bright repartee are not inconsistent with the Apostle’s standard, but whenever we mix in conversation with people, they should be aware of an element in us which makes it impossible for them to indulge in ill-natured gossip or coarse jokes.

We must continue in prayer that God would open to us doors of utterance, so that we may speak of the hidden beauty and glory of our Saviour. Sometimes, also, when we are hard pressed to know how to answer difficult questions, it is given to us in that same hour how we ought to speak, and we find that the Holy Spirit has found an utterance by our lips (Luke 12:12; 1 Pet. 3:15).

It is recorded of our Lord that during His trial He spoke not a word to Pilate or Herod, but as soon as He reached the Cross, He poured out His heart as their Intercessor, saying: “Father, forgive them: for they know not what they do!” Speak more to God than to men who may be reviling and threatening you. It is blessed to realize that He is able to guard the door of our lips, for probably there is no part of our nature that stands more in need of His keeping power. – F.B. Meyer

The Lord's Day Services


Sunday, September 23, 2018

10:00 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages.

11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

6:00 p.m. Pre-service prayer time

6:30 p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders


Weekly Events

Weekly Announcements

Wednesday, September 26th

7:25 p.m. Prayer Meeting – Pastor Dan Greenfield of the American Council of Christian Churches. Light refreshments following the meeting.


Friday, September 28th

7:00 p.m. Good News Bible Club


Weekly Events
Upcoming Events

Advance Announcements


Sunday, September 30th

11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

6:00 p.m. Pre-service Prayer Meeting

6:30 p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

Fellowship & refreshments following the evening service. Team #3 is on duty.


Wednesday, October 3rd

7:25 p.m. Prayer Meeting: We will be moving our prayer meeting to Barrie for a special meeting during the week of prayer. Our bus will provide transport and will leave TFPC at 5:15 p.m. The service starts at 7:00 p.m. in Barrie.


Friday, October 5th

9:00 a.m. Women’s Morning Bible Study

7:00 p.m. Good News Bible Club


Upcoming Events

NEW DEACONS’ BOARD


Last Wednesday we had an election for deacons to serve for the next term. We congratulate all who were elected and pray that the Lord would bless them as they serve God in this fellowship. All six previously serving deacons were re-elected, Dan Browett, Kingsley Jew, Maher Louis, Jonathan McAnally, Alex Newell, and Ed Santos and the two new men chosen to this office were Joaquim Rodrigues and Daniel Vautour.


THANKSGIVING FOOD DONATIONS


Each year, we encourage all our congregation to share the bounty the Lord has blessed us with.  We ask that you bring some non-perishable food items by Sunday, October 7thso that we can donate to those who are in need in our community. Please ensure to check “Best Before” dates on food items, thank you!


PRESBYTERY MEETINGS OCTOBER 1st– 5th Barrie FPC


Please pray for all of our ministers and elders as they travel to Barrie and meet together. We pray they will know help and guidance from the Lord.


REFORMATION SERVICES – OCTOBER 18-21


Dr. John McKnight, pastor of Reformation Bible Church, will be with us for a weekend of special meetings, followed by the WCS Dedication Service on the Lord’s Day evening, October 21st. Please plan to attend all these meetings and pray for God’s presence and power in the preaching of the Word.


Please Pray for

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