Bits and Pieces – 73rd Edition – July 25, 2021

2021-07-25T00:14:13-04:00

     The keeping of the Sabbath comes as a Christian obligation by divine example and command.  God rested after creation, and in the fourth commandment He instructed us to keep the Sabbath. Its importance can be seen in its priority.  It was first mentioned in Genesis and in the wilderness before the law was [...]

Bits and Pieces – 73rd Edition – July 25, 20212021-07-25T00:14:13-04:00

Bits and Pieces – 72nd Edition – July 18, 2021

2021-07-17T21:08:32-04:00

Some time ago I watched a spider at work.  On a bush near our picnic table he had stretched out his web; a four-inch diameter skein of gossamer-like threads, almost invisible to the human eye; and interlaced in such a fashion that not even the tiniest insect could ever hope to pass, but surely be [...]

Bits and Pieces – 72nd Edition – July 18, 20212021-07-17T21:08:32-04:00

Bits and Pieces – 71st Edition – July 11, 2021

2021-07-10T17:58:28-04:00

     “Books are the legacies that the generation leave to mankind, to be delivered down from generation to generation as gifts to the living, and those yet unborn” [John Addison].  We as Christians have access to the greatest deposit of sound, scriptural, and spiritual books in the history of the church.  What an inestimable [...]

Bits and Pieces – 71st Edition – July 11, 20212021-07-10T17:58:28-04:00

Bits and Pieces – 70th Edition – July 4, 2021

2021-07-03T21:32:53-04:00

The first Free Presbyterian service in Canada was held forty-five years ago, on July 4, 1976.  The people met in an old rented church building on Cosburn Avenue in East York. (See photo on the historical chart in the church hall). That first meeting was held amid great opposition.  The ecumenical church leaders leaned [...]

Bits and Pieces – 70th Edition – July 4, 20212021-07-03T21:32:53-04:00

Bits and Pieces – 69th Edition – June 27, 2021

2021-06-26T23:35:17-04:00

The life of Christ as the God-man was permeated with prayer.  From the Gospels, we learn first of all that He prayed secretly: “In the morning, rising up a great while before day He went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed” [Mark 1:35].  Secondly, He prayed submissively: “(He) prayed saying, [...]

Bits and Pieces – 69th Edition – June 27, 20212021-06-26T23:35:17-04:00

Bits and Pieces – 68th Edition – June 20, 2021

2021-06-19T21:06:58-04:00

The first service of Toronto Free Presbyterian Church was held on Sunday, July 4, 1976.  It so happens that the 45th. Anniversary occurs on Sunday, July 4, 2021.  We shall recollect (DV) some of those exciting days in the next two issues.  We have much for which to praise the Lord.      A [...]

Bits and Pieces – 68th Edition – June 20, 20212021-06-19T21:06:58-04:00

Bits and Pieces – 67th Edition – June 13, 2021

2021-06-12T22:57:15-04:00

Good to see everyone back in church again after spending most of 2021 in lock-down, where we were restricted to a maximum of ten people. Now it increases to 15% of building capacity that, in our case, allows about 100 to meet.  May our desire be to get back to some degree of normality [...]

Bits and Pieces – 67th Edition – June 13, 20212021-06-12T22:57:15-04:00

Bits and Pieces – 66th Edition – June 6, 2021

2021-06-05T23:21:56-04:00

"Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he" Proverbs 16:20 How precious is the grace of faith!  It is the gift of God.  Faith unites us to Christ. "Other graces make us like Christ; faith makes us members of Christ" [Thomas Watson].  It is a saving grace. "Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace" Luke [...]

Bits and Pieces – 66th Edition – June 6, 20212021-06-05T23:21:56-04:00

Bits and Pieces – 65th Edition – May 30, 2021

2021-05-29T23:13:28-04:00

We share the grief of Peter Pao and his family.  His father passed away in Hong Kong on May 21 at the age of ninety.  Because of the current pandemic, Peter could not visit his father, which makes the situation doubly difficult.  The sympathy and prayers of the congregation go out to the Pao [...]

Bits and Pieces – 65th Edition – May 30, 20212021-05-29T23:13:28-04:00

Bits and Pieces – 64th Edition – May 23, 2021

2021-05-23T00:14:43-04:00

     The great battle had been fought.  The great victory had been won.  The children of Israel had no part in that battle.  They had a part, however, in the celebration of the victory.  They stood still.  They saw the salvation of God.  The Lord did fight for them, and they did hold their [...]

Bits and Pieces – 64th Edition – May 23, 20212021-05-23T00:14:43-04:00

Bits and Pieces – 63rd Edition – May 16, 2021

2021-05-15T22:55:28-04:00

     The Free Presbyterian Church of North America started in Toronto on July 4, 1976.  As other congregations were formed they joined to make the North American presbytery.  Then in the mid-eighties, a bi-annual Ministers’ Week of Prayer was initiated.  Ministers and elders would meet in May and October in one of the churches [...]

Bits and Pieces – 63rd Edition – May 16, 20212021-05-15T22:55:28-04:00

Bits and Pieces – 62nd Edition – May 9, 2021

2021-05-08T23:23:05-04:00

     It is a good thing to set aside a day to honour our parents, but not just one day – it should be every day! Today is Mothers’ Day, and it has been celebrated in North America since 1914 under President Woodrow Wilson. The fifth commandment reads, “Honour thy father and thy mother: [...]

Bits and Pieces – 62nd Edition – May 9, 20212021-05-08T23:23:05-04:00
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