“And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of”. Genesis 22:2
Character determines how a man interprets God’s will (Psalm 18:25-26). Abraham interpreted God’s command to mean that he had to kill his son, and he could only leave this tradition behind by the pain of a tremendous ordeal. God could purify his faith in no other way. If we obey what God says according to our sincere belief, God will break us from those traditions that misrepresent Him. There are many such beliefs to be got rid of, e.g., that God removes a child because the mother loves him too much — a devil’s lie! and a travesty of the true nature of God. If the devil can hinder us from taking the supreme climb and getting rid of wrong traditions about God, he will do so; but if we keep true to God, God will take us through an ordeal which will bring us out into a better knowledge of Himself.
The great point of Abraham’s faith in God was that he was prepared to do anything for God. He was there to obey God, no matter to what belief he went contrary. Abraham was not a devotee of his convictions, or he would have slain Isaac and said that the voice of the angel was the voice of the devil. That is the attitude of a fanatic. If you will remain true to God, God will lead you straight through every barrier into the inner chamber of the knowledge of Himself; but there is always this point of giving up convictions and traditional beliefs. Don’t ask God to test you. Never declare as Peter did — I will do anything; I will go to death with Thee. Abraham did not make any such declaration, he remained true to God, and God purified his faith. – Oswald Chambers
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, April 26, 2020
10:00 a.m. Bible Class – Dr. McClelland (live via webcast only, click here)
11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Saunders (live via webcast only, click here)
6:30 p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Saunders (live via webcast only, click here)
Monday, April 27th
4:00 p.m. WCS School Board meeting via Zoom
Wednesday, April 29th
7:30 p.m. Bible study and Prayer meeting via Zoom. Guest speaker – Rev. Reggie Cranston, Port Hope FPC.
A Zoom invitation will be emailed each week containing a new Meeting ID and Password for the up coming meeting.
Sunday, May 3rd
10:00 a.m. Bible Class – Dr. McClelland (live via webcast only)
11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Saunders (live via webcast only)
6:30 p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Saunders (live via webcast only)
CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IN UGANDA
We received an encouraging article about the Christian School in Uganda from Rev. David McMillan, secretary of the Ulster Mission Board. You will be blessed to know what the Lord continues to do through the faithful labours of His servants in Uganda. Please share it with your family and friends, and challenge them to pray for all our missionaries at this time of urgent need. Click on this link to read the article –Emmanuel Christian School
FPCNA PRAYER REQUESTS
Trinity FPC, Trinity, AL
Rev. Myron Mooney
“The good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience”. Luke 8:15
• Wisdom & power in preaching
• Salvation of the lost
• Strong marriages & homes among the church family
• Church growth
• Vision for reaching out to the community
• Healing for the chronically ill
This ministry depends on the faithful giving of God’s people and we ask you to consider some ways you can continue to donate:
CHEQUE. Write a cheque and mail to: TFPC 1600 Neilson Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1X 1S3 Attn: George Robinson.
E-TRANSFER. Give directly from your bank account through e-transfer using this email address:email@example.com
CREDIT CARD. Please contact Mr. George Robinson at 905-995-4476 to make credit card arrangements.
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Dr. Mark Allison, Ron Blair, Francesca Fernandes, Peter Slade and Kim Wagner.
Pray for Our Seniors
Jean Bynoe, Florence Chung, Sam McAnally, Tony & Grace Puccini, Maria Santos, Grace Saunders, Mary Todd, John & Thelma Watson and Jim Wilson.