“When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.” John 19:30
“It is finished.” The ancient Greeks boasted of being able to say much in little – “to give a sea of matter in a drop of language” was regarded as the perfection of oratory. What they sought is here found. “It is finished” is but one word in the original, yet in that word is wrapped up the gospel of God; in that word is contained the ground of the believer’s assurance; in that word is discovered the sum of all joy and the very spirit of all divine consolation.
“It is finished.” This was not the despairing cry of a helpless martyr; it was not an expression of satisfaction that the termination of His sufferings was now reached; it was not the last gasp of a worn-out life. No, rather was it the declaration on the part of the divine Redeemer that all for which He came from heaven to earth to do, was now done; that all that was needed to reveal the full character of God had now been accomplished; that all that was required by law before sinners could be saved had now been performed: that the flail price of our redemption was now paid.
“It is finished.” The great purpose of God in the history of man was now accomplished. From the beginning, God’s purpose has always been one and indivisible. It has been declared to men in various ways: in symbol and type, by mysterious hints and by plain intimations, through Messianic prediction and through didactic declaration. That purpose of God may be summarized thus: to display His grace and to magnify his Son in the creating of children in His own image and glory. And at the cross, the foundation was laid which was to make this possible and actual. – A.W. Pink
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, April 4, 2021
11:00 a.m.Morning Worship – Dr. Larry Saunders
Communion Service – following the morning service.
7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer– Pastor Saunders – on Zoom
Thursday, April 8th
6:00 p.m. Session Meeting – on Zoom
7:30 p.m. Session and Board Meeting – on Zoom
Saturday, April 10th
7:00 p.m. FPC Connect Group– on Zoom
Sunday, April 11th
11:00 a.m.Morning Worship – Dr. Saunders
5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer
6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Dr. Saunders
Wednesday, April 14th
7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer – on Zoom
Sunday, April 18th
4:50 p.m. Congregational Prayer
Thursday, April 29th
7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study– on Zoom
The Shorter Catechism
Q48: What are we specially taught by these words, before me, in the first commandment?
A: These words, before me, in the first commandment, teach us, That God, who seeth all things, taketh notice of, and is much displeased with, the sin of having any other God.1
1. If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god; Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart. (Psalm 44:20-21).
The Children's Catechism - History
Q2: Who was the first woman?
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Dr. Mark Allison
Dr. Frank McClelland
Whitefield Christian Schools
Pray for Our Seniors
Tony & Grace Puccini
John and Thelma Watson
Jim and Norma Wilson
Pray for Missions
LIBEREC, CZECH REPUBLIC
Rev. Milos Solc
LITTLE LONDON, JAMAICA
Mr. Richard Craig
Mr. Randy Gunnings
Rev. Dave DiCanio
Miss Joanne Greer
MEXIC CITY, MEXICO
Rev. Jason Boyle
Mr. Lalo Peña
GWANGMYEONG, SOUTH KOREA
Rev. Seongku Lee
Pray for Our Churches
Korean FPC in Greenville, SC
Rev. Sanghoon Han’s prayer requests:
For the virus to end in 2021, for the church to restore worship, and for the members to have free fellowship in the faith.
For the Word of God to be proclaimed with the wisdom and power of the Holy Spirit in the church.
For the saints to yearn for more grace and to triumph through faith even in difficult circumstances.
For Mr. Stanly Wilson, who is in the middle of lung cancer treatment. Pray that God will give him strong faith to fully rely on God in the midst of difficulties.
Mark 4:26–27: “And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; and should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.”