Rest on the Word of God

I trust in thy word.” – Psalm 119:42
Just in proportion in which we believe that God will do just what He has said, is our faith strong or weak. Faith has nothing to do with feelings, or with impressions, with improbabilities, or with outward appearances. If we desire to couple them with faith, then we are no longer resting on the Word of God because faith needs nothing of the kind. Faith rests on the naked Word of God. When we take Him at His Word, the heart is at peace.
God delights to exercise faith, first for blessing in our own souls, then for blessing in the Church at large, and also for those without. But this exercise we shrink from instead of welcoming. When trials come, we should say: “My Heavenly Father puts this cup of trial into my hands, that I may have something sweet afterwards.”
Trials are the food of faith. Oh, let us leave ourselves in the hands of our Heavenly Father! It is the joy of His heart to do good to all His children.
But trials and difficulties are not the only means by which faith is exercised and thereby increased. There is the reading of the Scriptures, that we may by them acquaint ourselves with God as He has revealed Himself in His Word.
Are you able to say, from the acquaintance you have made with God, that He is a lovely Being? If not, let me affectionately entreat you to ask God to bring you to this, that you may admire His gentleness and kindness, that you may be able to say how good He is, and what a delight it is to the heart of God to do good to His children.
Now the nearer we come to this in our inmost souls, the more ready we are to leave ourselves in His hands, satisfied with all His dealings with us. And when trials comes, we shall say: “I will wait and see what good God will do to me by it, assured He will do it.” Thus we shall bear an honourable testimony before the world, and thus we shall strengthen the hands of others. — George Mueller.

The Lord's Day Services

Sunday, April 18, 2021

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

The church building is open. (SermonAudio link)

4:50 p.m. Special Congregational Prayer – Held in the church basement and on Zoom.

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

The church building is open. (SermonAudio link)

Pastor Saunders

Friends, thank you for your ongoing prayer support for our Pastor. Pastor Saunders will commence his three weeks of online lecturing on April 19th. Pray that God will give him wisdom and guidance as he teaches the Geneva Reformed Seminary students on the deep and blessed topic of Christology. Pray that the students will have a firm understanding of Christ in all His fulness.

Weekly Announcements

Monday, April 19th

7:30 p.m. Session Meeting – on Zoom

Wednesday, April 21st

7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer  Missionary focus on Liberia’s Christian School – on Zoom

Advanced Announcements

Sunday, April 25th

11:00 a.m. Morning Worship – Mr. Frank D’Addurno

5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer – on Zoom

6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Mr. Alex Newell

Monday April 26th

4:00 p.m. WCS School Board Meeting – on Zoom

Wednesday, April 28th

7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer  Rev. Ian Goligher – on Zoom

Thursday, April 29th

7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study  on Zoom

Sunday, May 2nd

11:00 a.m. Morning Worship – Rev. Reggie Cranston

5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer – on Zoom

6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Mr. James Fraser

Wednesday, May 5th

7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer  Mr. George Robinson – on Zoom

The Shorter Catechism

Q50: What is required in the second commandment?

A: The second commandment requireth the receiving, observing1, and keeping pure and entire, all such religious worship and ordinances as God hath appointed in his Word2.

1. Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law. (Deuteronomy 32:46). Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. (Matthew 28:20).
2. What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. (Deuteronomy 12:32).

The Children's Catechism - History

Q4: Where did God put Adam after he made him?

A: In the Garden of Eden.

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