“The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.” — Isaiah 40:5
We anticipate the happy day when the whole world shall be converted to Christ; when the gods of the heathen shall be cast to the moles and the bats; when Romanism shall be exploded, and the crescent of Mohammed shall wane, never again to cast its baleful rays upon the nations; when kings shall bow down before the Prince of Peace, and all nations shall call their Redeemer blessed. Some despair of this. They look upon the world as a vessel breaking up and going to pieces, never to float again. We know that the world and all that is therein is one day to be burnt up, and afterwards, we look for new heavens and for a new earth; but we cannot read our Bibles without the conviction that — “Jesus shall reign where’er the sun Does his successive journeys run.”
We are not discouraged by the length of His delays; we are not disheartened by the long period which He allots to the church in which to struggle with little success and much defeat. We believe that God will never suffer this world, which has once seen Christ’s blood shed upon it, to be always the devil’s stronghold. Christ came hither to deliver this world from the detested sway of the powers of darkness. What a shout shall that be when men and angels shall unite to cry “Hallelujah, hallelujah, for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth!” What a satisfaction will it be in that day to have had a share in the fight, to have helped to break the arrows of the bow, and to have aided in winning the victory for our Lord! Happy are they who trust themselves with this conquering Lord, and who fight side by side with Him, doing their little in His name and by His strength! How unhappy are those on the side of evil! It is a losing side, and it is a matter wherein to lose is to lose and to be lost forever. On whose side are you?
7:30 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer – Dr. Saunders, on Zoom.
Sunday, December 27th
11:00 a.m.Morning Worship – Dr. Saunders – available on SermonAudio only.
4:50 p.m. Session and Board Prayer – on Zoom only.
5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer – on Zoom only.
6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Dr. Saunders – available on SermonAudio only.
Wednesday, December 30th
No Bible Study & Prayer over the Christmas holiday.
Christmas Card Appeal
Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to the Christmas Card fund! $3,700 has been raised so far. There is still opportunity for anyone who has not yet donated and would like to. This account will be open until December 31, 2020.
The Shorter Catechism
Q33. What is Justification?
A. Justification is an act of God’s free grace, wherein he pardoneth all our sins1, and accepteth us as righteous in his sight2, only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us3, and received by faith alone4.
1. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace. (Ephesians 1:7).
2. For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (2Corinthians 5:21).
3. As by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. (Romans 5:19).
4. Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ. (Galatians 2:16).
The Children's Catechism - Doctrine
Q33. What are the two sacraments?
A. Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper.
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Dr. Mark Allison, Karen Chandler, Richard Craig, Dr. Frank McClelland, Ron Blair, Rev. Kevin McLeod, Ed Santos, Kim Wagner and Serene Wong.
Pray for Our Seniors
Jean Bynoe, Florence Chung, Muriel Crothers, Louis Fernandes, Sam McAnally, Tony & Grace Puccini, Maria Santos, Grace Saunders, Ruth Slade, Mary Todd, John & Thelma Watson, Jim Wilson and Marjorie Wright.
Pray for Our Churches
This week we remember Malvern FPC, Malvern, PA.
Please pray for Dr. Stephen Pollock and the congregation under his care.