"Through," Not Engulfed 

“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee”   (Isaiah 43:2).

Bridge there is none: we must go through the waters and feel the rush of the rivers. The presence of God in the flood is better than a ferryboat. Tried we must be, but triumphant we shall be; for Jehovah Himself, who is mightier than many waters, shall be with us. Whenever else He may be away from His people, the LORD will surely be with them in difficulties and dangers. The sorrows of life may rise to an extraordinary height, but the LORD is equal to every occasion. The enemies of God can put in our way dangers of their own making, namely, persecutions and cruel mockings, which are like a burning, fiery furnace. What then? We shall walk through the fires. God being with us, we shall not be burned; nay, not even the smell of fire shall remain upon us. Oh, the wonderful security of the heaven-born and heaven-bound pilgrim! Floods cannot drown him, nor fires burn him. Thy presence, O LORD, is the protection of Thy saints from the varied perils of the road. Behold, in faith I commit myself unto Thee, and my spirit enters into rest.

Faith’s Checkbook Devotional, by C.H. Spurgeon

Temporary Closure of Public Services

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

As the Ontario government has put Toronto into ‘Lockdown’ until December 20th, our church will be closed for public worship. Our services will continue to be available on Sermonaudio.com for everyone to join us in worship from your home. (Click here for the webcast link).

The Wednesday evening Bible study and prayer meeting will continue at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. Please email info@torontofpc.ca if you wish to sign-up for Zoom meeting details and weekly bulletins.

Giving of your offerings to the Lord’s work will continue to be received by e-transfer (offering@torontofpc.ca), mail and drop-off to the church office.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Pastor Saunders or any of the elders at any time. Please keep the work and witness of TFPC in your prayers as we desire to be a light in a dark world, spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Lord's Day Services

Sunday, December 6, 2020

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

Church closed, service available on SermonAudio only. (SermonAudio link)

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

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

Church closed, service available on SermonAudio only. (SermonAudio link)

Weekly Announcements

Wednesday, December 9th

7:30 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer – Dr. Saunders, on Zoom.

Advanced Announcements

Sunday, December 13th

11:00 a.m. Morning Worship – Dr. Saunders – available on SermonAudio only.

5:00 p.m. Special Congregational Prayer – on Zoom

6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Dr. Saunders – available on SermonAudio only.

Wednesday, December 16th

7:30 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer  – Dr. Saunders – on Zoom

Thursday, December 17th

6:00 p.m. Session Meeting

7:30 p.m. Session & Board Meeting

Christmas Card Appeal

It has been our tradition, for many years now, of setting aside a thank offering to the Lord’s work instead of giving Christmas cards within the church. This year, our Session has decided that the Christmas Card Appeal will be given to the ministry in the Czech Republic, specifically towards a Building Fund. Rev. Milos Solc and his family have been pioneering in their native country for twelve years, establishing a faithful witness for the honour of Christ.

We encourage everyone to make a special offering toward this worthy cause. You can include it with your regular offering, noting the amount, or by a separate donation.

Thank you in advance for your generosity in supporting our missionaries in the Czech Republic.

Pastor Saunders

The Shorter Catechism

Q31. What is effectual calling?

A. Effectual calling is the work of Gods Spirit1, whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery2, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ3, and renewing our wills4, he doth persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospel5.

1. Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling. (2Timothy 1:9).
2. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? (Acts 2:37).
3. To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God. (Acts 26:18).
4. I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. (Ezekiel 36:26).
5. No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him. (v45) Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. (John 6:44, 45).


The Children's Catechism - Doctrine

Q31. What is the fifth commandment?

A. “Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.”

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