Go First to God

“Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down…” 

2 Corinthians 7:6

And who comforts like Him? Go to some poor, melancholy, distressed child of God; tell him sweet promises, and whisper in his ear choice words of comfort; he is like the deaf adder, he listens not to the voice of the charmer, charm he ever so wisely. He is drinking gall and wormwood, and comfort him as you may, it will be only a note or two of mournful resignation that you will get from him; you will bring forth no psalms of praise, no hallelujahs, no joyful sonnets.

But let God come to His child, let Him lift up his countenance—and the mourner’s eyes glisten with hope. Do you not hear him sing, “‘Tis paradise, if You are here—if Thou depart, ’tis hell”? You could not have cheered him—but the Lord has done it; “He is the God of all comfort.” There is no balm in Gilead—but there is a balm in God. There is no physician among the creatures—but the Creator is Jehovah-rophi. It is marvelous how one sweet Word of God, will make whole songs for Christians. One Word of God is like a piece of gold, and the Christian is the gold-beater, and can hammer that promise out for whole weeks.

So, then, poor Christian, you need not sit down in despair. Go to the Comforter and ask Him to give you consolation. You are a poor dry well. You have heard it said, that when a pump is dry, you must pour water down it first of all, and then you will get water. Just so, Christian, when you are dry, go to God, ask Him to shed abroad His joy in your heart, and then your joy shall be full. Do not go to earthly acquaintances, for you will find them Job’s miserable comforters after all; but go first and foremost to your “God, who comforts those who are cast down,” and you will soon say, “In the multitude of my thoughts within me—Your comforts delight my soul.”

– C.H. Spurgeon

The Lord's Day Services

Sunday, February 21, 2021

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

Service available on SermonAudio only. (SermonAudio link)

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

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

Service available on SermonAudio only. (SermonAudio link)

Weekly Announcements

Wednesday, February 24th

7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer  Pastor Saunders – on Zoom

Thursday, February 25th

7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study  Mrs. Jill Saunders – on Zoom

Advanced Announcements

Sunday, February 28th

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

4:50 p.m. Session and Board Prayer  on Zoom

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

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

Tuesday, March 2nd

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

(Please note change of date)

Wednesday, March 3rd

7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer  on Zoom

Saturday, March 6th

7:00 p.m. FPC Connect Group  on Zoom

Thursday, March 11th

6:00 p.m. Session Meeting  on Zoom

7:30 p.m. Session and Board Meeting  on Zoom

FPCNA Missionary Prayer Bulletin - February 2021

The February 2021 edition of the Missionary Prayer Bulletin is now available. Click here to view.

The Shorter Catechism

Q42: What is the sum of the ten commandments?

A: The sum of the ten commandments is, to love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind; and our neighbour as ourselves1.
1. Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. (Matthew 22:37-40).

The Children's Catechism - Doctrine

Q42: In whose name do we pray?

A: In the name of Jesus Christ.

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