Our Dependency on Christ

“…we were troubled on every side;” 2 Corinthians 7:5
Why should God have to lead us thus, and allow the pressure to be so hard and constant? Well, in the first place, it shows His all-sufficient strength and grace much better than if we were exempt from pressure and trial. “The treasure is in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us.”
It makes us more conscious of our dependence upon Him. God is constantly trying to teach us our dependence and to hold us absolutely in His hand and hanging upon His care.
This was the place where Jesus Himself stood and where He wants us to stand, not with self-constituted strength, but with a hand ever leaning upon His, and a trust that dare not take one step alone. It teaches us trust.
There is no way of learning faith except by trial. It is God’s school of faith, and it is far better for us to learn to trust God than to enjoy life.
The lesson of faith, once learned, is an everlasting acquisition and an eternal fortune made, and without trust, even riches will leave us poor.
—A.B. Simpson (Days of Heaven upon Earth)
“Why must I weep when others sing?
’To test the deeps of suffering.’
Why must I work while others rest?
’To spend my strength at God’s request.’
Why must I lose while others gain?
’To understand defeat’s sharp pain.’
Why must this lot of life be mine?
When that which fairer seems is thine?
’Because God knows what plans for me
Shall blossom in eternity.’”

The Lord's Day Services

Sunday, January 31, 2021

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

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

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. Larry Saunders

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

Weekly Announcements

Wednesday, February 3rd

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

Thursday, February 4th

6:00 p.m. Session Meeting – on Zoom

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

Saturday, February 6th

7:00 p.m. FPC Connect Group – Rev. Andrew Simpson – on zoom

Advanced Announcements

Sunday, February 7th

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

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

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

Wednesday, February 10th

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

Monday, February 22nd

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

Thursday, February 25th

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

The Shorter Catechism

Q39. What is the duty which God requireth of man?

A. The duty which God requireth of man, is obedience to his revealed will1.

1. He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? (Micah 6:8).

The Children's Catechism - Doctrine

Q39. Of what is the wine a sign?

A. Of Christ’s blood which was shed for us.

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