God's Provision

“Give us this day our daily bread.” Matthew 6:11
If you want daily bread and would pray for it aright, you must ask as a child; and you must put first, before your own satisfaction, the Hallowing of God’s Name and the doing of His Will. Implicitly you suggest that if He gives you bread, you will use the strength it gives for His service.

Let us ever think of God as the bountiful and generous Giver. Too often, He has been described as hard and austere, and as a result, men dread God and only think of Him when they have done wrong. But we should describe Him as the All-Giver, who gives all things to all with the most royal generosity. He gives sunbeams and dewdrops, showers and rainbows, grace and glory, His beloved Son and His Spirit, human love and friendship, the daily spreading of our table, the provision of all that we need for life and godliness. Whether we wake or sleep, whether we are evil or good, whether we are pleasing to Him or not; to those who forget and blaspheme Him equally as to the saints and martyrs of the Church, God gives with both hands, pressed down and running over. We cannot buy, we do not merit, we cannot claim, but we may rely on Him to give. God is Love, and Love cannot refrain from giving, or it ceases to be Love.

Yet how low God stoops! He is so great that His greatness is unsearchable. He dwells in the high and lofty place. His sun is ninety-seven million miles away from our earth; He has filled the heavens with countless constellations, for each of which He has a name. He puts the Himalaya into a scale, and the islands are as dust in His balances; but Jesus has taught us to say, “Our Father, give us bread!” When we get troubled about the immensity of heaven and the distances of the universe, let us come back to the discourse, of which this prayer is part, and which tells us that the great God thinks about the clothing of the lilies, the down on a butterfly’s wings, the food of the young lions in the forest, the store of acorns that squirrels accumulate for their provision. It is wonderful to remember that from the first days of man’s sojourn on earth, our Father has been laying up stores for us. Though we may be among the youngest children of Time, we come to a table as richly plenished and provided as those who first tasted of His bounty. “Fear not, it is your Father’s good pleasure to give.” – F. B. Meyer

The Lord's Day Services

Sunday, May 9, 2021

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

The church building is open for 10 people. The service can be viewed on SermonAudio.

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

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

The church building is open for 10 people. The service can be viewed on SermonAudio.

Weekly Announcements

Wednesday, May 12th

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

Saturday, May 15th

7:00 p.m. FPC Connect Group – Dr. Stephen Pollock – on Zoom

Presbytery Meetings

The FPCNA Presbytery Meetings will be held this week on May 11-13 via Zoom. We ask for your prayers as the ministers and elders from our churches across North America meet for Bible study, prayer and business meetings.

Advanced Announcements

Sunday, May 16th

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

4:50 p.m. Session & Board Prayer – on Zoom

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

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

Wednesday, May 19th

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

Thursday, May 20th

6:00 p.m. Session Meeting  on Zoom

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

Sunday, May 23rd

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

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

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

Thursday, May 27th

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

The Shorter Catechism

Q53: Which is the third commandment?

A: The third commandment is, “Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.” (Exodus 20:7).

The Children's Catechism - History

Q7: What promise did God give Adma and Eve before driving them from the garden?

A: The promise of a Saviour.

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