“Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren.” I Peter 1:22

A major evidence of the grace of God in our lives is love of the brethren. Throughout the New Testament, it is presented as such. In John 13:35 the Lord singles it out as the badge and ensign of discipleship. John points to it as evidence of quickening to life (I John 3:14), as evidence that God dwells in us by His Spirit (4:12, 13), and as an evidence of our love for God (4:20).

Love, then, is pre-eminent evidence of grace. This verse speaks of the love of God in our hearts for both the Word of God and the Holy Spirit. This love is both Biblical and spiritual. As such it is sincere. It is not a pretended love, but is born of the Spirit, bears the stamp of God’s Word, and spurns all hypocrisy. How different from that love which ecumenism parades in hypocrisy!

It is also a grace that is linked to purity. It germinates, develops, and matures in the heart that is pure. True love is always accompanied by purity. Much of what the world terms love is linked to impurity; this is not true love, but rather lust with all its unclean associations.

The Spirit’s love is fervent love. The pure heart is set alight with this love. It is warm, compassionate, and outgoing to others in sympathy, support, and self-forgetfulness. Let us pray for such an unfeigned love in our hearts.

Daily devotions are from the book “Eagle’s Wings” published by the Free Presbyterian Church. Free Presbyterian Church 1991- All Rights Reserved.

The Lord's Day Services

Sunday, September 27, 2020

11:00 a.m. Morning Worship – Dr. Larry Saunders (Church open. Click here for SermonAudio)

4:50 p.m. Session & Board Prayer – held in the church basement and on Zoom

5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer – held in the church basement and on Zoom

6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Dr. Larry Saunders (Church open. Click here for SermonAudio)

Weekly Announcements

Wednesday, September 30th

7:30 p.m. Annual General Meeting – via Zoom

Advanced Announcements

Sunday, October 4th

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

Communion Service

5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer – held in the church basement and on Zoom

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

Wednesday, October 7th

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

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting will be on Wednesday, September 30th at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Normally our AGM would have been held in April; however, it was put on hold due to the pandemic. The financial report will be emailed out to the congregation shortly.

The Children's Catechism - Doctrine

Q21. How does the Holy Spirit enable us to trust in and love Jesus?

A. By giving us new hearts.

The Shorter Catechism

Q21. Who is the Redeemer of God’s elect?

A. The only Redeemer of Gods elect is the Lord Jesus Christ1, who, being the eternal Son of God, became man2, and so was, and continueth to be, God and man in two distinct natures, and one person3, for ever4.

1. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; (1Timothy 2:5).
2. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us. (John 1:14).
3. Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. (Romans 9:5).
4. But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. (Hebrews 7:24).

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