“We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.” Acts 14:22

The Lord has not promised His people an easy pathway to heaven. He assured His disciples, In the world ye shall have tribulation (John 16:33). Those who preach a Christian life of ease and prosperity, free from discomfort and adversity, do not proclaim the message of Christ and the apostles. Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you (I Pet. 4:12), but regard it as the certain lot of Christians.

But while tribulation is certain, we can rejoice that it is controlled. By whom? By Him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will (Eph. 1:11). He is the Refiner who places the precious gold in the fire. He knows the intensity of heat and duration of time that it must endure in the furnace until His purpose is accomplished. To change the figure, we are the clay in the hands of the Potter, who knows how much pressure to apply and when and where to apply it. Nothing that we are as believers is outside the control of our sovereign God and loving Father. The comfort in all our afflictions is to remember that His intention is not our detriment or destruction, but our good (Rom. 8:28). His purpose is good, and His presence is guaranteed. He will never leave us nor forsake us (Heb. 13:5), and He will give us grace sufficient for every test (II Cor. 12:9).

Daily devotional: “Eagle’s Wings” published by the Free Presbyterian Church.


August 25, 2020

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Thank you to all who have been able to attend our morning worship services. Your respect for the safety protocols and for one another has been much appreciated. We would like to share some information on how our church ministry will continue over the next few months.

On September 6th, we will be having a communion service immediately following the morning service. The session has discussed and implemented protocols to ensure the safety of the congregation as the communion elements are served.  Also starting on September 6th, the church will be open at 6:30 p.m. for public worship, along with the preservice prayer time at 5:50 p.m. held in the church basement and on Zoom.

The Sunday school classes that would normally recommence in September will continue to be on hold at the moment. We encourage families to keep their children with them in the morning and evening services. You can download and print the children’s sermon notes bulletin for use in the services. Download – TFPC KIDS

The Wednesday evening Bible study and prayer meeting will continue at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom for now. The session will review this on a monthly basis.

As the governmental rules and regulations change and are updated, we will endeavor to keep you all informed. We recognize that some may still feel uncomfortable in returning at this time, and we wish to assure you that we will support your decision to continue to worship with us online.

Much blessing to you and your family,

TFPC Session.

The Lord's Day Services

Sunday, September 2, 2020

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

12:00 p.m. Communion Service

5:50 p.m. Preservice Prayer Meeting – held in the church basement and on Zoom

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

Weekly Announcements

Wednesday, September 9th

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

Thursday, September 10th

6:00 p.m. Session Meeting

7:30 p.m. Session & Board Meeting

Advanced Announcements

Sunday, September 13th

11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Saunders – (Church open for all who wish to attend in person)

5:50 p.m. Preservice Prayer Meeting – held in the church basement and on Zoom

6:30 p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Saunders – (Church open for all who wish to attend in person)

Wednesday, September 16th

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


We extend our deepest sympathy to Jim and Norma Wilson on the sudden passing of their grandson, Scott Sanderson. The funeral service was held in our church on Saturday, September 5th. Please pray for Scott’s wife, Katherine, and his parents, Shirley and Jeff Sanderson. May the Lord draw very close to the family in this time of great sorrow.

Whitefield Christian Schools

Please remember to pray for the staff, students, and parents as school recommences this September, especially with all the new restrictions. We need the Lord to oversee every detail of this ministry for the glory of His name.

The Children's Catechism - Doctrine

Q18. What did Jesus Christ do for us in His death?

A. He gave himself for us, a sacrifice for sin.

The Shorter Catechism

Q18. Wherein consists the sinfulness of that estate whereinto man fell?

 A. The sinfulness of that estate whereinto man fell, consists in the guilt of Adams first sin1, the want of original righteousness2, and the corruption of his whole nature, which is commonly called Original Sin3; together with all actual transgressions which proceed from it4.

1. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. (Romans 5:19).

2. As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: (Romans 3:10).

3. And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; (Ephesians 2:1).

Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. (Psalm 51:5).

4.For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are [the things] which defile a man. (Matthew 15:19-20).

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