How to Endure the World’s Ridicule

“O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.” Psalm 119:97-98


Some of you young Christians have to live from day to day among those who would like to pick holes in your coat if they could. They are watching you to try to bring an accusation against you—and they are very subtle and crafty—how shall you be able to guard yourselves against them? This is the best way. Get the Bible worked into your soul and act according to its teachings—and then your enemies will not be able to bring a true accusation against you! Or if they do, they will be like the men who watched Daniel who could find nothing to bring against him except his religion. If you want to baffle all those who would bring a charge against you, do not trouble about them in the least. Care only to walk according to God’s Word, for so you will defeat them!

In addition to trying to bring accusations against you, they will also seek to lay traps for you. Many a young man has had a hard time of it through the traps that have been laid for him. All sorts of schemes and plots have been devised to try to draw him aside from the right path. But the craftiest man in the world will not be able to overthrow the man who simply follows the directions given to him in the Word of God! Keep to that course and you will win in the long run. Although I do not like our common proverb, “Honesty is the best policy,” yet there is a measure of truth in it—that even as a matter of policy, to do right is the best plan. I have often seen very cunning men quite puzzled by a simpleminded, straightforward, honest Christian.

David says that he was able to defeat all his enemies because God’s Word was always with him and he followed the directions that he found there. And, dear Friends, whether you are young or old, if you love the Law of the Lord, put your trust in Jesus and then obey the teachings of your Divine Master, you will certainly be able to defeat all the subtlety and all the malice of Hell! You may, like Joseph, be put in prison without being guilty of the crime laid to your charge, but it will be the straightest way to a Throne! You may be persecuted for righteousness sake, but if it came to the very worst and you were to be a martyr for the Truth of God, that would be the straightest way to Heaven! Therefore be just and fear not. Obey your God. Let the dogs of Hell howl at you as they may—you shall be more than conqueror at the last! – C.H. Spurgeon

The Lord’s Day Services

Sunday, March 13th 10:00a.m. Sunday School classes for all ages.

Adult Bible Class – Study on God’s Existence & Attributes – Dr. Frank McClelland

11:00p.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
6:00p.m. Pre-Service Prayer Meeting
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

Weekly Announcements

Wednesday, March 16th 7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study
Thursday, March 17th 7:30p.m. Ladies’ Missionary Fellowship -Special Presentation by Mara Whittle

telling of her trip to the F.A.M.E mission.

Advance Announcements

Sunday, March 20th 11:00a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
Wednesday, March 23rd 7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study
Thursday, March 24th 7:30p.m. Youth Fellowship
Friday, March 25th 7:00p.m. Good News Bible Club
 Looking Ahead
Thursday, April 14th 7:30p.m. Session and Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 20th 7:25p.m. Annual General Meeting

Please Pray For:

Memorize Scripture

Congregational Memory Verses

Jeremiah 29:11-14

  1. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
  2. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
  3. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
  4. And I will be found of you, saith the LORD…”

Men’s Bible Fellowship Weekend

We are planning a Men’s Bible Fellowship Weekend at Nottawasaga Inn & Resort. We are looking forward to having the Rev. Colin Mercer as the guest speaker.

Date: April 8th & 9th, 2016

Cost: Double Room $85/person or Single Room $100. This includes one night accommodation and three meals.

There is a sign up sheet in the foyer of the church, for those who would like to attend.

Easter Bible Conference – Port Hope FPC

Speaker – Rev. Stephen Hamilton – Lehigh Valley FPC

Good Friday, March 25th at 3:00 p.m. & 7:00p.m. Supper will be served in between Friday services.

Saturday March 26th at 7:00p.m.

Sunday March 27th at 11:00a.m. & 6:00p.m.

All are welcome to attend.

Presbytery Youth Outreach Initiative – LIBERIA

May 17th – 31st, 2016

If any young people are interested in a Missions trip to Liberia, please contact Dr. Saunders immediately for details. You will be responsible for half of the airfare, about $1500. You will also require certain vaccinations. Rev. Colin Mercer is organizing the trip under the auspices of FPCNA.