How to Become a Strong Christian

                  We have to spend time in understanding and studying…[the] great doctrines of the Christian faith. It is only as we do so that we shall become strong, and become men, and be able to take the stronger meat, and so grow, and be powerful and able to teach others. There is no doubt but that the most unhappy and discouraged Christians today are those who do not exercise their senses with respect to this Word of God.

We cannot live on snippets in the spiritual realm. We have to get down to these profound truths of the Scripture; we have to make time to read them and to read books about them. The trouble today, as it has been for so many years, is that Christian people have not been reading their Scriptures, not troubling to understand them. They say, ‘Oh, I am too busy, I have too many things to do, and life is very harassing at the present time’. But our forefathers, who worked much harder, and for much longer hours, and for much smaller wages, found the time.

Those men used to read their Scriptures and study them. They generally bought a Bible which had a commentary at the bottom of each page, and they studied it and spent time with it. They also read other books which helped them to understand the Scriptures. They were ‘exercising their senses’; and that is what made them strong.

That was the secret of the Protestant martyrs. It was the secret likewise of the Covenanters in Scotland in the seventeenth century. Those men were strong because they knew their Scriptures, and they knew the truth of the Scriptures. They had exercised their senses. They gave time to the exercise; they lived by the Word. Thus, they ceased to be babes and became mighty, strong men.

You and I must behave in a like manner. There is no substitute for that. We do not sit back and ‘just look to Jesus’ to do it all for us. That is a false doctrine: I do not hesitate to use such a term. We must exercise our senses; we must build ourselves up in our most holy faith. It will not happen to us automatically; there are no shortcuts in the Christian life. If you want to build yourself up, exercise yourself in the Scriptures.

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The Lord’s Day Services

Sunday, June 12th 10:00a.m. Sunday School classes for all ages.

Adult Bible Class: Sovereignty of God

– Dr. Frank McClelland

11:00a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
4:00p.m. Community Outreach
5:00p.m. Special Prayer Time: Focus on Our City and Country
6:00p.m. Pre-Service Prayer Meeting
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

Weekly Announcements

Wednesday, June 15th 7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study
Thursday, June 16th 6:30p.m. Spring clean-up –  We will hold a spring clean-up for the church grounds,

if you are able to come and give a hand, your help would be appreciated.

 7:30p.m. Women’s Missionary Fellowship

Advance Announcements

Sunday, June 19th 11:00a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry  Saunders
4:00p.m. Community Outreach
5:00p.m. Special Prayer Time: Focus on Our City and Country
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
Wednesday, June 22nd 7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study

Please Pray For:

Special Prayer Time

We will be having an extended time of prayer each Sunday, starting May 29th and for the month of June, focusing on our city and country. Meeting  at 5:00p.m.

Community Outreach

Everyone is welcome to join our community outreach, each Sunday afternoon from June 12th to July 3rd. The Jew family will be providing a light lunch for those staying after the morning service. Others can meet at the church at 4:00p.m. May the Lord help us all to be “fishers of men”.

Church Grounds Maintenance

If you are able to help with some ground maintenance around the church property, please see the list of jobs in the church foyer. If you have any questions, please speak to Maher Louis or James Fraser. Thank you for your help in this area!

Vacation Bible School – August 8 – 12, 2016

We will be holding our Vacation Bible School program during the week of August 8th – 12th in the evening, if you are interested in helping, please sign the sheet in the foyer of the church.