Looking unto Jesus
“Looking unto Jesus…” Hebrews 12:2
It is ever the Holy Spirit’s work, to turn our eyes away from self to Jesus. But Satan’s work is just the opposite of this, for he is constantly trying to make us regard ourselves instead of Christ. He insinuates, “Your sins are too great for pardon; you have no faith; you do not repent enough; you will never be able to continue to the end; you have not the joy of His children; you have such a wavering hold of Jesus.” All these are thoughts about self and we shall never find comfort or assurance by looking within.
But the Holy Spirit turns our eyes entirely away from self—He tells us that we are nothing but that “Christ is all in all.” Remember, therefore, it is not your hold of Christ that saves you—it is Christ; it is not your joy in Christ that saves you—it is Christ; it is not even faith in Christ, though faith is the instrument—it is Christ’s blood and merits. Therefore, look not so much to your hand with which you are grasping Christ—as to Christ. Look not to your hope but to Jesus, the source of your hope. Look not to your faith but to Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith. We shall never find happiness by looking at our prayers, our doings, or our feelings; it is what Jesus is, not what we are, that gives rest to the soul.
If we would at once overcome Satan and have peace with God, it must be by “looking unto Jesus.” Keep your eye simply on Him; let His death, His sufferings, His merits, His glories, His intercession, be fresh upon your mind; when you wake in the morning—look to Him; when you lie down at night—look to Him. Oh! let not your hopes or fears come between you and Jesus; follow hard after Him, and He will never fail you. – C.H. Spurgeon
The Lord’s Day Services
|Sunday, July 10th||11:00a.m.||Morning Service – Mr. Roger Valenziano|
|6:00p.m.||Pre-Service Prayer Meeting|
|6:30p.m.||Evening Service – Dr. Frank McClelland|
|Tuesday, July 12th||1:00-2:00p.m.
|Visitation before the service.
Funeral Service for Mrs. Audrey McComb
|Wednesday, July 13th||7:25p.m.||Missionary Meeting –
Rev. Alan Dunlop from F.A.M.E
|Sunday, July 17th||11:00a.m.||Morning Service – Rev. Reginald Cranston|
|6:00p.m.||Pre-service prayer time|
|6:30p.m.||Evening Service – Mr. Roger Valenziano|
|Wednesday, July 20th||7:25p.m.||Prayer Meeting & Bible Study – Dr. McClelland|
Please Pray For:
We are deeply saddened at the passing of Mrs. Audrey McComb, who was long time member of our congregation. Audrey went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 7th at the age of 95.
The funeral service will be held on Tuesday July 12th at 2:00p.m. at Toronto Free Presbyterian Church. There will be visitation before the service from 1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m. Fellowship and refreshments to follow in the church basement.
FPC Youth Camp
Please be in prayer for safety and blessing as the young people attend camp July 16th – 23rd. We pray the Lord will do a work in the hearts of our youth during this special time.
Sunday School Summer Schedule
Starting July 3rd, all Sunday school programs will commence at 11:00a.m., this will give our teachers a break over the summer months.
Front Entrance Project
For over a year now the church board has been working on plans for a major renovation to the front entrance of the church to allow for easier access. This will include a reworking of the driveway to allow vehicles to drop off passengers closer to the door and a canopy for weather protection. The church has already received a substantial donation towards this project and if you would like to contribute, please mark your envelope “Front Entrance Project”. Construction is to begin mid July and alternative access to the church will be posted. Thank you for your patience and pray that all will be done to the glory of God.
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.
40th Anniversary Services – September 16th – 19th, 2016
Please be in prayer for these special meetings, marking 40 years of God’s grace and provision in this ministry.
An anniversary choir is being prepared for these special services. Anyone who has been in our church choir in the last 40 years is welcome. Rehearsals will begin in late August. Please plan to join us.