Rest With Our Champion
“Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect?” Romans 8:33
Most blessed challenge! How unanswerable it is! Every sin of the elect was laid upon the great Champion of our salvation, and by the atonement carried away. There is no sin in God’s book against His people: He sees no sin in Jacob, neither iniquity in Israel; they are justified in Christ forever. When the guilt of sin was taken away, the punishment of sin was removed. For the Christian there is no stroke from God’s angry hand—no, not so much as a single frown of punitive justice. The believer may be chastised by his Father, but God the Judge has nothing to say to the Christian except “I have absolved you: you are acquitted.”
For the Christian there is no penal death in this world, much less any second death. He is completely freed from all the punishment as well as the guilt of sin, and the power of sin is removed too. It may stand in our way and agitate us with perpetual warfare; but sin is a conquered foe to every soul in union with Jesus. There is no sin that a Christian cannot overcome if he will only rely upon his God to do it. They who wear the white robe in heaven overcame through the blood of the Lamb, and we may do the same. No lust is too mighty, no besetting sin too strongly entrenched; we can overcome through the power of Christ.
Do believe it, Christian—your sin is a condemned thing. It may kick and struggle, but it is doomed to die. God has written condemnation across its brow. Christ has crucified it, nailing it to His cross. Go now and mortify it, and may the Lord help you to live to His praise, for sin with all its guilt, shame, and fear is gone. – C.H. Spurgeon
Here’s pardon for transgressions past,
It matters not how black their cast;
And, O my soul, with wonder view,
For sins to come here’s pardon too.
The Lord’s Day Services
|11:00a.m.||Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders|
|6:00p.m.||Pre-Service Prayer Meeting|
|6:30p.m.||Evening Service – Mr. James Fraser
Fellowship & Refreshments following evening service.
Team #2 is on Set-up and Clean-up.
|7:25p.m.||Bible Study & Prayer Meeting|
|8:00a.m.||Youth, College and Career – Cottage Day
Meeting at the church at 8 a.m. for those who need transportation.
Please rsvp by Tuesday, August 2nd with Jonathan by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Sunday, August 7th||11:00a.m.||Morning Service – Rev. Lee Sterritt
|6:00p.m.||Pre-service prayer time|
|6:30p.m.||Evening Service – Dr. Frank McClelland|
|Wednesday, August 10th||7:25p.m.||Prayer Meeting will join VBS in the school gym. Please try to come at 6:45pm to participate in the singing and Bible story. A short time of prayer will follow.|
Please Pray For:
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 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 but we still need your help. To donate, please mark your envelope “Front Entrance Project”. Construction has begun and an 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.
Special speakers include: Dr. John McKnight, Rev. Thomas Martin and Rev. Ian Goligher. The Solc family will also be attending from the Czech Republic.
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 Sunday, August 28th at 5:00 p.m. Please plan to join us.