Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. 1 Timothy 4:16
Truth is like a bird; it cannot fly on one wing. Yet we are forever trying to take off with one wing flapping furiously and the other tucked neatly out of sight. Many of the doctrinal divisions among the churches are the result of a blind and stubborn insistence that truth has but one wing. Each side holds tenaciously to one text, refusing grimly to acknowledge the validity of the other. This error is an evil among churches, but it is a real tragedy when it gets into the hearts of individual Christians and begins to affect their devotional lives. One thing hidden in such teachings as have been mentioned above is unconscious spiritual pride. The Christian who refuses to confess sin on the ground that it is already forgiven is setting himself above prophet and psalmist and all the saints who have left anything on record about themselves from Paul to the present time. These did not hide their sins behind a syllogism, but eagerly and fully confessed them. Perhaps that is why they were such great souls and those who claim to have found a better way are so small. And one has but to note the smug smile of superiority on the face of the one-prayer Christian to sense that there is a lot of pride behind the smile. While other Christians wrestle with God in an agony of intercession they sit back in humble pride waiting it out. They do not pray because they have already prayed. The devil has no fear of such Christians. He has already won over them, and his technique has been false logic. Let’s use both wings. We’ll get further that way.
– A.W. Tozer
The Lord’s Day Services
Morning Service – Pastor Jesse Bartz
(Ennerdale Road Baptist Church)
Anniversary Choir Practice
Pre-Service Prayer Meeting
Evening Service – Rev. Tony D’Addurno (Barrie FPC)
Fellowship & Refreshments following the evening service.
Team #3 is on Set-up and Clean-up
Missionary Prayer Meeting.
Rev. Jason Boyle, Mexico City Mission (via Skype)
Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
Pre-service prayer time
Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
Please Pray For:
Special Prayer Requests
Francesca Fernandes, Laura Emmanuele,
Anna Tan and her husband Joseph Huang,
Jenny Tian, and Lillian Vogan.
Pray for Our Seniors
Florence Chung, Mary Long,
Yvonne Postill, Margaret Schenk
and Alf Jordan.
Corrie ten Boom
“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” ― Corrie ten Boom
Hospitality Team Meeting
We would like to have a meeting after the evening service on Sunday, September 4th of all the ladies on a hospitality team in regards to the upcoming anniversary meetings.
Church Family BBQ
Our annual BBQ will be held on Saturday September 10th, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30p.m. We are in need of volunteers to help with set-up, clean up, and food preparation. Please see sign up sheet in the foyer of the church. Would like to encourage as many as possible to get involved to help make it a great day!
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.
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.