Make Restitution

If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field, be consumed therewith; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution. Exodus 22:6

But what restitution can be made by one who throws the firebrands of error or stirs the coals of lust and sets the souls of men ablaze with the fire of hell? The guilt is beyond estimate, and the result is irretrievable. Even if such an offender is forgiven, he will still experience grief in recognizing that he cannot undo the effects of his foolish behaviour! A bad example may kindle a flame that years of amended character cannot quench. To burn the harvest is bad enough, but how much worse to destroy the eternal harvest! It may be useful for us to consider how guilty we may have been in the past, and to consider whether, even in the present, there might not be evil in us that has a tendency to cause damage to the souls of our relatives, friends, or neighbours.

The fire of conflict is a terrible evil when it breaks out in a Christian church. Where there are converts, and God is glorified, you will discover jealousy and envy doing the devil’s work most effectively. Where the golden grain of blessing was being stored to reward the work of the servants, the fire of enmity comes in and leaves little else but smoke and a heap of blackness. Woe to those by whom offenses come. May they never come through us, for although we cannot make restitution, we shall certainly be the chief sufferers if we are the chief offenders.

Those who feed the fire deserve fair criticism, but the one who first kindles it is most to blame. Discord usually takes hold first among the thorns; it is nurtured among the hypocrites and empty professors in the church and leaps among the righteous, blown by the winds of hell, until no one knows where it may end. O Lord, the giver of peace, make us peacemakers, and never let us aid and abet the men of strife, or even unintentionally cause the slightest division among Your people. – C.H. Spurgeon

The Lord’s Day Services


September 4th

11:00a.m. Morning Service  – Dr. Larry Saunders

Communion Service

5:00p.m. Anniversary Choir Practice
6:00p.m. Pre-Service Prayer Meeting
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

Weekly Announcements


September 7th

7:25p.m. Bible Study & Prayer Meeting

Advance Announcements


September 10th

11:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. Church Family BBQ

September 11th

11:00a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
6:00p.m. Pre-service prayer time
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Mr. Milos Solc

(Missionary in Liberec, Czech Republic)


September 14th

7:25p.m. Bible Study & Prayer Meeting

Please Pray For:

A.W. Pink

Contentment, then, is the product of a heart resting in God. It is the soul’s enjoyment of that peace that passes all understanding. It is the outcome of my will being brought into subjection to the Divine will. It is the blessed assurance that God does all things well, and is, even now, making all things work together for my ultimate good.

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!

Sunday School Recommences

Starting next Sunday, September 11th, our Fall Sunday school programs will resume at 10:00a.m., including the adult Bible class.

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.