The Exercise of Three Powers
“But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.” Luke 2:19
There was an exercise, on the part of this blessed woman, of three powers of her being: her memory–she kept all these things; her affections–she kept them in her heart; her intellect–she pondered them; so memory, affection, and understanding were all exercised about the things that she had heard.
Beloved, remember what you have heard of your Lord Jesus and what He has done for you; make your heart the golden pot of manna to preserve the memorial of the heavenly bread whereon you have fed in days gone by. Let your memory treasure up everything about Christ that you have either felt or known or believed, and then let your fond affections hold Him fast forevermore.
Love the person of your Lord! Bring forth the alabaster box of your heart, even though it be broken, and let all the precious ointment of your affection come streaming onto His pierced feet. Let your intellect be exercised concerning the Lord Jesus. Meditate upon what you read. Stop not at the surface; dive into the depths. Be not as the swallow, which touches the brook with her wing, but as the fish, which penetrates the lowest wave.
Abide with your Lord: Let Him not be to you as a wayfaring man who tarries for a night, but constrain Him, saying, “Stay with us . . . the day is now far spent.”1 Hold Him, and do not let Him go. The word ponder means to weigh. Make ready the balances of judgment. Oh, but where are the scales that can weigh the Lord Christ? “He takes up the coastlands like fine dust”–who shall take Him up? He weighs “the mountains in scales”–in what scales shall we weigh Him?2 If your understanding cannot comprehend, let your affections apprehend; and if your spirit cannot compass the Lord Jesus in the grasp of understanding, let it embrace Him in the arms of affection. – C. H. Spurgeon
The Lord’s Day Services
|Sunday, February 28th||10:00a.m.||Sunday School classes for all ages.
Adult Bible Class – Study on God’s Existence – Dr. Frank McClelland
|11:00a.m.||Morning Service – Rev. Lee Sterritt|
|6:00p.m.||Pre-Service Prayer Meeting|
|6:30p.m.||Evening Service – Rev. Armen Thomassian (Calgary FPC)
Fellowship after the evening service.
Team #1 is on Set-up and Clean-up
|Tuesday, March 1st||7:00p.m.||Presbytery Prayer Time|
|Wednesday, March 2nd||9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.||Whitefield Christian Schools Open House|
|7:25p.m.||Prayer Meeting & Bible Study|
|Thursday, March 3rd||7:30p.m.||Youth Fellowship|
|Friday, March 4th||9:00a.m.||Women’s Morning Bible Study|
|7:00p.m.||Good News Bible Club|
|Sunday, March 6th||11:00a.m.||Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
Communion Service following the morning service.
|6:30p.m.||Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders|
|Wednesday, March 9th||7:25p.m.||Prayer Meeting & Bible Study|
|Thursday, March 10th||6:00p.m.||Session Meeting|
|7:30p.m.||Session & Board Meeting|
Please Pray For:
We are looking forward to the Winter Retreat for the Youth and College & Career that will be held on February 26-28, 2016. Rev. Armen Thomassian will be the guest speaker. Please be in prayer for these meetings. If you would like to contribute to help cover some of the cost for the youth, please contact Jonathan McAnally or David Solc. Email us now
Men’s Bible Fellowship Weekend
We will be having a Men’s Bible Fellowship Weekend at Nottawasaga Inn & Resort on April 8–9, 2016.
The Rev. Colin Mercer will be the guest speaker. More Details to Follow!
Phoenix Free Presbyterian Church is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this month. There will be special services to mark this occasion and Dr. Saunders has been asked to take part. Please pray for the meetings and for safe travel for all who will attend.