“And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day:…” Exodus 14:13
These words contain God’s command to the believer when he is reduced to great straits and brought into extraordinary difficulties. He cannot retreat; he cannot go forward; he is shut up on the right hand and on the left; what is he now to do? The Master’s word to him is, “Stand still.” It will be well for him if at such times he listens only to his Master’s word, for other and evil advisers come with their suggestions. Despair whispers, “Lie down and die; give it all up.” But God would have us put on a cheerful courage, and even in our worst times, rejoice in his love and faithfulness. Cowardice says, “Retreat; go back to the worldling’s way of action; you cannot play the Christian’s part, it is too difficult. Relinquish your principles.” But, however much Satan may urge this course upon you, you cannot follow it if you are a child of God. His divine fiat has bid thee go from strength to strength, and so thou shalt, and neither death nor hell shall turn thee from thy course. What, if for a while thou art called to stand still, yet this is but to renew thy strength for some greater advance in due time. Precipitancy cries, “do something. Stir yourself; to stand still and wait, is sheer idleness.” We must be doing something at once–we must do it so we think–instead of looking to the Lord, who will not only do something but will do everything. Presumption boasts, “If the sea be before you, march into it and expect a miracle.” But Faith listens neither to Presumption, nor to Despair, nor to Cowardice, nor to Precipitancy, but it hears God say, “Stand still,” and immovable as a rock it stands. “Stand still;”–keep the posture of an upright man, ready for action, expecting further orders, cheerfully and patiently awaiting the directing voice; and it will not be long ere God shall say to you, as distinctly as Moses said it to the people of Israel, “Go forward.” – C.H. Spurgeon
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, August 11, 2019
11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Rev. Anthony D’Addurno
Pray that the Lord will bless our outreach ministries.
We will be teaching English language classes and present English Bible lessons.
We will be distributing tracts, flyers, and Gospel of John booklets in the community.
We will be helping in practical ways with projects in the local churches.
Pray for the missionaries and pastors we will be helping.
Jason and Danielle Boyle in Mexico City.
Marcus and Jennifer Reyes in Orizaba,Veracruz.
Lalo Peña in Córdoba, Veracruz.
Pray for help to communicate to people across the language barrier.
Pray that the Lord will supply the necessary funds for each team member.
LADIES BIBLE STUDY – BOOK OF 2 PETER
Commencing in September, the Ladies Evening Bible Study will be gleaning from chapter 1 of 2 Peter. Looking at how to “add” to our faith. In the church foyer, there are invitations with the dates and subject titles of each study. We look forward to delving into God’s word together and we hope you will be able to attend.
FPCNA PRAYER REQUESTS
Rev. Armen Thomassian
Dr. Alan Cairns, Minister Emeritus
“My spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not.” Haggai 2:5
– Holiness, wisdom, faith, & power upon all God’s people.
– To reach the lost & expect to see the salvation of souls.
– Fruit from the radio, internet & evangelistic ministries.
– Grace for the aged & sick.
– To be a conduit for young men into the seminary.
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Dr. Mark Allison, Ron Blair, Francesca Fernandes, Stephen Kelly, Rev. Kevin McLeod, Mary Todd, Grace Saunders and Kim Wagner.
Pray for Our Seniors
Jean Bynoe, Florence Chung, Mary Long, Sam McAnally, Ken Postill, Grace Saunders, Margaret Schenk, Jim Wilson and John & Thelma Watson