“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.” 2 Corinthians 5:8-9
I could quote hundreds of passages from the Holy Scriptures to show that God keeps His people and that there is nothing in earth or in hell that can harm a trusting soul. The past is forgiven, the present is in God’s keeping and a thousand bright promises give assurance for the future. Yet we are sometimes terrified by the adversary. This is not uncommon, but it is unnecessary. We should not try to excuse it, but rather acknowledge it as evidence of our spiritual immaturity.
Through the blood of the everlasting covenant we are as safe here on earth as if we were already in heaven. We have not passed beyond the possibility of physical death, but we have entered a sphere of life where we can afford to die, knowing that for the Christian death is a bright portal to the ineffable glory.
It is entirely possible to reach a place in grace where nothing can panic us. We can have an understanding with God about our yesterdays, our today and our tomorrows. The fear of death and judgment goes out of us as the true fear of God comes in, and that fear has no torment but is rather a light and easy yoke for the soul, one which rests us instead of exhausting us. – A.W. Tozer
A list of TFPC members is posted on the bulletin board near the church office for your consultation. Please see Elders James Fraser and George Robinson to receive a Deacon Nomination Form. Completed forms should be handed in today.
Special Prayer Focus – Malvern FPC, Malvern, PA
This weekend the Malvern FPC congregation is celebrating their 40th anniversary. Rev. John Greer, who pastored there for many years, is the guest preacher. We thank God for the solid witness for Christ over these years and trust that the Lord will continue to bless the ministry of Dr. Stephen Pollock, their current minister. Some other prayer requests from the Malvern congregation are:
A sense of God’s presence & power in worship.
Conversion of souls in the areas around the church.
Guidance for the election of elders & deacons.
FPCNA International Congress July 30–August 3
“We have but one Saviour; and that one Saviour is Jesus Christ our Lord. Nothing that we are and nothing that we can do enters in the slightest measure into the ground of our acceptance with God. Jesus did it all. “
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Please remember in prayer: Ron Blair, Lee Femson, Sara Mathew, Francesca Fernandes, Isabelle Glynn, Richard Teo and Jenny Tian.
Pray for Our Seniors
Jean Bynoe, Florence Chung, Mary Long, Sam & Maud McAnally, Yvonne Postill, Grace Saunders, Margaret Schenk and John & Thelma Watson