“A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.” Proverbs 12:16
Passion is folly. A fool is known by his anger (so some read it). Not but that a wise man may be angry when there is just cause for it, but then he has his anger under check and direction, is lord of his anger, whereas a fool’s anger lords it over him. He that, when he is provoked, breaks out into indecent expressions in words or behaviour, whose passion alters his countenance, makes him outrageous, and leads him to forget himself, Nabal certainly is his name and folly is with him. A fool’s indignation is known in that day. He proclaims it openly whatever company he is in. He cannot defer showing his resentments. Those that are soon angry, that are quickly put into a flame by the least spark, have not that rule which they ought to have over their own spirits.
Meekness is wisdom. A prudent man covers shame. He covers the passion that is in his own breast. When his spirit is stirred and his heart hot within him, he keeps his mouth as with a bridle and suppresses his resentments by smothering and stifling them. Anger is shame, and though a wise man be not perfectly free from it, yet he is ashamed of it, rebukes it, and suffers not the evil spirit to speak. He covers the provocation that is given him, the indignity that is done him. He winks at it, covers it as much as may be from himself, that he may not carry his resentments of it too far.
It is a kindness to ourselves and contributes to the repose of our own minds to extenuate and excuse the injuries and affronts that we receive, instead of aggravating them and making the worst of them, as we are apt to do. – Matthew Henry
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, May 5, 2019
10:00 a.m. Sunday school for all ages
11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
Communion following the morning service.
6:00 p.m. Pre-service Prayer Meeting
6:30 p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
There will be a meeting after the evening service for all those who help in the music ministry.
From May 13th-17thour church well be hosting special meetings for all of our churches. We look forward to welcoming ministers and elders and their families and ask everyone to pray that the Lord will richly bless all the business meetings, prayer times, and fellowship during this week.
ORDINATION & INSTALLATION OF ELDERS
The Presbytery has now ratified the recent election of Alex Newell and Jonathan McAnally as elders in our congregation. The ordination and installation service has been set for May 15th at 7:00 p.m., during the middle of the Week of Prayer. We invite everyone to this special service and ask you to pray for our newly elected elders.
FPCNA PRAYER REQUESTS
Penticton FPC Penticton, BC
Rev. Andy Foster
Luke 9:44 “Let these sayings sink down into your ears.”
– Additions to the work.
– Unsaved family members to come to Christ.
– Men to hold office.
– That God’s people would understand the need for a separated witness to truth in these days of worsening apostasy.
MEXICO MISSION TRIP
We encourage everyone to prayerfully and practically support our two young ladies, Betty Wimalachandran and Eunice Siu, who are making preparations for the mission trip to Mexico this August. We will keep you informed on all the details and how you can help.
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Mark Allison, Ron Blair, Francesca Fernandes, Cathy Lee, Mary Todd, Stephen Kelly and May McClelland.
Pray for Our Seniors
Jean Bynoe, Florence Chung, Mary Long, Sam McAnally, Ken & Yvonne Postill, Grace Saunders, Margaret Schenk, Jim Wilson and John & Thelma Watson.