“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”John 14:27
Being justified by faith in His blood we have peace! what peace can there be so long as our guilty conscience dreads each footstep, lest it be for its arrest. Though some rich evil-doer is surrounded by the trappings of wealth and state, what is their value, when at any moment he fears that the story of his crime may get out. The first condition of peace is to see your sin borne by Christ in His own Body-on the Cross.
The second condition is to keep His words, His commandments. See in every pressing duty your Master’s call. Do everything in His name and for His glory. This is the way that Jesus lived. He came down, not to do His own will, but the Father’s; and in every incident, as it offered, He felt that God’s bell was ringing to some new opportunity of service. Sometimes you must just bear His will, at others you must fulfil it. Say to Him each day: “I delight to do Thy will, O my God.” The rule of duty is changed into the service of love, that counts no sacrifice too great, no alabaster box too costly.
Peace for the troubled heart! Jesus is not unmindful of your human affections and anxieties. Does He expect you to be absorbed with His interests, and will He not look after yours? He knows where your loved ones are, their names, their needs, their sorrows. He will do exceeding abundantly for them. Did not David have the lame Mephibosheth to his table, because he was Jonathan’s son; did not the Lord heal Peter’s wife’s mother out of love for Peter? Hand over to Christ all that makes you anxious, both for yourself and others. Transmit and commit! Hand over, and then hands off! Let the peace of Christ keep heart and mind as a sentry, and rule within as the sole judge and arbiter of thought and action. if any thought would intrude, which would break in upon our peace, let it be arrested on the threshold; if any passion would arise that threatens the harmony of our inner household, let the solution be the Peace of Christ. “My peace,” He said, i.e., the peace that kept and ruled Him. He calls us to share it, not hereafter only, but here and now. It is His legacy guaranteed to us, by His blood, and by the gift of the Holy Spirit. – F.B. Meyer
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, November 11, 2018
10:00 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages.
11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
4:00 p.m. Community Outreach (Lunch provided following the morning service for those who would like to stay.)
A recent lightning strike on the radio tower in Liberia has caused serious damage to some electronic equipment. The transmitter motherboard, computer, internet components, along with the water pump, have all been affected. Some “lightning protection” was in place but more needs to be done. The cost for repair and the necessary upgrades to get the radio station up and running again is about $5000. If you can help, please mark your envelope “Liberia lightening”.
LET THE BIBLE SPEAK RADIO BROADCAST
Rev. Ian Goligher has been broadcasting on the radio, Sunday mornings at 9:30am on Joy Radio 1250AM. Please pray for this outreach opportunity as the Gospel will be spread across the greater Toronto area.
This year “Messiah” at Roy Thomson Hall is offering no Group discount or Senior’s discount. Another presentation of “Messiah” is being offered in Kitchener by the Grand Philharmonic Choir on Saturday, December 8that 7:30 p.m. Some of us attended this several years ago and it was an excellent rendition. Tickets are $29-regular, $26-seniors, $13-under 30 and $5–children up to 12 years, if you would like to attend, please see Ruth Slade today.The church bus will offer transportation, leaving the church at approximately 4:00 p.m. and stopping for dinner along the way.
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Dr. Mark Allison, Ron Blair, Isabelle Glynn, Sara Mathew, Francesca Fernandes, Maud McAnally, Mary Todd, Stephen Kelly and Ken Postill.
Pray for Our Seniors
Jean Bynoe, Florence Chung, Mary Long, Sam & Maud McAnally, Yvonne Postill, Grace Saunders, Margaret Schenk, Jim Wilson and John & Thelma Watson