I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. John 12:46
The light of Christ is always distinguishable because it means the deepest impression of what is right, the clearest conviction of the will of God. Everywhere men are asking how they may come to know Christ, and there is but one answer: believe that He loves you, that He died on the Cross to save you, that He is prompting you by His Spirit to follow every perception and longing for a better and holier life.
How different is this teaching from that of the world around! There we are bidden to know before we dare entrust our lives to any leader, whatever be his fair speeches and promises; but Christ bids us obey the first glimmer of light breaking on us, and He undertakes that if we do, we shall not walk in darkness. Disobedience, like scales, veils Christ from us; whilst obedience leads us into His very presence (John 7:17, 1Samuel 15:22, 23). The judgment always becomes just, and the vision clear, when we deny ourselves (Mark 8:34, Luke 9:23 adds “daily”!) to follow whatsoever things are lovely, true, pure, just, and of good report.
It may be that as you read these lines there is some duty you shirk, some cross you refuse to lift, some act from which you flinch. Though you may not have directly associated it with Christ, yet you cannot doubt that it is His will for you, and that in the doing He will be pleased (2Cor 5:9-note). It is useless to try to know Him until that nearest act of obedience is wrought. Men can never know what the mighty forces of Nature will do for them until they set themselves to obey, in the minutest detail, its laws. And it is so in relation to Christ and the laws of the spiritual realm. That was a true word which the mother of our Lord spoke to the servants at Cana, when she said: “Whatsoever He saith unto you, do it!'” (John 2:5) She had probably learnt that lesson in those long, quiet, blessed years at Nazareth. She knew that there was no such way of understanding Him, as by rendering Him literal obedience, and she passed on the results of her experience to us all. – F.B. Meyer
On Sunday, October 8th, Dr. Alan Cairns will be with us for special meetings focussing on the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Please be in prayer for these services and ask your family and friends to join us.
Presbytery Meetings – Fredericton, NB
Please be in prayer for all of our ministers and elders as they travel to Fredericton and meet together. We pray they will know help and guidance from the Lord.
Thanksgiving Food Donations
Each year, we encourage all in our congregation to share of the bounty the Lord has blessed us with. We ask that you bring some non-perishable food items by Sunday, October 8th, so that we can donate to those who are in need in our community.
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Special Prayer Requests
Please remember Sara Mathew recovering from a serious neck injury, Francesca Fernandes, Jenny Tian and Norm Lanting’s father.
Pray for Our Seniors
Jean Bynoe, Florence Chung, Mary Long, Yvonne Postill, Grace Saunders and Margaret Schenk.