“…Can God furnish a table in the wilderness? Behold, He smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; Can He give bread also? They did eat, and were well filled.” Psalm 78:19-20 & 29
This is always the cry of unbelief, Can God? whilst the triumphant assertion of faith is: God can. What a difference is wrought by the collocation of words! Can God furnish a table in the wilderness? God can spread a table, even in the wilderness, and in the presence of our enemies our cup can overflow. Can He give bread also? He can satisfy the desire of every living thing, by the opening of His hand. Canst Thou do anything for us, our child is grievously possessed of the devil? If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
The wanderings of the Israelites for forty years were due to the fact that they looked at their difficulties and questioned if God could overcome them. Amongst the people, only Caleb and Joshua looked away from the Canaanites and their fortified cities to Him who had brought them where they were and was pledged to extricate them. Some people speak of Giants with a capital G and forget to magnify the power of God. what wonder that they account themselves as grass-hoppers and lose heart! Let us not forget that we are sons and daughters of God, “heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ.”(cf Numbers 13:33 and Romans 8:17.)
Look back on the past; see what God has done for you; remember He is pledged to finish what He has begun. If He gave water, He can certainly give bread.
“They did eat and were well filled.” When we are poor and needy, we are inclined to humble prayer. But if suddenly our lot is changed, and there is abundance instead of poverty, how often there is a change in our demeaner. We are apt to become self-indulgent, and forgetful of the needs of the world. Instead of remembering that we are still God’s pensioners, we magnify ourselves as though we were exclusive owners. Probably this is why God keeps some of us in poverty, for no greater temptation could befall us than to find ourselves with fiches. In this way He answers our daily prayer, “Lead us not into temptation!”– F.B. Meyer
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, October 14, 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.)
We would like to extend our condolences to Jasmine and Vishnu Maharajah on the passing of Jasmine’s father in Guyana last week. We pray that the family will know the comfort of the Lord at this time.
REFORMATION SERVICES – OCTOBER 19-21
Dr. John McKnight, pastor of Reformation Bible Church, will be with us for a weekend of special meetings, followed by the WCS Dedication Service on the Lord’s Day evening, October 21st. Please plan to attend all these meetings and pray for God’s presence and power in the preaching of the Word.
PORT HOPE FPC - 25th ANNIVERSARY MEETINGS & DINNER
For details, please take an invitation card from the church foyer. Please sign up for the dinner by October 19th.
Wednesday, October 31st 6:00p.m. – 7:30p.m.
Each year we provide a safe alternative to Halloween for our children. It will be held in the high school building for children ages 6-12. If you would like to contribute, please mark your envelope accordingly.
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.
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