“…it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.” Psalm 100:3
Get right in your thinking about yourself; then think of yourself in your relationship to God. And the moment you do so, you will realize that you are utterly dependent upon Him. “It is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves.” Our times and our breath are in His hand. God brought us into being, and He could end it in a moment. We, none of us, control life; God controls it all. But men and women do not stop and think about that. They say, “What shall I put on tonight? How shall I dress tomorrow?” They may be dead before tomorrow! But they do not think of that. The whole of life, for them, is without God; He does not enter into their calculations.
That is why the world is as it is, says our Lord. If only all men and women believed in God, they would all humble themselves before Him. If only the whole world believed in God, there would be no preparation for war, there would be no jealousy and envy and rivalry, because all men and women would be bowing before Him and worshiping Him and living to His glory and His praise. But because they do not, they set themselves up as gods, and they worship themselves. So, there are barriers between nations. “I am going to be bigger,” says one; so, he makes a bigger bomb. “I will make a bigger one!” says the other. And up and up and up we go, and we get worse. “Whence come wars and fighting’s among you. Come they not hence, even of your lusts…? Ye ask, and receive not,” says the apostle James (James 4:1,3).
You will never satisfy your god, and so, according to the Bible, we get all the troubles in the world–individual troubles and collective troubles, national troubles and international troubles! All this rivalry is because we are not living as under the eye of an almighty God. – Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, October 6, 2019
10:00 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages.
Adult Bible Class – Dr. McClelland – Study in 1 Peter
Young Adult Bible Class – Upper Room
11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Mr. Frank D’Addurno
Communion following the morning service –Dr. McClelland
Each year, we encourage all our congregation to share the bounty the Lord has blessed us with. We ask that you bring some non-perishable food items, so that we can donate to those who are in need in our community. Please ensure to check the “Best Before” dates on food items. Thank you!
TRINITARIAN BIBLE SOCIETY MEETING
Mr. Jonathan Arnold, the Editorial Director of the TBS, will be speaking at our Prayer meeting on Wednesday, October 23rd, about the ministry and translation work of the Society.
PORT HOPE 26th ANNIVERSARY MEETINGS
Monday, Oct. 21st – Friday Oct. 25th at 7:30 p.m.
Speaker: Rev. John Armstrong – Dungannon FPC, N. Ireland
Subject: Abraham and His Family, Living for the Lord in a Hostile World
Everyone is welcome to attend!
FPCNA PRAYER REQUESTS
Rev. David DiCanio and Miss Joanne Greer
Thankful for the mission team of 8 that came from the UK to help with the work.
Thankful for the visitors coming as a result of the radio broadcast.
Pray for the children that attended the VBS, that the Word will take root in their hearts.
Pray for the invitations that went out for Sunday school, that they will attend the FPC mission church.
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Dr. Mark Allison, Ron Blair, Francesca Fernandes, Stephen Kelly, Rev. Kevin McLeod, Mary Todd, Grace Saunders, Mandy Sigalas and Kim Wagner.
Pray for Our Seniors
Jean Bynoe, Florence Chung, Sam McAnally, Ken Postill, Grace Saunders, Margaret Schenk, Maria Santos, Jim Wilson and John & Thelma Watson