“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.” Joel 2:32
“God is no respecter of persons” (Acts 10:34). Yet in the above “whosoever” passage of the Old Testament, it is clear that those who “call on the name of the LORD” were the same as “the remnant whom the LORD shall call.” Those who call on the Lord have first been called by the Lord. He accepts all those who call on Him from every nation, but no doubt their geographical location to a large extent determines whether they will even hear of Him, and “how then shall they call on him . . . of whom they have not heard?” (Romans 10:14).
Theologians of great intellect have wrestled with these questions for centuries without resolving them, at least to the satisfaction of those of different mental persuasion. On the practical level, however, the Holy Spirit led Peter to quote this passage in his great sermon on the Day of Pentecost: “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Acts 2:21).
Peter was speaking only to Jews, but they had assembled at Jerusalem “out of every nation under heaven” (Acts 2:5). Then Paul made it forever plain that “whosoever” applied to everyone when he also quoted Joel. “For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:12-13). The Lord Jesus Christ Himself, on the very last page of Scripture, says: “Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely” (Revelation 22:17). So, whosoever will may come! One can contemplate later, with deep thanksgiving, the mysteries of the divine call, but first he must come, and if he so wills, he may! – Dr. Henry M. Morris
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, September 1, 2019
All Sunday school and Bible classes will recommence next Sunday, September 8th at 10:00 a.m.
Please remember to pray for the staff, students, and parents as school recommences this Tuesday, September 3rd. We need the Lord to oversee every detail of this vital ministry for the glory of His name.
CHURCH FAMILY BBQ
Our annual BBQ will be held on Saturday September 14th, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We need volunteers to help with set-up, clean up, and food preparation etc. There will be 2 sign-up sheets in the foyer of the church, one for volunteers and the other for number of people that plan on attending. We encourage as many as possible to get involved to help make it a great day!
LADIES BIBLE STUDY – BOOK OF 2 PETER
Commencing on September 17th, the Ladies Evening Bible Study will be gleaning from chapter 1 of 2 Peter. Looking at how to “add” to our faith. In the church foyer, there are invitations with the dates and subject titles of each study. We look forward to delving into God’s word together and we hope you will be able to attend.
FPCNA PRAYER REQUESTS
REV. MYRON MOONEY
“War a good warfare; holding faith, and a good conscience.” 1 Timothy 1:18–19
Wisdom & power in preaching.
Salvation of the lost.
Strong marriages & homes among the church family.
Blessing on the outreaches.
Visitors who will become regular attenders.
Healing for the chronically ill.
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Dr. Mark Allison, Ron Blair, Francesca Fernandes, Stephen Kelly, Rev. Kevin McLeod, Mary Todd, Grace Saunders and Kim Wagner.
Pray for Our Seniors
Jean Bynoe, Florence Chung, Sam McAnally, Ken Postill, Grace Saunders, Margaret Schenk, Jim Wilson and John & Thelma Watson