“Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!” Psalm 120:5
As a Christian you have to live in the midst of an ungodly world, and it is of little use for you to cry “Woe is me.” Jesus did not pray that you should be taken out of the world, and what he did not pray for, you need not desire. Better far in the Lord’s strength to meet the difficulty and glorify him in it. The enemy is ever on the watch to detect inconsistency in your conduct; be therefore very holy. Remember that the eyes of all are upon you, and that more is expected from you than from other men. Strive to give no occasion for blame. Let your goodness be the only fault they can discover in you. Like Daniel, compel them to say of you, “We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.” Seek to be useful as well as consistent. Perhaps you think, “If I were in a more favourable position I might serve the Lord’s cause, but I cannot do any good where I am”; but the worse the people are among whom you live, the more need have they of your exertions; if they be crooked, the more necessity that you should set them straight; and if they be perverse, the more need have you to turn their proud hearts to the truth. Where should the physician be but where there are many sick? Where is honour to be won by the soldier but in the hottest fire of the battle? And when weary of the strife and sin that meets you on every hand, consider that all the saints have endured the same trial. They were not carried on beds of down to heaven, and you must not expect to travel more easily than they. They had to hazard their lives unto the death in the high places of the field, and you will not be crowned till you also have endured hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. Therefore, “stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.” – C.H. Spurgeon
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, September 8, 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 – Dr. Larry Saunders
4:00 p.m. Community Outreach – Light lunch following the morning service.
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 are 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!
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY – BOOK OF 2 PETER
Commencing on September 17th, the Women’s 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
Iglesia Cristiana El Redentor
(Redeemer Christian Church)
Mexico City, Mexico
REV. JASON BOYLE
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Romans 1:16
Possible deacon election.
God’s blessing in classes, Bible studies, and counselling.
Salvation and spiritual growth of the children and youth.
The men being trained for ministry as elders & pastors.
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