Make a Way

I will make all my mountains a way. Isaiah 49:11

God will make obstacles serve His purpose. We all have mountains in our lives. There are people and things that threaten to bar our progress in the Divine life. Those heavy claims, that uncongenial occupation, that thorn in the flesh, that daily cross—we think that if only these were removed we might live purer, tenderer, holier lives; and often we pray for their removal.

“Oh, fools, and slow of heart!” These are the very conditions of achievement; they have been put into our lives as the means to the very graces and virtues for which we have been praying so long. Thou hast prayed for patience through long years, but there is something that tries thee beyond endurance; thou hast fled from it, evaded it, accounted it an unsurmountable obstacle to the desired attainment, and supposed that its removal would secure thy immediate deliverance and victory.

Not so! Thou wouldest gain only the cessation of temptations to impatience. But this would not be patience. Patience can be acquired only through just such trials as now seem unbearable. Go back; submit thyself. Claim to be a partaker in the patience of Jesus. Meet thy trials in Him. There is nothing in life that harasses and annoys that may not become subservient to the highest ends. They are His mountains. He puts them there. We know that God will not fail to keep His promise. “God understandeth the way thereof and knoweth the place thereof. For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven”; and when we come to the foot of the mountains, we shall find the way. —Christ in Isaiah, by F. B. Meyer

The Lord's Day Services

Sunday, August 8, 2021

11:00 a.m. Morning Worship – Rev. Ian Goligher

5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer

6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Rev. Ian Goligher

Weekly Announcements

Wednesday, August 11th

7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer – Mr. Alex Newell

Advanced Announcements

Sunday, August 15th

11:00 a.m. Morning Worship – Rev. Ian Goligher

5:50 p.m. Pre-Service Prayer 

6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Rev. Ian Goligher

Wednesday, August 18th

7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer 

Behind the Wall

Behind the Wall is a ministry of the Toronto Free Presbyterian Church. We aim to assist parents by reinforcing the Gospel message being taught at home to their children. Each episode contains a Bible story, scripture memorization, and a children’s song. Please pray for this ministry, that God will use it for His glory.

A ten-week mini-series on the 10 Commandments will be available each week during the summer. A new lesson will be uploaded at 2:00 p.m. each Sunday. You can view new and archived episodes by clicking here.

The Shorter Catechism

Q66: What is the reason annexed to the fifth commandment?

A: The reason annexed to the fifth commandment is a promise of long life and prosperity [as far as it shall serve for God’s glory and their own good] to all such as keep this commandment.1
1. Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. (Ephesians 6:2-3).

The Children's Catechism - History

Q21: What were the names of Noah’s sons?

A: Shem, Ham and Japheth.

Please Pray for