Challenge Thy Mountain in the Lord

“Concerning the work of my hands command ye me.” Isaiah 45:11

Our Lord spoke in this tone when He said, “Father, I will.” Joshua used it when, in the supreme moment of triumph, he lifted up his spear toward the setting sun, and cried, “Sun, stand thou still!”

Elijah used it when he shut the heavens for three years and six months, and again opened them.

Luther used it when, kneeling by the dying Melanchthon, he forbade death to take his prey.

It is a marvelous relationship into which God bids us enter. We are familiar with words like those which follow in this paragraph: “I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.” But that God should invite us to command Him, this is a change in relationship which is altogether startling!

What a difference there is between this attitude and the hesitating, halting, unbelieving prayers to which we are accustomed, and which by their perpetual repetition lose edge and point!

How often during His earthly life did Jesus put men into a position to command Him! When entering Jericho, He stood still, and said to the blind beggars:

“What will ye that I shall do unto you?” It was as though He said, “I am yours to command.”

Can we ever forget how He yielded to the Syrophenician woman the key to His resources and told her to help herself even as she would?

What mortal mind can realize the full significance of the position to which our God lovingly raises His little children? He seems to say, “All my resources are at your command.” “Whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do.” —F. B. Meyer

Say to this mountain, “Go,

Be cast into the sea”;

And doubt not in thine heart

That it shall be to thee.

It shall be done, doubt not His Word,

Challenge thy mountain in the Lord!


Claim thy redemption right,

Purchased by precious blood;

The Trinity unite

To make it true and good.

It shall be done, obey the Word

Challenge thy mountain in the Lord!


Self, sickness, sorrow, sin,

The Lord did meet that day

On His beloved One,

And thou art “loosed away.”

It has been done, rest on His Word,

Challenge thy mountain in the Lord!


Compass the frowning wall

With silent prayer, then raise—

Before its ramparts fall—

The victor’s shout of praise.

It shall be done, faith rests assured,

Challenge thy mountain in the Lord!


The two-leaved gates of brass,

The bars of iron yield,

To let the faithful pass,

Conquerors in every field.

It shall be done, the foe ignored,

Challenge thy mountain in the Lord!


Take then the faith of God,

Free from the taint of doubt;

The miracle-working rod

That casts all reasoning’ out.

It shall be done, stand on the Word,

Challenge thy mountain in the Lord!


The Lord's Day Services

Sunday, June 27, 2021

11:00 a.m. Morning Worship – Dr. Larry Saunders

The church building is open for 15% capacity. The service is also available on SermonAudio.

4:50 p.m. Congregational Prayer – held in the church basement and on Zoom.

6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Dr. Larry Saunders

The church building is open for 15% capacity. The service is also available on SermonAudio.

Weekly Announcements

Tuesday, June 29th

7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – on Zoom

Wednesday, June 30th

7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer – Dr. Saunders – on Zoom

Advanced Announcements

Sunday, July 4th

11:00 a.m. Morning Worship – Dr. Larry Saunders

Communion Service following the morning service

5:50 p.m. Pre-Service Prayer – held in the church basement and on Zoom.

6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Dr. Larry Saunders

Wednesday, July 7th

7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer  held in the church and on Zoom

Weekly Bible Study and Prayer

Beginning July 7th, our Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting will resume in-person in the church building and on Zoom for those who live a distance away. We encourage each family to be in attendance at the place of public 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 begin Sunday, June 27th. A new lesson will be uploaded at 2:00 p.m. each Sunday afternoon throughout the summer. You can view new and archived episodes by clicking here.

The Shorter Catechism

Q60: How is the Sabbath to be sanctified?

A: The Sabbath is to be sanctified by a holy resting all that day, even from such worldly employments and recreations as are lawful on other days;1 and spending the whole time in the public and private exercises of God’s worship,2 except so much as is to be taken up in the works of necessity and mercy.3

1. Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein. (Leviticus 23:3a).

2. A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day.>> It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night. (Psalms 92:1,2).
3. What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days. (Matthew 12:11-12).

The Children's Catechism - History

Q16: How was the world once destroyed?

A: By a flood.

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