Our Strong Tower

The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. Proverbs 18:10

Here we are transported back to ancient times, back to days when roving bands of plunderers could so suddenly fall upon a helpless populace. As soon as the enemy was detected, the alarm would be raised. The peasants would catch up their children in their arms. A moment’s delay could mean the enemy’s sword in their hearts! They would flee to such a tower as that spoken of in our text. It is a testimony to their strength that many such towers stand to this day. In the great siege of Jerusalem by Vespasian, all of the Roman engines of destruction in one night succeeded only in disengaging four stones from the masonry of the tower of Antonia.

Our Lord Jesus is such a tower to His own dear people, those who are clothed in heaven’s best robe, His own divine righteousness. They know His name. ‘I will declare thy name unto my brethren’ (Heb. 2:12). The name of the Lord is expressive of all that God is, as He has been pleased to reveal Himself to us. There the child of God experiences protection from all the fiery darts of the wicked one. It is only in Him that we are safe from every attack of the enemy. There the child of God enjoys peace; even that ‘peace of God, which passeth all understanding’ (Phil. 4:7), that is able to keep (literally, ‘to garrison about’) both heart and mind through Christ Jesus. Thus it was that the psalmist, in spite of the increase of his enemies, could testify, ‘I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me.

I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about’ (Psa. 3:5-6). Christian, in the moment of danger the bird flies to the cover of the thicket, and the fox hastens to its hole in the earth. Let us learn to run, with the feet of faith, to Him who is our strong tower. ‘They that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee’ (Psa. 9:10).

Benjamin Keach said, “Those who would have God for their refuge in the day of trouble ought to know or understand what a God He is.” 

Taken from “Eagle’s Wings” published by the Free Presbyterian Church. © Free Presbyterian Church 1991- All Rights Reserved.

The Lord's Day Services

Sunday, June 6, 2021

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

The church building is open for 10 people. The service can be viewed on SermonAudio.

5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer – on Zoom.

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

The church building is open for 10 people. The service can be viewed on SermonAudio.

Weekly Announcements

Wednesday, June 9th

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

Thursday, June 10th

6:00 p.m. Session Meeting – on Zoom

7:30 p.m. Session and Board Meeting – on Zoom

Advanced Announcements

Sunday, June 13th

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

5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer – on Zoom

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

Wednesday, June 16th

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

Saturday, June 19th

7:00 p.m. FPC Connect Group – on Zoom

Thursday, June 24th

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

Sunday, June 27th

4:50 p.m. Congregational 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. You can view each episode by clicking here.

The Shorter Catechism

Q57: Which is the fourth commandment?

A: The fourth commandment is, “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.” (Exodus 20:8-11).

The Children's Catechism - History

Q11: What was Abel?

A: A keeper of sheep.

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