“The Lord taketh pleasure in His people.” Psalm 149:4
How comprehensive is the love of Jesus! There is no part of His people’s interests which He does not consider, and there is nothing which concerns their welfare which is not important to Him. Not merely does He think of you, believer, as an immortal being, but as a mortal being too. Do not deny it or doubt it: “The very hairs of your head are all numbered.” “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in His way.” It were a sad thing for us if this mantle of love did not cover all our concerns, for what mischief might be wrought to us in that part of our business which did not come under our gracious Lord’s inspection! Believer, rest assured that the heart of Jesus cares about your meaner affairs. The breadth of His tender love is such that you may resort to Him in all matters; for in all your afflictions He is afflicted, and like as a father pitieth his children, so doth He pity you. The meanest interests of all His saints are all borne upon the broad bosom of the Son of God. Oh, what a heart is His, that doth not merely comprehend the persons of His people, but comprehends also the diverse and innumerable concerns of all those persons! Dost thou think, O Christian, that thou canst measure the love of Christ? Think of what His love has brought thee—justification, adoption, sanctification, eternal life! The riches of His goodness are unsearchable; thou shalt never be able to tell them out or even conceive them. Oh, the breadth of the love of Christ! Shall such a love as this have half our hearts? Shall it have a cold love in return? Shall Jesus’ marvellous lovingkindness and tender care meet with but faint response and tardy acknowledgment? O my soul, tune thy harp to a glad song of thanksgiving! Go to thy rest rejoicing, for thou art no desolate wanderer, but a beloved child, watched over, cared for, supplied, and defended by thy Lord. – C.H. Spurgeon
Fellowship after the evening service. Team 3 on duty.
Monday, May 1 & 2
Wednesday, May 3
7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer
Sunday school teacher’s prayer
Friday, May 5
6:00 p.m. Gym Fellowship
Our church will host the bi-annual FPCNA Week of Prayer for ministers and elders of our denomination from May 8–12, 2023. The morning sessions are for Bible study and prayer, and the afternoon sessions are for business. Please pray for safe travel for our visitors and God’s presence and guidance during the meetings.
Sunday, May 7
9:55 a.m. Sunday School – Mr. Richard Craig
11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Mr. Andrew Fitton
Communion after the morning service.
5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer
6:30 p.m. Evening Service – Rev. Lalo Pena
Wednesday, May 10
7:00 p.m. Testimonies & Devotional
(Please note the time.)
Thursday, May 11
7:00 p.m. International Dinner
Everyone is invited. Please use the sign-up form in the foyer.
Thursday, May 18
6:00 p.m. Session Meeting
7:30 p.m. Session and Board Meeting
The Shorter Catechism
Q49: Which is the second commandment?
A: The second commandment is, “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.” Exodus 20:4-7