“For Thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.” 2 Samuel 22:29
Am I in the light? Then Thou, O LORD, art my lamp. Take Thee away and my joy would be gone; but as long as Thou art with me, I can do without the torches of time and the candles of created comfort. What a light the presence of God casts on all things! We heard of a lighthouse which could be seen for twenty miles, but our Jehovah is not only a God at hand, but far off is He seen, even in the enemy’s country. O LORD, I am as happy as an angel when Thy love fills my heart. Thou art all my desire.
Am I in the dark? Then thou, O LORD, wilt lighten my darkness. Before long things will change. Affairs may grow more and more dreary and cloud may be piled upon cloud; but if it grow so dark that I cannot see my own hand, still I shall see the hand of the LORD. When I cannot find a light within me, or among my friends, or in the whole world, the LORD, who said, “Let there be light,” and there was light, can say the same again. He will speak me into the sunshine yet. I shall not die but live. The day is already breaking. This sweet text shines like a morning star. I shall clap my hands for joy ere many hours are passed. – C.H. Spurgeon
We are looking forward to the visit of Mr. Jonathan Eccles. He is a student in the Whitefield Seminary in N. Ireland and has filled the pulpit in Cloverdale FPC for several weeks this summer. He is visiting the Canadian Free Presbyterian churches on his way back to N. Ireland. Mr. Eccles, Lord willing, will be preaching the Word on the evening of August 21. Therefore, the end of the month fellowship will be moved from August 28 to August 21, allowing Mr. Eccles to fellowship with us.
Sunday, August 21
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship – Mr. Frank D’Addurno
5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer
6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Mr. Jonathan Eccles
Fellowship and refreshments following the evening service.
Wednesday, August 24
7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer
Friday, August 26
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Gym Night
Friday, August 26
7:00 p.m. Sunday School Seminar – Part 2 with Rev. Ian Goligher
The Shorter Catechism
Q12: What special act of providence did God exercise toward man in the estate wherein he was created?
A: When God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him, upon condition of perfect obedience1; forbidding him to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, upon pain of death2.
1. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. (Galatians 3:12).
2. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. (Genesis 2:17).