“O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.” Psalm 65:2
There come times in each life when loneliness overshadows like a cloud, and no one is there to listen and provide counsel. Or perhaps there is some problem so personal and intimate that it seems unfitting or too embarrassing to share with anyone else.
But God will listen! No need is so small, no place too remote, no burden too heavy that He who is the “God of all grace” and “the God of all comfort” (1 Peter 5:10; 2 Corinthians 1:3) will not listen and care. “The LORD will hear when I call unto him” (Psalm 4:3).
Young people sometimes complain that their parents won’t listen to them; wives may say their husbands don’t listen; sometimes, it seems that no one will listen to our questions or ideas about anything. But “the LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth” (Psalm 145:18). Therefore, “pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah” (Psalm 62:8).
But how can He listen? After all, God is far away upon His throne. The risen Saviour ascended far above all heavens to sit down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. How can the Father hear when we whisper a prayer in our hearts that no human could hear?
God is indeed up there, but He is also right here! Jesus said: “It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you” (John 16:7). Our God is a triune God, and He can be both in heaven and in our room and even, as the Holy Spirit, within our very hearts. Of course, “if I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me” (Psalm 66:18). But for those who confess and forsake their sins, “his ears are open unto their prayers” (1 Peter 3:12). – Dr. Henry M. Morris
7:25 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer – Mr. Alex Newell
Thursday, December 8
6:00 p.m. Session Meeting
7:30 p.m. Session and Board Meeting
Friday, December 9
6:00 p.m. Gym Fellowship
Sunday, December 11
9:55 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship – Rev. Goligher
5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer
6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Rev. Goligher
Wednesday, December 14
7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer
Monday, December 19
7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study
Thursday, December 15
7:00 p.m. WCS Christmas Program
Sunday, December 25
11:00 a.m. Christmas Service
12:30 p.m. International Lunch
2:30 p.m. Praise Service
Change of Date
Please note that due to a schedule conflict, the Women’s Bible Study for December has been moved ahead by one day to December 19 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom.
Please remember Pastor Saunders in your prayers as he will be lecturing to the students at Geneva Reformed Seminary from November 28 – December 15.
We are updating our church directory. The directory is for both members and adherents. If you are not currently a part of the directory and would like to, please email your contact information to email@example.com. Anyone already included in the directory who wishes to update their information, please email the office with your changes. Thank you!
The Shorter Catechism
Q28: Wherein consisteth Christ’s exaltation?
A: Christ’s exaltation consisteth in his rising again from the dead on the third day1, in ascending up into heaven, in sitting at the right hand of God the Father2, and in coming to judge the world at the last day3.
1. And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: (1Corinthians 15:4).
2. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. (Mark 16:19).
3. He hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by [that] man whom he hath ordained; [whereof] he hath given assurance unto all [men], in that he hath raised him from the dead. (Acts 17:31).