“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:11-13
How may we glorify God? We glorify God by being content in that state in which Providence has placed us. We give God the glory of his wisdom when we rest satisfied with what he carves out to us. Thus Paul glorified God. The Lord cast him into as great a variety of conditions as any man: ‘in prisons more frequent, in death oft,’ yet he had learned to be content. A good Christian argues thus: It is God that has put me in this condition. He could have raised me higher if he pleased, but that might have been a snare to me. He has done it in wisdom and love; therefore, I will sit down satisfied with my condition. God counts himself much honoured by such a Christian. For one to be content when he is in heaven is no wonder, but to be content under the cross is like a Christian.
We glorify God by walking cheerfully. It brings glory to God when the world sees a Christian who has within him that which can make him cheerful in the worst times. The people of God have ground for cheerfulness. They are justified and adopted, and this creates inward peace. It reflects upon a master when the servant is always drooping and sad, so when God’s people hang their heads, it looks as if they did not serve a good master or repented of their choice, which reflects dishonour on God.
It will be a great comfort in a dying hour to think we have glorified God in our lives. At the hour of death, all your earthly comforts will vanish. What is one the better for an estate that is spent? But to have conscience telling you that you have glorified God on the earth, what sweet comfort and peace will this let into your soul! The servant that has been all day working in the vineyard longs till evening comes when he shall receive his pay.
If we glorify God, he will glorify our souls forever. By raising God’s glory, we increase our own. – Thomas Watson
7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer – Mr. Daniel Sima’an
Sunday, February 13
9:55 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship – Rev. Goligher
4:00 p.m. National Prayer – on Zoom
6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Rev. Goligher
Wednesday, February 16
7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer – Mr. Alex Newell
Thursday, February 17
6:00 p.m. Session Meeting
7:30 p.m. Session and Board Meeting
Wednesday, February 23
7:30 p.m. Baptismal Service
Saturday, February 26
7:00 p.m. FPC Connect Group
Sunday, February 27
4:50 p.m. Session and Board Prayer
Monday, February 28
7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – on Zoom
On Sunday, February 13, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST., we invite all of our congregations across Canada to unite in prayer. We encourage everyone to attend. Let us come with a burden to seek God and pray for one another and our country.
Women's Bible Studies
The Shorter Catechism
Q92: What is a sacrament?
A: A sacrament is an holy ordinance instituted by Christ, wherein, by sensible signs, Christ, and the benefits of the new covenant, are represented,1 sealed, and applied to believers.2
1. This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. (Genesis 17:10).
2. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised. (Romans 4:11a).
The Children's Catechism - History
Q47: How were the Israelites guided in the wilderness?