“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;” Ephesians 1:7
Could there be a sweeter word in any language than that word “forgiveness,” when it sounds in a guilty sinner’s ear, like the silver notes of jubilee to the captive Israelite? Blessed, for ever blessed be that dear star of pardon which shines into the condemned cell, and gives the perishing a gleam of hope amid the midnight of despair! Can it be possible that sin, such sin as mine, can be forgiven, forgiven altogether, and for ever? Hell is my portion as a sinner-there is no possibility of my escaping from it while sin remains upon me-can the load of guilt be uplifted, the crimson stain removed? Can the adamantine stones of my prison-house ever be loosed from their mortices, or the doors be lifted from their hinges? Jesus tells me that I may yet be clear. For ever blessed be the revelation of atoning love which not only tells me that pardon is possible, but that it is secured to all who rest in Jesus. I have believed in the appointed propitiation, even Jesus crucified, and therefore my sins are at this moment, and for ever, forgiven by virtue of His substitutionary pains and death. What joy is this! What bliss to be a perfectly pardoned soul! My soul dedicates all her powers to Him who of His own unpurchased love became my surety, and wrought out for me redemption through His blood. What riches of grace does free forgiveness exhibit! To forgive at all, to forgive fully, to forgive freely, to forgive for ever! Here is a constellation of wonders; and when I think of how great my sins were, how dear were the precious drops which cleansed me from them, and how gracious was the method by which pardon was sealed home to me, I am in a maze of wondering worshipping affection. I bow before the throne which absolves me, I clasp the cross which delivers me, I serve henceforth all my days the Incarnate God, through whom I am this night a pardoned soul. – C.H. Spurgeon
Fellowship following the evening service. Team 3 on duty.
Tuesday, November 29
7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – on Zoom only
Wednesday, November 30
7:25 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer – Mr. James Fraser
Friday, December 2
6:00 p.m. Gym Fellowship
Saturday, December 3
5:00 p.m. Youth and Young Adult Fellowship – Church Basement
Sunday, December 4
9:55 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship – Dr. Saunders
5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer
6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Mr. Frank D’Addurno
Communion after the evening service.
Wednesday, December 7
7:30 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
Sunday, December 11
11:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. – Rev. Ian Goligher
Thursday, December 15
7:00 p.m. WCS Christmas Program
Please remember Pastor Saunders in your prayers as he will be lecturing to the students at Geneva Reformed Seminary from November 28 – December 15.
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The Shorter Catechism
Q27:Wherein did Christ’s humiliation consist?
A. Christ’s humiliation consisted in his being born, and that in a low condition1, made under the law2, undergoing the miseries of this life3, the wrath of God4, and the cursed death of the cross5; in being buried, and continuing under the power of death for a time6.
1. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger. (Luke 2:7).
2. God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law. (Galatians 4:4).
3. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief. (Isaiah 53:3).
4. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? (Matthew 27:46).
5. He humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. (Philippians 2:8).
6. As Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. (Matthew 12:40).