“Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.” John 14:19
Jesus has made the life of believers in Him as certain as His own. As sure as the Head lives the members live also. If Jesus has not risen from the dead, then are we dead in our sins; but since He has risen, all believers are risen in Him. His death has put away our transgressions, and loosed the bonds which held us under the death sentence. His resurrection proves our justification: we are absolved, and mercy saith, “The Lord hath put away thy sin, thou shalt not die.”
Jesus has made the life of His people as eternal as His own. How can they die as long as He lives, seeing they are one with Him? Because He dieth no more, and death hath no more dominion over Him, so they shall no more return to the graves of their old sins, but shall live unto the Lord in newness of life. O believer, when, under great temptation, thou fearest that thou shalt one day fall by the hand of the enemy, let this reassure thee. Thou shalt never lose thy spiritual life, for it is hid with Christ in God. Thou dost not doubt the immortality of thy Lord; therefore, do not think that He will let thee die, since thou art one with Him. The argument for thy life is His life, and of that thou canst have no fear; wherefore rest in thy living Lord. – C.H. Spurgeon
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Thanksgiving Food Drive. We will distribute the donations to those in need in our community.
Youth Choir – practice following the evening service.
Wednesday, October 19
7:25 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer
Friday, October 21
Note: No gym fellowship this week.
Sunday, October 23
9:55 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship – Rev. Jason Boyle
5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer
6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Rev. Jason Boyle
Wednesday, October 26
7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer
Sunday, October 30
Rev. Brian McClung
4:50 p.m. Congregational Prayer Time
Port Hope Anniversary Services
Port Hope Free Presbyterian Church has invited everyone to attend their 29th Anniversary services. The guest preacher is the Rev. Brian McClung from Newtownabbey FPC, N. Ireland. The theme of the messages is Christ in the Lily Psalms. The services are from October 24th – 28th at 7:30 p.m. each evening. If you need a ride, please speak to one of our elders.
Women's Bible Study
The Shorter Catechism
Q21: Who is the Redeemer of God’s elect?
A: The only Redeemer of God’s elect is the Lord Jesus Christ1, who, being the eternal Son of God, became man2, and so was, and continueth to be, God and man in two distinct natures, and one person3, for ever4.
1. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; (1Timothy 2:5).
2. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us. (John 1:14).
3. Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. (Romans 9:5).
4. But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. (Hebrews 7:24).
The Children's Catechism - History
Q86: How many years did Malachi live before Jesus Christ?