The first occurs in 1 Timothy 1:15, “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.”
The next is in 1 Timothy 4:8-9, “Godliness is profitable unto all things, having the promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation.”
The third is in 2 Timothy 2:12, “It is a faithful saying—If we suffer with Him we shall also reign with Him”;
And the fourth is in Titus 3:8, “This is a faithful saying, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works.”
We may trace a connection between these faithful sayings. The first one lays the foundation of our eternal salvation in the free grace of God, as shown to us in the mission of the great Redeemer. The next affirms the double blessedness which we obtain through this salvation—the blessings of the upper and nether springs—of time and of eternity. The third shows one of the duties to which the chosen people are called; we are ordained to suffer for Christ with the promise that “if we suffer, we shall also reign with Him.” The last sets forth the active form of Christian service, bidding us diligently to maintain good works.
Thus we have the root of salvation in free grace; next, the privileges of that salvation in the life which now is, and in that which is to come; and we have also the two great branches of suffering with Christ and serving with Christ, loaded with the fruits of the Spirit.
Treasure up these faithful sayings. Let them be the guides of our life, our comfort, and our instruction. The apostle of the Gentiles proved them to be faithful, they are faithful still, not one word shall fall to the ground; they are worthy of all acceptation, let us accept them now, and prove their faithfulness.
Let these four faithful sayings be written on the four corners of My house. – C.H. Spurgeon
Fellowship after the evening service. Team #3 is on duty.
Wednesday, November 1
7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer
Sunday, November 5
9:50 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Saunders
5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer
6:30 p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Saunders
7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – on Zoom only
7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer
Communion service after the morning service. Please note the date.
November 13 – 23
Please pray for Dr. Saunders, Pastor Kim and Hanah as they travel to visit Rev. Seongkyu Lee in Seoul, South Korea. Rev. Lee is the minister of Gwangmyeong Faith Free Presbyterian Church. He has been faithfully labouring there since 2015.
Women's Bible Study
The Shorter Catechism
Q75: What is forbidden in the eighth commandment?
A: The eighth commandment forbiddeth whatsoever doth or may unjustly hinder our own1 or our neighbour’s wealth or outward estate.2
1. If any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. 1Timothy 5:8.
2. He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough. Proverbs 28:19b.
Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor; because he hath violently taken away an house which he builded not; Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly. Job 20:19-20a.
Bible Questions & Answers For Children
Q23: What promise did God give Adam and Eve?
A: The promise of a Saviour.
“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” Genesis 3:15