Sunday, November 4, 2018

Come and worship! Come and worship the Triune faithful covenant keeping God in all generations. Come and worship the one only true God revealed to us in the Holy Bible. Come and worship God as revealed in Jesus Christ the crucified and risen Saviour of sinners. “Our help is in the glorious Name, the Name of matchless worth, Of Him to Whom all power belongs The Lord of heaven and earth.” Psalter 352:4 based on Psalm 124.

A very warm welcome is extended all visitors who join in Christian worship here with us today.


Quotes Worth Reflecting on:

“A young man who heard Ulrich Zwingli preach the Bible would later recall, ‘I felt as if someone had pulled me up into the air by the hair of my head,’ so profound was the effect of the Word of God upon his conscience. Preaching the Bible was part of the Reformer’s conviction that Scripture is the sole rule of faith and life.” Rev. A. Lanning

“Repentance means the whole of life returning to the purposes of God. Therefore it continues throughout our entire lives.” Sinclair Ferguson


Did you realize this before?

In connection with the Calvin Institutes’ Reading group at our October meeting, when speaking of Adam’s sin, it was noted [as submitted by Br. Alex Leung], “Adam’s first offence was an exceedingly great sin. The Puritans ascribed to that one act the simultaneous breaking of all Ten Commandments! Here is an excerpt from The Marrow of Modern Divinity(authored by Edward Fisher with notations by Thomas Boston, Ross-shire, Scotland: Christian Focus Publications, 2009. pp. 57-58). In that one sinful act…

 

… intolerable injury was done unto God; as, first, his dominion and authority in his holy command was violated. Secondly, his justice, truth, and power, in his most righteous threatenings, were despised. Thirdly, his most pure and perfect image, wherein man was created in righteousness and true holiness, was utterly defaced. Fourthly, his glory, which, by an active service, the creature should have brought to him, was lost and despoiled… Adam, at that one clap, broke all the Ten Commandments…

 

  1. He chose himself another god when he followed the devil.
  2. He idolized and deified his own belly; as the apostle’s phrase is [cf. Philippians 3:19], ‘He made his belly his god.’
  3. He took the name of God in vain, when he believed him not.
  4. He kept not the rest and estate wherein God had set him.
  5. He dishonoured his Father who was in heaven; and therefore his days were not prolonged in that land which the Lord his God had given him.
  6. He massacred himself and all his posterity.
  7. From Eve he was a virgin, but in eyes and mind he committed spiritual fornication [cf. James 4:4].
  8. He stole, like Achan, that which God had set aside not to be meddled with; and this his stealth is that which troubles all Israel—the whole world [cf. Joshua 7:16-26].
  9. He bare [false] witness against God, when he believed the witness of the devil before him.
  10. Welcome and Pre-Service Singing: Psalter 263:1* Silent PrayerPM Service

    * 1. Votum and Salutation

    * 2. Singing:  Psalter 267

    1. Scripture Reading: Job 9

    Sermon Text: Job 9:1-4; 34, and I Peter 3:18

    (See Canons of Dort, II:1-2, page 103 in back of Psalter)

    1. Confession of Faith (Front Inside Cover of Psalter)
    2. Singing: Psalter 111:3,4
    3. Prayer
    4. Offering
    5. Prayer

    *9. Singing: Psalter 390

    1. SERMON

          Theme:

    11.Singing: Psalter 363:1,2,5

    1. Prayer
    2. Singing: Psalter 242

    * 14. Benediction

    * 15. Doxology: Psalter 315

    * Indicates Standing

    He coveted an evil covetousness, like Amnon, which cost him his life (2 Sam. 13), and all his progeny. Now, whosever consider what a nest of evils here were committed at one blow… that we are compelled every way to commend the justice of God [that is, to justify God], and to condemn the sin of our first parents, saying, concerning all mankind, as the prophet Hosea does concerning Israel, ‘O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself’ (Hos. 3:9).


    Welcome & Pre-Service Singing:  Psalter 247:6

    * Silent Prayer

    AM Service

    * 1. Votum and Salutation

    * 2. Singing:  Psalter 92:1,3,8

    1. Reading of the Law
    2. Singing:  Psalter 110
    3. Scripture Reading:Luke 10:1-21

    Text: same, specially verse 21

    1. Prayer
    2. Offering
    3. Prayer

    * 9. Singing:  Psalter 188 (Sunday School memory song)

    1. SERMON

    Theme:Jesus seeing Satan falling as lightning!

    1. Singing:Psalter 303
    2. Thanksgiving Prayer
    3. Singing: Psalter 126:1,2,5

    * 14. Benediction

    * 15. Doxology:  Psalter 202:3

    * Indicates Standing