Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church
9725 S Virginia St
Reno, NV 89511
Rev. Colin Samul Elder Paul Hemphill
We welcome you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
We hope you will be encouraged and edified, having heard Biblical
truth in love.
Great Basin RP is a member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of
North America, one of the oldest denominations in the United States.
We are committed to the doctrines of Scripture and the formation of
loving community as a necessary fruit of the Gospel.
In light of the above, we believe that the most comprehensive and accurate summary of biblical teaching is found in the Westminster Confession of Faith, together with the Westminster Larger and
Shorter Catechisms. These documents were completed in 1647 as a summary of Christian belief and practice, with the desired intention of helping Christ’s church become unified in doctrine, government, and worship (John 17:11). In addition to the Westminster Standards, we also maintain the Testimony of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of
North America, which is our denomination’s own continuing and contemporary application of the Word of God to our current culture and context.
Set Up Schedule:
07/04 – Eric Maupin, Greg Kothman
07/11 – Eric Churchill & Miles Brazil
07/18 – Paul Adamson, Eric Churchill
07/25 – Owen Goggiano, Steve Pilcher
07/04 – Shanna & Mele Samul
07/11 – Kobi & Sierra Kothman
07/18 - Ashley Maupin & Sandi Churchill
07/25 – Ynez Goggiano & Mele Samul
Giving for the Month of July - $3023 (Goal - $4250)
Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
Let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church
Today’s Schedule – July 25th, 2021
Catechism ...............................................................................2:30 PM
Evening Worship..................................................................4:30 PM
Psalm of the Month – Psalm 104B
ORDER OF WORSHIP
*Call to Worship Psalm 100
*Praise Psalm 100A
*Prayer of Invocation
Reading of the Law Dt. 5:1-21
Prayer of Confession
*Praise Psalm 51A
Scripture Reading Isaiah 52:1-12
*Praise Psalm 1A
Prayer of Intercession
Scripture Reading Nahum 1:7-15
Psalm of Preparation Psalm 119Q
Prayer of Illumination
Sermon - “The End of Affliction”
Mr. Seni Adeyemi
*Psalm of Praise Psalm 6A
*Tithes/Offerings to GBRPC can be placed in the donation box on the
back welcome table
Sermon: The End of Affliction (Nahum 1.7-15)
- Theme: God’s promise to end affliction.
- Doctrine: That although our sins bring affliction upon us, yet God in mercy towards us as his covenant people will bring it to an end and comfort us.
- Application: From this doctrine will we see how we must cling to this promise to strengthen our prayers in the midst of affliction; we must be patient under afflictions, hoping in the mercy of God; and we must rest in Christ, knowing that in all our afflictions, he is afflicted.
- Summary of Context:
- Verse-by-verse exposition:
- Use this promise as an argument to enforce your prayers in the midst of afflictions.
- Be patient under afflictions, hoping in the mercy of God.
- Rest in Christ, knowing that in all your afflictions, he is afflicted.
· Pray that the Lord would raise up Elders and Deacons at GBRPC
· Pray for our Elder candidate, Greg Kothman
· Pray for the building committee
· Pray for Eric and Sandi’s son, Ryan, who is incarcerated.
· Pray for Sandi’s coworker Shawn. His wife Pam has passed on and is with the Lord.
· Pray for Sandi’s Aunt Jackie who has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
· Pray for the Garrisons and Declan, who was born, but has needed surgeries. He recently had kidney surgery, please pray for a full recovery.
· Pray for Andrew that he gets a better shift with his job so that he can worship with us each Lord’s Day.
· Pray for Allison’s grandparents, that their medical and living needs would be met.
· Pray for wisdom for the Kothmans in dealing with parental health needs.
· Pray for Kobi’s friend Kim who had surgery for breast cancer.
· Pray for RP Church Planters and for Rev. Hemphill as he is beginning to church plant in Boise, ID.
· Pray for Ashley’s former roommate Jess, who has chronic COVID issues.
· Pray for Eric Maupin who is having ongoing COVID issues
· Pray for Pastor’s Family friend, Mark, who has Kidney Cancer
· Pray for Randy who is a missionary in the Middle East
· Pray for Owen’s coworker Tim who has pancreatic cancer and is not a believer.
· Pray for Owen’s niece, Carter, who was diagnosed with neutropenia.
· Pray for Deacon Eric Mulder at the Edmonton, CA Congregation, who was just diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.
This Week’s Congregational Prayers
Prayer for our Nation
· Pray that our leaders would come to know Christ and submit to him
· Pray for and to abortion
Prayer for our Church
· Pray for spiritual and numerical growth
· Give thanks for Elder Elect Greg Kothman
Prayer for our Presbytery
· Pray for our congregation in Edmonton, CA
· Pray for our Church in San Diego, CA
Prayer for our Denomination
· Pray for our Seminary Students and those looking for calls
· Pray for vacant pulpits in the RPCNA
Prayer for Missions/Fraternal Denoms
· Pray NAPARC Churches
· Pray for persecuted brethren
This Week’s Doctrinal Meditation
We, Ministers, Elders, Deacons, and Members of the REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN NORTH AMERICA, with our hands lifted up, do jointly and severally swear by the Great and Dreadful Name of the Lord our God:
1. That coming into the presence of the Lord God with a deep conviction of His awful majesty and glory, of His omniscience, His purity, His justice and His grace; of our guilt and total depravity by nature, and our utter inability to save ourselves from deserved condemnation to everlasting punishment; with renunciation of all dependence on our own righteousness as the ground of pardon and acceptance with God, we receive for ourselves and for our children the Lord Jesus Christ as He is offered in the Gospel to be our Saviour—The Holy Spirit to be our Enlightener, Sanctifier and Guide—and God, the Father, to be our everlasting portion; we approve and accept of the Covenant of Grace as all our salvation and desire, and take the moral law as dispensed by the Mediator, Christ, to be the rule of our life, and to be obeyed by us in all its precepts and prohibitions.
Aiming to live for the glory of God as our chief end, we will, in reliance upon God’s grace, and feeling our inability to perform any spiritual duty in our own strength, diligently attend to searching the Scriptures, religious conversation, the duties of the closet, the household, the fellowship-meeting and the sanctuary, and will seek in them to worship God in spirit and in truth. We do solemnly promise to depart from all iniquity, and to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world, commending and encouraging, by our example, temperance, charity and godliness. – The Covenant of 1871
From the Pastor’s Study
“Their cavil about our cleaving to the dead letter carries with it the punishment which they deserve for despising Scripture. It is clear that Paul is there arguing against false apostles (2 Cor. 3:6), who, by recommending the law without Christ, deprived the people of the benefit of the New Covenant, by which the Lord engages that he will write his law on the hearts of believers, and engrave it on their inward parts. The letter therefore is dead, and the law of the Lord kills its readers when it is dissevered from the grace of Christ, and only sounds in the ear without touching the heart. But if it is effectually impressed on the heart by the Spirit; if it exhibits Christ, it is the word of life converting the soul, and making wise the simple. Nay, in the very same passage, the apostle calls his own preaching the ministration of the Spirit (2 Cor. 3:8), intimating that the Holy Spirit so cleaves to his own truth, as he has expressed it in Scripture, that he then only exerts and puts forth his strength when the word is received with due honour and respect.
There is nothing repugnant here to what was lately said (chap. 7) that we have no great certainty of the word itself, until it be confirmed by the testimony of the Spirit. For the Lord has so knit together the certainty of his word and his Spirit, that our minds are duly imbued with reverence for the word when the Spirit shining upon it enables us there to behold the face of God; and, on the other hand, we embrace the Spirit with no danger of delusion when we recognise him in his image, that is, in his word. Thus, indeed, it is. God did not produce his word before men for the sake of sudden display, intending to abolish it the moment the Spirit should arrive; but he employed the same Spirit, by whose agency he had administered the word, to complete his work by the efficacious confirmation of the word. In this way Christ explained to the two disciples (Luke 24:27), not that they were to reject the Scriptures and trust to their own wisdom, but that they were to understand the Scriptures. In like manner, when Paul says to the Thessalonians, “Quench not the Spirit,” he does not carry them aloft to empty speculation apart from the word; he immediately adds, “Despise not prophesying,” (1 Thess. 5:19, 20). By this, doubtless, he intimates that the light of the Spirit is quenched the moment prophesying fall into contempt. How is this answered by those swelling enthusiasts, in whose idea the only true illumination consists, in carelessly laying aside, and bidding adieu to the Word of God, while, with no less confidence than folly, they fasten upon any dreaming notion which may have casually sprung up in their minds? Surely a very different sobriety becomes the children of God. As they feel that without the Spirit of God they are utterly devoid of the light of truth, so they are not ignorant that the word is the instrument by which the illumination of the Spirit is dispensed. They know of no other Spirit than the one who dwelt and spake in the apostles—the Spirit by whose oracles they are daily invited to the hearing of the word.” – Calvin’s Institutes 1.9.3.
This Month at GBRPC
Today (07/25) – If you are a regular visitor please reach out to Rev. Samul about the Faithlife App for giving and Church communication. We welcome Mr. Seni Adeyemi to the pulpit, who will be preaching and leading worship.
Sunday (08/01) – We will be doing the Lord’s Supper a week early, as Rev. Samul will be gone on 08/08. Visitors are asked to speak with Rev. Samul or Elder Elect Greg Kothman before partaking
Weds. (07/28) – The Prayer meeting will be cancelled until we start a new “in-house” prayer meeting twice a month in August.
Thursday (07/29) – Sandi Churchill will be hosting a ladies Bible study at her house at 6:30PM. The Churchill’s address is 4711 Paso Robles Ct, Sparks, NV
Sunday (07/25 & 08/08) – Licentiate Seni Adeyemi will be filling the pulpit while Rev. Samul covers the pulpit in Fresno and goes on Vacation. If you are willing to host please contact Mr. Greg Kothman.
Weds. (09/15) – Catechumens is on break for the summer. We will reconvene in September, and pick up on question 23 of the Shorter Catechism.
Significant Dates in the Congregation
Steve and Kelsey Pilcher 7/14/2014
Eric and Ashley Maupin 7/29/2017