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:
08/01 – Eric Maupin, Greg Kothman
08/08 – Eric Churchill & Miles Brazil
08/15 – Paul Adamson, Eric Churchill
08/22 - Owen Goggiano, Steve Pilcher
08/29 – Eric Maupin, Greg Kothman
08/01 – Shanna & Mele Samul
08/08 – Kobi & Sierra Kothman
08/15 - Ashley Maupin & Sandi Churchill
08/22 – Ynez Goggiano & Mele Samul
08/29 - Shanna & Mele Samul
Giving for the Month of August - $1440 (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 – August 15th, 2021
Catechism ...............................................................................2:30 PM
Evening Worship..................................................................4:30 PM
Psalm of the Month – Psalm 104C
ORDER OF WORSHIP
*Call to Worship Psalm 29
*Praise Psalm 29A
*Prayer of Invocation
Reading of the Law Matthew 7:1-21
Prayer of Confession
*Praise Psalm 121C
Scripture Reading Luke 22:23-53
*Praise Psalm 40A
Prayer of Intercession
Scripture Reading Isaiah 27
Psalm of Preparation Psalm 74B
Prayer of Illumination
Sermon - “God Overcoming All Obstacles”
*Psalm of Praise Psalm 22E
*Tithes/Offerings to GBRPC can be placed in the donation box on the
back welcome table
God Overcoming All Obstacles (Isaiah 27)
Theme: God can and will overcome all obstacles to our salvation; therefore we can overcome them by trusting in Him and relying on His Strength.
God will destroy supernatural evil and the forces of chaos (Vs 1)
God will vanquish our sin (Vs 2-6)
God will vanquish the evil in the world (Vs 7-13)
· Pray that the Lord would raise up Elders and Deacons at GBRPC
· Pray for our Elder Elect 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 Eric’s mother Marlene, who fell and broke her leg and shoulder.
· 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 an end to abortion
Prayer for our Church
· Pray for spiritual and numerical growth
· Pray for our covenant children
Prayer for our Presbytery
· Pray for our congregation in Seattle, WA as they look for a Pastor
Prayer for our Denomination
· Praise God with Tri-lakes (Monument, Colo.) RPC for growth throughout the last year and for the provision of Sam McCracken as new associate Pastor
· Pray with Terre Haute, Ind., RPC for unbelieving family and friends. Pray that members would be faithful witnesses, ready to take the opportunities God provides
Prayer for Missions/Fraternal Denoms
· Pray for the RP of Australia
· Pray for persecuted brethren
This Week’s Doctrinal Meditation
Persuaded that God is the source of all legitimate power; that He has instituted civil government for His own glory and the good of man; that He has appointed His Son, the Mediator, to headship over the nations; and that the Bible is the supreme law and rule in national as in all other things, we will maintain the responsibility of nations to God, the rightful dominion of Jesus Christ over the commonwealth, and the obligation of nations to legislate in conformity with the written Word. We take ourselves sacredly bound to regulate all our civil relations, attachments, professions and deportment, by our allegiance and loyalty to the Lord, our King, Lawgiver and Judge; and by this, our oath, we are pledged to promote the interests of public order and justice, to support cheerfully whatever is for the good of the commonwealth in which we dwell, and to pursue this object in all things not forbidden by the law of God, or inconsistent with public dissent from an unscriptural and immoral civil power.
We will pray and labor for the peace and welfare of our country, and for its reformation by a constitutional recognition of God as the source of all power, of Jesus Christ as the Ruler of Nations, of the Holy Scriptures as the supreme rule, and of the true Christian religion; and we will continue to refuse to incorporate by any act, with the political body, until this blessed reformation has been secured.
– The Covenant of 1871
From the Pastor’s Study
There are certain passages which contain more vivid descriptions 88of the divine character, setting it before us as if his genuine countenance were visibly portrayed. Moses, indeed, seems to have intended briefly to comprehend whatever may be known of God by man, when he said, “The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation,” (Ex. 34:6, 7). Here we may observe, first, that his eternity and selfexistence are declared by his magnificent name twice repeated; and, secondly, that in the enumeration of his perfections, he is described not as he is in himself, but in relation to us, in order that our acknowledgement of him may be more a vivid actual impression than empty visionary speculation. Moreover, the perfections thus enumerated are just those which we saw shining in the heavens, and on the earth—compassion, goodness, mercy, justice, Judgment, and truth. For power and energy are comprehended under the name Jehovah. Similar epithets are employed by the prophets when they would fully declare his sacred name. Not to collect a great number of passages, it may suffice at present to refer to one Psalm (145) in which a summary of the divine perfections is so carefully given that not one seems to have been omitted. Still, however, every perfection there set down may be contemplated in creation; and, hence, such as we feel him to be when experience is our guide, such he declares himself to be by his word. In Jeremiah, where God proclaims the character in which he would have us to acknowledge him, though the description is not so full, it is substantially the same. “Let him that glorieth,” says he, “glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise loving-kindness, Judgment, and righteousness, in the earth,” (Jer. 9:24). Assuredly, the attributes which it is most necessary for us to know are these three: Loving-kindness, on which alone our entire safety depends: Judgment, which is daily exercised on the wicked, and awaits them in a severer form, even for eternal destruction: Righteousness, by which the faithful are preserved, and most benignly cherished. The prophet declares, that when you understand these, you are amply furnished with the means of glorying in God. Nor is there here any omission of his truth, or power, or holiness, or goodness. For how could this knowledge of his loving-kindness, Judgment, and righteousness, exist, if it were not founded on his inviolable truth? How, again, could it be believed that he governs the earth with Judgment and righteousness, without presupposing his mighty power? Whence, too, his loving-kindness, but from his goodness? In fine, if all his ways are loving-kindness, Judgment, and righteousness, his holiness also is thereby conspicuous. Moreover, the knowledge of God, which is set before us in the Scriptures, is designed for the same purpose as that which shines in creation—viz. 89that we may thereby learn to worship him with perfect integrity of heart and unfeigned obedience, and also to depend entirely on his goodness. – Calvin’s Institutes 1.10.2.
This Month at GBRPC
Today (08/15) – If you are a regular visitor please reach out to Rev. Samul about the Faithlife App for giving and Church communication. The TGB met this week and Elder Elect Greg Kothman officially accepted the call to serve as GBRPC’s first Ruling Elder. The Ordination and Installation service is TBD.
Weds. (08/25) – The Prayer meeting will be cancelled until we start a new “in-house” prayer meeting twice a month in August. We will be meeting at the Brazil’s home at 6PM.
Thursday (09/02) – The Ladies Bible study is postponed until September 2nd. The new study will be on Nancy Guthrie’s book on Genesis (reach out to Sandi Churchill for details). The Churchill’s address is 4711 Paso Robles Ct, Sparks, NV
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. In addition, the group will study through Richard Pratt’s book “Every Thought Captive.” All covenant children 5th grade and older are encouraged to attend.
Sat. (09/18) – The Men’s Study will reconvene and be held at Pastor Samul’s home (6909 Brahms Drive, Sun Valley, NV 89433). The study will be on the book of Hebrews using “Let’s Study Hebrews” by Hywel Jones.
Significant Dates in the Congregation
Sierra Kothman 8/23/2008
Jackson Pilcher 8/29/2015