Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church
August 22nd, 2020
Evening Worship

Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church

9725 S Virginia St

 Reno, NV 89511

Contact Info

Rev. Colin Samul                                                  Elder Paul Hemphill

775-636-2703                                                                  559-392-2139              



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

Nursery Schedule:

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 - $2359 (Goal - $4250)


Oh come, let us worship and bow down;

Let us kneel before the Lord our maker.

Psalm 95:6



Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church


Today’s Schedule – August 22nd, 2021

Catechism ...............................................................................2:30 PM

Evening Worship..................................................................4:30 PM


Psalm of the Month – Psalm 104C











*Call to Worship                                         Psalm 100


*Praise                                                           Psalm 100A


*Prayer of Invocation


Reading of the Law                                     Matthew 7:21-29


Prayer of Confession


*Praise                                                           Psalm 115A


Scripture Reading                                       Luke 22:54-71


*Praise                                                           Psalm 27B


Prayer of Intercession


Scripture Reading                                     Isaiah 28


Psalm of Preparation                                    Psalm 119C (1,2)


           Prayer of Illumination


           Sermon -             “The Danger of Callousness Towards the Word”



           *Psalm of Praise                                              Psalm 89C






*Tithes/Offerings to GBRPC can be placed in the donation box on the

back welcome table      





The Danger of Callousness Towards the Word (Isaiah 28)




Theme: Because God has spoken to us in His Word; we must trust in His Word and Repent of the Idols that make us Callous towards His Word.


Background Information (Isaiah 30:1-11)





God’s Judgment on our Callousness (Vs 9-13)





God’s Causes of our Callousness before God’s Word (7-8; 14-15)





God’s Cure of our Callousness

                 God Gives us His Beauty (Vs 5,6)


                 God Gives us a New Foundation (Vs 16-18)


                 God Gives us Wisdom in His Word (Vs 23-29)



Prayer Requests

·      Pray for our Elder Elect Greg Kothman

·      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.

·      Pray for Vanessa a daughter of the San Diego Church who struggles with mental illness

This Week’s Congregational Prayers

Prayer for our Nation

·      Pray that our leaders would come to know Christ and submit to him

·      Pray for revival and reformation

Prayer for our Church

·      Pray for spiritual and numerical growth

·      Pray for those who are discouraged and spiritually struggling

Prayer for our Presbytery

·      Pray for our congregation in Fresno as they prepare to call a pastor

Prayer for our Denomination

·      Pray for a healthy start for incoming students at Geneva College in the new academic year.

·      Give thanks to God for excellent eldership at Terre Haute, Ind., RPC, with two ruling elders in addition to their teaching elder.

Prayer for Missions/Fraternal Denoms

·      Pray for the RP of Ireland

·      Pray for persecuted brethren


This Week’s Doctrinal Meditation

That, believing the Church to be one, and that all the saints have communion with God and with one another in the same Covenant; believing, moreover, that schism and sectarianism are sinful in themselves; and inimical to true religion, and trusting that divisions shall cease, and the people of God become one Catholic church over all the earth, we will pray and labor for the visible oneness of the Church of God in our own land and throughout the world, on the basis of truth and of Scriptural order. Considering it a principal duty of our profession to cultivate a holy brotherhood, we will strive to maintain Christian friendship with pious men of every name, and to feel and act as one with all in every land who pursue this grand end. And, as a means of securing this great result, we will by dissemination and application of the principles of truth herein professed, and by cultivating and exercising Christian charity, labor to remove stumbling-blocks, and to gather into one the scattered and divided friends of truth and righteousness.


– The Covenant of 1871





















From the Pastor’s Study

Here it may be proper to give a summary of the general doctrine. First, then, let the reader observe that the Scripture, in order to direct us to the true God, distinctly excludes and rejects all the gods of the heathen, because religion was universally adulterated in almost every age. It is true, indeed, that the name of one God was everywhere known and celebrated. For those who worshipped a multitude of gods, whenever they spoke the genuine language of nature, simply used the name god, as if they had thought one god sufficient. And this is shrewdly noticed by Justin Martyr, who, to the same effect, wrote a treatise, entitled, On the Monarchy of God, in which he shows, by a great variety of evidence, that the unity of God is engraven on the hearts of all. Tertullian also proves the same thing from the common forms of speech.77 But as all, without exception, have in the vanity of their minds rushed or been dragged into lying fictions, these impressions, as to the unity of God, whatever they may have naturally been, have had no further effect than to render men inexcusable. The wisest plainly discover the vague wanderings of their minds when they express a wish for any kind of Deity, and thus offer up their prayers to unknown gods. And then, in imagining a manifold nature in God, though their ideas concerning Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Minerva, and others, were not so absurd as those of the rude vulgar, they were by no means free from the delusions of the devil. We have elsewhere observed, that however subtle the evasions devised by philosophers, they cannot do away with the charge of rebellion, in that all of them have corrupted the truth of God. For this reason, Habakkuk (2:20), after condemning all idols, orders men to seek God in his temple, that the faithful may acknowledge none but Him, who has manifested himself in his word.

– Calvin’s Institutes 1.10.3.











This Month at GBRPC

Today (08/22) – If you are a regular visitor please reach out to Rev. Samul about the Faithlife App for giving and Church communication. Pray for the Fresno Church as they meet to call a Pastor this Thursday. 


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. Their address is: 4670 Rio Encantado Ln, Reno NV 89502


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.


Fri. (10/01) – Mr. Greg Kothman’s ordination service will be held at 6PM followed by refreshments in the white house. Rev. Samul will be officiating, Rev. Ryan Hemphill (Treasure Valley, ID) will preach the sermon, and Elder Paul Hemphill (Fresno, CA) will give the charges to Greg and the Congregation. We may need help hosting our guests from out of town.

                                   Significant Dates in the Congregation


Sierra Kothman 8/23/2008

Jackson Pilcher 8/29/2015




Reading of the Law

Matthew 7:21-29NKJV

New Testament Reading

Luke 22:54-71NKJV

Old Testament Reading

Isaiah 28NKJV

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