Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church
August 29th, 2021
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 - $2789 (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 29th, 2021

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

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


Psalm of the Month – Psalm 104C











*Call to Worship                                         Psalm 107:1-9


*Praise                                                           Psalm 107A


*Prayer of Invocation


Reading of the Law                                     Leviticus 19:1-18


Prayer of Confession


*Praise                                                           Psalm 30B


Scripture Reading                                       Luke 23:1-23


*Praise                                                           Psalm 26A


Prayer of Intercession


Scripture Reading                                     Isaiah 29:1-14


Psalm of Preparation                                    Psalm 1A


           Prayer of Illumination


           Sermon -             “Isaiah confronts a Spiritually Dead Religion”



           *Psalm of Praise                                              Psalm 107B






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

back welcome table      





Isaiah Confront a Spiritually Dead Religion (Isaiah 29)




Theme: God cures our spiritual deadness by intervening in our lives with His Sovereign Grace; therefore we are to humble ourselves before Him, and give our Hearts to Him.

Isaiah Confronts Judah’s Pride and Trust in the Flesh

                 The Pride of Judah (Vs 1-4)




                 Judah’s Trust in the Flesh (Ch. 31:1; Vs 5-8)




Application: We are to abandon our pride and trust in the flesh

and humble ourselves before God in Faith and True Repentance.


Isaiah Confronts the Spiritual Deadness of Judah (9-14)

                 The Nature of Spiritual Deadness (Vs 9-12)


                 The Causes of Spiritual Deadness (Vs 13)


                 The Cure of Spiritual Deadness (Vs 14)


Application: We are to renew our hearts through the means of

grace and give them to God.



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 an end to abortion

Prayer for our Church

·      Pray for spiritual and numerical growth

·      Pray for future office bearers

Prayer for our Presbytery

·      Pray for our Las Vegas Congregation and Rev. Edgar Ibarra

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 Scotland

·      Pray for persecuted brethren



This Week’s Doctrinal Meditation

Rejoicing that the enthroned Mediator is not only King in Zion, but King over all the earth, and recognizing the obligation of His command to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature, and to teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and resting with faith in the promise of His perpetual presence as the pledge of success, we hereby dedicate ourselves to the great work of making known God’s light and salvation among the nations, and to this end will labor that the Church may be provided with an earnest, self-denying and able ministry. Profoundly conscious of past remissness and neglect, we will henceforth, by our prayers, pecuniary contributions and personal exertions, seek the revival of pure and undefiled religion, the conversion of Jews and Gentiles to Christ, that all men may be blessed in Him, and that all nations may call Him blessed.


– The Covenant of 1871















From the Pastor’s Study

But what if God’s continual acting for his own glory proved to be less like an insecure, self-enhancing, needy bully and more like the star professional basketball player who drives his Porsche into the neighborhood because he genuinely loves inner-city kids and wants to give them the unimaginable pleasure of playing with their hero?

           What if God’s calling attention to his glory turned out to be less like a quack doctor who hangs out a sign that he’s the best and more like a real doctor hanging out a sign because he is, in fact, the best, and he alone can do the procedure that will save the community from spreading disease?

           What if God’s making known his superiority is less like an anxious college art teacher touting the greatness of his classes to shore up his reputation by attracting more students and more like the best artist in the world going to the poorest college and announcing that he is going to give an absolutely free course so that he can show the lowliest student the secrets of his superior skill?

           What if God’s public promotion of his power is less like a narcissistic, fame-hungry, military general who seeks victory by sacrificing thousands of soldiers from his safe position behind the lines and more like the truly greatest general who wins both victory and fame by willingly dying at the front lines for the troops he loves?

           In other words, what if, in the end, we discovered that the beauty of God turns out to be the kind that comes to climax in being shared? And what if the attitude we thought was mere self-promotion was instead the pursuit of sharing the greatest pleasure possible for all who would have it?

           What if things turn out something like Jonathan Edwards believed they would?

           “Doubtless the happiness of the saints in heaven shall be so great, that the very majest of God shall be exceedingly shown in the greatness, and magnificence, and fullness of their enjoyments and delights” – John Piper, Providence, Pg 42








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. 


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


Sun. (09/05) – We will be partaking in the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. Members and adherents are encouraged to come and partake.


Weds. (09/08) – The prayer meeting will be held at the Brazil’s home at 6PM. Their address is: 4670 Rio Encantado Ln, Reno NV 89502


Sun. (09/12) – Rev. Samul will be administering the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper at the Seattle Congregation. Mr. Jerry Foltz will be preaching, if you are able 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. 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.


Sat. (09/25) – We will be having a BBQ with Mt. Rose OPC at San Rafael park. If you are interested in helping to organize, please reach out to Rev. Samul or Mr. Kothman.


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

Lev. 19:1-18NKJV

New Testament Reading

Luke 23:1-23NKJV

Old Testament Reading

Isaiah 29:1-14NKJV

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