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:
10/03 – Eric Churchill & Miles Brazil
10/10 – Paul Adamson, Eric Churchill
10/17 - Owen Goggiano, Steve Pilcher
10/24 – Eric Maupin, Greg Kothman
10/31 – Eric Churchill & Miles Brazil
10/03 – Kobi & Sierra Kothman
10/10 - Ashley Maupin & Ynez Goggiano
10/17 – Sandi Churchill & Mele Samul
10/24 - Shanna & Mele Samul
10/31 – Kobi & Sierra Kothman
Giving for the Month of September - $4435 (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 – October 3rd, 2021
Catechism ...............................................................................2:30 PM
Evening Worship..................................................................4:30 PM
Psalm of the Month – Psalm 104E
ORDER OF WORSHIP
*Call to Worship/Greeting Psalm 100
*Praise Psalm 100A
*Prayer of Invocation
Reading of the Law Ex. 20:1-17
Prayer of Confession
*Praise Psalm 4B
Membership Queries Paul and Fania Adamson
The Sacrament of Baptism
The Institution of Baptism Mt 28:18-20; Ezk. 26:25-27
The Baptism of Oliver, Henri, & Margaret Adamson
Prayer of Thanksgiving
*Praise Psalm 105B
Prayer of Intercession
Scripture Reading Acts 2:14-41; WSC 92-95
Psalm of Preparation Psalm 119C (1,2)
Prayer of Illumination
Sermon - “The Nature and Purpose of Baptism”
*Psalm of Praise Psalm 51A
The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Words of Institution
The Administration of the Sacrament
Psalm of Thanksgiving Psalm 72F
*Tithes/Offerings to GBRPC can be placed in the donation box on the
back welcome table
The Nature and Purpose of Baptism
Lesson: Baptism is how God initiates His covenant relationship with us; therefore both believers and their children are to be Baptized, and we are to improve upon our Baptism throughout our lives
The Nature and Purpose of Sacraments
Q. 92. What is a sacrament?
A. A sacrament is an holy ordinance instituted by Christ [a]; wherein, by sensible signs, Christ, and the benefits of the new covenant, are represented, sealed, and applied to believers [b].
Q. 93. Which are the sacraments of the New Testament?
A. The sacraments of the New Testament are, Baptism [a], and the Lord’s Supper [b].
The Nature and Purpose of Baptism
Q. 94. What is Baptism?
A. Baptism is a sacrament, wherein the washing with water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost [a], doth signify and seal our ingrafting into Christ, and partaking of the benefits of the covenant of grace, and our engagement to be the Lord’s [b].
The Subject of Baptism
Q. 95. To whom is Baptism to be administered?
A. Baptism is not to be administered to any that are out of the visible church, till they profess their faith in Christ, and obedience to him [a]; but the infants of such as are members of the visible church are to be baptized [b].
“Improving” upon our Baptisms
· 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
· Pray for Fania Adamson’s parents as they struggle through COVID.
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 our covenant children
· Pray for our spiritual and physical growth
Prayer for our Presbytery
· Pray for our Church in Irvine and Rev. Hsing Tang
Prayer for our Denomination
· Pray for our Seminary Students and Faculty
Prayer for Local Churches
· Pray for Mt. Rose OPC
Prayer for Missions/Fraternal Denoms
· Pray for our Mission in India
· Pray for persecuted brethren
This Week’s Confessional Meditation
Q167: How is our Baptism to be improved by us?
A167: The needful but much neglected duty of improving our Baptism, is to be performed by us all our life long, especially in the time of temptation, and when we are present at the administration of it to others; by serious and thankful consideration of the nature of it, and of the ends for which Christ instituted it, the privileges and benefits conferred and sealed thereby, and our solemn vow made therein; by being humbled for our sinful defilement, our falling short of, and walking contrary to, the grace of baptism, and our engagements; by growing up to assurance of pardon of sin, and of all other blessings sealed to us in that sacrament; by drawing strength from the death and resurrection of Christ, into whom we are baptized, for the mortifying of sin, and quickening of grace; and by endeavoring to live by faith, to have our conversation in holiness and righteousness, as those that have therein given up their names to Christ; and to walk in brotherly love, as being baptized by the same Spirit into one body.
From the Pastor’s Study
Baptism is a sacrament ordained by our Lord Jesus Christ. It is a sign and seal of the inclusion of the person who is baptized in the covenant of grace. Baptism with water teaches that we and our children are conceived and born in sin. It signifies our dying to sin and our rising to newness of life by virtue of our union with Christ in His death and resurrection. It also signifies and seals to us cleansing from sin by the blood and Spirit of Christ. Since these gifts of salvation are the gracious provision of the triune God, who is pleased to claim us as His very own, we are baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Baptized persons are called upon to assume the obligations of the covenant; Baptism summons us to renounce sin and the world, and to walk humbly with our God in devotion to His commandments
Although our young children do not yet understand these things, they are nevertheless to be baptized. For the promise of the covenant is made to believers and to their children, as God declared to Abraham, ‘And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.’ (Genesis 17:7) Under the New Testament, no less than in the Old, the children of believers, have, by virtue of their birth, an interest in the covenant and a right to the seal of it. The covenant of grace is the same in substance in both the Old and the New Testament, and Baptism has replaced circumcision as the seal of that covenant. (Colossians 2:11,12) Our Savior admitted little children into His presence, embracing them and blessing them, and saying, ‘Of such is the kingdom of God.’ (Mark 10:14) The grace signified in Baptism is not tied to the moment of administration. Scripture teaches that our children are covenantally holy before their baptism (I Corinthians 7:14). Baptism applies the promises and obligations of the covenant to our children, and calls them to personal repentance and faith as they come to years of understanding.
The Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper is an ordinance instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ. It is to be observed until He comes again, in remembrance of the sacrifice of Himself which He offered upon the cross. The physical elements of bread and wine represent the body and blood of the Savior, and are received by true believers as signs and seals of all the benefits of His sacrifice. The Supper signifies and seals remission of sins, and nourishes our souls to grow in Christ, and is a bond and pledge of our union and communion with Him and with each other as members of His body, the church. It assures us that God is faithful to fulfill the promises of the Covenant of Grace, and it calls us to renewed commitment to obey and serve the Lord in gratitude for His salvation. Christ Himself is present by His Spirit in the Supper, to make it truly a means of grace to those who receive it in faith. Those who partake of the Supper do so in thankful remembrance that the body of Christ was given, and His blood shed, for them. They rejoice in hope as they anticipate the completion of their redemption in that day when they will share in the marriage supper of the Lamb.
It is the duty of the church to warn you that if you do not trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for your salvation, or if you are living an ungodly, disobedient life, and have not repented, you should not partake of the Lord’s Supper, lest you eat and drink condemnation to yourself. The Lord’s Supper is for repentant and believing sinners, who, after examining themselves and seeking reconciliation with their brothers, come confessing Christ as their Savior. This warning is not designed to keep the humble and contrite away from the Lord’s Supper. On the contrary, the Supper is a means of grace offered to sustain weak pilgrims on their journey through the wilderness of this life. We who come to partake of the symbols of Christ’s body and blood, come as sinners whose only hope is the grace of God in Christ. We come in a worthy manner if we recognize that in ourselves we are unworthy sinners who need a Savior, if we discern His body given for our sins, if we hunger and thirst after Christ, giving thanks for His grace, trusting in His merits, feeding on Him by faith, renewing our covenant with Him and His people.
This Month at GBRPC
Today (10/03) – If you are a regular visitor please reach out to Rev. Samul about the Faithlife App for giving and Church communication. We will be partaking in the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. All members and adherents are encouraged to partake. Visitors are asked to speak with Rev. Samul or Elder Kothman before partaking.
Weds. (10/06) – The prayer meeting will be held at the Brazil’s home at 6PM. Their address is: 4670 Rio Encantado Ln, Reno NV 89502
Thursday (10/07) – The ladies Bible study is going through 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. (10/10) — Rev. Samul will be out of town and Mr. Seni Adeyemi will be filling the pulpit. If you are able to host please reach out to Mr. Greg Kothman.
Weds. (10/13) – Catechumens will meet on Faithlife and study Chapter 2 and 24 of Williamson, and chapter 1 of the Richard Pratt book.
Sat. (10/16) – The Men’s Study will 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. We are studying chapters 2 and 3.
Significant Dates in the Congregation
Nate Kothman 10/18/2010