Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church
October 10th, 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:

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

Nursery Schedule:

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.

Psalm 95:6



Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church


Today’s Schedule – October 10th, 2021

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

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


Psalm of the Month – Psalm 104E







*Call to Worship/Greeting                              Isaiah 12


*Praise                                                           Psalm 113C

                                                                      Tune: Scarborough Fair (5c)

*Prayer of Invocation


Reading of the Law                                         Ex. 20:1-20


Prayer of Confession


*Praise                                                           Psalm 32C

                                                                        Tune: Ellabcome (1a)


Scripture Reading                                            Isaiah 48:1-12


*Praise                                                           Psalm 4B


Prayer of Intercession


Scripture Reading                                        Mark 7:24-30


Psalm of Preparation                                       Psalm 119D


           Prayer of Illumination


           Sermon -                               “The Trial and Triumph of Faith”

                                                                       Mr. Seni Adeyemi        

           *Psalm of Praise                                              Psalm 125





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

back welcome table








The Trial and Triumph of Faith (Mark 7:24-30)


Theme: Faith triumphantly persevering through trials. 


Doctrine: Christ sends us trials to test our faith, in order that we may learn to persevere through difficulties by faith, and the greatness of his grace in us may be glorified. 

I. The Cry of Faith (vv. 21-22)

Application: Cry out to God in Prayer 

II. The Perseverance of Faith (vv. 23-25)

Application: Be patient under afflictions, and persist in prayer even when it seems that the Lord is ignoring you. 

III. The Triumph of Faith (vv. 26-28) 

Application: Enforce your prayers with arguments taken from the Lord’s attributes and promises, and rest assured that he will answer. 





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

·      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 revival and reformation in our land

Prayer for our Church

·      Pray for our covenant children

·      Pray for our witness to the Reno area

Prayer for our Presbytery

·      Pray for our Church in Phoenix and Rev. Chris Myers

Prayer for our Denomination

·      Pray for Geneva College and the outreach to GC students

Prayer for Local Churches

·      Pray for Dayspring Church

Prayer for Missions/Fraternal Denoms

·      Pray for the RP of Japan

·      Pray for persecuted brethren


This Week’s Confessional Meditation

“THEREFORE, following the holy fathers, we all with one accord teach men to acknowledge one and the same Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, at once complete in Godhead and complete in manhood, truly God and truly man,

consisting also of a reasonable soul and body; of one substance with the Father as regards his Godhead, and at the same time of one substance with us as regards his manhood; like us in all respects, apart from sin; as regards his Godhead, begotten of the Father before the ages, but yet as regards his manhood begotten, for us men and for our salvation, of Mary the Virgin, the Godbearer; one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, Only-begotten, recognized in two natures, without confusion, without change, without division, without separation; the distinction of natures being in no way annulled by the union, but rather the characteristics of each nature being preserved and coming together to form one person and subsistence, not as parted or separated into two persons, but one and the same Son and Only-begotten God the Word, Lord Jesus Christ; even as the prophets from earliest times spoke of him, and our Lord Jesus Christ himself taught us, and the creed of the fathers has handed down to us.” – The Formula of Chalcedon, 451 AD











From the Pastor’s Study

It is now time to come to the second point, namely, to show how profitable the Supper of our Lord is to us, on condition that we make profitable use of it. Now we shall understand its utility by reflecting on our indigence, to which it is an aid. It is necessary that we be in great trouble and distress of conscience, when we consider who we are and examine what is in us. For there is none of us who can find a single grain of righteousness in himself; but on the contrary we are all full of sin and iniquity; so much so that no other party is needed to accuse us but our own conscience, no other judge to condemn us. It follows then that the wrath of God is kindled against us, and there is no one able to escape eternal death. If we are not indolent and stupid, this awful thought must be a kind of perpetual hell to vex and torment us. For the judgment of God cannot occur to our recollection without our seeing that our condemnation follows as a consequence. We are then already in the abyss of death, unless our loving God draw us out. Moreover, what hope of resurrection can we have, considering our flesh which is nothing but rottenness and corruption? So, as regards the soul, as well as the body, we are more than miserable, if we remain within our selves; and it can only be that we have great sadness and anguish from the feeling of such misery. Now our heavenly Father, to succour us from it, gives us the Supper as a mirror in which we contemplate our Lord Jesus Christ crucified to abolish our faults and offences, and raised to deliver us from corruption and death, and restoring us to a heavenly immortality. Here, then, is the peculiar consolation we receive from the Supper, that it directs and conducts us to the cross of Jesus Christ and to his resurrection, in order to assure us that, whatever iniquity there may be in us, the Lord does not cease to regard and accept us as righteous; whatever material of death may be in us, he does not cease to vivify us; whatever the wretchedness we may have, yet he does not cease to fill us with all felicity. – Calvin’s Shorter Treatise on the Lord’s Supper







This Month at GBRPC

Today (10/10) – If you are a regular visitor please reach out to Rev. Samul about the Faithlife App for giving and Church communication. Today Mr. Seni Adeyemi will be bringing the word of God to us


Thursday (10/14) – 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


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.


Weds. (10/20) – The prayer meeting will be held at the Brazil’s home at 6PM. Their address is: 4670 Rio Encantado Ln, Reno NV 89502


Thurs. (10/21) – Catechumens will meet on Faithlife and study Chapter 2 and 24 of Williamson, and chapter 1 of the Richard Pratt book.


                                   Significant Dates in the Congregation


Nate Kothman 10/18/2010

Piper Macaluso 10/12/2020




Reading of the Law

Exodus 20:1-20NKJV

Old Testament Reading

Isaiah 48:1-12NKJV

New Testament Reading

Mark 7:24-30NKJV

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