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 10th, 2021
Catechism ...............................................................................2:30 PM
Evening Worship..................................................................4:30 PM
Psalm of the Month – Psalm 104E
ORDER OF WORSHIP
*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.
· 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