Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church
November 14th, 2021
Evening Worship

Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church

9725 S Virginia St

 Reno, NV 89511

Contact Info

Rev. Colin Samul                                                 Elder Greg Kothman

775-636-2703                                                                  775-552-5777              



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:

11/07 – Paul Adamson, Eric Churchill

11/14 - Owen Goggiano, Steve Pilcher

11/21 – Eric Maupin, Greg Kothman

11/28 – Eric Churchill & Miles Brazil

Nursery Schedule:

12/05 - Shelby Macaluso & Sierra Kothman

11/14 – Jordyn Brazil & Mele Samul

11/21 - Shanna Samul & Evangeline Samul

11/28 – Kobi Kothman & Nate Kothman

Giving for the Month of November - $1281 (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 – November 14th, 2021

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

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


Psalm of the Month – Psalm 105A








*Call to Worship/Greeting                              Rev. 21:3-6


*Praise                                                           Psalm 46C


*Prayer of Invocation


Reading of the Law                                         Exodus 20:1-17


Prayer of Confession


*Praise                                                           Psalm 115A


Scripture Reading                                            Acts 4


*Praise                                                           Psalm 118E


Prayer of Intercession                                      Elder Greg Kothman


Scripture Reading                                        Isaiah 34-35


Psalm of Preparation                                       Psalm 14B


           Prayer of Illumination


           Sermon -                                           “The Desert or the Garden”


           *Psalm of Praise                                              Psalm 107E

                                                                      Tune: Ellacombe (1a)

           The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

           Words of Institution


           Psalm of Praise                                                Psalm 116B


           The Administration of the Sacrament


           *Psalm of Praise                                              Psalm 72F





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

back welcome table

The Desert or the Garden (Isaiah 34-35)


1.    Isaiah’s Introduction (Chs. 1-5)

2.    The Book of the King (Chs. 6-37)

3.    The Book of the Servant (Chs. 38-55)

4.    The Book of the Conqueror (Chs 56-66)

Theme: Mankind can chose between the Desert or the Garden; therefore we are called to come out from the world of unbelief and enter into the narrow way of faith and repentance.

The Desert (Isaiah 34)

           Who is this about? (Vs 1-2; 5)



           Why are they being Judged (Vs 3-4; 6-7)



           How will they be judged (Vs 8-17)



Application: The Reality of Divine judgment should call us out from unbelief and idolatry as we flee from the wrath to come.


The Garden (Isaiah 35)

           Who is this about? (1-2)



           The Call to Faith (Vs 3-7)



           The Call to the Highway of Holiness/Repentance (Vs 8-10)



Application: Jesus calls us down the path of faith and repentance, and He leads and keeps us in the path of faith and repentance



Prayer Requests.

·      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 good health.

·      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 Allison’s friends Michelle and Mike whose 3 month old son Jack needs intensive reconstructive surgery on His head. His surgery was cancelled, so please pray for a new date

·      Pray for wisdom for the Kothmans in dealing with parental health needs.  Pray for Kobi’s parents with COVID

·      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 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. Give thanks for a good interaction with her and her mother.

·      Pray for Pastor’s brother-in-law Jim who recently lost his Father and experienced medical ailments of his own.

·      Please pray for Rev. Lee Johnson from the RCUS. He is in the ICU with COVID.

·      Please pray for Rev. Jon Maginn with pain and sleep issues.

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 abotion

Prayer for our Church

·       Pray for those who are depressed and discouraged

·       Pray that the Lord would provide us with Deacons

Prayer for our Presbytery

·       Pray for our Church in Seattle, WA as they look for a Pastor.

Prayer for our Denomination

·       Pray for the Education & Publication’s Board

Prayer for Local Churches

·       Pray for Living Stones Church

Prayer for Missions/Fraternal Denoms

·       Pray for our Mission in India

·       Pray for persecuted brethren

This Week’s Confessional Meditation

I believe in God the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ,

His only-begotten Son, our Lord:

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, dead, and buried;

He descended into hell;

the third day He rose from the dead;

He ascended into heaven,

and sits at the right hand of

God the Father Almighty;

from there He shall come to judge

the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy, catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.

Amen. – The Apostle’s Creed












From the Pastor’s Study

        The Bible never represents general revelation as the pathway by which sinners return to the true God. General revelation, for all its validity, leaves men unchanged in their folly, darkness, and depravity (Rom. 1:21-32). Men have the truth about the Creator, but they “hold the truth in unrighteousness” (v. 18), where the verb translated as “hold” or “suppress” (ESV) means to seize, restrain, or hold back from making progress. They take hold of the truth, but use it for their own purposes rather than surrender to God. Sinners strive against the evidence all around them and in their own minds, lest they turn back to the Lord.

        Rather than glorify God, people redirect their religious impulse and plunge into the worship of idols (Rom. 1:23, 25). Many nations have a cultural concept of a supreme being, but live in animism or polytheism with a devotion to a multitude of spirits and gods, and their philosophers often distance God from creation or represent the supreme being as a pantheistic force that indwells all nature so that all things become divine. Calvin said, “They substitute nature for God” or “babble about a secret inspiration that gives life to the whole universe.” This is the case whether one considers traditional tribal religions, “new age” spirituality, or idolatrous modern secularism. The Bible depicts mankind as wallowing in idolatry, for “all the wise men of the nations… are altogether brutish and foolish” (Jer. 10:1-16). Though idolatry is plainly ridiculous even in the light of human reason, man still “feedeth on ashes: a deceived hearth hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, is there not a life in my right hand?” (Isa. 44:9-10) – Joel Beeke, Reformed Systematic Theology



This Month at GBRPC

Today (11/14) – We welcome you as you join with our us in worship of the Triune God! If you are a regular visitor please reach out to Rev. Samul about the Faithlife App for giving and Church communication. We are partking in the Lord’s Supper this evening. All members and adherents are encouraged to partake. Visitors are asked to speak with Rev. Samul or Elder Kothman before service.


Weds. (11/17) – The prayer meeting will be held at the Brazil’s home at 6PM. Their address is: 4670 Rio Encantado Ln, Reno NV 89502


Thursday (11/18) – The ladies Bible study is going through Nancy Guthrie’s book on Genesis). The current location is the Maupin’s residence at 6:30PM. Please reach out to Ashley Maupin for details.


Sat. (11/27) – 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 7 and 8.



                                   Significant Dates in the Congregation


Jordyn Brazil – 11/04

Ynez Goggiano – 11/17

Kobi Kothman – 11/18



Greg and Kobi Kothman 11/25/95

Reading of the Law

Exodus 20:1-17NKJV

New Testament Reading

Acts 4NKJV

Old Testament Reading

Isaiah 34-35NKJV

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