Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church
9725 S Virginia St
Reno, NV 89511
Rev. Colin Samul Elder Greg Kothman
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
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 - $2884 (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 – November 21st, 2021
Catechism ...............................................................................2:30 PM
Evening Worship..................................................................4:30 PM
Psalm of the Month – Psalm 105A
ORDER OF WORSHIP
*Call to Worship/Greeting Heb. 12:18-24
*Praise Psalm 148B
*Prayer of Invocation
Reading of the Law Leviticus 19:1-18
Prayer of Confession
*Praise Psalm 51A
Scripture Reading Acts 4:23-37
Elder Greg Kothman
*Praise Psalm 2B
Prayer of Intercession
Scripture Reading Galatians 4:21-31
Psalm of Preparation Psalm 119M
Prayer of Illumination
Sermon - “Who is your Mother?”
*Psalm of Praise Psalm 105B
*Tithes/Offerings to GBRPC can be placed in the donation box on the
back welcome table
Who is Your Mother (Galatians 4:21-31)
Theme: Christians have been set free from the Law as a Covenant of Works; therefore we are to center our lives on the promise of the Gospel, while rejecting every form of legalism
The Two Mothers (Vs 21-27)
The Story of Hagar and Sarah (Vs 21-22; Gen. 16:1-4; Ref. Gen 15)
Two Covenants and Two Cities (24-26)
Doctrine: There are essentially two different covenant in Scripture that are to be distinguished from one another: The Covenant of Works and the Covenant of Grace. (Vs 27)
The Identity of the People of God (Vs 28-31)
Children of Promise/Begotten of the Spirit (Vs 28-29)
The Conflict Between the Seeds (Vs 28-30)
Believers are Children of the Freewoman (Vs 31)
Application: We are to reject every form of Legalism and center our lives upon the reality of grace as apprehended by faith alone.
· 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 is beginning treatment for a 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 our military
Prayer for our Church
· Pray for spiritual and numerical growth
· Pray that the Lord would provide us with Deacons
Prayer for our Presbytery
· Pray for our Treasure Valley Mission Church in Caldwell, ID and Rev. Ryan Hemphill
Prayer for our Denomination
· Pray for the Education & Publication’s Board
Prayer for Local Churches
· Pray for Mt. Rose Evangelical Free Church
Prayer for Missions/Fraternal Denoms
· Pray for our Mission in Pakistan
· Pray for persecuted brethren
This Week’s Confessional Meditation
1. God’s covenants are His gracious instruments for the accomplishment of His purpose that the creation should serve Him. The covenant character of revelation appears in all the Scripture and binds the sixty-six books together in one unified Word of God. It gives the two divisions of the Bible their names, the Old Testament and the New Testament, or Covenant (Jer. 31:31-33; Heb. 8:13). The covenant concept lies at the heart of the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Testimony of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America.
2. Covenant revelation began with God’s first conversation with man. God made him ruler over all things, His servant and colaborer in achieving His purpose for the creation (Gen. 2:15). This covenant directed man’s activity and promised him life through obedience to God’s Word. Thus it was a “Covenant of Life” (Shorter Catechism 12), confirmed by the curse of death for disobedience. By work and rest, after the pattern of his Creator, man was to demonstrate his dependence on God and his hope of final consummation of God’s purpose. This covenant required man to respond to God to the full capacity of his being as the image of God.
3. When Adam broke the covenant by disobedience death came upon him and all mankind since they were included in the covenant. But God delayed the final sentence of death, and promised victory over Satan through the seed of the woman. Man’s mandate to subdue the earth continued, but he must toil in grief under the curse that God placed upon the whole creation. God’s purpose for creation would be accomplished through the Covenant of Grace.
4. The remainder of Scripture is the gradual unfolding of the Covenant of Grace through a series of covenants, each developing a particular element of the one preceding it and preparing for a more complete accomplishment. The call of the elect people, ultimately to include all nations, to live by faith in obedience was set forth in succes- sive covenants made with Abraham, the nation of Israel, and David.
From the Pastor’s Study
“We live in days of abounding religious profession. There are more places of public worship now than there ever were before. There are more persons attending them than there ever have been since England was a nation. And yet in spite of all this public religion, I believe there is a vast neglect of private prayer.
I should not have said so a few years ago. I once thought, in my ignorance, that most people said their prayers, and many people prayed. I have lived to think differently. I have come to the conclusion that the great majority of professing Christians do not pray at all.
I know this sounds very shocking, and will startle many. But I am satisfied that prayer is just one of those things which is thought a “matter of course,” and, like many matters of course, is shamefully neglected. It is “everybody’s business;” and, as it often happens in such cases, it is a business carried on by very few. It is one of those private transactions between God and our souls which no eye sees, and therefore one which there is every temptation to pass over and leave undone.” – JC Ryle, Practical Religion
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.
Sat. (11/27) – The Men’s Study is indefinitely postponed until the new year.
Weds. (12/01) – The prayer meeting will be held at the Brazil’s home at 6PM. Their address is: 4670 Rio Encantado Ln, Reno NV 89502
Thursday (12/02) – The ladies Bible study will finish Nancy Guthrie’s book on Genesis, and take a break until the new year. The current location is the Maupin’s residence at 6:30PM. Please reach out to Ashley Maupin for details.
Suns. (12/26-01/02) – We will take a brief hiatus from Sunday School and Potlucks for the end of the year/holiday season.
Weds. (12/29) – There will be no prayer meeting.
Significant Dates in the Congregation
Jordyn Brazil – 11/04
Ynez Goggiano – 11/17
Kobi Kothman – 11/18
Greg and Kobi Kothman 11/25/95