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 - $3395 (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 28th, 2021
Catechism ...............................................................................2:30 PM
Evening Worship..................................................................4:30 PM
Psalm of the Month – Psalm 105A
ORDER OF WORSHIP
*Call to Worship/Greeting Psalm 105:1-8
*Praise Psalm 105A
*Prayer of Invocation
Reading of the Law Ephesians 4:25-32
Prayer of Confession
*Praise Psalm 4B
Scripture Reading Acts 5:1-11
*Praise Psalm 7A
Prayer of Intercession Elder Greg Kothman
Scripture Reading Isaiah 36-37
Psalm of Preparation Psalm 22B (1,2)
Prayer of Illumination
Sermon - “Prayer: The Path to Humble Exaltation”
*Psalm of Praise Psalm 22E
*Tithes/Offerings to GBRPC can be placed in the donation box on the
back welcome table
Prayer: The Path to Humble Exaltation (Isaiah 36-37)
Theme: God gives grace to His people when they humble themselves and cry out to Him; therefore when we are overcome by the opposition of the world, we are to give ourselves over to prayer
The Opposition of the World (Chapter 36)
Rabshekah’s Spiritual Attack
The Failure of the People in Trusting Egypt
The Apparent Weakness of Their Religion
The Weakness of their Flesh/Military Strength
Application: We must recognize Satan’s attacks when they come and realize that in God’s providence, He simply points out our weaknesses.
The Humble Prayer of Hezekiah (37:1-20)
The Humility of Hezekiah
The Prayer of Hezekiah
The Lord of Hosts
God of Israel/Between the Cherubin
The Only God
Application: We are to humble ourselves before God and pray to God, knowing that He will work all things to His glory and our good.
God’s Answer to Hezekiah’s Prayer (37:21-38)
God Answers Our Prayers
God’s Glory is Bound to Answering our Prayers
Application: When we face the opposition of the world we must go to God in prayer, knowing that His glory is bound to answering our prayers.
· 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 first responders
Prayer for our Church
· Pray for those who are sick and struggling with illness
· Pray that the Lord would provide us with Deacons
Prayer for our Presbytery
· Pray for our our congregation in Fresno, CA as they look for a Pastor
Prayer for our Denomination
· Pray for RP Missions training cohorts that are starting in January. Pray for effective training.
· Pray for Mt. Rose OPC
Prayer for Missions/Fraternal Denoms
· Pray for our Mission in South Sudan
· Pray for persecuted brethren
This Week’s Confessional Meditation
5. In the fulness of time God brought forth His Son, born of a virgin, of the seed of David. He obeyed the Cov- enant of Life on behalf of His people and offered Himself as a sacrifice to die, once for all, in their place and to appear for them on the throne of God in heaven. Thus Jesus obeyed as man, died for man and sat down in heaven confession testimony to rule over all things and bring His covenant people to share His throne and glory (Luke 22:30).
6. In the Covenant of Grace all men are called to repentance and obedience. By the grace of God through the merit of Christ and the convicting work of the Holy Spirit, God’s people are saved, sanctified (Lev. 22:32; Heb. 2:11), and given one mind and heart to serve Him. Thus God is always reaching out to men. The covenant people are bound to one another in their Head, Jesus Christ. They are children of the covenant bearing witness corporately to His lordship over every sphere of their life. There is nothing outside of His dominion.
7. Israel frequently responded to God by covenanting with Him to live in faithfulness to the covenant given through Moses (Josh. 24), or to bring about reform after apostasy (2 Chron. 15:12; 29:10; 34:29-32; Neh. 9: 38). These were solemn agreements between the people and God that they would observe His revealed law in particular circumstances in their day (Neh. 9:38; 10:29). Though these are covenants, they are to be distinguished from the covenants given by God to Adam, Noah, Abraham, Israel, David and from the new covenant.
8. The whole creation is under God’s covenant to accomplish His will through Christ, the Mediator, by the Holy Spirit (Gen. 9:9-16; Ps. 114; Jer. 33:20-21; Rom. 8:20-22).
From the Pastor’s Study
“I commend to you, in the last place, the importance of watchfulness over your prayers. Prayer is that point of all others in religion at which you must be on your guard. Here it is that true religion begins: here it flourishes, and here it decays. Tell me what a man’s prayers are, and I will soon tell you the state of his soul. Prayer is the spiritual pulse: by this the spiritual health may always be tested. Prayer is the spiritual weather-glass: by this we may always know whether it is fair or foul with our hearts. Oh, let us keep an eye continually upon our private devotions! Here is the pith, and marrow, and backbone of our practical Christianity. Sermons, and books, and tracts, and committee meetings, and the company of good men, are all good in their way; but they will never make up for the neglect of private prayer. Mark well the places, and society, and companions, that unhinge your hearts for communion with God, and make your prayers drive heavily. There be on your guard. Observe narrowly what friends and what employments leave your soul in the most spiritual frame, and most ready to speak with God. To these cleave and stick fast. If you will only take care of your prayers, I will engage that nothing shall go very wrong with your soul.”
– JC Ryle, Practical Religion
This Month at GBRPC
Today (11/28) – 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.
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