Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church
December 5th, 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:

12/05 – Paul Adamson, Eric Churchill

12/12 - Owen Goggiano, Steve Pilcher

12/19 – Eric Maupin, Greg Kothman

12/26 – Eric Churchill & Miles Brazil

Nursery Schedule:

12/05 - Shelby Macaluso & Sierra Kothman

12/12 – Jordyn Brazil & Mele Samul

12/19 - Shanna Samul & Evangeline Samul

12/26 – Kobi Kothman & Nate Kothman

Giving for the Month of November - $4645 (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 – December 5th, 2021

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

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


Psalm of the Month – Psalm 105D








*Call to Worship/Greeting                              Psalm 100


*Praise                                                           Psalm 100A


*Prayer of Invocation


Reading of the Law                                         Dt 5:1-21


Prayer of Confession


*Praise                                                           Psalm 5C


Scripture Reading                                            Acts 5:12-42

                                                                       Elder Greg Kothman

*Praise                                                           Psalm 121C


Prayer of Intercession                                      


Scripture Reading                                        Isaiah 38-39


Psalm of Preparation                                       Psalm 119C (1,2)


           Prayer of Illumination


           Sermon -                    “God’s Response to the Tears of His People”


           *Psalm of Praise                                              Psalm 42A                                           




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

back welcome table









God’s response to the Tears of His People  (Isaiah 38:1-8)



Theme: God responds to our tears by wiping them away and giving us life; therefore, we must bear our hearts to Him in prayer while trusting in His life giving promises

The Occasion of Hezekiah’s Tears (Vs 1)

           Death in Light of Hezekiah’s Godliness



           The Certainty of Death



Application: The reality of death should cause us to grapple with eternity and things of God


The Tearful Prayer of Hezekiah (Vs 2-3)

           Hezekiah’s Turn to Eternity



           Hezekiah’s Trust



           Hezekiah’s Tear



Application: We are to transparent with God, by being emotionally vulnerable to God in prayer.


The Response of God’s Lovingkindness (Vs 4-8)

God’s Covenant Faithfulness (Vs 4)



God’s Response to Hezekiah’s Tears



God’s Promise Signed/Sealed to Hezekiah



Application: We are to trust in God’s life giving promises as delivered in Christ and signed and sealed in His Word.


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. Give praise and thanks that he is doing well.

·      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 4 month old son Jack needs intensive reconstructive surgery on His head. His surgery was rescheduled and was successful. 

·      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 an end to abortion

Prayer for our Church

·       Pray for those who are discouraged and depressed

·       Pray that the Lord would provide us with Deacons

Prayer for our Presbytery

·       Pray for our congregation in Las Vegas and Rev. Edgar Ibarra

Prayer for our Denomination

·       Give thanks with Living Way RPC for the Lord’s provision of a larger meeting space.

Prayer for Local Churches

·       Pray for Dayspring Church in Reno.

Prayer for Missions/Fraternal Denoms

·       Pray for the RP of Japan

·       Pray for persecuted brethren

This Week’s Confessional Meditation

1. God has revealed Himself in His works, called natural or general revelation, and His Word, called special revelation. This self-revelation contains all that man needs to know about God. The revelation of God in His works is clear, but it does not make known the covenant purposes of God. Hence, God began, from the creation of man, to make known the covenant relationship He had established between Himself and man. These matters could not have become known to man except by special (verbal) revelation.

2. These two forms of revelation, His works and His Word, are complementary. Any apparent obscurity of either of them, or alleged confusion or contradiction between them, arises from the natural limitations of man, and especially from his sinful state of rebellion against God, and the resultant curse of God upon him and the whole creation. The Scripture reveals that both the works of God and the written Word of God have been spoken into being by the Son, the living Word of God, the Creator, who also, as the incarnate Mediator and risen Savior continues to uphold the universe by His powerful Word.

Ps. 19; Job 38-41; Ps. 139:6; Rom. 1: 19-32; John 1:1-3; Heb. 1:1-3.

3. The revelation of God’s works can be rightly understood only in the light of the written Word.

1 Cor. 1:21.

4. The living Word became man, Jesus Christ. In His life, death and resurrection He fulfilled the covenant broken by man’s disobedience and did most completely reveal God and His purpose for man. The Son makes the Father known to man; yet the Son is not known by man except by the Spirit through the Scripture. Hence, the Scripture is the final word of God to man for faith and life.

Matt. 11:27; John 1:18; John 14:24-26; 1 Cor. 2:10-13.



From the Pastor’s Study

        The great, and glorious end for which God decreed the after-being of sin, is His own glory: and the ends subordinate thereunto are not a few. Particularly, God decreed the futurition of sin:

1. That He might have occasion of glorifying His infinite wisdom, love, and grace in the redemption and salvation of a company of lost sinners through the death and sufferings of His own dear Son.

2. That His patience and long suffering in bearing with and forbearing sinners, might be magnified, admired, and adored.

3. That He might be honoured and glorified by the faith and repentance of His people, and their walking humbly with Him.

4. That His justice might be illustriously displayed and glorified in the eternal damnation of reprobate sinners for their own sins and abominations, sin being the cause of their damnation, though not of their reprobation. – Thomas Boston












This Month at GBRPC

Today (12/05) – 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. 


Sun. (12/12) – We will be partaking in the Lord’s Supper. We encourage all members and adherents to partake and prepare their hearts. Visitors are required to speak with Rev. Samul or Elder Kothman before partaking.


Weds. (12/15) – The prayer meeting will be held at the Brazil’s home at 6PM. Their address is: 4670 Rio Encantado Ln, Reno NV 89502


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


Evangeline Samul – 12/04/2010

Henry Adamson – 12/12/13

Oliver Adamson – 12/14/11

Kathleen Mejia – 12/19

Allison Cunningham – 12/22

Leland Samul – 12/30/2012



Andrew and Allison Cunningham 12/21

Owen and Ynez Goggiano 12/31/2012

Reading of the Law

Deuteronomy 5:1-21NKJV

New Testament Reading

Acts 5:12-42NKJV

Old Testament Reading

Isaiah 38-39NKJV

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