Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church
December 19th, 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 December - $2585 (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 19th, 2021

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

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


Psalm of the Month – Psalm 105D








*Call to Worship/Greeting                              Psalm 72:1-8


*Praise                                                           Psalm 72C


*Prayer of Invocation


Reading of the Law                                         Matthew 5:17-26


Prayer of Confession


*Praise                                                           Psalm 4A


Scripture Reading                                            Acts 6:8-15


*Praise                                                           Psalm 22B


Prayer of Intercession                                      Elder Greg Kothman


Scripture Reading                                        Isaiah 38:21-40:3


Psalm of Preparation                                       Psalm 119D (1,2)


           Prayer of Illumination


           Sermon -                                “Our Need for a Divine King”


           *Psalm of Praise                                              Psalm 72B





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

back welcome table









Our Need for a Divine King (Isaiah 38:21-40:3)



Theme: No mere man can serve as God’s liberating King; therefore the people of God must look for the coming of God in the Flesh.

The Failure of Hezekiah (Vs 38:21-39:2)

           Hezekiah’s Reception of Grace and Demand for a Sign (38:21-22)



           The Flattery of Babylon (Vs 1)



           Hezekiah’s Courting of Babylon’s Favor (Vs 2)



Application: Beware of flattery as it is the gateway to wordliness and idolatry



The Result of Hezekiah’s Failure (Vs 3-8)

           Hezekiah is handed over to Babylon



           The Corporate Nature of Hezekiah’s Sin and Ensuing Judgment



Application: We must beware of harboring a hardened heart; instead we must be broken over our sin and humbled before God



The Implied Promise of a New Divine King (Vs 40:1-3)

           The Promise of Comfort (40:1)



           The Nature of the Comfort (40:2)



           The Promise of a Voice in the Wilderness (40:3)



Application: Jesus Christ is the divine King promised by Hezekiah;

therefore we must look away from ourselves and seek comfort and salvation in Him

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.

·      Pray that Piper Macaluso would sleep through the night and give her mom some much needed rest!

·      Pray for Tyler Macaluso’s father, Tony, who is carrying the weight of issues within his family.

This Week’s Congregational Prayers

Prayer for our Nation

·       Pray that our leaders would come to know Christ and submit to him

·       Pray revival and reformation in our churches

Prayer for our Church

·       Pray for the unity and health of our members

·       Pray that the Lord would provide us with Deacons

Prayer for our Presbytery

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

Prayer for our Denomination

·       Pray for Kevin Dennis of Living Way (Bryan, TX) RPC as he has begun his coursework at RPTS.

Prayer for Local Churches

·       Pray for CBC in Sparks, NV

Prayer for Missions/Fraternal Denoms

·       Pray for the RP of Ireland

·       Pray for persecuted brethren



This Week’s Confessional Meditation

5. God gave His written revelation progressively by holy men whom He chose, and inspired and infallibly guided to write inerrantly and completely the revelation of His will. No further such revelation is to be received. The human authors with differing skills expressed themselves in the peculiar idioms and a variety of literary forms common to their times. They used human sources of historical information and they recorded interpretations of those events and prophecies concerning the future that God revealed to them. In all they wrote, however, they were guided by the Holy Spirit as to matter and manner so that their writings are indeed the Word of God.

Gen. 2:4; Gen. 5:1; Gen. 6:9; 1 Kings 11:41; 1 Kings 14:29; 2 Sam. 23:1-2; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21; Jer. 36:32.

6. We reject any view of Scripture that denies the objective truth of the Bible

7. We reject the notion that the process of revelation was a mechanical one in which the writers were reduced to mere stenographers.

8. We also reject all theories of composition that make the writers mere editors or collectors of human tradition and liturgy, so that their writings are but human accounts or interpretations of religious development under God.

9. We reject the teaching that prophecy is history written after the event.


From the Pastor’s Study

1.     “Do you not feel, my brethren, that the gospel of God is peace to man? Where else can peace be found but in the message of Jesus?”

2.     “And when the Lord Jesus has become your peace, remember, there is another thing: good will towards men. Do not try to keep Christmas without good will towards men.”

3.     “May God give you peace with yourselves; may he give you good will towards all your friends, your enemies, and your neighbors; and may he give you grace to give glory to God in the highest.”

4.     “Though creation may be a majestic organ of praise, it cannot reach the compass of the golden canticle—Incarnation! There is more in that than in creation, more melody in Jesus in the manger, than there is in worlds on worlds rolling their grandeur round the throne of the Most High.”

5.     “For, first, the birth of Christ was the incarnation of God: it was God taking upon himself human—a mystery, a wondrous mystery, to be believed in rather than to be defined.”

6.     “But, now, when the new-born King made his appearance, the swaddling band with which he was wrapped up was the white flag of peace. That manger was the place where the treaty was signed, whereby warfare should be stopped between man’s conscience and himself, man’s conscience and his God. It was then, that day, the trumpet blew—’Sheathe the sword, oh man, sheathe the sword, oh conscience, for God is now at peace with man, and man at peace with God.’ Do you not feel, my brethren, that the gospel of God is peace to man? Where else can peace be found but in the message of Jesus?”

7.     “We venture to assert, that if there be any day in the year, of which we may be pretty sure that it was not the day on which the Savior was born, it is the 25th of December. Regarding not the day, let us, nevertheless, give thanks to God for the gift of His dear Son.”

8.     “Do not go to the synagogue of long-faced hypocrites to hear the minister who preaches with a nasal twang, with misery in his face, whilst he tells you that God has goodwill towards men. I know you won’t believe what he says, for he does not preach with joy in his countenance, he is telling you good news with a grunt, and you are not likely to receive it. But go straight way to the plain where Bethlehem shepherds sat by night, and when you hear the angels singing out the gospel, by the grace of God upon you, you cannot help believing that they manifestly feel the preciousness of telling.”

9.     “This glorious word Emmanuel means, first, that God in Christ is with us in very near association. The Greek particle here used is very forcible, and expresses the strongest form of ‘with.’ It is not merely ‘in company with us as another Greek word would signify, but ‘with,’ ‘together with,’ and ‘sharing with.’ This preposition is a close rivet, a firm bond, implying, if not declaring, close fellowship. God is peculiarly and closely ‘with us.’”

10.   “As we think today of the birth of the Savior, let us aspire after a fresh birth of the Savior in our hearts; that as he is already ‘formed in us the hope of glory,’ we may be ‘renewed in the spirit of our minds;’ that we may go to the Bethlehem of our spiritual nativity and do our first works, enjoy our first loves, and feast with Jesus as we did in the holy, happy, heavenly days of our espousals.” – Charles Spurgeon





This Month at GBRPC

Today (12/19) – 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. MEMBERS please sign up for visitation with the sign up sheet on the back table.


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.


Sun. (01/09) – The annual congregational meeting will be held at 2:30PM in the place of Sunday School.



                                   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

Matthew 5:17-26NKJV

New Testament Reading

Acts 6:8-15NKJV

Old Testament Reading

Isaiah 38:21-40:3NKJV

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