Great Basin Reformed Presbyterian Church
April 10th, 2022
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:

04/03 – Paul Adamson, Eric Churchill

04/10 - Owen Goggiano, Steve Pilcher

04/17 – Eric Maupin, Greg Kothman

04/24­ – Eric Churchill & Miles Brazil

Nursery Schedule:

04/03 - Jordyn Brazil & Mele Samul

04/10 – Sandi Churchill & Evangeline Samul

04/17 - Kobi Kothman & Nate Kothman

04/24– Kelsey Pilcher & Sierra Kothman

Giving for the Month of April - $997 (Goal - $5500)

Diaconal Fund - $104 (March - $45)


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 – April 10th, 2022

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

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


Psalm of the Month – Psalm 82A








*Call to Worship/Greeting                              Isaiah 42:10-13


*Praise                                                           Psalm 96A


*Prayer of Invocation


Reading of the Law                                          Matthew 6:19-34


Prayer of Confession


*Praise                                                           Psalm 115A


Scripture Reading                                            Acts 13:42-14:18


*Praise                                                           Psalm 72C


Prayer of Intercession                              Elder Greg Kothman       


Scripture Reading                                        Isaiah 42:10-43:7


Psalm of Preparation                                       Psalm 119S (1,2)


           Prayer of Illumination


           Sermon -                   “God’s Grace and the Sin of Backsliding”


           *Psalm of Praise                                              Psalm 66B


           The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

           Words of Institution


Psalm of Approach                                           Psalm 116B (2)


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


God’s Grace and the Sin of Backsliding (Isaiah 42:14-43:7)



Theme: Backsliding is a very serious sin, yet the grace of God can overcome all sin; therefore we are to depart from sin and idolatry, and cling to the promises of God.


The Danger of Backsliding (42:18-25)

           Backsliding and the Patience of the Lord (Vs 21-22)

           The Spiritual Condition of Backsliders (Vs 18-20; 23-24)

           The Hardness of Heart in Backsliders (Vs 25)

Application: Backsliding is a very serious sin; therefore we are to depart from sin and idolatry with determination.


The All-Sufficient Grace of God (42:14-17; 43:1-7)

           The Persevering Love of God for Backsliders (Vs 1; 42:14-17

           The Overcoming Grace of God for Backsliders (Vs 2-6)

                      -The Spirit’s Presence and Irresistible Grace (Vs 2,5-6)

                       -The Son’s Atonement (Vs 3-4)

The Glory of God in Restoring Backsliders (Vs 7)

Application: The Grace of God can overcome all sin; therefore we are to flee to the promises of God in the face of the danger of backsliding.







Prayer Requests.

·      Pray for Sandi’s Aunt Jackie who has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.

·      Pray for Tobi Hackett, Chloe and Stephanie, and Danica Churchill as they work through the situation in Edmonton  

·      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 son Jack needed 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 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.

·      Continue to Pray and give thanks for Eric Maupin who has experienced some relief from long COVID symptoms

·      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 has completed treatment and has his first post treatment MRI in April.

·      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.

·      Pray for the Churchill’s Niece/Cousin Natalie

·      Pray for Shanna’s Back and for the success of her treatments

·      Pray for Pastor’s Uncle Tim who had a heart attack.

·      Pray for Rev. Patrick McNeely’s wife Jaclyn who was recently diagnosed with a genetic condition known to produce cancer.

·      Pray for Sandi’s Coworker Pam who was recently diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor.


This Week’s Congregational Prayers

Prayer for our Nation

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

·     Pray for revival and reformation in our churches

Prayer for our Church

·     Pray for those who are depressed and discouraged

Prayer for our Presbytery

·     Pray for Fresno RPC and Johnathan Kruis as he prepares to take the call this summer

Prayer for our Denomination

·     Pray for the Global Mission Board

·     Pray for the Home Mission Board

Prayer for Local Churches

·     Pray for Grace Church and Rev. Brian Borgman

Prayer for Missions/Fraternal Denoms

·     Pray for the RP 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 Apostles Creed



This Month at GBRPC

Today (04/03) – 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. The TGB met this week and took the following actions:

1.     That the Reno TGB request the AIC to remove Rev. Samul from the San Diego Session and Family Camp Committees in anticipation of his election to the Global Mission Board.

2.     Along with agreeing to set up a committee to implement the Presbytery’s Child Protection Policy, we immediately adopted the following policy:

1.      A shadow and a back-up shadow (rotation to be established by Session) will be assigned to him at all times for all church events.

2.      Inform him that he must never be left alone, and make sure he is aware that we are informing all of the families about his past offense.

3.      Notify heads of households - let them know our plan, and receive feedback. Let the congregation know we will be developing a child protection policy that will be implemented in the coming months.


Mon. (04/11) – The Ladies Bible Study will be held in the White House at 6pm.

Weds. (04/13) – The New Members Class will be held at the Macaluso’s residence at 6:30PM. The assigned reading this week is chapters 11-12


Weds. (04/20) – We will be having our prayer meeting at the Macaluso residence at 6PM. 


Sunday School will be on break from 6/19-9/4 this year


                                   Significant Dates in the Congregation


Joshua Goggiano – 04/16/18

Ashley Maupin – 04/25

Abigail Kothman – 04/29

Braydon Pilcher – 04/30/17


Churchill 04/19/86

Reading of the Law

Matthew 6:19-34NKJV

New Testament Reading

Acts 13:42-14:18NKJV

Old Testament Reading

Isaiah 42:11-43:7NKJV

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