Sunday, October 17th, 2021
Sunday Morning Worship (9:30 AM)
Sermon Text (Malachi 2:10-12):
 Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us? Why then are we faithless to one another, profaning the covenant of our fathers?  Judah has been faithless, and abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem. For Judah has profaned the sanctuary of the LORD, which he loves, and has married the daughter of a foreign god.  May the LORD cut off from the tents of Jacob any descendant of the man who does this, who brings an offering to the LORD of hosts! (ESV)
This Lord’s day we will be continuing our study through the book of Malachi. In the above passage the LORD rebukes His people for committing an abomination by inter-marrying with pagans who worshiped idols or ‘foreign gods’ (v.11). As we will see as we go through the rest of chapter 2, the way that the Israelites abused marriage through marrying unbelievers/pagans as well as through divorce (which things were in many cases closely-connected) greatly displeased the Lord and brought chastisement upon his people. And do we not see some of those very same sins in the church today? In that case, no doubt our text calls upon us in our own day to likewise repent and turn back to the Lord.
We hope that you will join us for worship this Sunday! If you are unable to join us in-person, you can watch the live-stream of the service on our church’s YouTube channel (starting @ 9:30 AM PST): RVPC Sunday Morning Live-Stream
Sunday Night Bible Study (6 PM)
Please join us on Sunday nights @ 6 PM as we study through the Westminster Shorter Catechism together. This great summary of the Reformed faith has been a tremendous help in teaching and articulating the truths of the Reformed faith for hundreds of years now. So whether you are a new believer seeking instruction and understanding of the basics of the faith or a long-time believer who wants to brush up on these things, we invite you to join us on Sunday nights for this time of study and prayer!