In this issue, you will read about some endeavours in the recent past. Once again, each is a testimony to God’s grace. Yet 2023 is now at hand, and it is time to look forward, time to remind ourselves topress on for the advancement of the Lord’s Kingdom and our eternal calling in Christ Jesus. — Dr. Jack Whytock
Philippians 3:13–14 “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
The Whytocks are on their way to Scotland and Africa. Read all about it, along with important updates on the textbook project and 2022 events here.
Dr. Whytock provides an overview of his travel plans to the UK, USA, Turkey, and Uganda, plus important Prayer and Praise Points concerning Dumisani and the Africa Textbook Project, including an update on the Ghana chapter.
So far three libraries/archives have been used with two more to go on this leg of research. One library was the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide (CCCW). Two engaging opportunities to meet up with writers in the Africa Textbook Project here in the UK. Paper nearing completion for Wheaton Conference and also for the chapter for volume one.
Off for archival work next at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) and The British Library. — Jack Whytock.
The August 28th, 2022 evening service of the United Reformed Church of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Dr. Jack Whytock preaching. Hymn singing from the Trinity Psalter Hymnal. Scripture reading from the ESV English Standard Version.
Ephesians 4, etc. Put on kindness, forgiveness, and gentleness. There’s a lot of garbage in our hearts that must be dealt with. One is converted, receives a new heart, and is born anew of the Holy Spirit. But the gospel of grace does not deal with everything immediately. There’s a lifetime for the Lord to do work, do cleaning, and bring about fundamental change.
Forgiveness must be wholehearted.
Is there a root of bitterness in you?
There is a difference between forgiveness of the heart and reconciliation with a person.
It is better to forgive the bitternesses of the past than to let them destroy your life. The tempter will tell you to hold on to it and will say “you are right and they are wrong” Scripture says let go. Forgive from your heart. Do not cling to the tree of bitterness. Cut it down. Let it go. And your joy and freedom will be restored.
The public are cordially invited to this summer series of talks
#1. A Fresh Look at Andrew Bonar — Insights for Us on the Christian Life; Tuesday, August 2, 2022 7:30 pm Desable Free Church, PEI. Guest Speaker: The Rev. Gareth Burke of Stranmillis Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Gareth grew up in Belfast and was educated at Methodist College and Queen’s University where he studied Modern History. After theological studies at the Free Church of Scotland College, Edinburgh, he was ordained into the ministry of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in 1984 and currently serves as the minister of the Stranmillis congregation in South Belfast.
#2. Life as a Christian Minority In the New Western World & Being Engaging Disciplers and Discerners; Tuesday, August 9, 2022 7:30 pm Desable Free Church, PEI. Speaker: Dr. Jack Whytock, PEI
#3. Let the People Hear in Their Own Tongue: Martin Luther as an exile that changed the world; Tuesday, August 23, 2022 7:30pm Desable Free Church, PEI. Speaker: Dr. Jack Whytock, PEI
The Desable Free Church is located at 8794 Route 19, Desable, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Mark the dates August 2, 9, and 23d on your calendar!