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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 10 April, 2011


"Those that be planted in the house of the Lord

shall flourish in the courts of our God" (Ps. 92:13)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Christ’s Glorious Transfiguration (3)

"Hear Him!"   [download]   [youtube]

Scripture Reading: Luke 9:1-36

Text: Luke 9:28, 32-36

I. The Occasion of This Command

II. The Meaning of This Command

III. The Hearers of This Command

Psalms: 135:1-7; 94:9-15; 27:4-6; 95:6-11


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

The Necessity of the Incarnation   [download]  [youtube]

Scripture Reading: I Corinthians 1

Text: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 6

I. It Is Rooted in the Divine Nature

II. It Results in Our Complete Salvation

III. It Is Revealed in the Holy Gospel

Psalms: 97:1-8; 94:16-23; 2:1-8; 40:6-10


Contact Stephen Murray for CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services.


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Quotes to Consider:

Thomas Manton: "‘My beloved Son.’ Christ is the object of his Father’s love, both as the second person in the Trinity and mediator. The one is the ground of the other, for because he loved him he intrusted him with souls: John 3:35, ‘The Father hath loved him, and put all things into his hands’—the elect and all things else, all power that conduceth to their salvation. Afterwards loved him as mediator: John 10:17, ‘therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.’ Now such a beloved Son is fittest to mediate for us, and to come upon a design of love, to demonstrate God’s great love to wretched sinners, and to be a pledge of that love which God will bestow upon us who are altogether so unworthy of it" (Works, vol. 1, p. 392).

J. C. Ryle on Luke 9:28-36: "But the hour cometh, and will soon be here, when Christ shall take to Himself His great power and reign, and put down every enemy under His feet. And then the glory which was first seen for a few minutes, by three witnesses on the mount of Transfiguration, shall be seen by all the world, and never hidden to all eternity."

Announcements (subject to God’s will)

The Standard Bearers are available on the back table.

Catechism classes:

Monday, 6:00 PM - Joseph, Jacob, Nathan & Alex

Monday, 6:45 PM - Zoe, Amy & Lea

Tuesday Bible study: 11 AM, on praying for Christian ministers (II Thess. 3:1f.).

Wednesday Belgic Confession class: 7:45 PM. We’ll study Article 10 on "Jesus Christ Is True and Eternal God."

Thursday membership class: 7:30 PM on worship.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "Jesus’ Prayer for Us to Be With Him" (John 17:24-26).

Offerings: General Fund - £682.65. Building Fund - £376.80. Donations: £200 (DVDs), £200.

Everyone is invited to a CPRC/LRF Overnighter at the Newcastle Youth Hostel in Co. Down on Friday, 6 May. Please sign-up this week on the sheet on the back table so that we can confirm the number of beds we need at the hostel. Directions can be found on the hostel website (

8-12 August, 2011 - PRC Young People’s Annual Convention at Green Lake Conference Center, Wisconsin, USA. The young people of the CPRC are cordially invited; go on-line for more details (

PRC News: Rev.VanderWal preached his farewell sermon in Redlands last Sunday; he is to be installed in Wingham (17 April). Hope (Redlands, CA) called Rev. A. Lanning (Faith, MI). Edgerton called Rev. Kuiper (Randolph, WI).

Encouraging Quotes:

"Just a note to say ‘thank you’ for continuing to send me regular issues of the CR News and keeping me in touch with other events, etc. As you know I receive the Standard Bearer and am a member of the RFPA Book Club, so I am kept aware of recent publications, which I find so helpful ..." - South Wales

"Thank you again for sending me the book, Peace for the Trouble Heart, and enclosures, and especially for the tape of the sermon by Ron Hanko on circumcision and baptism. While I have read books about infant baptism and related issues I have never before heard it preached and to hear that sermon in all its clarity and simplicity was so refreshing to my soul ..." - England

"Would you kindly e-mail me a copy of the CR News each month. I find the articles both fascinating and edifying, often making clear issues and passages of Scripture which can sometimes be difficult. Along with the rest of your website, it is of priceless value and service to believers, and wonderfully serves the cause of the true gospel of Christ and the glory of God. May God bless all your endeavours." - USA

"Greetings in the name of the Lord and a big thank you for the great CDs I ordered (of the Belgic Confession classes on Scripture). I have learned so much by listening to them ... May God bless you and the church for the work that you are doing for the Lord in these days of false teaching." - Co. Antrim

"I am from Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church (CERC) ... Recently, a group of youth have decided to have an extra weekly class to better prepare ourselves to make our confession of faith. You have conducted talks on the Belgic Confession that you church has recorded and so kindly shared on-line, for which we are immensely grateful. We use the talks as material for our discussion." - Singapore

"Thank you for sharing this important insight on the subject of common grace [in the CR News] ... I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for the rich and very informative talks you made available on your website. Your talks and debates have been an important source of my spiritual nourishment and my appetite in reading the Bible daily has been greatly increased through the insights you provided." - Canada

"Here is money to cover the cost of Redeemed with Judgment, vol. 2. It is excellent." - Scotland

"I enclose a cheque for Behold the Beauty, which also includes the price of a CD set on ‘Peace, Contentment and Joy.’ My own set I passed on to a friend and would like to replace it with another set ... The book Peace for the Troubled Heart is a great encouragement and blessing!" - England

"As I said to you some time ago, my teacher of systematic theology now denies the heresy of common grace, after I gave to him Prof. Engelsma’s book Hyper-Calvinism and the Call of the Gospel which you sent me. This semester we must write an article in his soteriology class denying the well-meant offer of the gospel ..." - Brazil

"Just a line to thank you for the latest issue of the CR News. The article on Mount Sinai is of particular interest, as we’re currently reading Hebrews in one of our Bible study groups. The arrival of the CR News reminded me that I should have written to you long ago to say how much we have enjoyed your BRJ series on ‘Calvin vs. Darwin.’ It’s a refreshing antidote to the theistic evolutionism that is now ‘orthodox’ for many ‘evangelicals’ in our area." - England

"We praise God for your faithful expounding of the Scriptures of Romans 11. It exalts sovereign grace and gives all the glory to God. It edifies and yet humbles the regenerate and makes him eternally grateful and not high-minded. Truly, in the midst of apostate Christendom, the doctrine of election of grace is manna from heaven ... We pray the Lord will continue to enlighten and uphold you in the work He has allotted to you in these perilous times which will not be easy nor popular. May you, by the grace of God, remain ever faithful and valiant for the cause of God and His truth."- Australia

"I am enjoying tremendously your Old Testament teaching on ‘The Abrahamic Blessing’ and ‘The Call of Abraham.’ I appreciate your style of teaching more than you know—no yelling or raising your voice, but with enthusiasm and love for the Word. Thank you!" - USA

"Thank you for sending me the booklets which I ordered and the DVD. We are enjoying the series in Ezekiel 37-39. We are glad you are giving the lie to premillennial teachings by preaching the truth. Most churches today are Arminian, dispensational and premillennial. The new Christian becomes steeped in these doctrines and then finds it difficult to get his mind washed from them. Its even more difficult if you throw in Pentecostalism as well. You have to continually listen and hearken to the truth to straighten the mind out. Of course, one has to want the truth in the first place!" - South Wales

"I am able to read all I need for building my faith on your web site. It is rich in materials." - Ukraine

"I finished reading Herman Hoeksema’s Believers and Their Seed a couple of days ago and found it helpful as well as food for the soul. I am re-reading Prof. Engelsma’s Hyper-Calvinism and the Call of the Gospel which I must have read about 25 years ago. Once again, I thank God that I have always believed in reprobation. It to often is the unwelcome doctrine in the Reformed faith to so many Calvinists." - Co. Antrim