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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 16 April, 2006


"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people;

that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you

out of darkness into his marvellous light (I Peter 2:9)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM 

The Office of Believer (5)

The Believer's Responsibility for the Preaching 

Colossians 4:17
I. Responsible for Whom?

II. Responsible for What?

II. Responsible to Speak

Psalms: 91:1-8; 40:6-10; 119:73-80; 119:33-40


Evening Service - 6:00 PM 
Our God is in the Heavens

Psalm 115:3
I. His Effectual Will

II. His Impotent "Competitors"

II. Our Holy Calling
Psalms: 89:5-10; 40:11-17; 135:1-7; 115:1-11

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Quotes to Consider:

Prof. Herman Hanko: "Archippus was the minister of the church of Colosse. The admonition of the text is not addressed to him, but to the congregation. This is evident from the Greek, which indicates that the object of the admonition is plural, namely the members of the church to whom the epistle is directed. They are to see to it that their pastor, Archippus, takes heed to the ministry which he has received. The believers in Colosse are responsible for faithful preaching; they carry out their responsibility as prophets through an ordained ministry. The point is that the congregation preaches the Word through its ordained ministry. It is also, therefore, ultimately responsible for the work of its minister. This is not to deny that the elders are also responsible, for they have the oversight of the church and are responsible to see to it that the minister discharges his office faithfully (Church Order, Art. 23). But Article 23 does not refute the point I am making, for the congregation also functions through the office of elder and the office of deacon. Holding the kingly office conferred on them by the Spirit of Christ, the believers rule in the church, although they do so through the elders. The same believers, as priests of Christ, help the needy, but do so through the office of deacon" (The Believers’ Manual for Church Order, p. 5).

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

The Standard Bearers are available on the back table.

Congregational Outing: If you are going on the Titanic Boat Tour on the Lagan River please be at the dock no later than 10:45 AM tomorrow. Maps to the dock will be available after the service this evening. Weather permitting we will go to Crawfordsburn Country Park afterward. Bring your own picnic lunch. Those not going on the boat can meet us at the park at about 12:30.

This week Tuesday, Bob Wendrich will undergo an operation to remove a cancerous tumour from his bladder. Please remember Bob in your prayers.

Catechism: Classes with the Murrays & Campbells have ended for the season.

Rev. & Mary Stewart will travel to Wales on Thursday. They plan to visit the BRF conference site on Thursday evening and Friday. Rev. Stewart will then give a lecture on "The 7,000 Who Have Not Bowed the Knee to Baal" in Porthcawl on Friday evening at 7:15 PM. Bible Study will not be held this week.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 23 April (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "Even So Send I You" (John 20:19-23).

Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund - £1222.80. Donation: £20 (pamphlets).

PRC News: Prof. Engelsma has recovered from his surgery and returned to his work in the seminary on Tuesday.