Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 17 April, 2016
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed
by the renewing of your mind ...” (Rom. 12:2)
Morning Service - 11:00 AM
Our Wise, True, Holy and Righteous God! (2)
God’s Righteousness (I)
Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 32:1-21
Text: Deuteronomy 32:4
I. In Legislating
II. In Punishing
Psalms: 1:1-6; 138:5-8; 119:137-144; 7:7-13
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
Our Wise, True, Holy and Righteous God! (3)
God’s Righteousness (II)
Scripture Reading: Romans 3:9-31
Text: Romans 3:26
I. In Predestination
II. In Christ
III. In Us
Psalms: 5:4-10; 139:1-10; 45:2-7; 85:5-13
For CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services,
If you desire a pastoral visit, please contact Rev. Stewart
or the elders
CPRC Website: www.cprc.co.uk • Live Webcast:
CPRC YouTube: www.youtube.com/cprcni
CPRC Facebook: www.facebook.com/CovenantPRC
Quotes to Consider
Francis Turretin: “... punishment is imposed not only on sin
but also on the very person of the sinner ... there is
granted a manifold moderation in the exercise of [divine]
justice either in time (by delay) or in persons (by
transfer) or in degree (by mitigation) ... Justice demands
necessarily that all sin should be punished, but does not
equally demand that it should be punished in the very person
sinning or at such a time and in such a degree … [God’s
justice] is an essential property requiring in its exercise
and egress the intervention of [His] free will, to determine
the mode, the time, the degree and the persons upon whom it
wills to inflict punishment ... This is true of [divine]
justice which indeed necessarily demands that every sin
should be punished, but not that every sinner should be
punished immediately (or in this or that degree)”
(Institutes of Elenctic Theology, vol. 1, pp. 236, 240).
Thomas Watson: “If God lets men prosper a while in their
sin, his vial of wrath is all this while filling; his sword
is all this time whetting: and though God may forbear men a
while, yet long forbearance is no forgiveness. The longer
God is in taking his blow, the heavier it will be at last.
As long as there is eternity, God has time enough to reckon
with his enemies. Justice may be as a lion asleep, but at
last the lion will awake, and roar upon the sinner. Do not
Nero, and Julian [the Apostate], and Cain, now meet with
God’s justice?” (A Body of Divinity, p. 90).
Announcements (subject to God’s will)
Rev. Stewart’s bi-monthly letter to the PRC is on the back table.
The Tuesday Bible study meets at 11 AM to look further at
the OT food laws.
The Belgic Confession Class meets this Wednesday at 7:45 PM
to begin Article 28 on the Christian and Reformed teaching
that there is no salvation outside the church.
Ladies’ Bible Study meets this Friday at 10:30 AM at church
to study lesson 14 of Studies in I Peter.
Men’s Bible Study meets at 8 PM this Saturday at the
Kennedys to study James 1:19-25.
The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel
846MW at 8:30 AM) by Rev. R. Kleyn is entitled “Antichrist:
The Beast from the Sea” (Rev. 13:1-10).
S. Wales Lecture: Thursday, 12 May, 7:15 PM, Rev. McGeown on
Offerings: General Fund: £745.28. Donations: £30 (C. R.
News), £50 (website), £158.30 (USA).
There will be tea after the evening service on Sunday, 1
May. Tea rota: Group B.
The Council’s next meeting will be Thursday, 5 May, at 7 PM.
Family visitation is to start the week beginning Monday, 9
May. The annual general meeting will be held on a Wednesday
night after family visitation is completed.
Website Additions: 1 Italian and 2 Czech translations.