Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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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)    [download]  [youtube]

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)    [download]  [youtube]
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, contact Stephen Murray
If you desire a pastoral visit, please contact Rev. Stewart or the elders

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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 “Christian Wisdom.”

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.