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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church



Rev. Angus Stewart


Lord’s Day, 20 April, 2008


"Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:

Sing forth the honour of his name:

make his praise glorious" (Ps. 66:1-2)



Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Why Must Believers Do Good Works? (I)

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 32; Ephesians 5

I. To Show our Gratitude to God

II. To Praise Him

Psalms: 107:1-9; 119:113-120; 19:9-14; 92:10-15


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Why Must Believers Do Good Works? (II)

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 32; I John 3

I. For Our Assurance

II. For a Godly Witness

Psalms: 146:1-8; 119:121-128; 34:11-18; 1:1-6


For audio cassettes of the worship services or CDs of the sermons, contact Sean Courtney (

CPRC website:

Quotes to Consider:

Herman Hoeksema: "We must never forget that we may look upon the keeping of the law of God, and therefore upon His service, as a great privilege. It is a great delight, and it makes man unspeakably blessed and happy to walk in the love of God and to serve Him with his whole heart ... With the natural man this is different: he not only is incapable of doing good works, but he hates the law of love. He cannot and will not and he cannot will to keep that law and to walk in all good works. But with the Christian this is radically different. He longs to do good works. He has a delight in the law of God according to the inner man. And it is his inmost desire to be pleasing to the God of his salvation ... Good works, therefore, are not a condition unto salvation, but they are the inevitable fruit of the realization of God’s covenant with and in the believer through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Triple Knowledge, vol. 3, pp. 33, 35).

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

The Beacon Lights are available today for subscribers. A new C. R. News and a newsletter from Heritage P. R. Fellowship are also on the back table.

A few more greeters are needed for the rota. If you are willing to volunteer, please contact Philip Rainey.

Tuesday: Catechism at the Murrays at 6:30 PM Membership Class at the Hallidays at 8:15 PM

Midweek Bible Study meets Wednesday, 7:45 PM, at the manse. We will study II Timothy 4:9ff on Paul’s company in prison.

Rev. & Mary Stewart plan to travel to Limerick this Friday, 25 April, where Rev. Stewart will give a lecture on "The Antichrist"

Offering: General Fund - £367.47.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW), is entitled "Spiritual Strengthening" (Ephesians 3:16-19).

Women’s Bible Study meets next week Tuesday, 29 April, at the Murrays.

Upcoming Lecture: Friday, 9 May, in S. Wales, on "The Antichrist"

Website Additions: 3 Portuguese and 2 Italian translations were added.

PRC News: Rev. W. Langerak (Southeast PRC) received the call to the Philippines. Calvary PRC (Hull, IA) formed a trio of Rev. Hanko (Lynden, WA), Rev. Kuiper (Randolph, WI), and Rev. VanderWal (Redlands, CA). At the end of this month, a delegation will be sent to Singapore by the Contact Committee of the PRC. Rev. Haak and Rev. Koole will be visiting with Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church to discuss with its consistory the possible restoration of sister church relationships.