Service - 11:00 AM
Gifts of the Ascended Christ (6):
Preserving Believers from False Doctrine
Immature Believer’s Childish Traits
False Teacher’s Crafty Ways
107:25-31; 103:6-12; 147:14-20; 119:153-160
Service - 6:00 PM
Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 6, Hebrews 10
Coming to Do God’s Will
I. The Need
Preparation for It
Meaning of It
Psalms: 108:1-6; 103:13-18; 110:1-5; 40:5-8
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Quotes to Consider:
Martyn Lloyd-Jones: "It is interesting to
notice what [Paul] says about children. What are their
characteristics? They are unstable, fickle, ignorant. They like
novelty, dislike work but like play. They dislike being made to think
and to reason; they like entertainment and excitement ... Above all,
they are liable to be deceived by that which is false. They are
liable, in fact, by their very nature to be ‘carried about with every
wind of doctrine’ because their understanding is not fully developed.
They are ‘children;’ they have the essential life, but they need to
develop, to grow, to be perfected, in order that they may be able more
effectively to recognize and guard themselves against that which is
false" (Knowing the Times, p. 145).
Charles Hodge on Ephesians 4:14: "There are two
things in this connection which can hardly escape notice. The one is
the high estimate the apostle places on truth; and the other is the
evil of error. Holiness without the knowledge and belief of the truth
is impossible; perfect holiness implies, as verse 13 teaches, perfect
knowledge. Error, therefore, is evil. Religious error springs from
moral evil and produces it. ‘False teachers’ are in Scripture always
spoken of as bad, as selfish, malignant, or deceitful."
James Durham: "[God] may furnish men with gifts
that are of themselves good, and justly permit them to use the same,
for the promoting of error. This has been often exceedingly
instrumental, in the furthering of Satan’s design in all ages, wherein
he has made use of some great scholars, and men of subtle wits to
oppose the truth, and to pervert the Scriptures of God, as is clear in
all the heresies that ever have been ... Thus often promoters of error
may be gifted with ability to reason, make queries, shift arguments
and places of Scripture, preach well, pray well with a great deal of
eloquence, and liberty of plausible expressions ... yet the Lord’s end
is to try [his people]" (Concerning Scandal, pp. 142-143).
We welcome Stephen Rushton from Bradford to
our worship services today.
Friday’s lecture on What is True Faith? is
now on the web site. Graphs showing some web site statistics are
available on the back table today.
Catechism: Monday (7 PM) at the Crossetts and
Thursday (7 PM) at the Hamills.
Bible Study will be at the manse on Wednesday,
8:00 PM (DV).
This Friday, Rev. & Mary Stewart will be travelling
to south Wales. Rev. Stewart will give a lecture on The 4 Horsemen
of Revelation 6 in Porthcawl on Friday evening, and they will
return home again on Saturday morning (DV).
Last week’s offerings: £497.50. Donations:
£140 (tapes) and £20 (CR News).
PRC News: Wingham PRC has called Rev. DeVries
(Edmonton). Rev. Eriks declined the call to Hudsonville, Rev. A.
Brummel declined the call to Faith, and Rev. Haak declined the call to