Covenant Protestant Reformed
83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 28 April, 2013
"But thou, O Lord, art a God
full of compassion, and gracious,
longsuffering, and plenteous in
mercy and truth" (Psalm 86:15)
Morning Service - 11:00 AM
The Mutual Indwelling of the
Father and the Son
Scripture Reading: John 13:31-14:21
Text: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 8
I. The Questions Which Occasion This Teaching
II. The Doctrines Which Require This Teaching
III. The Comfort Which Flows From This Teaching
Psalms: 92:1-6; 33:8-14; 91:1-6; 27:1-5
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
John the Baptist’s Public
After John’s Death
Scripture Reading: Luke 9:1-36
Text: see back of bulletin
I. Jesus Hears of John’s Burial
II. Jesus’ Misidentification as John Resurrected
III. Jesus’ Interactions With John’s Persecutor
Psalms: 99:1-7; 33:15-22; 116:7-16; 119:161-168
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Quotes to Consider
Prof. Engelsma: "From an
original meaning of ‘encircling’ or encompassing,’ the term
perichoresis has come to refer in theology to the
mutual interpenetration and indwelling of the Father and the
Son. The doctrine is based on John’s teaching that the
Father is in the Son, and the Son in the Father ... This
indwelling expresses and realizes fellowship between the
Father and the Son. It is intimacy. In John 17:20-26 Jesus
compares the oneness of this indwelling to the oneness of
the fellowship of believers. Indeed, he derives the oneness
of the fellowship of his church from this indwelling: ‘That
they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in
thee, that they also may be one in us’ (John 17:21). The
indwelling of the Father and the Son is the intimacy of
their mutual love" (Trinity and Covenant, pp. 68,
Martin Luther: "Our lives
begin to end the day we become silent about the things that
Announcements (subject to God’s
We welcome Henry and Barb
DeVries from Randolph PRC to our services today.
Standard Bearers are
available on the back table for subscribers.
John McAuley was admitted
to hospital this past week after suffering a minor heart
attack. Please keep John and the Murrays in your prayers.
The Tuesday morning Bible
study will be held this week at 11 AM. We will consider
the (erroneous) preterization of various eschatological
passages (i.e., interpreting them as if they refer
exclusively to the past).
The Belgic Confession Class
will meet this Wednesday, at 7:45 PM, to continue our study
of article 21 and Christ’s high priestly work as our
The Council meets this
Friday, 3 May, at 7 PM.
The Reformed Witness Hour
broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) is
entitled "A Memorable Family Reunion" (Gen. 45:16-46:34) by
Rev. R. Kleyn.
Everyone is welcome to attend
the Annual General Meeting on Monday, 13 May. Rev.
McGeown will give a report on the mission work in Limerick.
Other reports will also be given on the work and evangelism
activities of the church.
Offerings: General Fund -
£591.37. Donation: £200 (DVDs). Translator Fund
Donations: $1,000 (£656) and £100.
Website Additions: 10
Burmese (all of Rev. Hanko’s Doctrine According to
Godliness is now on-line in Burmese), 2 Italian and 2
PRC News: Randolph PRC called Rev. Van Overloop
(Grace, MI). Rev. Spronk (Peace, IL) is considering the call
to Doon PRC.
Mark 6:29: "And when his
disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and
laid it in a tomb."
Matthew 14:12-13: "And his
disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and
went and told Jesus. (13) When Jesus heard of it, he
departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when
the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out
of the cities."
Herod Reckons Jesus Is John
Luke 9:7-9: "Now Herod the
tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was
perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was
risen from the dead; (8) And of some, that Elias had
appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was
risen again. (9) And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but
who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to
Matthew 14:1-2: "At that time
Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, (2) And said
unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen
from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth
themselves in him. "
Mark 6:14-16: "And king Herod
heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said,
That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore
mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. (15) Others
said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a
prophet, or as one of the prophets. (16) But when Herod
heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is
risen from the dead."
Some Reckon Jesus Is John Resurrected
Matthew 16:13-14: "When Jesus
came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his
disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
(14) And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist:
some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets."
Mark 8:27-28: "And Jesus went
out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi:
and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them,
Whom do men say that I am? (28) And they answered, John the
Baptist: but some say, Elias; and others, One of the
Luke 9:18-19: "And it came to
pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him:
and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?
(19) They answering said, John the Baptist; but some say,
Elias; and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen
John Is Elijah
Matthew 17:10-13: "And his
disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that
Elias must first come? (11) And Jesus answered and said unto
them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
(12) But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and
they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they
listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
(13) Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them
of John the Baptist."
Mark 9:11-13: "And they asked
him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come?
(12) And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh
first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of
the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set
at nought. (13) But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed
come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as
it is written of him."
Jesus Is Urged to Flee From Herod
Luke 13:31-33: "The same day
there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get
thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee. (32)
And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I
cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and
the third day I shall be perfected. (33) Nevertheless I must
walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following: for it
cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem."
Jesus Before Herod
Luke 23:6-12: "When Pilate
heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean.
(7) And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod’s
jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at
Jerusalem at that time. (8) And when Herod saw Jesus, he was
exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long
season, because he had heard many things of him; and he
hoped to have seen some miracle done by him. (9) Then he
questioned with him in many words; but he answered him
nothing. (10) And the chief priests and scribes stood and
vehemently accused him. (11) And Herod with his men of war
set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a
gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate. (12) And the
same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for
before they were at enmity between themselves."