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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 8 August, 2004


"Honour and majesty are before Him: strength and beauty are his sanctuary"

(Psalm 96:6)



Morning Service - 11:00 AM
Pressing Toward the Mark (3)
No Confidence in the Flesh
Philippians 3:4-7
I. The Attainments of the Flesh
II. The Evaluation of the Spirit
Psalms: 139:1-3, 7-12; 109:8-14; 119:137-144; 143:1-2, 5-9

Evening Service - 6:00 PM
Pressing Toward the Mark (4)
The Excellency of the Knowledge of Christ
Philippians 3:8-9
I. The Valuation of All Other Things
II. The Valuation of Christ
Psalms: 103:1-5; 109:15-20; 40:8-11; 45:1-6

For audio cassettes of the worship services, contact the bookstore.

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Quote to Consider:

Richard Sibbes on Philippians 3:8: "... we are to learn to be large hearted in expressing our affection we bear to the truth; and therefore we are to be ashamed of our shortness of breath in speaking or meditating of God’s honour and glory and his truth. But particularly from our apostle’s esteem we may learn that God’s children have sanctified and regenerate thoughts and esteems. For with new souls, they have new eyes, new senses, new affections and judgments; what they saw before to be gain, they see now to be loss. Beasts we know conceive not of men’s matters, neither do weak simple men of State matters. That which weak silly men admire, the apostle scorns and condemns. Moses accounted of the afflictions with the children of God more than of the pleasure of Egypt. We may observe this as a mark to know our estates by, What is high in thy esteem? Is honour, riches, pleasure, or the like? Thou are not yet thoroughly sanctified; for if thou wert, thou wouldst have a sanctified judgment" (Works, vol. 5, pp. 83-84).

Announcements (all subject to God’s will):

We welcome the visitors worshiping with us today. Everyone is welcome to stay for tea after the service this evening.

The Reformed Perspectives are available today.

This past Friday’s lecture in South Wales was very well received. Prof. Hanko will hold lectures and Bible studies in South Wales in September and October. Pray that the Lord will bless Prof. Hanko’s visit and build up our brothers and sisters in the faith.

The British Reformed Fellowship Conference begins this Friday and ends on the following Friday (13-20 August). Rev. Stewart will be on holiday for two weeks after the conference. Contact Brian Crossett or Ivan Reid while Rev. Stewart is away.

Worship services: Brian Crossett will lead the worship services next Lord’s Day (15 August). Prof. Hanko and Rev. VanBaren will take the next two worship services (22 & 29 August).

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 8 August, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is "Homeward Bound" (II Cor. 5:1).

Last week’s offerings: £464.75. Donation: £100.

PRC News: Rev. Laning (Hope, MI) declined the call to Edmonton. Rev. Bruinsma (Kalamazoo, MI) received the call to Doon PRC. Rev. Eriks (Loveland, CO) received the call to Faith PRC.