Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 25 August, 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
Christ’s Resurrection and Our New Life
Scripture Reading: Romans 6
Text: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 17
I. We Have Been Resurrected Spiritually!
II. We Have Christ’s Resurrection Life!
Psalms: 30:1-7a; 41:7-13; 16:6-11; 27:1-5
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
The Man of Sin (2)
Christ’s Coming Is Not Imminent!
Scripture Reading: Matthew 24:1-31
Text: II Thessalonians 2:3
I. The (Two) Precursory Signs Must Come First
II. Then Comes the Day of Christ
III. So Do Not Be Deceived by Any Means
Psalms: 19:1-8; 42:1-5; 50:1-6; 119:97-104
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Quote to Consider
Herman Hoeksema: "Were
there no counsel of election there would be no church; were
there no counsel of reprobation there would be no
Antichrist. And just as for the church as a whole and for
every member individually God has ordained good works, ‘that
we might walk in them,’ so God has also ordained a certain
task for the whole of the power of darkness as it reaches
its ultimate development in Antichrist. Also the wicked
accomplish God’s work. To be sure, they do not ‘mean it so’;
they purpose to do their own work; they set themselves
against God and His Anointed; and thus they become worthy of
damnation. But the fact remains that God is always God, and
all creatures always execute His will. Willingly or
unwillingly, all are servants of the Almighty. They have a
work to do. When their work is finished, the end of time is
reached. And because Antichrist shall ‘fill the measure of
iniquity,’ the dispensation in which he appears must needs
be the ‘last hour’" ("The
Announcements (subject to God’s
A new pamphlet by John
Calvin on "The Christian Life" (from Institutes
3.6-10) is available on the back table.
membership papers have been received from Trinity PRC in
Michigan. We welcome her as a member.
John McAuley came out of
hospital yesterday evening and will be staying with the
Murrays for two weeks while he recovers. Remember John in
The Reformed Witness Hour
broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) is
entitled "Youth, Remember!" (Ecc. 12:1).
Philip Hall’s term as deacon
expires this month. The Council has decided to nominate
Philip for an additional 3-year term. A vote by male
confessing members to approve/disapprove will be held after
the evening service on Sunday, 1 September (Church Order
The new season of Bible
studies and catechism begins next week. Monday catechism
classes start 2 September. Tuesday Bible study begins 3
September. Wednesday Belgic Confession Class will
start 4 September with article 21b on Christ’s satisfaction.
Ladies Bible Study is to
resume on Friday, 6 September, at 10 AM at church, with a
discussion of Women of the Old Testament, lesson 1,
using the book by Abraham Kuyper. Study guides are available
on the back table. Any questions see Beth. All ladies are
welcome to join in fellowshipping around God’s Word.
S. Wales Lecture: Rev.
McGeown will give the next lecture in The Rest, Porthcawl on
Thursday, 12 September, on "God’s Sovereignty in Our
Offerings: General Fund -
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PRC News: Faith PRC will call from a trio of Revs.
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