Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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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  [download]  [youtube]
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!  [download]  [youtube]

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

For CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services, contact Stephen Murray
If you desire a pastoral visit, please contact Rev. Stewart or the elders

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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 Antichrist").

Announcements (subject to God’s will)

A new pamphlet by John Calvin on "The Christian Life" (from Institutes 3.6-10) is available on the back table.

Kristin Crossett’s 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 your prayers.

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 22).

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 Afflictions."

Offerings: General Fund - £941.53.

Website Addition: 1 Hungarian translation was added.

PRC News: Faith PRC will call from a trio of Revs. Griess (Calvary, IA), Marcus (Edmonton, AB) and Van Overloop (Grace, MI).