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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 6 December, 2009


"Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and

things wherewith one may edify another" (Rom. 14:19)



Morning Service - 11:00 AM

God’s Purposes With Israel in the New Testament Age (8)

The Goodness and Severity of God   [download]

Scripture Reading: Romans 11:1-24

Text: Romans 11:22-24

I. God’s Severity

II. God’s Goodness

III. God’s Ability

Psalms: 25:4-10; 44:16-26; 22:26-31; 125:1-5


Evening Service - 6:00 PM


The Right Way to Go to Church   [download]

Scripture Reading: Psalm 122

Text: Psalm 122

I. Going With the Right Attitude

II. Going for the Right Reasons

III. Going With the Right Prayer

Psalms: 42:1-5; 45:1-8; 63:1-8; 122:1-9


Contact Sean Courtney ( for CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services.

CPRC website:

CPRC YouTube Site:

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

We welcome six American students, who are currently studying in Spain, to our worship services today: Amy, Brittany, Christina and Daniel, plus Kristin Prins and Mitchell VanOverloop from Trinity PRC in Hudsonville, Michigan.

The second offering this morning is for our building fund.

This evening’s service is preparatory for partaking of the Lord’s Supper next Lord’s Day morning.

The Standard Bearers and Beacon Lights are on the back table. A letter from Rev. Bruinsma in Pittsburgh is also available.

Standard Bearer subscriptions are due: $25 to RFPA or £15 to Rev. Stewart.

The Hankos arrived home safely. We look forward to seeing them again at the opening of the church building and the BRF Conference in early August.

Congratulations to John McAuley whose 75th birthday is Wednesday, 9 Dec.

The Council meets tomorrow evening at 7:30 PM at the manse.


Monday, 6:30 PM - Zoe, Amy & Lea Campbell at the manse

Tuesday, 7 PM - Jacob & Nathan at the Buchanans

Tuesday, 8 PM - Mark & Lauren at the Hamills

Wednesday, 1 PM - Beginners OT Class at the manse

Midweek Bible study meets on Wednesday at 7:45 PM at the manse. We will consider I Peter 3:13-16 on "Be ready always to give an answer."

Rev. Stewart is to speak at Braefield Nursing Home in Connor this Friday.

Building Update: The roof slates have been put on the back of the church building and additional bushes from the boundary have been cleared.

Ladies Bible study meets next week. Time and place are yet to be decided.

Upcoming Lectures in Limerick:

Friday, 15 January - "Dispensationalism: An Unbiblical View of the End of the World" (Prof. Dykstra)

Friday, 12 February - topic to be decided

Friday, 12 March - "The Real St. Patrick"

Offerings: General Fund: £905.72. Donation: £100.

Website Additions: Stephen Murray has put several of Prof. Hanko’s sermons on our YouTube site. One German and two Italian translations were added, as was a "Creation Resources" page.

PRC News: Rev. Haak declined Byron Center so they will call from a new trio of Revs. Eriks (Hudsonville, MI), A. Lanning (Faith, MI), and Marcus (Edmonton, Canada). Rev. Slopsema (First, MI) is considering the call to Cornerstone. Rev. Key is considering the call to Holland. Trinity PRC will call from a trio of Revs. Eriks, Koole (Grandville, MI) and Marcus. Rev. R. Miersma (Loveland, CO) has asked for emeritation due to recent health problems.

Encouraging Quotes:

"What a joy to behold the building taking shape in this way! ... Praise His holy name! May this building be finished in due course and become a beacon on a hill for those who seek Him and His true worship. And be a sure sign of God’s goodness to those who already worship together in the CPRC as you continue to upbuild and be up-built in His truth." - New Zealand

"I first became aware of your ministry through the YouTube discussion on Arminianism vs. Calvinism. I was raised in a family that didn’t always attend church, but when we did they were always Arminian churches ... When I originally watched the discussion on YouTube, I was mostly interested in learning more about Arminianism. However, the points on both sides really made me think about things and I began doing some research. Long story short, I came to have what I can only describe as a revelation (and a rather emotional one at that) concerning my salvation. At this point I can honestly say that there is no way, given my total depravity, that I could have freely made a choice for Christ ..." - Colorado, USA

"Since being given an mp3 player a few months ago, I have been able to listen to many of your sermons and messages. There is no doubt in my mind your ministry is God-appointed and has been made a source of blessing, encouragement and teaching of Scripture truth to my soul ... we watch the building of the church at Ballymena and the new church building with prayerful affection." - England.

"Thanks for the Triple Knowledge books, a great blessing for me and to our church as we preach and teach. From the depths of my heart I thank you for you are a blessing to me and to our church ... I had the privilege of attending a 3-day conference sponsored by the Berean PR Church and an opportunity to meet Prof. Engelsma and his wife. I received more enlightenment from the Word of God as he expounded the great teaching of Calvinism." - Philippines

"Please find a cheque enclosed for the book Less Than the Least. We are very thankful for the message Rev. Stewart gave and appreciate the effort he puts into coming to Wales." - S. Wales

"I wish I could have made it to the [PRC Calvin] conference. I know it would have been such a blessing! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your audio sermons. I recently installed a CD player into my car that plays mp3 format. I burned all of your audio sermons and listen to them on my way to and from work. I’m currently at the series on ‘Saul, the King Israel Asked For.’ Thank you!" - Wisconsin, USA

"I pray the Lord will bless, multiply and use the distribution of the Bread of Life to many through the C. R. News. " - England

"I received the DVD today. Thank you. Copies of the Calvinism/Arminian debate are also making its way through hands, especially in the surrounding townships (rural areas). I pray the Lord will use it and some pamphlets and papers. The people here are so full of superstition ... I also have to thank you for the sermon series on ‘God’s Hammer,’ ‘The Apostolic Office’ and ‘The City of God.’ I went through them last week and they answered a lot of smaller detail. I pray the Lord strengthen you and keep you. Your labours are bringing light here." - South Africa

"... Your audio sermons are really well presented: clearly structured, easy to follow, with repetitions and summaries. I have listened to many sermons so far ( and other sources) and you’re certainly one of the best speakers I have encountered." - Germany

"I have cut down my library, but have retained a good number of PRC books, especially [Rev. Hanko’s] Doctrine According to Godliness to which I frequently turn. Just yesterday, I got Prof. Engelsma’s Reformed Faith of John Calvin ... [along with] some other items which I appreciate, especially a back copy of the Standard Bearer, vol. 85, no. 11. The article on ‘Political Correctness’ deserves to be published on its own ..." - England

"Thank you so much for the good moments we enjoyed viewing and listening to YouTube CPRC last night. What a pleasure it is to put a face with somebody that we correspond with but never see ... Winter is going to seem shorter!! - Quebec, Canada

"I cannot help but write to you and thank you for the encouragement you have been to me. I was first introduced to you through a Calvinism vs. Arminianism debate video that had been posted on YouTube. Since then I have enjoyed the Charismatic Gifts debate and the Exclusive Psalmody debate ... I also listened to a sermon you had given on the two mountains of Israel ... I am sure that you know everything I have been hungering for, and the elation that comes from hearing the pure preaching and teaching of the Word ... [it] has truly taught and blessed my wife and I." - Montana, USA

"What a package! I am very, very thankful for this great gift. So much reading which will keep me busy for a long time. I praise God for it. Thank you again for taking care of me with good Bible study literature." - Slovakia

"You may not realise how much your preaching and teaching and articles from your website have really opened my eyes to true doctrine and biblical worship, after reading about King Josiah of how he stumbled on the book of the law which had been hid for years and the profound effect it had upon him and the nation of Judah in a way I can ‘gel’ with him, [not having] heard the doctrines of grace before." - England

"Thank you for sending regularly the Covenant Reformed News. But also many thanks for the DVDs you sent." - Switzerland