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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 9 December, 2007


"For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the

whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them

whose heart is perfect toward him" (II Chron. 16:9)



Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Administration of the Lord’s Supper

Irresistible Grace (I)

Ephesians 1:19

I. The Meaning

II. The Proof

III. The Manifestation

Psalms: 108:1-8; 107:17-26; 98:1-6; 110:1-7

Evening Service - 6:00 PM


Irresistible Grace (II)

Ephesians 1:19

I. Its Deepest Reason

II. Its Wicked Denials

III. Its Practical Application

Psalms: 116:1-8; 107:27-35; 115:1-3, 12-18; 136:1-12


For audio cassettes of the worship services or CDs of the sermons, contact Sean Courtney (


CPRC website:


Announcements (subject to God’s will):

After a week of self-examination, confessing members in good standing are called to partake of the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper this morning. Your participation in the Lord’s Supper is in part a witness that you repent of your sins, believe that Jesus Christ is your righteousness, and desire to live a new and godly life. As this heavenly food can be taken to one’s judgment (I Cor. 11:28-30) and as the common reception of this food is a confession of doctrinal oneness (Acts 2:42), the elders supervise the partaking of the sacrament. Visitors from other denominations must request permission to partake at the council meeting prior to communion.

The Standard Bearers, which include an excellent article on "Covenant Life in the Home" are available. There are also free CDs of Prof. Hanko on the office of elder, "Living Joyfully with our Wives," and "The Reformation and Piety."

The membership papers of Mrs. Susan Hall were received by the CPRC council from South Holland PRC. We officially welcome Susan into our midst.

Catechism Classes: Monday, 5:30 PM at the Murrays Monday, 7:00 PM with the Campbells at the manse Thursday, 7:00 PM at the Hamills

Women’s Bible Study meets this Tuesday, 11 Dec., 10:30 AM at the Murrays.

Membership Class: Tuesday, 8:30 PM, at the Hallidays.

Midweek Bible Study on Wednesday at 7:45 PM at the manse. We will study of II Timothy 2:14ff. about foolish conversations in the church.

Offerings: General Fund - £529.96. Building Fund - £267.60. Donations: £50, £20 (books), £18 (charismatic debate).

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW), is entitled "A Virgin Shall Conceive and Bare a Son" (Luke 1:26-38).

Francesco De Lucia is planning to be with us 27 December - 9 January.

Upcoming Lectures: 17 Jan., Rev. Kleyn, "Living Antithetically In A Technological Age" in Limerick. 1 Feb., Rev. Stewart, "Lessons from the Reformation for Today," in S. Wales.

Website Additions: 4 Italian (bringing the total to 60) and 9 Portuguese (bringing the total to 317) translations were added.

If you are looking for a gift or devotional reading for the new year, the CPRC Bookstore has a good selection in stock.

PRC News: Rev. denHartog (Southwest, MI) is considering the call to be missionary to the Philippines.

Encouraging Quotes:

"I must congratulate you [for your] excellent website! I use it all the time, and I refer a lot of people to it. Please keep up the good work." - S. Africa

"We are delighted to know that the truth continues to go out far and wide. I would be grateful if you would use the enclosed donation in the distribution of Reformed literature." - Co. Londonderry

"The book [When You Pray] helped me more than any thing else I have heard or read on prayer." - S. Wales

"I watched yesterday with my wife the ‘Charismatic Gifts and Cessationism’ video. Wow, you did a great biblical defence of cessationism. I really enjoyed the fact that you keep only to the Scripture and sola scriptura! Praise God for the sovereign grace testimony!" - Netherlands

"The Lord continue to bless and use you as I give thanks to Him through news received with the weekly bulletin. Yes, there is a great hunger for ‘the truth,’ especially in England due to the sad fact that there never was a true Reformation settlement and those who might have attained it were martyred. Divine judgment? I personally think so, as both the Anglicans and Anabaptists being mostly Arminians have held sway, and both groups fallen for charismatic notions, adulterating true spiritual worship ... Given over to idolatry like ancient Israel? Thank you for giving me such joy in fellowship with you and the saints." - Gloucestershire

"Thank you for your teachings. They are helping us teach fellow Christians." - Kenya

"Thank you for the newsletters and for keeping us informed about the events in your church. My husband and I enjoy your ministry and often wish we lived closer to N. Ireland!" - Lincolnshire

"A great MP3 [website audio] on Martin Luther’s life and ‘The Bondage of the Will.’" - Florida, USA

"Thanks for the articles posted on the site. I have benefited from reading many of them and have just read a few tonight. I like the constant referral to the catechism and confessions, sub-standards, I know, but certainly a compendium of biblical truth." - Co. Antrim

"I’m still enjoying your preaching on tapes. Really good spiritual food for me." - Hampshire

"I am very happy to see the fear of the Lord grow in my heart as I learn more and more the Reformed doctrines, and as they are by grace preserved in the books that you sent me. I am delighted to read the book, Hyper-Calvinism and the Call of the Gospel, and how it touches the key question in the fraudulent gospel, ‘universal atonement, universal grace, universal love.’ I am once again in my life in the common and constant process of losing some friends and gaining others ... May God bless you and guard you and keep you fighting the faith." - Portugal

"Just a quick letter to thank you once again for your witness on Revelation TV. I learned so much from you ..." - Cumbria

"I wish to renew my subscription for the Standard Bearer. I enjoy it very much as well as the C. R. News." - Co. Tyrone

"I have made copies of writings of Ron Hanko [in Ukrainian] from the website ... I have visited your website and found a lot of interesting materials for preaching in Ukraine. Calvin and Calvinism is unknown in Ukraine and among Ukrainians." - Ukraine

"I find your articles [in the C. R. News] very interesting." - Merseyside

"The C. R. News was particularly good this month. Thanks again. Your article on apostles and their roles was extremely helpful." - Co. Armagh

"[The video of the cessationism debate] was well worth the wait ... I have to say first that I was raised in the Pentecostal church ... and your understanding about this movement is dead on, no doubt about it. Also, the defence of the others on the show and their understanding of Scripture is exactly the way it is taught and understood in the churches still today—man’s free will. They don’t want to accept the truth that the power of God unto salvation, the God-given faith to believe on Him, which we can’t do on our own, is THE power ... You presented Scripture’s clear teaching on the subject at hand and never wavered, while on the other hand they kept eluding to some person’s experience along with their wrong interpretation of Scripture, which fits their twisted understanding and dividing of the Scripture. There is so much wrong, where do you begin!!! But thanks be to God, I heard you loud and clear and so did all true believers and those whom God will draw through your witness. I went to bed giddy and rejoicing, praising God for His truth." - California, USA