Protestant Reformed Church
9 December, 2007
eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the
to shew himself strong in the behalf of them
is perfect toward him" (II Chron. 16:9)
Morning Service - 11:00 AM
Administration of the Lord’s Supper
Irresistible Grace (I)
108:1-8; 107:17-26; 98:1-6; 110:1-7
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
Irresistible Grace (II)
Psalms: 116:1-8; 107:27-35; 115:1-3, 12-18; 136:1-12
cassettes of the worship services or CDs of the sermons, contact Sean
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
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
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
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.
"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." -
"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!" -
"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."
"Just a quick letter to thank you once again for
your witness on Revelation TV. I learned so much from you ..." -
"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." -
"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
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