Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church

83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 14 December, 2014

“But our God is in the heavens: he hath done
whatsoever he hath pleased” (Psalm 115:3)

Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Absalom and His Rebellion (10)
David Flees Jerusalem  [download]  [youtube]

Scripture Reading: II Samuel 15:13-37
Text: II Samuel 15:13-23

I. David’s Leadership
II. Ittai’s Loyalty
III. Kidron’s Passage
Psalms: 145:10-18; 89:13-18; 3:1-8; 61:3-8

Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Torn and Healed  [download]  [youtube]

Scripture Reading: Hosea 5-6
Text: Hosea 5:12-6:3

I. The Tearing
II. The Calling
III. The Healing
Psalms: 147:12-20; 89:19-25; 50:17-22; 72:1-8

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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Quotes to Consider

A. W. Pink: “Let us observe too that changing circumstances are necessary in order to test the loyalty of those who are on intimate terms with us. Not only did this revolt of Absalom’s provide an occasion for the manifestation of David’s subjection to the will of God, but it also served to make unmistakably evident who were for and who were against him. Prosperity is often a mixed blessing, and adversity is far from being an unmixed calamity. When the sunshine of providence smiles upon a person, he is soon surrounded by those who profess great attachment to him; but when the dark clouds of providence cover his horizon, most of those fawning flatterers will quickly take their departure. Ah, my reader, it is worth something to discover who really are our friends, and therefore we should not murmur if it takes the shaking of our nest and the disrupting of our peace to make this plainly evident to us. Adversities are a gain when they expose to us the hypocrisy of an Ahithophel, and still more so when they prove the loyalty and love of the few who stand by us in the storm” (The Life of David, II:107-108).

Announcements (subject to God’s will)

Tonight we will have a preparatory service for the Lord’s Supper next Lord’s Day morning. Rev. McGeown will be taking both services and administering the sacrament for us next week, while Rev. Stewart preaches for the Limerick Reformed Fellowship.

Monday Catechism: (There will be no catechism on Mondays 22 and 29 December.)
Taylor, Josh, Corey, Bradley & Samuel (Beginners OT, book 1) - 5:30 PM
Alex, Nathan, Jacob & Joseph (Seniors NT) - 6:15 PM
Timothy & Chris (Essentials of Reformed Doctrine) - 7:00 PM

The Tuesday Bible study meets at 11 AM to study “The Kingdom of God and the Sovereignty of God (2).”

The Belgic Confession Class this Wednesday at 7:45 PM to study Article 24 on “The Progress of Sanctification (2).” There will be no class on 24 and 31 December.

S. Wales Lecture: Rev. McGeown will be speaking on “The Wonder of the Incarnation” in The Round Chapel, Port Talbot this Thursday, 18 December, at 7:15 PM.

The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) by Rev. Bruinsma is entitled “The Song of the Angels” (Luke 2:13-14).

Offerings: General Fund - £590. Building Fund - £235. Donations: £1,010 (DVDs), £25 (CDs), £79 (books).

Website Additions: 4 Spanish, 1 Russian and 2 Indonesian translations.

PRC News: Rev. Mahtani (Cornerstone, IN) declined the call to the Philippines. Rev. VanOverloop has received calls from First PRC and Peace PRC.