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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship


Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 21 December, 2003


"Because thy lovingkindness is better

than life, my lips shall praise thee."

(Psalm 63:3)



Morning Service - 11:00 AM
The Praiseworthy Woman
Proverbs 31:30
I. The Vanity of Beauty
II. The Fear of God
Psalms: 27:1-4; 89:26-34; 128:1-6; 45:13-17

Evening Service - 6:00 PM
The Great Lie
Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 43, I John 1:8
I. The False Claim
II. The Self-Deception
III. The Penetrating Judgment
Psalms: 36:5-10; 89:35-43; 14:1-6; 51:1-6

For audio cassettes of the worship services, please contact Sean, phone: (028) 25 641200 or e-mail:

CPRF Website:

Quotes to Consider:

C. H. Spurgeon: "A fair face may be a foul bargain. Young men should not be carried away with mere beauty, but look to character and disposition. One who marries a woman for her beauty alone is as foolish as the man who ate a bird because it sang so sweetly."

Thomas Brooks: "If thou art a man of holiness, thou must look more for a portion of grace in thy wife, than a portion of gold with a wife; thou must look more after righteousness than riches; more after piety than money; more after the inheritance she hath in heaven, than the inheritance she hath on earth; more at her being new born, than at her being high born."

Rev. Steven Key on Proverbs 31:10-31: "A young woman ought to ask herself in the light of this passage: Am I looking to cultivate the fear of the Lord as my most important quality, without exception? Are my most important exercises those spiritual exercises unto godliness—those exercises of devotion, of prayer, of training myself in the ways of a virtuous woman? Or are my most important exercises the physical exercises that seek to improve my attractiveness to young men, and is my bible the wretched and ungodly magazines published for the teenagers and women of this wicked world?" (Far Above Rubies, p. 8).

Robert Candlish on I John 1:8: "... if, after all, even in our confession, there is reserve and guile, trying to make out that in this or that instance ‘we have not sinned,’ or not sinned so much as might appear, we are guilty still of an unbelieving distrust of God; ‘we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.’"


A letter from Rev. and Tricia VanderWal is on the back of the bulletin and a report from Ghana on a separate sheet—please take one.

Bible Study will not be held for the next two weeks, but will resume (DV) on Wednesday, 7 January, at 8 PM at the manse. We will continue then with our study of the end times in the Old Testament.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 28 December, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is "Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin" (Daniel 5).

Last Week’s Offerings: £387.

PRC News: Byron Center extended a call to Rev. Eriks (Loveland). Hudsonville has a trio of Rev. Cammenga (Southwest), Rev. Eriks, and Rev. Van Overloop (Georgetown). Lacombe called Rev. Bruinsma (Kalamazoo, MI).

Loveland PRC is planning a Young Adults Spring Retreat for March 15-18 at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO. The speakers are Rev. Eriks and Rev. Bruinsma and the theme "Finding God’s Will for Your Life."