Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship
Lord’s Day, 21
"Because thy lovingkindness is better
than life, my lips shall praise thee."
Service - 11:00 AM
The Praiseworthy Woman
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
CPRF Website: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/revangusstewart
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,
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"
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
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