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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 25 December, 2005


"And above all these things put on charity, which is the

bond of perfectness" (Col. 3:14)



Morning Service - 11:00 AM 

Christ the Prophet Like Moses

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 12; Deut. 18:15-19

I. The Comparison

II. The Work

III. The Calling

Psalms: 90:1-7; 29:5-11; 77:14-20; 103:6-13


Evening Service - 6:00 PM 
Christian Love (7)

Love is Not Self-Seeking 
1 Corinthians 13:5b
I. The Meaning

II. The Situations

II. The Reasons
Psalms: 136:1-12; 30:1-5; 41:1-6; 119:97-104

For audio cassettes of the worship services, contact the bookstore.

CPRF website:

Quotes to Consider:

Jonathan Edwards: "As you have not made yourself, so you were not made for yourself. You are neither the author nor the end of your own being. Nor is it you that uphold yourself in being, or that provide for yourself, or that are dependent on yourself. There is another that hath made you, and preserves you, and provides for you, and on whom you are dependent: and He hath made you for himself, and for the good of your fellow-creatures, and not only for yourself. He has placed before you higher and nobler ends than self, even the welfare of your fellowmen, and of society, and the interests of his kingdom; and for these you ought to labour and live, not only in time, but for eternity" (Charity and its Fruits, pp. 180-181).

John Calvin: "The observance of the commandments consists not in the love of ourselves, but in the love of God and our neighbour; that his is the best and most holy life, who lives as little as possible to himself; and that no man leads a worse or more iniquitous life, than he who lives exclusively to himself, and makes his own interest the sole subject of his thoughts and pursuits ... Self-love keeps all our senses bound in such a manner that brotherly love is altogether banished."

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

The most recent Standard Bearer is available on the back table for subscribers.

Bible Study will not be held this week.

Catechism: Thursday at 5:30 PM at the Murrays and 7 PM at the Hamills.

Website: "‘Our Own Hymn Book’ Versus God’s Own Hymn Book: a Critique of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster Hymnal" has been updated (

Tune in to the Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 1 Jan (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW).

Rev. Stewart will give a lecture on "The Synod of Dordt" in Mountjoy Orange Hall near Omagh on Thursday, 12 January, 2006.

Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund - £7,519.50. Donations - £40 (tapes), $284 (Building Fund—from Hudsonville PRC Choral Society).

PRC News: Rev. Dick (Grace, Standale) is considering the call from Covenant (NJ). Edgerton has also extended a call to Rev. Dick. Rev. A. Brummel (S. Holland, IL) received the call to Kalamazoo PRC.

Encouraging Quotes

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