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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship

Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 5 February, 2006

"And above all these things put on charity, which is the
bond of perfectness" (Col. 3:14)

Morning Service - 11:00 AM - Rev. G. Eriks
Victory in the Lion’s Den
Daniel 6:16-24
I. What It Is
II. Why this Way
III. With What End
Psalms: 135:1-7, 20-21; 61:1-8; 62:1-8; 119:153-160

Evening Service - 6:00 PM - Rev. R. Van Overloop
Patient in Tribulation
Romans 12:12
I. Patient
II. Hoping
III. Praying
Psalms: 92:1-4; 34:1-10; 141:1-5; 119:65-72

CPRF website:

Quotes to Consider:

Stuart Olyott on Daniel 6: "Once more God has not delivered His servant from trouble, but in trouble, just as He did with those in the fiery furnace. It was the same with the apostle Paul ... Yet, in the very context of suffering, he had become persuaded that there was nothing that could separate him from his Saviour (Rom. 8:35-39). Ours will be the same experience. All who want to live godly Christian lives can be certain of persecution (II Tim. 3:12). It is simply not true that God undertakes to deliver us from difficulty and from painful and terrifying experiences. But it is true that He will deliver us in the difficulty, even in martyrdom. There is no situation into which we shall ever enter without Christ. And there is no suffering, even martyrdom, from which we shall not emerge alive!"

A. W. Pink: "Faith endures as seeing Him who is invisible (Heb. 11:27); endures the disappointments, the hardships, and the heart-aches of life, by recognizing that all comes from the hand of Him Who is too wise to err and too loving to be unkind. But so long as we are occupied with any other object than God himself, there will be neither rest for the heart, nor peace for the mind. But when we receive all that enters our lives as from His hand, then, no matter what may be our circumstance or surroundings—whether in a hovel, or a prison dungeon, or at the martyr’s stake—we shall be enabled to say, ‘the lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places’ (Ps. 16:6). But that is the language of faith, not of sight nor of sense."

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

The Beacon Lights are available for subscribers. This issue has an excellent article on mothers teaching their children to pray.

The second offering this morning is for the building fund.

Everyone is welcome to stay for tea and sandwiches after the evening service today as we bid farewell to Rev. Eriks and Rev. Van Overloop.

Catechism: Monday at 7:00 PM at the manse with the Campbells Tuesday at 5:30 PM at the Murrays Thursday at 7 PM at the Hamills

Bible Study will be held this week Wednesday at 7:45 PM at the manse.

Rev. & Mary Stewart travel to South Wales this week Friday. Rev. Stewart will give a lecture on Miracles and the End of the World.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 12 February (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "Delight Yourself in the Lord" (Psalm 37:4).

Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund - £748.81. Donations: £34.14, £500 (Building Fund), £50 (Building Fund), £10 (C. R. News), £68.20 (Building Fund).

PRC News: Kalamazoo PRC called Rev. Key (Hull, IA). Faith PRC called Rev. R. Kleyn (Trinity, MI).