Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church

83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 9 February, 2014

“But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious,
longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth” (Psalm 86:15)

Morning Service - 11:00 AM

The Prophet Jonah (10)
Nineveh Repents!   [download]  [youtube]
Scripture Reading: Jonah 3
Text: Jonah 3:4-9

I. The Message It Heard
II. The Effect It Produced
Psalms: 149:1-6; 64:1-4; 35:11-17; 103:3-10

Evening Service - 6:00 PM

The Prophet Jonah (11)
The One Greater Than Jonah   [download]   [youtube]

Scripture Reading: Luke 11:14-36
Text: Luke 11:30, 32

I. The Greater Sign
II. The Greater Preacher
Psalms: 98:1-9; 64:5-10; 68:30-34; 16:6-11

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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Quote to Consider

Rev. Carl Haak on Jonah 3: “Arrogance has created the notion that God’s Word is unsophisticated. It is irrelevant, it is erroneous, it is time-bound, it is something that a minister has to apologize for. It conveys notions and prejudices against women and other things, they say. Then, not only is the content of the Bible put under question, but also the preaching of the Bible, the authoritative declaration. Oh, no, says man. What we want is some sharing. We want some analysis. We want some dialogue. Would to God the church-world would insist on preaching. Prophets, ministers are to come with the Word of God and to preach the preaching that God bids. A prophet in the Old Testament did not come to God’s people and say, ‘Well, I believe, by the cultivation of my inner life (my spiritual life), I have come to a heightened sense of spiritual awareness. Will you come with me and will you listen as I share with you something of the fruits of my spiritual sensitivity?’ Not on your life would a prophet try that. Preach the preaching that I bid thee! The minister is to take the Word of God as he finds that Word, exactly as he finds it, and to press it down upon the conscience of God’s people, to explain it clearly, to set it forth in the light of all the Scriptures, and to preach the Word of God.”

Announcements (subject to God’s will)

Copies of the Standard Bearer are available on the back table.

Our sincere thanks to William & Alison for once again organizing the congregational dinner and quiz. It was a truly enjoyable evening.

Monday Catechism: Bradley, Samuel (Beginners NT) - 5:30PM
Alex, Nathan (Juniors OT) - 6:15PM
Jacob, Joseph (Seniors OT) - 7:00PM
Timothy (Essentials of Reformed Doctrine) - 7:45PM

Tuesday Bible study meets at 11 AM to study Christ’s controversies on taxes.

Belgic Confession Class will be held this Wednesday at 7:45 PM as we continue article 23 on the nature of justification.

The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) is entitled “Mournful Words From a Miserable Man” (Job 3).

Upcoming Events:
28 February - lecture in Lurgan: “John Knox and Predestination”
6 March - Rev. Stewart’s S. Wales lecture: “John Knox and Predestination”

Offerings: General - £797.22. Building Fund - £259.10.

PRC News: Rev. VanOverloop (Grace, MI) plans to answer Doon’s call by next Sunday.