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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 10 February, 2008


"Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving,

and honour, and power, and might,

be unto our God for ever and ever" (Rev. 7:12)



Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Understanding Good Works

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 24; Ephesians 2

I. The Divine Workmanship

II. The Eternal Preparation

III. The Believer’s Walk

Psalms: 25:1-7; 116:1-8; 1:1-6; 119:105-112

Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Isaiah’s Vision of Christ’s Glory (3)

A Man of Unclean Lips!

Isaiah 6:5

I. The Confession

II. The Application

Psalms: 96:1-7; 116:9-19; 24:1-6; 51:8-15

For audio cassettes of the worship services or CDs of the sermons, contact Sean Courtney (

CPRC website:

Quotes to Consider:

John Calvin on Isaiah 6:5: "Whence comes it that men live, that is, imagine that they live, and are swelled with vain confidence in their wisdom or strength, but because they know not God? Accordingly, until God reveal himself to us, we do not think that we are men, or rather, we think that we are gods; but when we have seen God, we then begin to feel and know what we are. Hence springs true humility, which consists in this, that a man makes no claims for himself, and depends wholly on God ..."

Homer C. Hoeksema: "[Isaiah] understands that the knowledge of his sin and unworthiness is necessary to his calling as prophet. Very soon he will be called to proclaim the most terrible things to the people in the midst of whom he dwells; he will be given a message of trouble, of the judgment of the holy God, of destruction and death, and of captivity, and that message he will have to speak against Judah. To that end he must be conscious both of the holiness and majesty of the Lord and of the awfulness of the sin of the people to whom he is sent. To that same end he must also be conscious of his own sin and unworthiness so that he does not self-righteously exalt himself above the people" (Redeemed with Judgment, vol. 1, p. 107).

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

Standard Bearers are available on the back table today.

Catechism Classes:  

Monday, 5:30 PM at the Murrays

Monday, 7:00 PM with the Campbells at the manse

Thursday, 7:00 PM at the Hamills

Membership Class: Tuesday, 8:30 PM at the Hallidays

Midweek Bible Study will be held on Wednesday, 7:45 PM, at the manse. We will study II Timothy 3:6ff. on false teachers creeping into houses ...

Offerings: General Fund - £682.55. Building Fund - £290.80. Donations: £50 (building fund).

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW), is entitled "The Faithful Witness (3): Our Limitations" (Eph. 4:17-18).

Women’s Bible Study meets next week Tuesday, 19 Feb., 10:30 AM at the Murrays.

Upcoming Lectures: 7 March, Rev. Stewart, "God’s Magnifying His Word," in Limerick

28 March, Rev. Stewart, "God’s Magnifying His Word," in South Wales

Website Additions: 11 Italian translations were added. There are now 900 pieces on the foreign languages page.

PRC News: The new Philippines trio is Revs. Eriks (Hudsonville, MI), D. Kleyn (Holland, MI), and W. Langerak (Southeast, MI).

Encouraging Quotes:

"Thank you very much for your good article [on particular atonement] which I posted on my web site about a week ago; also for the DVD on charismaticism and article on baptism. They are all really appreciated." - Co. Armagh

"I have printed materials of Ron Hanko and have used them in Sunday preaching ... Here in Ukraine we have limited information about the Reformation and the Reformed Church ... I have translated chapter 3 [‘Unconditional Election’] of Saved by Grace into Ukrainian. You can put it on your website. We will use this material for the visiting of the families of our believers and talk with them about this topic." - Ukraine

"Please send me the following books in the CPRC catalogue ... I have been in receipt of the C. R. News again during the past year—thank you, much appreciated ..." - South Wales

"The DVD [of the charismaticism debate] I requested just arrived this morning. Thank you for assisting me ... It will be a blessing to our church. Attached herewith is a translation of Prof. Homer Hoeksema’s ‘For God So Loved the World ...’ It is my desire to put as much Tagalog translations as I can on the Languages page of your site hoping that the Lord may use it to minister to my countrymen." - Philippines

"Please let me have a copy of the DVD on ‘The Charismatic Gifts and Cessationism’ ... I desire to thank you for sending the CR News, the contents are helpful and instructive in those things which are eternal for our never dying souls." - Cambridgeshire

"I have just read the [C. R. News] article, ‘Apostles, Prophets, and Evangelists.’ This is honey to my spirit and water to my soul! Thank you so much for this precious exposition of the teaching of the Word. As you know, I came from 10 years of pentecostal brainwashing, but by the grace of our Lord, He never let me be satisfied with anything else other than the truth." - Portugal

"Just a big thank you for all your kind help that you have given me in the last year and all the material that you have sent me. It is reading material along with my Bible every day. It has made me think a great deal about some of the things that I have been taught. I know the Lord has used it to make me grow in the Lord ... May the Lord bless you in the important work that you are doing for the King of Kings." - Co. Antrim

"... I have recently become convinced of the doctrines of grace, commonly referred to as ‘Calvinism.’ Being raised a Pentecostal ... it was with great interest that I watched your debate which was [re]run on Christmas Eve on Revelation TV. As someone who is fully aware of the excesses of classical Pentecostalism, I was greatly encouraged by your stand for the Truth regarding the charismata ... I am somewhat confused that so many popular Reformed teachers, such as John Piper, Wayne Grudem and C. J. Mahaney, while claiming to hold the doctrines of grace and historic Reformed theology, still hold to a Charismatic understanding of spiritual gifts ... May our sovereign Lord continue to uphold the work delivered to your hand in Northern Ireland for generations to come." - London

"... I am familiar with the books, pamphlets and free articles the church has and have for example some of the books of Mr. Engelsma. One of his books on divorce and remarriage has been translated into Dutch ... May the Lord bless your ministry for His glory and the edification of the saints and use it also as a testimony to those who still walk in darkness." - Netherlands

"Very much appreciated the radio debate on women in ministry." - Hertfordshire

"Please send the C. R. News to me periodically on e-mail. It is wonderful ... Each day I browse through your web pages. It is always breathtaking to believe things and finally discover that some people believe the same things. I love most of the discussion on spiritual gifts. Some do not know that some gifts were for the foundation of the church, like a bridge crossing from an old age into a new one ..." - Cameroon

"What an excellently produced book [The Confessions and Church Order of the PRC]! Thank you." - Channel Islands

"Thank you very much indeed for the CDs which have arrived safe and sound. These will indeed keep me well fed in the faith. Exploring many branches of the Christian faith as I do over the internet, I am becoming more and more convinced that your teachings are the truest of all of them." - Devon

" ... I began translating the Belgic Confession. I don’t know how long I will work on it. Beside doing many other things, now I am reading Ron Hanko’s book Doctrine According to Godliness. It is amazing. Thank you again for it and for the other two books." - Slovenia

"You really nailed it today on Radio Ulster. Well done for your stand [on women in church office] and your clear explanation of Scripture. Only wish there were more like you out there." - Co. Down