Protestant Reformed Church
Lord’s Day, 10
glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving,
and power, and might,
be unto our
God for ever and ever" (Rev. 7:12)
Morning Service - 11:00 AM
Catechism, Lord’s Day 24; Ephesians 2
I. The Divine
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
PM at the Murrays
PM with the Campbells at the manse
7:00 PM at the Hamills
Membership Class: Tuesday, 8:30 PM at the
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.
Lectures: 7 March, Rev. Stewart, "God’s Magnifying His Word," in
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,
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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." -
"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