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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 15 February, 2004


"Because thy lovingkindness is better

than life, my lips shall praise thee"

(Psalm 63:3)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Christian Marriage & Singleness (7)

Abiding in Our Calling

I Corinthians 7:17-24

I. The Calling

II. The Examples

III. The Abiding

Psalms: 87:1-7; 94:16-23; 75:4-10; 119:1-8


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 48, Matthew 4:17-5:20

Thy Kingdom Come

I. The Meaning of God’s Kingdom

II. Praying for God’s Kingdom

Psalms: 96:1-6; 95:1-5; 98:1-6; 145:5-6, 10-14


For audio cassettes of the worship services, please contact Sean, phone: (028) 25 641200 or e-mail:


CPRF Website:

Quotes to Consider:

John Calvin on I Corinthians 7:20: "But here it is asked, whether Paul means to establish any obligation, for it might seem as though the words conveyed this idea, that every one is bound to his calling so that he must not abandon it. Now it were a very hard thing if a tailor were not at liberty to learn another trade, or if a merchant were not at liberty to betake himself to farming. I answer, that this is not what the Apostle intends, for he has it simply in view to correct that inconsiderate eagerness, which prompts some to change their condition without any proper reason, whether they do it from superstition, or from any other motive. Farther, he calls every one to this rule also—that they bear in mind what is suitable to their calling. He does not, therefore, impose upon any one the necessity of continuing in the kind of life which he has once taken up, but rather condemns that restlessness, which prevents an individual from remaining in his condition with a peaceable mind ..."

Thomas Watson: "What kingdom is meant when Christ says, ‘Thy kingdom come’? Let us show first what he does not mean. He does not mean a political or earthly kingdom. The apostles indeed did desire Christ’s temporal reign. ‘Wilt thou at this time restore the kingdom again to Israel?’ Acts 1:6. But Christ said his kingdom was not of this world. John 18:36. So that, when Christ taught his disciples to pray, ‘Thy kingdom come,’ he did not mean it of any earthly kingdom, that he should reign here in outward pomp and splendour" (The Lord’s Prayer, p. 59).


We welcome Stephen & Christopher Rushton from Bradford, W. Yorkshire, into our midst today.

Catechism classes meet this week Monday at the Crossetts and Thursday at the Hamills.

Bible Study will be held on Wednesday at 8 PM at the manse. We will look at the "nearness" of Christ’s coming.

5-a-side football is planned for this Friday, 8-9 PM, at Antrim Forum.

One of our contacts in England is looking for a penpal for his 6-year-old daughter. If anyone is interested, please contact Rev. Stewart.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 22 February, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is "The Faithful Witness #4, Our Witnessing" (Rom. 10:1).

The next South Wales lecture on "What is Faith?" is scheduled for 26 March. Ivan & Lily Reid plan to accompany Rev. & Mary Stewart.

Last Week’s Offerings: £519.00. Donations: £8.

PRC News: Rev. K. Koole of the Contact Committee of our churches and Mr. John Buiter of our Hope PRC (the calling church to Singapore) plan to leave this Tuesday for a two week trip to visit Rev. A. Den Hartog and the churches in Singapore.