Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 19 February, 2017
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed
by the renewing of your mind ...” (Rom. 12:2)
Morning Service - 11:00 AM
The Life of Jacob (32)
of His Twelve Sons
Scripture Reading: Genesis 49
Text: Genesis 49
I. The Speaker of the Blessing
II. The Idea of the Blessing
Psalms: 95:1-6; 29:1-4; 23:1-6; 2:6-12
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
The Life of Jacob (33)
Jacob’s Last Words
Scripture Reading: Genesis 49
Text: Genesis 49
I. Words of Prophecy
II. Words of Burial
Psalms: 18:43-50; 29:5-9; 72:1-8; 17:10-15
For CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services,
If you desire a pastoral visit, please contact Rev. Stewart
or the elders
CPRC Website: www.cprc.co.uk • Live Webcast:
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Quotes to Consider
George Lawson: “If God had given you such a father as Jacob,
or promised you such blessings by the mouths of your dying
fathers, as those which Jacob promised from God to some of
his children, would you not have reckoned yourselves very
happy? would you not have lived all your days in the faith
of such gracious promises, and in the hope of such precious
blessings? But all that believe in Christ are his spiritual
seed. He bequeathed to them all the most precious blessings
when he was leaving the world. The dying speeches and last
words of Jesus may afford us far richer consolation than the
best blessings of Jacob could afford to his sons” (The
History of Joseph, p. 551).
Announcements (subject to God’s will)
Rev. Stewart’s bimonthly letter to the PRC is available on
the back table. Standard Bearers (1 February) are available
for those who didn’t get them earlier this week.
Monday evening’s Catechism Classes:
5:45 PM - Taylor, Josh, Corey & Katelyn (Beginners NT)
6:30 PM - Bradley & Samuel (Juniors OT)
7:15 PM - Jacob, Alex & Nathan (Heidelberg Catechism, book
The Tuesday Bible Study meets at 11 AM to consider holy war
according to the writing prophets, including their
predictions of Jesus Christ and the NT age.
The Belgic Confession Class meets on Wednesday at 7:45 PM to
study article 31, including sinful motives and ways of
seeking church office.
Join us this Friday evening from 7 PM onwards at church for
a puzzle party and fellowship. Bring a jigsaw you want to
build or help others with theirs. All welcome.
Men’s Bible Study meets this Saturday at 8 PM at the
Kennedys to discuss James 5:19-20 and review the whole
The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel
846 MW at 8:30 AM) by Rev. R. Kleyn is “No Other Gods” (Ex.
S. Wales Lecture: Rev. Stewart will speak on “The New
Calvinism and the Reformation Compared” on Thursday, 2
March, at 7:15 PM in the Round Chapel, Margam.
The Lord’s Supper in 2017 will be held on Sundays 26 March,
25 June, 24 September and 31 December.
The CPRC will be hosting a mini-conference to celebrate the
500th anniversary of the Reformation on Saturday, 21
October. Prof. Engelsma will be our guest speaker. He has
also agreed to preach for us on Sundays 22 & 29 October and
Offerings: General Fund: £617.70. Donations: $1,400 (USA),
Translation additions: 2 Spanish.
PRC News: Rev. Lanning declined First Holland PRC. Rev. R.
Kleyn declined Southwest PRC. Rev. Mahtani declined the call
to be third missionary in the Philippines. Zion PRC formed a
trio of Revs. Eriks, Haak and R. Kleyn.
New Book by Cookstown Man
(published in the Mid-Ulster Mail,
2 February, 2017)
A product of
both Cookstown Primary School and Cookstown High School,
Martyn McGeown has recently had his first book published. It
is an exposition of Jesus Christ's own teaching on the end
of the world and his second coming in Matthew 24-25, which
is the longest treatment of the end times in the four gospel
A graduate of
Queen's University in Belfast with a joint degree in German
and French, Martyn has always been interested in literary
and spiritual issues. Much study of Scripture and close
interaction with the various schools of thought lie behind
his new book,
Called to Watch for Christ's Return.
man has lived in Germany, the Republic of Ireland and
America, where he studied for four years for the Christian
ministry. Now serving as the minister of the Limerick
Reformed Fellowship (www.limerickreformed.com),
Rev. McGeown has put some of the fruit of his pastoral
labours into book form.
America, this superbly written work covers the fall of
Jerusalem to the Romans in AD 70, the signs of the Lord's
return, the worldwide preaching of the gospel, the great
tribulation, the abomination of desolation, the parable of
the fig tree, the glory of Christ's coming and much more.
Bringing in relevant portions of Daniel (including the 70
weeks), II Thessalonians (including the man of sin) and
Revelation (including the mark of the beast), Pastor
McGeown's new book serves as a fine treatment of the whole subject of the
Bible's teaching regarding the future.
As the title indicates,
Called to Watch for Christ's Return is also a very practical book explaining the Christian hope,
bringing comfort and guarding against unbelieving fears.
attractive paperback of some 304 pages is available for
£8.25 (inc. P&P) from the CPRC Bookstore (7 Lislunnan Road,
Kells, BT42 3NR; 25 891851;
email@example.com) with cheques payable to “Covenant
Protestant Reformed Church.”