Protestant Reformed Church
Lord’s Day, 20
generation shall praise thy works to another,
declare thy mighty acts" (Ps. 145:4)
- 11:00 AM
The Prayer of the Church in Babylon (1)
Mentioning Jehovah’s Lovingkindness [download]
Reading: Isaiah 63
I. The Rich
II. The Covenant
89:26-32; 89:1-6; 103:8-15
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
The Excuses of Fallen Man [download]
Reading: Ecclesiastes 7
Catechism, Lord’s Day 4
I. But God Is
II. But Is Not
89:33-39; 11:1-7; 10:11-16
Stephen Murray for CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship
Quotes to Consider:
John Gill on Isaiah 63:7: "... the gifts of grace
are bestowed, not according to the merits of men, for then they would
not be free grace gifts; and, besides, there is no merit in a creature;
the best works of the best of men are not meritorious, of anything at
the hand of God; but all they have flow from mere sovereign mercy, pure
grace, and free unmerited love, which is abundant, yea, boundless, and
even infinite. A heap of words is here made use of, and all little
enough to express the wonderful kindness of God in the acts of his grace
and goodness to his church and people; which ought always to be had in
sight and mind, and to be remembered and spoken of in private and in
Announcements (subject to God’s will)
We welcome Stephen Rushton to our worship
services today. Stephen will be joining us for Bible studies this week
and returning to Bradford on Thursday.
Everyone is welcome to stay for tea after the
evening service today.
Rev. McGeown’s bi-monthly letter to the PRC is
available on the back table. The February issue of the CR News is
also on the back table.
We are missing two keys for the lift. If
anyone has seen them or knows where they are, please contact a Council
classes: Monday, 6:00 PM - Joseph, Jacob, Nathan & Alex;
PM - Zoe, Amy & Lea;
12:15 PM - Beginners NT Class
Tuesday Bible study: 11 AM, on II Thess. 2:9f
on the deception of Antichrist.
Belgic Confession class: 7:45 PM. We’ll continue with
Article 8 on fellowship as the vestige/footprint of the Holy Trinity.
Thursday’s Membership class is at 7:30 PM.
Rev. McGeown is scheduled to give two lectures
this week, one on Monday night in Limerick and one in S. Wales on
Thursday. Please remember Rev. McGeown and these lectures in your
The Reformed Witness
Hour next Lord’s Day (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled
"Children, Obey Your Parents" (Ephesians 6:1-3) by Rev. R. Kleyn.
The Council will meet on Monday, 28 February,
at 7:30 PM.
At the request of the PRC Contact Committee, Revs.
McGeown and Stewart will be giving lectures in Portugal. They
plan to leave on Monday, 7 March, give 5 speeches on Tuesday-Thursday,
and return on Friday, 11 March. The CPRC and LRF will have a pulpit
exchange on 13 March.
Website Additions: 1 Ukrainian and 2 German
translations were added.
Offerings: General Fund - £459.83.
PRC News: Trinity PRC called Rev. A. Lanning
"It is always very encouraging to read your news and
bulletins. I pray that the Lord will continue to bless your ministry.
Now the book The Work
of the Holy Spirit
is so interesting to me that I cannot stop myself asking you for it.
Will you please send a copy to me? ... Right now I am translating Rev.
According to Godliness ..." - Myanmar
"I listened to ‘God’s
Nearness,’ your sermon on Jeremiah 23:23. It was so very good. I put
a note on it to listen again looking up the references ... I am part way
through listening to Rev. McGeown’s sermon ‘Dead
in Trespasses and Sins’ (Eph. 2:1-3). I will probably finish
listening this evening. It is so good to hear him for the first time."
- Yorkshire, England
"The Romans 11
DVDs arrived on Monday and the Romans
9 and Ezekiel DVDs arrived
yesterday afternoon. Thank you for your prompt and faithful service ...
I have watched the first 2 DVDs on Romans 11. It is a pleasure to hear
sound understanding of the Word of God. It is truly a rejoicing of the
heart ... I do praise and thank the Lord greatly that, at last, I am
able to hear someone who knows something of the exceeding riches of
God’s grace and to see Scriptures expounded to the praise of the glory
of God’s grace. May the God of all grace bless you and keep you to will
and to do of His good pleasure." - Australia
"Thank you very much for continuing to send me your
Sunday sermons. I really enjoy listening to them. Your sermons on ‘Jerusalem
and Antioch’ were a blessing to me as also your teaching on the
Belgic Confession." - Co. Antrim
"Thank you so much for the DVD of ‘Blessed
Pilgrims Heading to Zion.’ It was very kind of you to send it and it
was a massive blessing to us. We felt as if we were with you. Thank you
so much. I would like to order the following
free pamphlets ..." - South Wales
"Once more I would be delighted to receive the
enclosed order ... I find the material like sunshine in this dark
world." - Scotland
"Thank you so much for the info and for the
CR News. May God continue to bless your ministry as I know it
has been a blessing to me." - Virginia, USA
"Very many thanks for everything. Your books, tapes,
etc. are treasures!" - England
"I have recently been given a copy of the September
2010 issue of the Covenant Reformed News.
I have read it with interest and found it very well written and
informative. As a result of this, I have read a number of the previous
issues which are available on the CPRC website and I have found them to
be in line with my own beliefs regarding God’s Word ... I would be
grateful if my name could be added to the mailing list. After reading
them, I will be eager to pass them on to others ..."
- Co. Antrim
"I received yesterday the DVDs of the
British Reformed Fellowship Conference held last August which you
sent through Rev. Kleyn. Thank you very much. One of our elders will
reproduce those DVDs so each family here can have their own copies too.
Rev. Smit also plans to show each lecture during our Tuesday night Bible
Study starting January, God willing ... by 2012 if the Lord would be
gracious we can attend the next BRF Conference." - Philippines
"I was watching the
YouTube debate [on Calvinism vs. Arminianism] you had on World in
Focus. Those reference of the Bible chapters and verses, do you have a
list of them for me to read to get the basis of the five points of
Calvinism?" - Brazil
"The prophecy set of sermons [on
Ezekiel 37-39] you sent us a few months back has really been a
blessing. It has taught us so much." - Rep. of Ireland
"Thank you for your faithful ministry through the
preaching and lectures in Porthcawl
and many helpful books. We have received much spiritual encouragement
and insights upon many issues and biblical understanding. Thank you for
coming over to Wales for the ministry of the Word of God. We will try to
encourage many other people who are willing to learn the Scripture and
the Reformed faith ..." - South Wales
"Just a line to thank you for the latest issue of the
CR News. The article on ‘Mount Sinai’ is of particular interest
as we’re currently reading Hebrews in one of our Bible study groups ...
[We] have enjoyed your
series on ‘Calvin vs. Darwin.’ It’s a refreshing antidote to the
theistic evolutionism that is now ‘orthodox’ for many ‘evangelicals’ in
our area. Much appreciated!" - England
"Mr. McGeown’s article [‘All
Means All’] is very enlightening. It is true from Scripture that
none can possibly perish for whom Christ made propitiation because He
established a righteousness for them which is imputed to them which
demands life or immortality consistent with God’s justice and grace
(Rom. 1:15-17; Rom. 3 & 4).This is a glorious accomplishment that makes
my heart glad." - Kentucky, USA