Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship
Lord’s Day, 27
"Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye
of all his wondrous works"
Service - 11:00 AM
Abraham, Father of the Faithful (5)
Abraham Reckoned Righteous
I. The Meaning
II. The Timing
III. The Significance
Psalms: 147:1-8; 129:1-8; 143:1-4, 10-11; 32:1-2, 6-9
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 33, Ephesians 4:17-32
I. The Biblical Idea
II. The Two Aspects
Psalms: 119:57-64; 130:1-8; 19:7-13; 51:6-13
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Quotes to Consider:
John Calvin on Genesis 15:6: "... THAT ABRAM BELIEVED GOD, and it
was imputed to him for righteousness. Here we see a text plain enough,
and at the first sight not greatly to be stood upon, and yet the Jews
are so blockish [stupid] and blind, as that they know not what it
meaneth. And amongst Christians also, hardly shall we find one amongst
an hundred, which understandeth only the meaning of these words. For if
these three or four words were truly understood (THAT ABRAM BELIEVED,
and it was imputed unto him for righteousness) without doubt it would
overthrow the whole state of Popery: all superstitions which at this day
bear sway should cease: and all controversies now in dispute be
appeased. For this is the key which openeth whatsoever is requisite for
our salvation: this is the means to decide all controversies: this is
the foundation of all true religion: to be short, this is it that
setteth open the heavens unto us, if we can comprehend that which Moses
here in a word setteth down unto us" (Sermons
on Melchizedek & Abraham, p. 95).
Montgomery Boice on Genesis 15: "In the middle of this chapter
occurs what is perhaps the most important verse in the entire Bible:
Genesis 15:6. In it, the doctrine of justification by faith is set forth
for the first time. This is the first verse in the Bible explicitly to
speak of (1) ‘faith,’ (2) ‘righteousness,’ and (3) ‘justification.’"
Announcements (subject to God’s will):
The February Covenant Reformed News is available on the
classes: Monday at the manse at 6:30 PM with the Campbells and
Thursday at the Hamills at 7 PM.
Midweek Bible Study will be held on Wednesday at 8 PM at the manse.
Rev. & Mary Stewart travel to South Wales this week Friday,
returning Saturday morning. Rev. Stewart will give a lecture on The
Website Update: In February, the website has
seen its highest number of hits yet with many articles and especially
sermons downloaded. There are about 10 new articles on the Psalms.
Harryville Primary School assembly was
cancelled due to a burst pipe in the school gymnasium.
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 27 February
(8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is "Blessed Are the Merciful" (Matthew
On Friday, 8 April, Rev. Stewart will give a lecture, "The 1000
Years of Revelation 20," in Ballymena Protestant Hall at 8 PM.
Last Week’s Offerings: £726.40
PRC News: Prof. Engelsma declined the call to
Hudsonville PRC. Rev. Eriks (Loveland, CO) has the call from Bethel PRC.
Rev. Mahtani (Pittsburgh, PA) has the call from Edmonton. Rev. Key
(Hull, IA) has the call from Holland. Rev. Overway (New Jersey) has the
call from Doon PRC.