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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 29 February, 2004


"Because thy lovingkindness is better

than life, my lips shall praise thee."

(Psalm 63:3)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Marriage in This Passing World

Christian Marriage & Singleness (9)

I Corinthians 7:29-31

I. The Meaning

II. The Calling

Psalms: 147:1-7; 96:8-13; 50:1-6; 102:23-28


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Praying for Daily Bread

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 50, Matthew 6:9-13, 19-34

I. The Meaning

II. The Application

Psalms: 24:1-5; 97:1-7; 104:20-28; 147:9-17


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


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Quotes to Consider:

F. W. Grosheide on I Corinthians 7:29: "Time is compressed because we live in the period between the descent of the Holy Spirit and the return of Christ. This period demands the end of all things and also hastens towards that end (Rev. 22:20). Thereby time is characterized and our own life as well. For that reason our life should be free from the present time and direct itself toward life eternal (Heb. 11:13-15). Henceforth has the following import: Because the time is shortened there remains only one thing we should be concerned about. That one thing necessary is to have the eye directed toward heaven."

Thomas Watson: "They who can say, ‘our Father,’ can say ‘our bread.’ Wicked men that have a legal right to what they possess, but not a covenant right; they have it by providence, not by promise; with God’s leave, not with his love" (The Lord’s Prayer, p. 203).

Herman Hoeksema on "Give us this day our daily bread": "The statement is often made ... that in this petition we have the promise that God’s people in this world will never lack bread, will never suffer hunger, that every day their food and drink will certainly be provided. And, in the sense that the Lord will surely always care for His people, and that He will provide them with the necessary means to live as His people in the world, this may be said to be true. But we should not forget that all this is strictly subservient to the purpose of God’s glory, to the coming of His kingdom, and to the realization of His will. Scripture teaches us everywhere that we must expect suffering for righteousness’ sake in the world. And this suffering may very well include that ... we really suffer hunger and want, starvation and death."


The February Covenant Reformed News is on the back table. Take several and distribute them to friends and acquaintances. We heard this week of a man in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA), who was reading the CR News!

Any RFPA book club members who received Unfolding Covenant History, vol. 4, and who would prefer not to pay the RFPA directly in American dollars, please give Pastor your account number and £11 and he will pay for you.

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.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 7 March, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is "Jesus Sentenced to Death" (Mark 15:6-15).

Last Week’s Offerings: £518.21.

PRC News: Rev. Van Overloop (Georgetown) declined the call from Faith and received the call to Byron Center. Seminarian Dennis Lee from Singapore will be doing his internship at Grandville PRC under Rev. Koole. Seminarian John Marcus from Byron Center PRC will be doing his internship in Holland PRC under Rev. Terpstra.