Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 1 January, 2006


"And above all these things put on charity, which is the

bond of perfectness" (Col. 3:14)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM 

Christian Love (7)

Love Is Not Easily Provoked

1 Corinthians 13:5c

I. The Meaning

II. The Situations  

III. The Reasons

Psalms: 146:1-8; 30:6-12; 106:29-37; 103:8-15


Evening Service - 6:00 PM 
Thomas' Confession of Jesus as Lord

Heidelberg Catechism; Lord's Day 13; John 20:28
I. The Occasion

II. The Meaning

II. The Calling
Psalms: 96:8-13; 31:1-6; 22:11-18; 110:1-7

For audio cassettes of the worship services, contact the bookstore.

CPRF website:

Quote to Consider:

Jonathan Edwards: "We should never be angry but at sin, and this should always be that which we oppose in our anger. And when our spirits are stirred to oppose this evil, it should be as sin, or chiefly as it is against God. If there be no sin and no fault, then we have no cause to be angry; and if there be a fault or sin, then it is infinitely worse as against God than it is as against us, and therefore it requires the most opposition on that account. Persons sin in their anger when they are selfish in it; for we are not to act as if we were our own, or for ourselves simply, since we belong to God, and not to ourselves ... Our anger should be like Christ’s anger. He was like a lamb under the greatest personal injuries, and we never read of his being angry but in the cause of God against sin as sin" (Charity and Its Fruits, pp. 193-194).

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

Copies of a Bible reading programme are available as an aid to personal and/or family devotions in this new year. The Spokane Newsletter is also on the back table as are some Protestant Reformed Theological Journals for those who would like one.

A second offering will be taken this morning for our building fund.

Catechism: Hamills after the evening service today Monday at 7 PM at the manse with the Campbells Thursday at 5:30 PM at the Murrays

The Steering Committee will meet this week Tuesday at 7:30 PM at the manse.

Bible Study will be held this week Wednesday at 8 PM at the manse. We will look at the work of elders in ruling.

Website: Martyn McGeown has written book descriptions of Leaving Father & Mother, Whosoever Will, Far Above Rubies, and An Exposition of Christian Liberty, which are now on the CPRF website.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 8 Jan (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "Remember our Persecuted Brethren" (Heb. 13:3).

Rev. Stewart will give a lecture on "The Synod of Dordt" in Mountjoy Orange Hall near Omagh on Thursday, 12 January, 2006.

The church visitors, Rev. Eriks and Rev. Van Overloop, plan to arrive 27-28 January and leave on 6 February. On 31 January, Rev. Van Overloop will speak in Limerick on "Justification by Faith Alone." Reserve Friday, 3 February for the congregation dinner. More details will be provided later.

The next South Wales lecture is booked for Friday, 10 February. Rev. Stewart plans to speak on "Miracles and the End of the World."

Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund - £597.80.

BRF Family Conference 2006

The British Reformed Fellowship (BRF) is holding its eighth biennial Family Conference at Cloverley Hall, Whitchurch, Shropshire, England, from Saturday 5 to Saturday 12 August 2006. The conference theme is "The Five Points of Calvinism." Professors Herman Hanko and David Engelsma of the Protestant Reformed Churches are the speakers. Reformed believers from the US and Canada and all over the world are heartily invited to join us for what promises to be a week of rich Christian fellowship with ample time for sightseeing and relaxation.