Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 7 January, 2007


"That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even

the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 15:6)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Saul, the King Israel Asked For (10)

God Rejects Saul as King

I Samuel 14:47-15:12

I. Samuel’s Message

II. Saul’s Disobedience

III. Jehovah’s Repentance

Psalms: 37:3-7, 26-28; 73:24-28; 83:3-8, 16-18; 119:105-112


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Saul, the King Israel Asked For (11)

Saul is Told of His Rejection

I Samuel 15:13-35

I. Confession is Better than Excuses

II. Obedience is Better than Sacrifices

III. Repentance is Better than Keeping up Appearances

Psalms: 102:13-18; 74:1-5; 50:7-14; 51:14-19


For audio cassettes of the worship services, contact Sean Courtney (


CPRC website:

Quote to Consider:

C. F. Keil on God’s repentance: "... a man’s repentance or regret arises from his changeableness, from the fluctuations in his desires and actions. This is never the case with God: consequently He is the unchangeable One, in whom Israel can trust, since He does not lie or deceive, or repent of His purposes [I Sam. 15:29]."

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

The Standard Bearers (15 Dec. issue with an article on the 2008 BRF Conference) are on the back table as are the Beacon Lights. The December and January issue of the C. R. News are also available.

The second offering this morning will be for the building fund.

Catechism: Monday, 4:30 PM at the Murrays Monday, 6:30 PM with the Campbells at the manse.

The CPRC Council will meet tomorrow, 8 Jan., at 7:30 PM at the manse.

Membership Class: Tuesday at 7:30 PM

Our Mid-Week Bible Study is Wednesday at 7:45 PM at the manse. We will continue with (IIIA) "We repudiate" in the "Declaration of Principles."

Rev. & Mary Stewart travel to S. Wales this Friday, 12 Jan., for the lecture on "The Baptism of the Holy Spirit: Are the Pentecostals Right?" Please remember this witness and the saints in S. Wales in your prayers.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 14 Jan. (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "With Him in His Glory" (John 17:24).

Rev. VanOverloop and Rev. Eriks plan to be here from Friday, 27 January, to Monday, 5 February. The congregational dinner will be Friday, 2 February, at Leighinmohr Hotel off the Galgorm Road in Ballymena. A sign up sheet for the dinner is on the back table. A sign-up sheet for Go-Karting, planned for Saturday, 3 February, at Raceview Karting in Ballymena, is also on the back table.

Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund - £633.80.

Website: Three new articles have been added to our languages page ( Ukrainian—"God’s Sovereign Love, our Comfort" by Prof. Decker; French—"The Importance of the Trinity" by Rev. R. Hanko; and Romanian—"Sovereign Election" by Rev. Van Baren.

PRC News: Rev. Dick (Grace, MI) received the call to be missionary in the Philippines. After prayerful consideration, the congregation in Wyckoff, NJ, which had been in existence for 33 years, voted to disband. The last worship service was held last Sunday.