Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church

83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 11 January, 2015

“But our God is in the heavens: he hath done
whatsoever he hath pleased” (Psalm 115:3)

Morning Service - 11:00 AM - Prof. B. Gritters

The Sanctuary and the Sea  [download]  [youtube]
Scripture Reading: Psalm 77
Text: Psalm 77

I. The Troubles We Face
II. The Truth We Embrace
III. The Confessions We Make
Psalms: 39:6-13; 90:13-17; 77:9-14; 77:15-20

Evening Service - 6:00 PM - Prof. B. Gritters

Foreknowledge: The Basis of Election  [download]  [youtube]
Scripture Reading: Romans 8:16-39
Text: Romans 8:29

I. The Difficulty
II. The Solution
III. The Importance
Psalms: 138:1-6; 91:1-5; 33:10-17; 65:1-5

For CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services, contact Stephen Murray
If you desire a pastoral visit, please contact Rev. Stewart or the elders

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Quotes to Consider

John Calvin on Psalm 77:19-20: “It is declared that a path had been opened up for them in a very strange and unusual manner; for the sea was not drained by the skill of man, nor was the river Jordan turned aside from its ordinary course into a different channel, but the people walked through the midst of the waters in which Pharaoh and his whole army were soon after drowned. On this account, it is said, that the footsteps of God were not known, for no sooner had God made the people to pass over than he caused the waters to return to their accustomed course. The purpose for which this was effected is added in the 20th verse—the deliverance of the Church: Thou didst lead thy people like a flock. And this deliverance should be regarded by all the godly as affording them the best encouragement to cherish the hope of safety and salvation. The comparison of the people to sheep, tacitly intimates that they were in themselves entirely destitute of wisdom, power, and courage, and that God, in his great goodness, condescended to perform the office of a shepherd in leading through the sea, and the wilderness ...”

Announcements (subject to God’s will)

We welcome Prof. & Lori Gritters and Dave & Mary Kregel from the USA, and all visitors to our worship services today. Prof. Gritters will preach at both services.

All are welcome to stay for tea after the evening service (Group B on the tea rota).

Protestant Reformed Theological Journals are available on the back table free of charge. Just Dad: Stories of Herman Hoeksema is also available for just £6.

Monday Catechism:
Taylor, Josh, Corey, Bradley & Samuel (Beginners OT, book 1) - 5:30 PM
Alex, Nathan, Jacob & Joseph (Seniors NT) - 6:15 PM
Timothy & Chris (Essentials of Reformed Doctrine) - 7:00 PM

The Council meets with the church visitors tomorrow evening at 7:45 PM.

The Tuesday Bible study meets at 11 AM, with Prof. Gritters leading the discussion on covenant breaking in Leviticus 26.

The subject of Wednesday’s lecture by Prof. Gritters is “The Prince of Darkness Grim: The Reformed Teaching About Satan” (7:30 PM). Flyers are available on the back table to pass on to family and friends.

The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) by Rev. Bruinsma is entitled “Faith: Strength to Endure (2)” (Hebrews 11:33-39).

Offerings: General Fund - £642.67. Building Fund - £283.92.

Website Additions: 1 Spanish and 2 Hungarian translations were added.

PRC News: First PRC’s trio is Revs. Decker (Trinity), Haak (Georgetown) and Smit (Philippines). Peace PRC’s new trio is Revs. Griess (Calvary), R. Kleyn (Spokane) and W. Langerak (Southeast). Rev. W. Langerak has the call to the Philippines.