Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 14 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 (12)

Saul Consults a Witch

I Samuel 28:3-25

I. The Desperation of Saul

II. The Appearance of Samuel

III. The Effect on Saul

Psalms: 65:1-5; 74:6-11; 13:1-6; 18:1-7


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

The Sin of Achan

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 42; Joshua 7

I. The Defeat at Ai

II. The Mourning of Joshua

III. The Punishment of Achan

Psalms: 145:1-8; 74:12-17; 33:12-20; 24:1-6


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


CPRC website:

Quote to Consider:

Herman Hoeksema: "According to Ursinus, there are various Christian virtues presupposed in the keeping of this eighth commandment, such as commutative justice, contentment, fidelity, liberality, hospitality, parsimony, and frugality. All these virtues may very well be subsumed under the head of the one principal virtue of contentment, which is the very opposite of covetousness, which is the root of all evil. According to Ursinus again: ‘Contentment is a virtue, by which we are satisfied and contented with our present possessions, which we have honestly acquired, and by which we quietly endure poverty and other inconveniences, not desiring what does not belong to us, or what is unnecessary’ ... It is evident, therefore, that the cause of contentment lies not in things, but in the heart. It is not from without, but from within. It does not arise from the fact that all things seem to bend to our slightest wish, but from the spiritual power always to adapt our inner state to our outward conditions" (Triple Knowledge, vol. 3, pp. 389-390).

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

Catechism: Monday, 5:30 PM at the Murrays Monday, 7:00 PM with the Campbells at the manse. Thursday, 7:00 PM at the Hamills

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 maintain" in the "Declaration of Principles."

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 21 Jan. (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "God at Work in Every Womb" (Part 1).

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

Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund - £1808.20. Building Fund - £276.60. Donations: £25.40 (building), £9 (building), £29.10 (building), £7.30 (C. R. News).

Dates of the Administration of the Lord’s Supper in 2007: 25 March, 24 June, 30 September, and 9 December.


Limerick, Tuesday, 30 January, Rev. Eriks, "Antithetical Living in an Age of Covetousness" 

S. Wales, Friday, 2 March, "Homosexuality: What Does the Bible Teach?"