Protestant Reformed Fellowship
Lord’s Day, 15
all these things put on charity, which is the
perfectness" (Col. 3:14)
Morning Service - 11:00 AM
Christian Love (10)
Rejoices in the Truth
Psalms: 122:1-9; 31:19-24; 137:1-9; 119:161-168
Service - 6:00 PM
Redemption from the Curse of the Law
Catechism, Lord’s Day 15; Galatians 3:13
I. The Curse
Psalms: 107:1-9; 32:1-5; 111:3-9; 130:1-8
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Quotes to Consider:
R. C. H. Lenski: "Anything that is wrong in God’s
sight grieves a heart that is full of love, not merely because the wrong
hurts the one to whom it is done, but especially because God is
displeased with the wrong and must punish the wrongdoer. Instead of
rejoicing over the wrong, love grieves over the wrong ...
Unrighteousness prevails where the heart has pleasure in it, loves it,
and thus rejoices in it. There the love that Paul describes is absent.
But where the heart ‘rejoices with the truth,’ embraces it gladly, finds
pleasure in possessing it, there unrighteousness is driven out ... This
love finds pleasure in every progress which the truth makes in the
hearts of men, namely in every bit of their conduct which shows that
they love and obey this truth."
Herman Hoeksema: "And let us make no mistake, and
imagine that the sentence of the law against us is like the sentence of
a human judge that has been pronounced, but the execution of which is
postponed until some future day. The law is not a mere code: it is the
Word of the living God, the Word which He always speaks, and that, too,
a Word of power that accomplishes what it says. When the law pronounces
the verdict: ‘Cursed be everyone that continueth not in all the words of
the law to do them’ it is the living God that thus speaks His Word of
wrath, and pronounces the curse upon us. His own word of wrath and holy
anger against the workers of iniquity,—that is the curse. It is the
opposite of His word of favour" (When
I Survey, pp. 289-290).
Announcements (subject to God’s will):
The congregation dinner sign-up sheet is on
the back table. The BRF Conference booking forms are also
We express our sympathy to Ivan & Lily Reid
in the death of Lily’s father this past Wednesday morning. The funeral
was held on Friday.
Catechism: Today, after the evening service with
the older Hamills Monday at 7 PM at the manse with the Campbells
Thursday at 5:30PM at the Murrays and 7 PM at the Hamills
Bible Study will be held this week Wednesday at
7:45 PM at the manse. We will look at the work of elders in ruling.
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 15
Jan (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "Fearfully & Wonderfully
Made" (Psalm 139:14).
Upcoming Lectures: Limerick, 31 January,
Justification by Faith Alone (Rev. Van Overloop). S. Wales, 10
February, Miracles and the End of the World
Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund - £477.35.
Donations: £140 (tapes).
PRC News: Rev. Dick (Grace, MI) declined the call
Edgerton (MN), so Edgerton’s new trio is Rev. Houck (Peace, IL), Rev.
Laning (Hope, MI) and Cand. Lee.