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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 16 January, 2005


"Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye

of all his wondrous works" (Psalm 105:2)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Church Discipline, a Key of the Kingdom of Heaven (3)

Just a Little Leaven

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 31; I Corinthians 5:6

I. The Meaning

II. The Results

Psalms: 81:1-8; 119:169-176; 106:11-18; 94:15-17, 20-23


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Church Discipline, a Key of the Kingdom of Heaven (4)

Purging Out the Old Leaven

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 31; I Corinthians 5:7-8

I. Two Applications

II. Two Reasons

Psalms: 33:1-7; 120:1-7; 24:3-8; 143:5-11


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


CPRF website:

Quotes to Consider:

John Calvin on I Corinthians 5:6b: "That [the church] might not think that it was a matter of little or no importance that they gave encouragement to so great an evil, [Paul] shows the destructive tendency of indulgence and dissimulation in such a case. He makes use of a proverbial saying, by which he intimates that a whole multitude is infected by the contagion of a single individual."

Anonymous: "The fashion now is to tolerate anything lest we gain a reputation of being intolerant. The tender-minded saints cannot bear to see Agag slain (see I Samuel 15), so they choose rather to sacrifice the health of the Church for years to come by sparing error and evil; and this they do in the name of Christian love. We are under obligation to disturb all seats of wickedness, and where this is done out of a sincere love for God and men, great good is bound to follow. No true work of God will suffer from the prayerful examination of Spirit-filled men. Timidity masquerading as love has allowed useless forms and unscriptural practices to persist in many a church till they have slowly smothered the life out of it and brought it to desolation ... We must not be afraid to inquire. The difficulty, of course, is to do this in a Christian spirit. It is hard to find fault without being a fault-finder or to criticize without being censorious."

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

We welcome Jonathan & Caragh Moore & family from Cambridge to our worship services today.

Friday’s Psalm-singing debate is on the CPRF website.

Catechism classes: Monday at the manse at 7 PM with the Campbells and Thursday at the Hamills at 7 PM.

The Steering Committee will meet on Tuesday, 18 January, at 7:30 PM at the manse.

Midweek Bible Study on prophecy will be on Wednesday at 8 PM at the manse.

Rev. & Mary Stewart travel to Wales this week Friday. Rev. Stewart will give a lecture on "The 1000 Years of Revelation 20." Remember this in your prayers.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 23 January (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is "Trusting & No Fearing" (Psalm 56:3-4).

Rev. Stewart will give a lecture on "Problems with Revivals" on 28 January at 8 PM here at the Protestant Hall. Lindsay Williams will also give a short slide presentation on the Welsh Revivals.

Reserve Friday, 11 February for the congregational dinner at The Ramble Inn at 7:30 PM.

Last Week’s Offerings: £706.90.

PRC News: Rev. Overway (New Jersey) declined the call he had to Edmonton.