Lord’s Day, 16
generation shall praise thy works to another,
declare thy mighty acts" (Ps. 145:4)
- 11:00 AM
Moving House for
God’s Church (1)
From Bethlehem to Moab [download]
Reading: Ruth 1
Text: Ruth 1:1-5
I. The Sad
115:1-11; 86:8-12; 16:1-7; 137:1-6
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
House for God’s Church (2)
Elimelech’s Rationale for Moving to Moab [download]
Reading: Ruth 1
Text: Ruth 1:1-5
I. He Did It for
II. He Intended
Only to Sojourn There
86:13-17; 42:1-5; 84:1-6
Stephen Murray for CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship
Quote to Consider:
Richard Bernard on Ruth 1:1: "And if the love of
corporal life be so forcible, how much more the love of eternal life,
for which we should be willing to forsake all! But, alas, the least
worldly gain or carnal pleasure banisheth this love out of many men’s
hearts, who rather follow here Elimelech, to leave the people of God to
go into Moab for the world, than Abraham, to forsake his country at the
commandment of God."
Announcements (subject to God’s will)
New Standard Bearers are on the back table.
Subscriptions are due—£16.50. This can be paid to Rev. Stewart, who will
then pay the RFPA.
Ladies Discussion Group meets this Monday at 11
AM at the church. We will begin our discussion on the book of Ruth.
Anyone interested in assisting with church
cleaning on Monday night (6 PM - 7 PM), contact Philip Hall.
PM - Joseph, Jacob, Nathan & Alex
PM - Zoe, Amy & Lea
12:15 AM - Beginners NT Class
Tuesday Bible study: 11 AM. We’ll consider II
Thessalonians 2:4f. on the man of sin’s exaltation of himself.
Wednesday Belgic Confession class: 7:45 PM.
We’ll continue Article 8 on the Holy Trinity.
Thursday’s Membership class is at 7:30 PM.
Rev. & Mary Stewart travel to S. Wales
this Friday where Rev. Stewart will give a lecture on "Scripture Alone."
Please pray for this witness.
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day
(8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "Husbands Who Love Their
Wives" (Eph. 5:25-33) by Rev. R. Kleyn.
On Friday, 4 February, at 7:30 PM in Lurgan Town
Hall, Rev. Stewart will give a lecture on "Predestination: What the
The Contact Committee of the PRC has asked Rev.
Stewart and Rev. McGeown to represent the PRC and speak at a conference
in Portugal. The CPRC Council has agreed to this request. The
conference is planned for Tuesday, 8 March.
Offerings: General Fund - £560.51. Donations:
£100 (CR News), £20 (pamphlets), £9.50 (building fund), £30
(building fund), £200 (DVDs), £6.85 (CR News).
Website Additions: 2 German translations were
PRC News: Cornerstone PRC called Rev. VanOverloop
(Grace, MI). Rev. Eriks declined the call to Trinity PRC.
The city of Brisbane, Australia,
was hit last week with the flood waters that have inundated Australia.
One of the Evangelical Presbyterian Churches of Australia, with whom the
PRC have a Corresponding Relationship, is located in Brisbane. Thus far,
God in His providence has spared all of the members of the Brisbane
congregation from loss of life and property in the floods. Rev. Chris
Connors, pastor of the Brisbane EPCA, summarized what they have
witnessed: "It has been a display of the awesome righteousness of our
God who, though he keeps his promise not to destroy the whole earth
again with water, has smitten our materialistic humanism with a very
severe judgment. Pray for us that we might have the courage and wisdom
to declare the word of God at such a time." Let us remember our fellow
saints before our heavenly Father’s throne that they may see in the
physical waters the spiritual lesson of Isaiah 43: "When thou passest
through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they
shall not overflow thee .... For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of
Israel, thy Saviour."