Protestant Reformed Church
Lord’s Day, 17
therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and
wherewith one may edify another" (Rom. 14:19)
- 11:00 AM Prof. Dykstra
The Place of Good Works in the Covenant
Reading: Ephesians 2
Catechism, Lord’s Day 24
I. Not a
Prerequisite to the Covenant
II. A Blessing
III. A Sure
Fruit of the Covenant
19:7-11; 103:13-19; 112:1-6
Evening Service - 6:00 PM Prof. Dykstra
What Manner of People?
Reading: II Peter 3
Text: II Peter
I. Expecting the
the New Creation
98:1-9; 102:23-28; 17:12-15
Courtney (firstname.lastname@example.org) for CDs of the sermons
and DVDs of the worship services.
CPRC YouTube Site:
Quotes to Consider:
Martyn Lloyd-Jones on II Peter 3: "There is
nothing for the ungodly to look forward to except final, ultimate
destruction. Apart from Christ there is no hope whatsoever; and what we
are told everywhere in this Book is that those who do not believe on the
Lord Jesus Christ have nothing to look forward to except a state of
punishment and of destruction unrelieved and without end. It is a
terrible and terrifying thought, and yet it is the plain, clear teaching
of the Bible everywhere. But thank God there is another side, there is a
hope held out for the people of God. ‘Nevertheless we,’ says the
Apostle—here is the Christian hope already—’Nevertheless’—here is
something different—we, according to his promise, look for new heavens
and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Now this is undoubtedly
the most glorious promise which is to be found in the entire Bible" (Expository
Sermons on 2 Peter, pp. 196-197).
Announcements (subject to God’s will):
Everyone is welcome to stay for tea after this
evening’s service as we say farewell to the church visitors. We thank
them for their work among us and wish them the Lord’s blessing as they
return to the US tomorrow.
PM - Zoe, Amy & Lea Campbell at the manse
Tuesday, 7 PM
- Jacob & Nathan at the Buchanans
Tuesday, 8 PM
- Mark & Lauren at the Hamills
PM - Beginners OT Class at the manse
Midweek Bible study meets this Wednesday at 7:45
PM at the manse on I Peter 3:18ff.
Ladies Bible study meets this Thursday, 21
January, at 10:30 AM at the Murrays to study Lesson 3 of
Keeping God’s Covenant.
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day
(8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "Hallowed Be Thy Name" (Luke
11:2) by Rev. R. Kleyn.
Lectures in Limerick:
12 February - "Preaching: The Voice of Christ"
March - "The Real St. Patrick"
Offerings: General Fund: £564.00. Donations:
£100 (building fund), £76.60 (books).
Website Additions: 1 German and 2 Italian
translations were added.
PRC News: Rev. Eriks (Hudsonville) declined the
call from Byron Center PRC. Cornerstone PRC called Rev. J. Laning
(Hope). Rev. Koole (Grandville) is considering the call from Holland
PRC. Trinity PRC has a trio of Rev. Haak (Georgetown), Rev. Key, and
Rev. A. Lanning.
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