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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 21 January, 2007


"Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout

all ages, world without end. Amen" (Ephesians 3:21)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Saul, the King Israel Asked For (13)

Saul is Slain on Mt. Gilboa

I Samuel 31

I. The Rout of Saul’s Forces

II. The Aftermath of Saul’s Defeat

III. The Recovery of Saul’s Body

Psalms: 145:1-8; 74:18-23; 37:34-40; 78:67-71


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Lying to the Holy Spirit

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 43; Acts 5:1-11

I. The Sin

II. The Judgment

Psalms: 145:1-8; 75:1-10; 33:12-20; 24:1-6


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

CPRC website:

Quote to Consider:

George M. Ophoff: "The Lord brought Saul to a terrible end on account of his rebellions and impenitence. His destruction was sudden. He was cut off from God’s country—the land of the spiritually living—in the midst of his days, in the prime of life. His head was made a public gazing-stock there in the temple of Dagon. His decapitated body was suspended between heaven and earth by its being fastened to the walls of Bethshan, and finally it was burned. These ignominies were signs of the Lord’s hot displeasure, of the anger of His hatred of Saul. So they were regarded in that day and rightly so. And they were given, were these signs, that all Israel might know that Saul was wicked, and that David was righteous" (The Standard Bearer, vol. 25, pp. 39-40).

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

The new Standard Bearers on the back table have an excellent article entitled "As a Lamb in a Large Place."

The new British Reformed Journal contains articles on Covenant Children, The 1595 Lambeth Articles and the So-Called Calvinist Consensus, The Free Offer Issue, Does God Really Desire to Save the Reprobate, and Letters (on Bible versions and remarriage). If you are interested in it, contact Rev. Stewart.

Catechism: Monday, 5:00 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.

Rev. Stewart speaks at Harryville Primary assembly on Wednesday morning.

Our Mid-Week Bible Study is Wednesday at 7:45 PM at the manse.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 28 Jan. (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "God at Work in Every Womb" (Part 2).

Rev. VanOverloop and Rev. Eriks arrive this week Saturday, 27 January. 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 - £510.12. Donations: £20 (C. R. News), £20 (C. R. News), £140 (building fund).

Website: Michael Kimmitt’s pamphlet on baptism is now on in Italian. We also have added the Canons of Dordt in Polish and the Heidelberg Catechism in Hungarian and Tagalog (Filipino).


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

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