Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 22 January, 2017
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed
by the renewing of your mind ...” (Rom. 12:2)
Morning Service - 11:00 AM
Jesus Our Saviour
Scripture Reading: Acts 4:1-22
Text: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 11
I. Our Saviour From Sin
II. Our Complete Saviour
III. Our Only Saviour
Psalms: 27:1-5; 25:15-22; 18:1-7; 118:17-26
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
The Life of Jacob (27)
Jacob’s Struggles Before His Sons’ Second Egyptian Trip
Scripture Reading: Genesis 43:1-34
Text: Genesis 43:1-14
I. The Crisis
II. The Conversation
III. The Evaluation
Psalms: 111:1-6; 26:1-7; 105:15-21; 37:3-9
For CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services,
If you desire a pastoral visit, please contact Rev. Stewart
or the elders
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Quotes to Consider
Herman Hoeksema on Lord’s Day 11: “The Catechism instructs
us that the Son of God is called Jesus, that is, a savior,
because he saves us and delivers us from our sins. He is
called Jesus not because he is willing to save and to
deliver us, nor because he is able to save and to deliver us
from our sins, but because he actually does save and deliver
us” (The Death of the Son of God, p. 19).
George Lawson: “It is our wisdom, in dubious matters, to fix
on those thoughts that will be most conducive to our peace.
Possibly things may be worse than we think; and it will be
good to arm ourselves with the consolations of God, that
future evils may not overwhelm our spirits. Yet evils should
not be voluntarily brought by us upon ourselves, by viewing
everything in the most unfavourable light. ‘Sufficient unto
the day,’ says Christ, ‘is the evil thereof.’ Present evils
are as heavy as we can bear, and why should we double them
by adding the evils of tomorrow? They may be but imaginary
evils; but, by a timorous imagination, they are turned into
real evils, heavier to be borne than those real evils which
providence brings upon us” (The History of Joseph, pp.
Announcements (subject to God’s will)
We thank William & Alison Graham for once again organizing
the congregational dinner and quiz. It was a very enjoyable
evening of fellowship.
Monday evening’s Catechism Classes:
5:45 PM - Taylor, Josh, Corey & Katelyn (Beginners NT)
6:30 PM - Bradley & Samuel (Juniors OT)
7:15 PM - Jacob, Alex & Nathan (Heidelberg Catechism, book 2)
The Tuesday Bible Study meets at 11 AM to study further the
holy wars in Judges.
The Belgic Confession Class meets on Wednesday at 7:45 PM to
continue with Article 30, “The Government of and Offices in
The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel
846 MW at 8:30 AM) by Rev. Bruinsma is “Honouring the Hoary
Head” (Lev. 19:32).
Offerings: General Fund: £888.35. Donations: £200 (England),
$1,000 (translator fund).
New translations: 1 Indonesian.
PRC News: Rev. Jon Mahtani (Cornerstone, IN) received the
call to be the third missionary to the Philippines.
Southwest PRC will call from a new trio of Revs. Key
(Loveland, CO), R. Kleyn (Spokane, WA) and Spronk (Faith,
MI). Classis East approved a request from Faith PRC for the
organization of a new congregation, Zion PRC, in Jenison,
MI. Zion’s organization is scheduled for early February.