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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 25 January, 2004


"Because thy lovingkindness is better

than life, my lips shall praise thee."

(Psalm 63:3)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 47, Ephesians 1

Hallowing God’s Name

I. The Meaning

II. The Manner

III. The Reasons

Psalms: 103:17-22; 92:1-6; 115:1-9; 79:9-13


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Christian Marriage & Singleness (6)

Desertion—No Ground for Remarriage

I Corinthians 7:15

I. The Interpretation

II. The Tradition

Psalms: 71:1-6; 92:7-11; 138:3-8; 141:1-2, 7-10


For audio cassettes of the worship services, please contact Sean, phone: (028) 25 641200 or e-mail:


CPRF Website:

Quotes to Consider:

Herman Hoeksema on "Hallowed Be Thy Name": "Do we really desire that He so instructs us by His Word and Spirit in the knowledge of His name that the zeal for its glory may consume us, and that His glory becomes our highest and only purpose in life? Do we really venture to ask Him for grace that we may always and everywhere confess and praise Him with our lips, that we may always and constantly maintain this confession in our walk and life, and walk as children of light? Do we deeply and clearly realize that if God should hear this prayer, we may have to suffer reproach for His name’s sake in the world, that it may cost us our job, our position, our very life? If we are really children of God, we will answer: ‘Yes, I am ready to pray this petition, but with fear and trembling. Lord, I believe. Help Thou mine unbelief’" (Triple Knowledge, p. 513).

Thomas Manton: "There is nothing more precious than God himself, therefore nothing should be more dear to us than his glory. This is the great difference between the upright and the hypocrite: the hypocrite never seeks God but when his necessities do require it, not in and for himself; but when the upright come to seek God, it is for God in the first place—their main care is about God’s concernments rather than their own" (Works, vol. 1, p. 67).


The Standard Bearers are available today. Also on the back table are more articles from the Ballymena Times on limited atonement.

Catechism will be held Monday at the Crossetts and Thursday at the Hamills.

Bible Study will be held on Wednesday at 8 PM at the manse. We will continue our study of eschatology and time by considering the nearness of Christ’s return.

Rev. Slopsema and Elder Jim Jansma, from Hudsonville PRC arrive (DV) this Thursday, 29 January, for the yearly PRC church visitation.

The congregational dinner will be held this week Friday, 30 January, at the Ramble Inn at 7:30 PM. Please arrive on time. The cost of the dinner, which will be collected that evening, is £5/full meal and £3/children’s meal.

Unless any lawful objections are made, William Graham’s baptism and public confession of faith will take place next Lord’s Day morning, 1 February (DV).

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 1 February, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is "The Faithful Witness #1, Our Calling" (Acts 1:8).

Last Week’s Offerings: £456.60. Donation: £10 (CR News).

PRC News: Rev. Haak (Bethel) declined the call to Faith PRC. Lacombe’s new trio is Rev. Terpstra (Holland), Rev. A. Brummel (S. Holland), and Rev. Haak.