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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 13 July, 2003


"I was glad when they said unto me, Let 

us go into the house of the Lord."

(Psalm 122:1)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM
Baptized in One Body
Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 26, I Corinthians 12:13
I. The Powerful Agent
II. The Resulting Union
III. The Implied Calling
Psalms: 30:1-5; 77:1-6; 75:4-10; 84:7-12

Evening Service - 6:00 PM
Becoming as Little Children
Matthew 18:1-5
I. Such is True Conversion
II. Such is Kingdom Greatness
III. Such are to Be Received
Psalms: 8:1-5; 77:7-12; 32:1-2, 7-10; 131:1-3

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

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Quotes to Consider:

James W. Dale on I Corinthians 12:13: "The nature of this baptism, then, is the unification of the individual members of the body of Christ, by diversity of gifts and graces, supplementary of each other, so that the whole shall form one complete body governed by one Head, moved by one Spirit, each member satisfied with his own gifts (received under the distribution made ‘to every man severally as He will’), and rejoicing in the complementary fulness found in the gifts conferred upon others. In a word this baptism ‘of all by one Spirit into one body’ is the answer, through the ages, to the prayer offered up by the Head of his people on his way to Calvary—‘Father! I pray that they all may be one’" (Christic Baptism and Patristic Baptism, p. 129).

Rev. M. Schipper on the unity of the church: "Mark well, there are not all kinds of opposing spirits which live in the members of the church, but there is one Spirit. One Spirit is in all, ruling the thinking and willing of all the members of the whole body of Christ. There is therefore in all the members only one mind; and this one mind is the mind of Christ. Moreover, to be noticed too is the fact that no one possesses this Spirit of Christ alone and separate from the body. Each has the riches of the Spirit only in connection with and in his own place in the body of Christ" (Standard Bearer, vol. 45, p. 171).

Martin Luther: "Do not think to be great but to be little. Becoming great will come of itself it you have become little."

William Hendrikson on Matthew 18:5: "By welcoming any of those who belong to Jesus Christ, no matter how insignificant he may appear to the world roundabout, we are welcoming Jesus Christ himself, for it is impossible to separate the Lord from those whom he considers his own (Acts 9:4,5; 22:7; 26:15; Rom, 8:35-39)."


The Standard Bearer is available today.

At a congregational meeting last week Hudsonville PRC called Rev. Stewart to be missionary to the British Isles. Rev. Stewart has accepted this call, and will be installed as missionary at a service in Hudsonville on 14 August (DV).

5-a-side football is arranged for this Friday, 8-9 PM, at the Antrim Forum.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 20 July, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846AM/MW) is "Our Hatred of God’s Enemies" (Ps. 139:19-22).

Last week’s offerings: £734.50

PRC News: Rev. Bruinsma (Kalamazoo) is considering the call from Byron Center PRC. Rev. Slopsema (First, GR) is considering the call from Faith PRC. Rev. Terpstra (Holland) is considering the call to be second missionary to Ghana. Southeast’s trio consists of Rev. Slopsema, Rev. Smit (Doon, IA), and Candidate Langerak. Rev. Gritters is considering the call to the seminary.