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
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
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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
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.
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.