Covenant Protestant Reformed
83 Clarence Street, Ballymena
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 1 July, 2012
"Those that be planted in the
house of the Lord
shall flourish in the courts of
our God" (Ps. 92:13)
Morning Service - 11:00 AM
The Pilgrim Psalms (4)
Looking to the Lord
Scripture Reading: Nehemiah 4
Text: Psalm 123
I. The Occasion
II. The Activity
Psalms: 145:1-8; 143:1-5;
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
Christ’s Most Avoided
Instruction on Adultery
Scripture Reading: Luke 16
Text: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s
I. Adultery and
II. Adultery and the Law
III. Adultery and the Kingdom
Psalms: 95:1-7; 143:6-12;
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CPRC website: www.cprc.co.uk
Quotes to Consider
Prof. Engelsma: "Much of
the disobedience of the churches today to the Word of Christ
on marriage, divorce, and remarriage is due to their refusal
to permit such hardships among their people. The churches
are busy avoiding the sufferings that belong to discipleship
of Christ. They make the life of the Christian easy, not
only in marriage but also in other areas. They see the
affliction of the people in their admittedly painful
circumstances, and they say, ‘Jesus would never want anyone
to have such a hard life.’ Then they quickly change Jesus’
Word so that He says what they think He should say. This is
a temptation also for us" (Marriage, the Mystery of
Christ and the Church, pp. 138-139).
Announcements (subject to God’s
The June issue of the
Covenant Reformed News is on the back table.
Philip & Susan Hall and family
returned safely from the US. The PR synodical delegates and
members pass on their Christian greetings to the
Congratulations to David
Crossett who graduates tomorrow and receives his Ph.D.
from the University of Ulster in Coleraine.
"Pray one for another."
Remember in prayer those with long-term illnesses who
are often unable to worship with us: Mr. Callender, Mrs.
Murray, Mrs. Hanna. Pray for Mr. McAuley as he continues his
dialysis treatment. Remember Mr. Crossett as he recovers
from surgery. Pray also for the family members who provide
care for the sick that the Lord may give them the necessary
strength. "The effectual fervent prayer ... availeth much"
The Council will hold
its monthly meeting tomorrow evening at 7:30 PM.
Our Tuesday morning Bible
study meets at 11 AM on "Eschatology and Time." This
will be our last day on the "last days" in Daniel, Ezekiel
Men’s Bible Study will be
held at the Kennedys at 8 PM next Saturday, 7 July.
Discussion will be on chapter 4, "The Discipline of
The Reformed Witness Hour
broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) will be
"The Power of the Pulpit" (Neh. 8) by Rev. Haak.
Julian and Douglas will be
setting up a book stall on 12 July in the Ballee
Playing fields in Ballymena. Please remember this witness in
S. Wales Lecture: Wed., 18
July, at 7:15 PM, "The NT Teaching on the Last Days."
Have you booked your place at
the BRF Conference? Although the forms (on the back
table) and payment should be in by today, there are still
rooms available for those who would like to come. Campers,
don’t forget to reserve your site.
Brian Crossett’s term as
elder expires in August. If any member would like to put
forward a name for consideration for this office, please
talk with Rev. Stewart or another elder.
Offerings: General Fund:
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