Protestant Reformed Church
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 6 July, 2008
"Happy is he
that hath the God of Jacob for his help,
whose hope is in the Lord his God" (Ps. 146:5)
Morning Service - 11:00 AM - Sem. McGeown
Drawn by the Father
I. The Meaning
II. The Necessity
III. The Result
Psalms: 146:1-8; 133:1-3; 110:1-6; 65:1-5
Evening Service - 6:00 PM - Rev. Stewart
God’s Uncursable Church (5)
God Has Not Seen Iniquity in Israel
I. The Meaning
II. The Basis
III. The Consequences
Psalms: 66:1-7; 134:1-3; 89:13-18; 130:1-8
Quotes to Consider:
Church Order, Article 20: "Students who have
received permission according to the rule in this matter, and persons
who have according to Article 8 been judged competent to be prepared for
the ministry of the Word, shall, for their own training, and for the
sake of becoming known to the congregations, be allowed to speak a word
of edification in the meetings for public worship."
Martin Luther: "When, under the conditions of
time, we were weak, we were nevertheless righteous before
God in predestination, because in divine predestination all
things have already been accomplished that in actual fact
are still going to happen" (quoted in Herman Bavinck,
Reformed Dogmatics, vol. 4, pp. 190-191).
Herman Hoeksema on Numbers 23:21: "Balaam beholds
but a very small part of that people, and that imperfect; God eternally
beholds the whole of His people and that in perfection. Balaam beholds
them only as they are of themselves, the Most High always beholds them
as they are through His sovereign grace. Balaam perceives them from the
aspect of this present time; Jehovah sees them from the true viewpoint
of eternal perfection. Balaam may hear the shout of a King among them,
but the King he does not behold, neither does he understand the relation
of this people to their King; God chose them in Christ, and as He always
beholds His people in Him ..." (Standard Bearer, vol. 8, p. 123).
Announcements (subject to God’s will):
We welcome all visitors who are worshipping with us
today. Seminarian McGeown will lead this morning’s worship
service. Rev. Stewart will preach this evening.
Please leave the back two rows of chairs for
families with young children.
The second offering this morning will be for the
The Council will meet tomorrow evening at 7:30
PM at the manse.
Martyn, Douglas and Francesco will run a CPRC
stall at Ballymena 12th of July. Remember this witness in your
prayers, and, if you are there, stop by the stall.
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day
(8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW), is "Job’s Confession" (Job 1:20-22) by
Next Sunday, 13 July, Rev. Stewart will be preaching
at two Lord’s Day services in Limerick. Martyn McGeown will lead
both the services here.
Offering: General Fund - £901.52. Donations:
£10 (C. R. News).
Website Additions: 6 Italian (4 forms, the
pamphlet "What About the
Alpha Course?" and a chapter from
The More Glorious Covenant by G. Vos), 2 Afrikaans (including a
C. R. News article), 1 Russian ("Historical
Introduction to the Liturgical Forms"), 1 German (baptism form), and
1 Slovenian (the very first on-line Slovenian translation of the
Canons of Dordt). The lecture given in Limerick and S. Wales on "Prayer
and the Sovereignty of God" was also added.
PRC News: Calvary PRC (Hull, IA) called Rev.
Koole (Grandville, MI). The new trio for the Philippines is Revs. R.
Kleyn (Trinity, MI), VanderWal (Redlands, CA), and VanOverloop (Byron
Center, MI). Providence PRC (new daughter congregation of Faith PRC)
will call from their first trio of Candidate Bleyenberg, Rev. R. Kleyn,
and Rev. Slopsema (First, MI).