Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church

83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 6 July, 2014

“But our God is in the heavens: he hath done
whatsoever he hath pleased” (Psalm 115:3)

Morning Service - 11:00 AM

The Seven Churches in Asia (9)
Philadelphia: A Church With an Open Door  [download]  [youtube]

Scripture Reading: Revelation 3
Text: Revelation 3:7-13

I. Its Open Door
II. Its Little Strength
III. Its Future Persecution
IV. Its Great Encouragement
Psalms: 1:1-6; 75:1-4; 138:1-6; 73:23-28

Evening Service - 6:00 PM

The Graces of the Fifth Commandment  [download]  [youtube]
Scripture Reading: Colossian 3:1-4:1
Text: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 39

I. For Those Under Authority
II. For Those in Authority
Psalms: 96:1-7; 75:5-8; 101:1-6; 119:33-40

For CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services, contact Stephen Murray (
If you desire a pastoral visit, please contact Rev. Stewart or the elders

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Quote to Consider

John Gill on Revelation 3:7: “[Christ] opens the Scriptures, which are shut to a natural man, as He did in his own personal ministry, when here on earth, and now by His Spirit; and none can shut them, either men or devils, or hinder the spread of light and knowledge by them: He opens the door of the Gospel, and gives an opportunity to preach it, and liberty of mind and expression to His ministers, and a door of utterance to them, and of entrance for it into the hearts of men, which none can shut, or hinder: He opens the door of the church, which is Himself, and lets in His sheep into the sheepfold, into a Gospel church state, and the ordinances of it; and He opens the door of heaven by His blood and righteousness, and gives His people liberty and boldness to enter into the holiest of all, and brings many sons to glory in spite of all the opposition of men and devils: on the other hand, when He pleases, He shuts up the Scriptures, and the eyes of men from seeing what is in them; He shuts up the door of the Gospel, and forbids the preaching of it in this and that place; and the door of heaven will be shut by Him at the last day, when all called to the marriage of the Lamb are entered, and there will be no opening. This shows the sovereignty, power, and authority of Christ.”

Announcements (subject to God’s will)

The second offering this morning is for the building fund.

BRF Conference forms and payments should be in by now. If you haven’t signed up and/or paid, please do so. The BRF is to pay the conference centre on Friday and give them room assignments. Please contact Rev. or Mary Stewart if you are planning to go on the day trips during the conference. We need to know this today in order to arrange a coach for these trips.

The Tuesday Bible study meets at 11 AM to look at Christ’s controversies on justification (5): lessons from a woman who was a “sinner.”

The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) is entitled “The Prophet Who Ran Away” (Jonah 1:3).

Children’s Bible Club will be held on Tuesday, 15 July, at 11 AM and for two weeks in August. Daniel and his 3 friends will be the topic for the younger children and the older children will be covering some parables. Talk to Susan and Janet for more details.

PRC News: Doon’s new trio is Cand. Engelsma, Rev. Eriks (Hudsonville, MI) and Rev. Marcus (Edmonton, AB). Doon has also formed a trio for a second missionary to the Philippines: Revs. Griess (Calvary, IA), Key (Loveland, CO) and Spronk (Peace, IL).