Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church

83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 7 July, 2013

"But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious,
longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth" (Psalm 86:15)

Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Rest for God’s People (6)
Holding Fast Our Profession  [download]  [youtube]

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 4
Text: Hebrews 4:14-15

I. Our Profession
II. Our Calling
III. Our Motivation
Psalms: 104:1-7; 39:1-6; 116:7-16; 95:6-11

Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Rest for God’s People (7)
Coming to the Throne of Grace  [download]  [youtube]

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 10:1-25
Text: Hebrews 4:15-16

I. The Beautiful Meaning
II. The Wonderful Encouragement
III. The Practical Purpose
Psalms: 103:17-21; 39:7-13; 45:1-2, 5-8; 62:1-2, 5-8

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

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Quote to Consider

A. W. Pink on Hebrews 4:14: "... the Divine sonship, the incarnation, the exaltation of Jesus, our High Priest, is the supreme motive for holding fast our profession. The particular reference is to the apostle’s main point in this chapter: if the question be asked, What hope have we poor sinners got of entering into God’s rest? The answer is, Because Christ, our High Priest, has already entered heaven, and we also must do so in and by Him. The immediate reference is to what had been said in verses 12-13: we shall be assuredly found out if we fall from our profession, therefore it becomes us to hold it fast."

John Owen on Hebrews 4:16: "... Great discouragements are used to interpose themselves in our minds and against our faith, when we stand in need of especial help from God, and would make our application unto him for relief. It is included in the exhortation to ‘come with boldness;’ that is, to cast off and conquer all those discouragements, and to use confidence of acceptance and liberty of speech before him ... Faith’s consideration of the interposition of Christ in our behalf, as our high priest, is the only way to remove discouragements, and to give us boldness in our access unto God: ‘Let us come therefore with boldness;’ that is, on the acccount of the care, love, and faithfulness of Christ as our high priest, before discoursed on."

Announcements (subject to God’s will)

We welcome the visitors from the US to our worship services today.

Since it is the first Lord’s Day of the month, we will have two offerings this morning, one for the general fund and one for the building fund.

A draft of the new CPRC address and telephone list is also on the back table. Please correct or add to your entry, or place a tick by it if it is accurate.

After the evening worship service, we will have a short break for tea and biscuits in the Bible study room, and then Mr. John VanBaren, an elder in Hope PRC, will give us a presentation on Myanmar/Burma. Although a formal offering will not be taken, a basket will be left in the back of the sanctuary for those who would like to donate to the work in Burma.

All in the CPRC are welcome to attend David and Kristin’s wedding ceremony at the church on Tuesday, 9 July, at 12:30 PM. Tea will be served afterward.

The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) is entitled "The Husband is the Head of the Wife" (Ephesians 5:23).

S. Wales Lecture: Rev. McGeown will give the next lecture in The Rest, Porthcawl on Thursday, 12 September, on "God’s Sovereignty in Our Afflictions."

Offerings: General Fund - £763.75. Donations: £100, £100 (Building Fund), £200 (DVDs).

Website Additions: 3 Spanish translations by a Cuban pastor were added.

PRC News: Rev. Spronk declined the call to Faith PRC.