Protestant Reformed Church
Lord’s Day, 20
"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
Made Alive in Christ by the Power of God
I. A Mighty
Psalms: 93:1-5; 135:15-21; 22:23-28; 36:5-10
Service - 6:00 PM - Sem. McGeown
Confident of God’s Preserving Work
Reality of God’s Preserving Work
Grounds of God’s Preserving Work
Confidence in God’s Preserving Work
Psalms: 105:1-9; 136:1-12; 97:8-12; 37:23-28
cassettes of the worship services or CDs of the sermons, contact Sean
Canons III/IV:12: "And this is the regeneration
so highly celebrated in Scripture, and denominated a new creation: a
resurrection from the dead, a making alive, which God works in us
without our aid. But this is in no wise effected merely by the external
preaching of the gospel, by moral suasion, or such a mode of operation,
that after God has performed his part, it still remains in the power of
man to be regenerated or not, to be converted, or to continue
unconverted; but it is evidently a supernatural work, most powerful, and
at the same time most delightful, astonishing, mysterious, and
ineffable; not inferior in efficacy to creation, or the resurrection
from the dead, as the Scripture inspired by the author of this work
declares; so that all in whose heart God works in this marvellous
manner, are certainly, infallibly, and effectually regenerated, and do
Canons V:15: "The carnal mind is unable to
comprehend this doctrine of the perseverance of the saints ... Satan
abhors it; the world ridicules it; the ignorant and hypocrite abuse, and
heretics oppose it; but the spouse of Christ hath always most tenderly
loved and constantly defended it, as an inestimable treasure ..."
Announcements (subject to God’s will):
We welcome all visitors who are worshipping with us.
Seminarian McGeown will lead the worship services today, while Rev.
Stewart preaches in Limerick.
The Standard Bearers and Beacon Lights
are available on the back table.
The BRF Conference starts this Friday, 25
July. A Conference Programme is available on the back table. Visitors
are welcome at the speeches, but please contact the Share Centre if you
plan to stay for a meal.
Next Lord’s Day, Candidate Heath Bleyenberg
and Seminarian Dan Holstege will lead the services here in
Ballymena. Profs. Engelsma and Hanko will be taking the services at the
conference. There will be no CPRC bulletin next week.
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day
(8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW), is "God’s Worship Preserved in Babylon"
(Dan. 6) by Rev. Bruinsma.
Philip Rainey’s term as elder finishes in August. The
Council puts forward the following nominations for the
congregation’s approval: Ivan Reid as elder (3-year term), and William
Graham as deacon (3-year term). A congregational meeting and vote will
be held after the worship service on 17 August.
Offering: General Fund - £493.40. Donations:
£16 (Limerick), £3 (books).
Website Additions: 2 Korean (Belgic Confession
and Canons of Dordt), 2 Italian (C. R. News), and 3
Spanish (C. R. News articles on "God-breathed Scripture")
translations were added.
PRC News: Rev. Van Overloop (Byron Center, MI)
received the call to the Philippines. Rev. R. Kleyn (Trinity, MI)
received the call to Providence PRC.