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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 20 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

Made Alive in Christ by the Power of God

Ephesians 2:4-7

I. A Mighty Power

II. An Astounding Goodness

III. A Glorious Purpose

Psalms: 93:1-5; 135:15-21; 22:23-28; 36:5-10


Evening Service - 6:00 PM  -  Sem. McGeown

Confident of God’s Preserving Work

Philippians 1:6

I. The Reality of God’s Preserving Work

II. The Grounds of God’s Preserving Work

III. Our Confidence in God’s Preserving Work

Psalms: 105:1-9; 136:1-12; 97:8-12; 37:23-28


For audio cassettes of the worship services or CDs of the sermons, contact Sean Courtney (


CPRC website:


Quotes to Consider:

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 actually believe."

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.