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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 23 July, 2006


"It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises

unto thy name, O most High: to shew forth thy lovingkindness in

the morning, and thy faithfulness every night" (Psalm 92:1-2)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

The History of the Covenant (4)

The Covenant with Noah

Genesis 6

I. Its Nature

II. Its Beneficiaries

Psalms: 29:3-11; 53:1-6; 89:8-13; 25:8-14


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

The History of the Covenant (5)

The Covenant with Noah (2)

Genesis 8:15-9:29

I. In the New World

II. In the New Heavens and the New Earth


Psalms: 104:6-12; 54:1-7; 145:15-21; 50:1-6


For audio cassettes of the worship services, contact the bookstore.


CPRF website:

Quote to Consider:

Homer C. Hoeksema on "... with thee will I establish my covenant ..." (Gen. 6:18): "The covenant is altogether God’s work, unilaterally conceived, established, and realized. It is not dependent upon Noah’s choice, nor upon Noah’s work, nor upon Noah’s doing anything whatsoever. The Lord does not ask Noah, ‘Shall we enter into an agreement together? Shall we agree to be friends?’ He does not say to him, ‘I am willing to be your God and to be your friend, provided you are also willing and will obey and serve me.’ Not at all! The Lord simply comes to Noah, his covenant friend, with his divine word: ‘But with thee will I establish my covenant.’ All is of God. Nothing is of Noah" (Unfolding Covenant History, vol. 1, p. 304).

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

The new Covenant Reformed News is available on the back table. A fine letter from Rev. Bruinsma in Pittsburgh is also on the table.

CPRF Website: 35 more Portuguese links have been added making about 60 in all. There are also 2 ecumenical creeds in Polish now on the website.

Thanks to all those who helped with mailing the CR News, running the stall at the Antrim Agricultural Show, and folding and delivering tracts in Ballymena and its environs. William Armstrong will have a stall for us at the Clogher Show this Wednesday.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 30 July (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "The Power of the Pulpit" (Neh. 8).

The reorganization of the CPRC will take place Wednesday, 2 August, at 7:30 PM in Ballymena Leisure Centre. At that time, all male confessing members are to vote to approve/disapprove the nominations of Brian Crossett and Philip Rainey for elder (one for a 3-year term and one for a 2-year term) and Ivan Reid for a 3-year term as deacon.

Those who have signed up to take the coach to the BRF conference are asked to be at the manse at 3:30 AM on Saturday, 5 August. The cost for the coach (including the 2 day trips and ferry) is £80/adult and £40/child.

August’s offering for the building fund has been moved from the first Lord’s Day of the month (6 August) because many will be at the BRF Conference. The second offering on Sunday, 13 August, will be for the building fund.

Upcoming Meetings: Limerick, Lord’s Day Worship Services, 20 & 27 August, 11AM & 5PM S. Wales Lecture, "Covenant Baptism," Friday, 15 September.

Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund - £827.60

PRC News: Faith PRC will call today from their trio of Rev. A. Brummel (S. Holland, IL), Cand. Lanning, and Rev. Van Overloop (Byron Center, MI).

Encouraging Quotes:

"I enclose request slips for the two pamphlets ‘The Reformed Worldview’ and ‘Until Death Us Do Part.’ Thank you for sending me the Covenant Reformed News for many years. I always read it in its entirety and find it very helpful ... I wish you God’s blessings on all your work for Him." - Middlesex

"Thank you all very much. Your kindness of the offering of these free resources is very much appreciated." - Missouri, USA

"The books you recently sent to me are a big help and a rich source of blessing too. Thanks again." - N. Wales

"I received my books today, in perfect order, and I would just like to say a huge ‘Thanks!’ What a great blessing! My wife and I are very, very happy. Only God can reward you for the gift you have given me and I pray he blesses each and every one of you abundantly." - Brazil

"Today I listened to the sermon on ‘The Millennium’ (because it was a subject I have been studying recently). It was excellent, so clear and precise; most helpful. Clearly, I shall be feasting upon the remaining messages [in MP3 format] for quite a long while, God willing." - Cumbria

"I owe you much for your help. Many things on your website are very helpful." - Slovakia

"Thanks again for the bulletin. I see you are going well and would wish you well also in your outreach work ... I like the wee quotation gems that frequently appear in the bulletin." - Co. Armagh

"I would be grateful if you would send me the free pamphlet "The Reformed Worldview." What a blessing it is to receive the monthly leaflets. It truly is the gospel of grace!" - Hertfordshire

"I have now moved house ... I should like to stay on your mailing list please. Thank you for your much appreciated ministry." - Surrey

"Would you please send me Volume 2 of Unfolding Covenant History by Homer Hoeksema. I have so benefited from volume 1 ... I’m really thankful for these books and also that I can share with the church there in Ballymena by listening to the tapes of the worship services—the ones on I Corinthians 13 at present." - Yorkshire

"Hope all is well with you in Ballymena. The weekly tape ministry continues to be a great blessing and encouragement to me along with the Covenant Reformed News which of late has been very helpful." - W. Yorkshire

"I am happy to report that all the PR syllabi have now safely arrived and studies are under way. I will value your prayers in this connection ... I am greatly enjoying the benefiting from your taped ministry especially ‘The Pre-eminence of Christ.’ Hearty thanks to you His messenger in His message and above all to Him the God of our salvation." - Gloucestershire

"I would like to thank you for your mini-series on The New Birth (John 3). It was of great help to me and my wife. I have listened to them twice over. It is also good to join in with the Psalms. We are looking forward to the lecture ..." - S. Wales

"Many thanks indeed for sending me your excellent news sheet ... just visited your website—wow!—a lot of goodies there since my last trip! Yet again, you are to be highly commended for making most of it free to God’s generally economically poor people ... The Lord bless you for all you do for his scattered people." - Wiltshire

" ... We’re very keen on the Standard Bearer and different books we get from Hoeksema and Hanko and we’re thriving on them." - Lincolnshire

"Greetings to all with you in N. I. ... Thank you so much for dealing with this current issue [The DaVinci Code]! I have avoided the book and the movie, but references to them are everywhere. It is especially disturbing to see the numbers of those who allow themselves to at least be entertained by them. Thank you for setting the record straight!" - Michigan, USA

"Thank you very much for sending me your news letter. It was very informative." - Co. Antrim

" ... it is encouraging to find you importing these writers [Abraham Kuyper and Particular Grace] from the Dutch Reformed stable with its distinctively refreshing view of Scripture and theology which has so informed and influenced my own thinking over the years." - Middlesex

"... [I] have been praying to God for a Reformed congregation in our place. The downloaded MP3 sermons from the CPRF website have been greatly beneficial to my spiritual walk in the Lord." - Malaysia