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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 1 June, 2003


"I was glad when they said unto me, Let 

us go into the house of the Lord"

(Psalm 122:1)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Speaking as the Oracles of God

I Peter 4:11

I. The Qualities of Such Speaking

II. The Foundations of Such Speaking

III. The Hearing of Such Speaking

Psalms: 29:1-5; 73:1-9; 19:7-11; 119:137-144


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

The Spirit Convicting the World

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 20, John 16:8-11

I. The Three-fold Work

II. The Vital Lessons

Psalms: 145:1-7; 73:10-15; 143:6-11; 119:17-24


For audio cassettes of the worship services, please contact Sean, phone: (028)25641200 or e-mail:   


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Quotes to Consider:

Brian Borgman: "Does the man of God know what he is doing when he is preaching? Is he aware of why he is preaching and not doing a skit or mime? The conscious awareness of preaching as the instrument of God in salvation and edification is vital in the act of preaching (I Cor. 1:18, 21; Rom. 10:14, 15; John 10:16, 17:17). It is here where many men fail and become jokers, storytellers and used car salesmen in the pulpit. It is here where many men fail and then search for the latest gimmicks, seminars and books on how to scratch the moderns or post-moderns where they itch. Without sounding simplistic, nothing fuels the man of God in the pulpit more than knowing that what he is doing has been ordained and blessed by God to bring dead bones back to life (Ezek. 37)" (My Heart For Thy Cause, p. 209).

R. L. Dabney: "Whenever the pulpit is evangelical, the piety of the people is in some degree healthy; a perversion of the pulpit is surely followed by spiritual apostasy in the Church ... there are three stages through which preaching has repeatedly passed with the same results. The first is that in which scriptural truth is faithfully presented in scriptural garb—that is to say, not only are all the doctrines asserted which truly belong to the revealed system of redemption, but they are presented in that dress and connection in which the Holy Spirit has presented them, without seeking any other from human science. This state of the pulpit marks the golden age of the Church. The second stage is a transition state. In this the doctrines taught are still those of the Scriptures, but their relations are moulded into conformity with the prevalent human dialectics. God’s truth is now shorn of a part of its power over the soul. The third stage is then near, in which not only are the methods and explanations conformed to the philosophy of the day, but the doctrines themselves contradict the truth of the Word."


Family Visitation continues this week with the theme "The Furtherance of the Gospel" taken from Philippians 1. This week’s schedule is as follows: 

Monday 7 PM Sinead Hanna (Crossett/Rev. Stewart), 8 PM William Graham (Crossett/Rev. Stewart)

Tuesday 7 PM Philip Rainey (Reid/Rev. Stewart)

Thursday 8 PM Reids (Crossett/Rev. Stewart)

This week Friday, 6 June, (DV) will be the speech "The Bondage of the Will - Was Martin Luther Right?" held here in Ballymena Protestant Hall at 8PM.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 8 June, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846AM/MW) is "Try the Spirits" (I John 4:1-3).

Last week’s offerings: £425.00. Donation: £50.

Thank-you to all who helped clean up the church site this past Monday. The rubbish was lifted by the council later in the week.

Martyn McGeown’s website is