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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 11 June, 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 

Christ’s Melchizedekian Priesthood (4)

The Superiority of Christ's Melchizedekian Priesthood

Hebrews 7:15-19

I. In His Constitution as Priest

II. In His Bringing a Better Hope 

Psalms: 149:1-6; 48:1-6; 50:7-14; 110:1-6


Evening Service - 6:00 PM 
Baptisms in the Mosaic Law

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 27; Hebrews 9
I.  The Examples

II. The Mode

Psalms: 51:1-7; 48:7-14; 107:39-43; 130:1-8

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

CPRF website:

Quotes to Consider:

O. Palmer Robertson: "No return to the old form of temple, priesthood, and ritual is possible. The perfections of Christ’s priestly ministry in the heavenly sanctuary of the new covenant can never be replaced or augmented by the weaknesses of the shadowy, temporally and spatially limited service of the old covenant. If a third temple were ever erected in Jerusalem on Mount Zion, it would not open a way of access to God. The priesthood of Jesus Christ in the heavenly temple of the new covenant is perpetual and eternal, and none of the earthly forms of the old covenant can replace or supplement it" (The Israel of God, pp. 72-73).

John Owen: "Aaron was made a priest with a great outward solemnity. The sacrifices which were offered, and the garments he put on, with his visible separation from the rest of the people, had a great ceremonial glory in them. There was nothing of all this, nor any thing like unto it, in the consecration of the Lord Christ unto his office. But yet, indeed, these things had no glory, in comparison of that excelling glory which accompanied those invisible acts of divine authority, wisdom, and grace, which communicated his office unto him. And indeed, in the worship of God, who is a spirit, all outward ceremony is a diminution and debasement of it. Hence were ceremonies ‘for beauty and for glory’ multiplied under the old testament; but yet, as the apostle shows, they were all but ‘carnal.’ But as the sending of Christ himself, and his investiture with all his offices, were by secret and invisible acts of God and his Spirit; so all evangelical worship, as to the glory of it, is spiritual and internal only. And the removal of the old pompous ceremonies from our worship is but the taking away of the veil which hindered from an insight and entrance into the holy place" (Hebrews, vol. 5, p. 451).

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

The family visitation schedule is on the back of the bulletin. If the date does not work for you, please contact a member of the Steering Committee as soon as possible.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 18 June (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "Eli’s Failure as a Father" (I Sam. 3:22-36).

Upcoming Lectures

"The 2 Witnesses of Revelation 11," S. Wales, Fri., 23 June 

"Family Baptism," Limerick, Wed., 4 July

Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund - £877.25, Building Fund - £456.20. Donations: £5.50 (pamphlets).

PRC News: The PRC Synod begins this week Tuesday with the examination of the two graduating seminary students, Clayton Spronk and Andy Lanning. Pray that the Lord will bless the Synod in its deliberations, including our proposal for reorganization.