Service - 11:00 AM
Christ’s Melchizedekian Priesthood (5)
Superiority of Christ's Melchizedekian Priesthood (2)
Was Made a Priest by an Oath
Christ's Priesthood is Unchangeable
111:1-6; 49:1-9; 2:1-8; 110:1-6
Service - 6:00 PM
The Importance of the Local Church
I. The House of God
Church of the Living God
Pillar and Ground of the Truth
48:1-2,7-14; 49:10-15; 46:1-7; 87:1-7
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CPRF website: www.cprf.co.uk
Quotes to Consider:
Augustine: "He cannot have God for his
father who does not have the church for his mother."
Luther: "Apart from the church, salvation is
impossible" (Luther’s Works, vol. 21, p. 127).
John Calvin: "Because it is now our
intention to discuss the visible church, let us learn even from the
simple title ‘mother’ how useful, indeed necessary, it is that we
should know her. For there is no other way to enter into life unless
this mother conceive us in her womb, give us birth, nourish us at her
breast, and lastly, unless she keep us under her care and guidance
until, putting off mortal flesh, we become like the angels (Matt.
22:30). Our weakness does not allow us to be dismissed from her school
until we have been pupils all our lives. Furthermore, away from her
bosom one cannot hope for any forgiveness of sins or any salvation ...
God’s fatherly favour and the especial witness of spiritual life are
limited to his flock, so that it is always disastrous to leave the
church ... The Lord esteems the communion of his church so highly that
he counts as a traitor and apostate from Christianity anyone who
arrogantly leaves any Christian society, provided it cherishes the
true ministry of Word and sacraments" (Institutes of the Christian
Religion, vol. 2, pp. 1012, 1024).
Announcements (subject to God’s will):
With joy we announce that this past week the PRC
Synod approved our request for organization and accepted Martyn
McGeown into the Protestant Reformed Seminary. The organization of the
CPRC will take place, DV, on Wednesday, 2 August, with Prof. Hanko
leading the service.
Please note the changes (*) to the family
visitation schedule on the back of the bulletin. This
evening’s sermon will be on the theme chosen for visitation.
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day,
25 June (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "The People Had a
Mind to Work" (Neh. 3:1-4:6).
Witnesses of Revelation 11," S. Wales, Fri., 23 June
Baptism," Limerick, Wed., 4 July
Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund - £845.25.
Donations: £30 (pamphlets).
PRC News: Synod began this week and spent most
of its time examining the two seminary students. The two men, Andrew
Lanning and Clayton Spronk, sustained their examinations and were
declared eligible for a call to the ministry. Synod also approved the
request for organization of the Berean Church in the Philippines.
Kalamazoo PRC will call from a trio of Revs. R. Kleyn (Trinity, MI),
Kuiper (Randolph, WI), and Spriensma (Philippines). Covenant PRC (New
Jersey) will call from a trip of Revs. A. Brummel (S. Holland, IL),
Key (Hull, IA), and T. Miersma (Spokane, WA).