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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 18 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 (5)

The Superiority of Christ's Melchizedekian Priesthood (2)

Hebrews 7:20-25

I. Christ Was Made a Priest by an Oath

II. Christ's Priesthood is Unchangeable 

Psalms: 111:1-6; 49:1-9; 2:1-8; 110:1-6


Evening Service - 6:00 PM 
The Importance of the Local Church

I Timothy 3:15
I.  The House of God

II. The Church of the Living God

III. The Pillar and Ground of the Truth

Psalms: 48:1-2,7-14; 49:10-15; 46:1-7; 87:1-7

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

CPRF website:

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).

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 - £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).