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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 25 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 

Eating Christ's Flesh and Drinking His Blood

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 28; John 6

I. The Meaning of It

II. The Results of It

III. The Responses to It 

Psalms: 18:1-7; 49:16-20; 105:38-43; 63:1-8


Evening Service - 6:00 PM 

Christ’s Melchizedekian Priesthood (6)

The Superiority of Christ's Melchizedekian Priesthood (3)

Hebrews 7:26-28
I.  His Holy Character

II. His Once and For All Offering of Himself

Psalms: 92:10-15; 50:1-10; 40:5-9; 110:1-7


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

CPRF website:

Quotes to Consider:

John Owen on Hebrews 7: "There never was, nor ever can be, any more than two sorts of priests in the church; the one made by the law, the other by the oath of God. Wherefore, as the bringing in of the priesthood of Christ after the law and the priesthood constituted thereby, did abrogate and disannul it; so the bringing in of another priesthood after his [would] abrogate and disannul that also. And therefore, plurality of priests under the gospel overthrows the whole argument of the apostle in this place; and if we have yet priests that have infirmities, they are made by the law, and not by the gospel" (Hebrews, vol. 5, p. 580).

O. Palmer Robertson: "As the writer to the Hebrews has indicated, Jesus cannot exercise his priesthood according to the old order. He belongs to the tribe of Judah, and cannot function as a Levitical priest. For this reason, he will never function as a priest in a temple built in Jerusalem according to an order that has passed away. His priestly ministry is located in the temple of the heavenly, eternal realities. He cannot fulfill his exalted ministry in the shadowy, temporal forms of the old covenant. Any restoration of temple and sacrifice according to the order of the old covenant would supplant the high priestly ministry of Jesus. The idea is unthinkable. No priesthood on earth could compare with the perfected priesthood of Jesus in heaven, and it would be an insult to his perfect sacrifice to suggest that any subsequent offering by other priests would be able to reconcile the sinner to God" (The Israel of God, p. 81).

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

The Protestant Reformed Theological Journal, with articles on Jeremiah 3 and divorce, Luther’s demonology, justification by faith and works, etc., in the OPC, and pagan religions, is available for those who have requested it. A financial report for the CPRF in 2005-2006 is also on the back table.

Membership Class will be held Tuesday at 6:30 PM at the Murrays.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 2 July (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "Building with Sword & Trowel" (Neh. 4).

Upcoming Lectures: "Family Baptism," Limerick, Wed., 4 July.

Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund - £826.84. Donations: £99 (S. Wales).

PRC News: Kalamazoo PRC called Rev. Spriensma (Philippines). Faith PRC has a new trio consisting of Rev. A. Brummel (S. Holland, IL), Cand. Lanning, and Rev. VanOverloop (Byron Center, MI).