Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church

83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 1 June, 2014

“But our God is in the heavens: he hath done
whatsoever he hath pleased” (Psalm 115:3)

Morning Service - 11:00 AM

The Seven Churches in Asia (4)
Pergamos: A Church Dwelling Where Satan’s Throne Is  [download]  [youtube]

Scripture Reading: Revelation 2:12-29
Text: Revelation 2:12-17

I. The Meaning
II. The Application
Psalms: 122:1-9; 73:1-9; 46:1-7; 84:1-6

Evening Service - 6:00 PM

The Seven Churches in Asia (5)
Pergamos: A Church Strong in Persecution But Weak in Discipline  [download]  [youtube]

Scripture Reading: Numbers 25
Text: Revelation 2:12-17

I. The Commendation
II. The Criticism
III. The Calling
Psalms: 99:1-7; 73:10-15; 116:9-19; 78:18-25

For CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services, contact Stephen Murray
If you desire a pastoral visit, please contact Rev. Stewart or the elders

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Quote to Consider

James Durham on Revelation 2:14-15: “From which we may gather, 1. That the Church is invested with a Power and Authority for cutting off of corrupt Members. 2. That it is a most horrible fault where there is defect in this. Our Lord Jesus quarrelleth the want [lack] of this in Pergamos, where He commendeth much honesty: and He commendeth it in Ephesus, where there wanted [lacked] not inward defects: because there is nothing that more occasioneth the Name of Christ to be reproached, his Ordinances to be despised, His people to be offended and stmbled, than the suffering of corrupt Members that are tainted with Errors to continue in the Church. Therefore much of the Churches’ commendations or reproofs in these Epistles is founded on this, as it is rightly, or, partially exercised ... 4. There is diversity of tempers in Church-officers, and diversity of conditions in Churches, even where there may be real honesty in both: Ephesus had much coldness within, and yet much zeal against those Nicolaitans: Pergamos again, is much commended for their zeal and constancy in suffering; and yet reproved for want [lack] of zeal against these corrupt Members. 5. Men may be very straight and tender in the work of God, and bold in reference to suffering; and yet faint and be defective in the prosecuting of Church censures against erroneous men.”

Announcements (subject to God’s will)

Family visitation continues this week. The schedule is on the back of the bulletin.

Have you booked yet for the BRF conference and/or the coach? If you have not, there are booking forms on the back table. Please sign up and pay your dues as soon as you can in order to help the organizers make arrangements regarding the coach, the ferry, the room allocations and the day trips.

The Limerick Reformed Fellowship will be watching our live stream today and on 15 June, while Rev. McGeown is in the US. Rev. Stewart will be preaching there next Lord’s Day, 8 June, while the CPRC watches a DVD.

The Tuesday Bible study meets at 11 AM to look at Christ’s teaching on the second use of the law.

Ladies’ Bible Study meets this Thursday at 10:30 AM at church to study Esther. This is the last class of the season.

Men’s Bible Study will be held this Saturday at the Kennedy’s at 8 PM to look at Lesson 5, Malachi 2:11-17, on “Treachery Against the Covenant.”

The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) is entitled “Try the Spirits” (I John 4:1-3).

The Council will meet on Thursday, 12 June, at 7:30 PM.

Offerings: General - £804.45. Donation: £2,371.98 (Wellington Protestant Reformed Fellowship, which has now disbanded).

Website Additions: 103 Burmese audios.

PRC News: Rev. Eriks (Hudsonville, MI) declined the call to First PRC.