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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 10 June, 2007


"Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord;

neither are there any works like unto thy works" (Ps. 86:8)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Saving Faith and Sacred Scripture

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 7; Psalm 119:160

I. Faith’s Confession of Scripture

II. Faith’s Response to Scripture

Psalms: 66:1-7; 89:13-18; 19:7-13; 119:153-160


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

The Moral Foundations of the Church

Psalm 11

I. The Foundations Destroyed

II. The Foundations Asserted

Psalms: 18:1-7; 89:19-25; 5:4-10; 11:1-7

For audio cassettes of the worship services or CDs of the sermons, contact Sean Courtney (

CPRC website:

Quotes to Consider:

J. C. Ryle: "Read the Bible with childlike faith and humility ... Resolve to believe implicitly whatever you find there, however much it may run counter to your own prejudices. Resolve to receive heartily every statement of truth, whether you like it or not. Beware of that miserable habit of mind into which some readers of the Bible fall. They receive some doctrines because they like them: they reject others because they are condemning to themselves, or to some love, or relation, or friend. At this rate the Bible is useless. Are we to be judges of what ought to be in the Word? Do we know better than God? ... Remember, when you pray, you are speaking to God and God hears you. But, remember, when you read, God is speaking to you, and you are not to ‘talk back’ but to listen."

Martin Luther: "The way of the world is such that people cannot bear the truth. Let him who would live in the world be silent about the truth. Let him tell dirty lies and engage in foul deceit. If, however, you want to testify to the truth, then be prepared to have as enemies the devil with his angels, the world with its wisdom and its greatest intellect, nay, to have as enemies your parents, your father and mother, and your best friends."

Martin Luther: "[Psalm 11:5: 'the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth'] is spoken emphatically, in that the prophet does not simply say that God hates, but his soul hates, thereby declaring that God hates the wicked in a high degree, and with his whole heart."

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

We welcome Linda Gustafson (Julie’s sister) and her daughters Anna and Kirsten to our services today and next week.

The Beacon Lights are available on the back table.

There will be tea after this evening’s service and Martyn McGeown will speak about his first year at the P. R. Seminary.

Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund - £506.00, Building Fund - £405.70. Donations: £30 (website), £300 (tapes), £55.90 (S. Wales).

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 10 June (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW), is entitled "Reserved Unto Destruction" (II Peter 3:5-7).

Next week we will have preparatory with a view to celebrating the Lord’s Supper on 24 June.

For the summer, Martyn’s address is 59 Stewart Ave, Cookstown, Tel. 86-766837.

Website: 1 Portuguese, 1 French and 8 German translations have been added. A link was also set up to the Heidelberg Catechism in Punjabi, the second most widely spoken language in the UK. This past week has seen more people on our website than ever before.

Advanced Notices: The CPRC plans to have a stall at the Clogher Valley & Antrim Agricultural Shows on Wed. 25 July and Sat. 28 July, respectively

PRC News: The PRC Synod has an opening speech tomorrow evening and runs from Tuesday morning onwards. First is the examination of the 4th-year seminary student, Nathan Langerak. Ivan Reid, DV, will speak to Synod later in the week when the PRC looks at establishing a sister-church relationship with us.

Encouraging Quotes:

"Please find a cheque enclosed for the books purchased ... Many thanks for your ministry and hope to see you soon in the near future!" - S. Wales

"I picked up one of your tapes ‘Christ’s Presence in the Lord’s Supper’ at a lecture in Limerick and, as a converted Roman Catholic, found it very helpful. Could you please send me a catalogue of your material." - Co. Kerry, Rep. of Ireland

"We have had the joy of a man in Australia contacting us this past couple of months. In November he ordered five of our RFPA books, and this past month he has ordered a further nine titles. I am so happy about this, and want to thank you for taking such a lot of time and effort to add our book outlet [Wellington PRF] to your own website. It is beginning to bear fruit to the glory of our God and to the dispersing of more soundly Reformed literature around the South Pacific! Our joy is also increased as we read on your weekly bulletins of the increase of literature being made available on-line in so many different languages! The Lord be praised and glorified as He works mightily in your midst as a congregation of His saints in Northern Ireland." - New Zealand

"Among some ‘moderate’ 5-pointers [in S. Africa], I was able to pass on a CD of your series ‘The History of the Covenant.’ I also left a set of tapes of the BRF conference on ‘The Last Things’ and copies of CR News series on I Corinthians 7. We committed all to the Lord and wait for the outcome. May it please Him to bless." - Gloucs., England

"It is wonderful to see the astonishing amount of translation work being done. May the Lord be glorified as the truth goes out far and wide ... Thank you too for sending the e-mail correspondence about the recent lecture [on homosexuality] in Limerick. We are thankful that, in the Lord’s will, all went smoothly in the end. It must have been a difficult time leading up to it. Thank you for being faithful to the Word." - Londonderry, N. Ireland

"I want to confirm that I received books from you today and yesterday from the USA. Thank you a lot for these excellent books. They will be a big help for my ministry and my personal knowledge of Reformed theology." - Croatia

"My books arrived today. What a blessing! ... I already read a chapter of Come, Ye Children to my children before lunch and they liked it much. The books are not only biblically sound, but they are very, very beautiful! God bless you." - Brazil

"I really enjoy reading your C. R. News and articles!" - Lincs., England

"I am listening to some audio sermons from Engelsma and Hanko on the kingdom of God, which are very helpful to understand the nature and doctrine of the kingdom. Through this I also became convinced of the amillennial position (was postmill before), and I think that Engelsma gives some great insights ... By the way how can Reformed churches who read the book Hypercalvinism and the Call of the Gospel from Engelsma still accuse the PRC of being hyper-Calvinist? I think this book is of great benefit against these false accusations." - Netherlands

"I am enjoying your sermons on the Heidelberg Catechism and appreciate having such a fine array of messages to be able to listen to, even here in Australia." - South Australia

"Our pastor read David Engelsma’s pamphlet on "Remembering the Lord’s Day." He spoke to me last week and said it was the best [material] he had read on the subject ... would it be possible to get 20-25 copies for our congregation?" - S. Wales

"Many thanks for the sermons, edifying and food for the soul." - Lancs., England

"What an incredible service you perform for the body of Christ in that you provide the timeless orthodoxy of the church to so many in their own tongue. The more Christians and newly converted we get started off with their thinking framed by proper doctrine the better off we will be ..." - Ohio, USA

"Thank you so much for the very helpful books, When You Pray and Jesus Beauty Shining in You, which have just reached me ... " - Dublin, Rep. of Ireland

"Your website and the audio sermons have helped me to grow in the faith. I went for nine years to a Gospel Hall and was always told to stay away from Calvinism as it would destroy my faith ... I visit your web site every day and your books and material sent through the post have been a real blessing to me ... I read your booklets and treasure them with my Bible study and prayer time. Thank you once again." - Co. Antrim

"I have listened to your last lecture on homosexuality, and I wanted to express my appreciation for your speech. It is so good to hear this, it honours God, and gives testimony to His glory, especially in these sad wicked last days. Today I received the books, and I am thankful to God and to you for them. I will surely be edified through reading them." - Italy