Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church

83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 10 June, 2012

"Those that be planted in the house of the Lord
shall flourish in the courts of our God" (Ps. 92:13)

Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Keeping the Fifth Commandment   [download]  [youtube]
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 5:18-6:9
Text: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 39

I. The Necessary Faith
II. The Specific Calling
III. The Great Blessing
Psalms: 108:1-8; 139:17-24; 75:1-2, 5-10; 113:1-9

Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Christ Receives Sinners!   [download]  [youtube]
Scripture Reading: Luke 15
Text: Luke 15:2

I. Through Great Exertions
II. With Great Joy
III. Despite Great Criticism
Psalms: 122:1-9; 140:1-6; 103:8-15; 119:169-176

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

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Quotes to Consider

Herman Hoeksema on the fifth commandment: "Children must honour their father and their mother: not only their father, but also their mother ... And, that the children are enjoined to honour their father and their mother implies that they respect them in their position for God’s sake and motivated by the love of God, that therefore they submit themselves to their instruction and correction, and that they obey their precepts ... Obedience, therefore, must be practiced and inculcated, first of all, in the home. And from the home this spiritual virtue must be extended in its manifestation to all other departments of life, in the school, in society, in the church, and in the state" (Triple Knowledge, vol. 3, pp. 290-291).

W. Plumer: "He who looks upon sin merely as a fiction, as a misfortune, or as a trifle, sees no necessity either for deep repentance or a great atonement. He who sees no sin in himself will feel no need of a Saviour. He who is conscious of no evil at work in his heart, will desire no change of nature. He who regards sin as a slight affair will think a few tears or an outward reformation ample satisfaction. The truth is no man ever thought himself a greater sinner before God than he really was. Nor was any man ever more distressed at his sin than he had just cause to be."

Announcements (subject to God’s will)

We welcome Kristin Prins. Kristin will be worshipping with us for 5-6 weeks.

Brian Crossett’s surgery this past Thursday went well and he returned home on Friday evening. Continue to remember the Crossetts in your prayers.

We thank Julian and Tommy for painting the fences, removing the weeds and laying stones around the church property.

The Council will meet tomorrow evening at 7 PM at the church.

Our Tuesday morning Bible study meets at 11 AM on "Eschatology and Time." We will discuss the "last days" in the Old Testament prophets.

The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) will be "O God, Strengthen My Hands" (Neh. 6) by Rev. Haak.

Next Lord’s Day evening will be preparatory for the Lord’s Supper on 24 June.

Family Visitation: Jennifer Hanko - Mon., 18 June, 7:30 PM (Reid/Rev. Stewart).

S. Wales Lecture: Wednesday, 18 July, at 7:15 PM, Rev. Stewart on "The New Testament Teaching on the Last Days."

Offerings: General Fund: £640.90. Building Fund: £360.10.

Website Addition: A Danish translation of the Heidelberg Catechism.

PRC News: Randolph PRC will call from a trio of Revs. Eriks (Hudsonville, MI), A. Lanning (Faith, MI) and Marcus (Edmonton, AB). Hope PRC called Rev. Marcus. The pre-synodical service will be held tomorrow evening in Crete PR Church in Illinois. Synod convenes Tuesday morning.