Covenant Protestant Reformed
83 Clarence Street, Ballymena
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
Scripture Reading: Ephesians
Text: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s
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!
Scripture Reading: Luke 15
Text: Luke 15:2
I. Through Great
II. With Great Joy
III. Despite Great Criticism
Psalms: 122:1-9; 140:1-6;
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please contact Rev. Stewart
CPRC website: www.cprc.co.uk
CPRC YouTube: www.youtube.com/cprcni
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
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.