Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
Lord’s Day, 12 June, 2011
"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
The Raging Heathen [download]
Scripture Reading: Acts 4:1-31
The Nefarious Activity
Our Solid Comfort
Psalms: 23:1-6; 103:1-7; 22:11-13, 16-21; 2:1-8
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
The Laughing God [download]
Scripture Reading: Psalm 2
Nature of His Laughter
The Reasons for His Laughter
Psalms: 27:1-5; 103:8-15; 37:7-13; 2:4-11
Stephen Murray for
CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services.
Quote to Consider:
J. A. Alexander on Psalm 2: "A
sublime vision of the nations in revolt against Jehovah and his
Anointed, with a declaration of the divine purpose to maintain his
King’s authority, and a warning to the world that it must bow to him or
perish. The structure of this psalm is extremely regular. It naturally
falls into four stanzas of three verses each. In the first, the conduct
of the rebellious nations is described. In the second, God replies to
them by word and deed. In the third, the Messiah or Anointed One
declares the divine decree in relation to himself. In the fourth, the
Psalmist exhorts the rulers of the nations to submission, with a
threatening of divine wrath to the disobedient, and a closing
benediction on believers."
Matthew Henry on Psalm 2: "We are here
told who would appear as adversaries to Christ and the devil’s
instruments in this opposition to his kingdom. Princes and people, court
and country, have sometimes separate interests, but here they are united
against Christ; not the mighty only, but the mob, the heathen, the
people, numbers of them, communities of them; though usually fond of
liberty, yet they were averse to the liberty Christ came to procure and
proclaim … See the effects of the old enmity in the seed of the serpent
against the seed of the woman, and how general and malignant the
corruption of mankind is. See how formidable the enemies of the church
are; they are numerous; they are potent."
Announcements (subject to God’s will)
Thursday membership class: 7:30 PM
on family baptism.
The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast
next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) will be "A Father’s Pity"
(Psalm 103:13) by Rev. Haak.
The council has received and granted the
request from Gareth and Leona Halliday to have their daughter, Rebekah
Faith, baptized. Baptism is scheduled for the morning worship
service on 3 July.
Offerings: General Fund - £657.07.
Building Fund - £427.07. Donation: £5 (DVDs), £5 (pamphlets), £35
"For Whom Did Christ Die?" Friday, 24 June, at 7:30 PM in Lurgan Town
PRC News: The PRC Synod begins this
week. Rev. McGeown will be attending and representing the CPRC and the
LRF. The Synod’s agenda this week includes the examination of three
seminary students (Nathan Decker, Brian Huizinga and Jonathan Mahtani).
Rev. Haak declined Edgerton (MN); their new trio is Revs. den Hartog
(Southwest, MI), Hanko (Lynden, WA) and Marcus (Edmonton, AB). Hope (GR,
MI) called Rev. N. Langerak (Crete, IL). Rev. & Nancy Hanko leave this
week for Singapore where Rev. Hanko will speak at the ERCS Summer Camp.