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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 13 June, 2004


"Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth

not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile"

(Psalm 32:2)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

The Pre-eminence of Christ (6)

Christ, the Reconciliation of All Things

Colossians 1:20

I. The Object of Christ’s Reconciliation

II. The Meaning of Christ’s Reconciliation

III. The Origin of Christ’s Reconciliation

Psalms: 114:1-8; 106:1-6; 148:1-10; 98:3-9


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

The Wonderful God of Providence

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 10; Psalm 33

I. His Word

II. His Counsel

III. His Protection

Psalms: 61:1-4, 7-8; 106:7-12; 65:9-13; 33:10-12, 18-22


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


CPRF web site:

Quotes to Consider:

William Hendrikson on Colossians 1:20: "Harmony, accordingly, has been restored. Peace was made. Through Christ and his cross the universe is brought back or restored to its proper relationship to God in the sense that as a just reward for his obedience Christ was exalted to the Father’s right hand, from which position of authority and power He rules the entire universe in the interest of the church and to the glory of God."

Herman Bavinck: "Scripture knows no independent creatures ... God cares for all his creatures: for animals (Gen 1:30; 6:19; 7:2; 9:10; Job 38:41; Ps. 36:7; 104:27; 147:9; Joel 1:20; Matt. 6:26, etc.), and particularly for humans. He sees them all (Job 34:21; Ps. 33:13, 14; Prov. 15:3); fashions the hearts of them all and observes all their deeds (Ps. 33:15; Prov. 5:21); they are all the works of his hands (Job 34:19), the rich as well as the poor (Prov. 22:2). He determines the boundaries of their habitation (Deut. 32:8; Acts 17:26), inclines the hearts of all (Prov. 21:1), directs the steps of all (Prov. 3:21; 16:9; 19:21; Jer. 10:23, etc.), and deals according to his will with the host of heaven and the inhabitants of the earth (Dan. 4:35). They are in his hands as clay in the hands of a potter, and as a saw in the hand of one who pulls it (Isa. 29:16; 45:9; Jer. 18:5; Rom. 9:21)" (In the Beginning, p. 230).


We rejoice with Bill & Caroline Whyte and family in the birth of a baby boy, Benjamin William. Both Caroline & Benjamin are home and doing fine.

Rathlin Trip: The 10 AM ferry from Ballycastle was all booked, so we are booked on the 12 PM ferry. A few extra places were booked so if you haven’t signed up yet talk to Philip Rainey.

New material on the CPRF web site includes an article on "The Gift of Faith," a review by Stephen Rushton of Homer C. Hoeksema’s The Voice of Our Fathers, and two articles on the invitation of the Roman Catholic Primate of Ireland to the Presbyterian General Assembly.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 20 June, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is "Resolving Conflicts in Marriage, Part 2" (I Cor. 13).

Last week’s offerings: £471.60. Donations: £10 (C. R. News).

Upcoming lectures (DV):

Friday, 2 July, 8 PM in Ballymena Protestant Hall on The Last Days.

Friday, 9 July, 7:15 PM, Porthcawl, S. Wales, on Predestination.

Friday, 6 August, 7:15 PM, Porthcawl, S. Wales, subject to be decided.

PRC News: A report of Synod is available on the back table. Rev. DeVries is preaching his farewell sermon today in Edmonton, Canada. He will be installed next Lord’s Day in Wingham PRC. Rev. Smit will preach his farewell sermon in Doon on June 27 and will be installed (DV) in Lacombe, Canada, on July 18.