Protestant Reformed Church
Lord’s Day, 14
after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep
of thy mouth" (Ps. 119:88)
- 11:00 AM - Sem. M. McGeown
Christ’s Promise to Give the Burdened Rest [download]
Reading: Matthew 11:1-30
I. Rest From
II. Rest Through
III. Rest for
30:1-6; 38:1-6; 55:18-22
Evening Service - 6:00 PM - Sem. M. McGeown
Christ’s Desire That We Be With Him
Reading: John 17:1-26
Text: John 17:24
I. The Ardent
II. The Glorious
III. The Certain
30:7-12; 27:4-6; 73:23-26
Contact Sean Courtney
(email@example.com) for CDs of the sermons and
DVDs of the worship services.
CPRC YouTube Site:
Quotes to Consider:
Prof. D. Engelsma: "Although ordinarily
hyper-Calvinism is afraid to call the unconverted to Christ, there may
even be a hesitation to preach the call to repentance and faith within
the congregation. One feels uneasy about this as if this goes in the
direction of ‘works’ or the altar call. Then, a preacher does grave
injustice to the Scriptures and a great disservice to God’s people. If
he dares to preach on Matthew 11:28, the merciful Savior’s tender call
to the laboring and heavy laden with its precious promise of rest, the
bulk of the sermon is controversy with the Arminian corruption of the
text. Little is done with the comforting message of the text. The
tender, urgent call to the laboring in the audience is never given. The
audience goes home convinced that the Arminian interpretation is wrong
but without having heard the gospel themselves" (Hyper-Calvinism
and the Call of the Gospel, p. 209).
Announcements (subject to God’s will):
Standard Bearer and
British Reformed Journal are available for subscribers. A report
on the first week of the PRC Synod and a letter from Rev.
Bruinsma in Pittsburgh
are also on the back table.
The Council meets Wednesday night at 7:30 PM
at the manse.
This Friday, Rev. Stewart will give a lecture in
on "Calvin vs. Darwin: Anniversaries, Origins and Worldviews." He will
also be preaching there on the Lord’s Day. Please this witness and the
saints in Limerick in your prayers.
The Reformed Witness
Hour next Lord’s Day (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW), is
entitled "Remembering Reformed Economics" (II Corinthians 8).
Next Lord’s Day, Sem. McGeown will lead our services
for the last time this summer. In the evening, we will have preparatory
with the view of partaking of the Lord’s Supper on Sunday, 28 June.
Ballymena, Friday, 10 July, 8 PM - Calvin’s Battle for the Reformation
Friday, 17 July, 8 PM - Calvin’s Battle for the Reformation (II)
Thursday, 23 July, 7:15 PM - Calvin vs. Darwin: Anniversaries, Origins
Offerings: General Fund - £702.76. Building Fund
- £334.32. Donation: £21 (Portadown).
Website Additions: 2 more sermons have been added
to the CPRC YouTube website.
6 Portuguese, 1 Burmese, 2 Italian, and 2 German
have been added to our main website, as has an article by Martyn McGeown
on the immediate imputation of
Adam’s sin to his posterity.
PRC News: Trinity PRC will call a pastor from their first trio of
Revs. W. Langerak (Southeast, MI), Slopsema (First, MI), and Kuiper
Church of Scotland Upholds Installation of
Rev. Angus Stewart
When a church member in Corinth committed incest, the apostle Paul
was indignant that the congregation tolerated this sin (I Cor.
5:1-2). He rebuked them sharply and called upon the church to
excommunicate the offender (vv. 1-8).
Yet the Church of Scotland's 2009 General Assembly officially
decided to uphold the installation of a homosexual minister. What
flagrant disobedience to the Lord Jesus Christ! The General Assembly
(not just one erring congregation) tolerated (and did not
excommunicate) a homosexual (not merely an incestuous person)
minister (not just a member)!
The church at Corinth heeded the apostolic rebuke and its loving
discipline was used by God to bring the incestuous man to repentance
(II Cor. 2; 7). Will June's General Assembly of the Presbyterian
Church in Ireland (PCI) admonish its mother church according to the
Word of God? Or will the Church of Scotland's Irish daughter follow
(in due time) its mother's footsteps? So many churches (like the
Church of England and the Church of Scotland) are descending into
world-conformity: higher criticism of the Bible, theistic
evolutionism, free-willism, false ecumenism, women missionaries,
deaconesses, women elders, women ministers, accepting impenitent
homosexual members and tolerating homosexual ministers. The PCI (and
the Church of Ireland and Methodist
is already well down this pathway. "Know ye not that a little leaven
leaveneth the whole lump?" (I Cor. 5:6). It is due time that PCI
members wake up, protest its apostasy and join a church that
preaches the Scriptures, administers the sacraments, exercises
church discipline and worships God according to His Word and not
according to political correctness.