Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 15 June, 2014
“But our God is in the heavens: he hath done
whatsoever he hath pleased” (Psalm 115:3)
Morning Service - 11:00 AM
The Seven Churches in Asia (6)
Thyatira: A Loving Church
Scripture Reading: I Corinthians 13
Text: Revelation 2:18-29
I. The Description
II. The Reward
Psalms: 63:1-8; 73:16-23; 96:8-13; 2:6-12
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
The Seven Churches in Asia (7)
Thyatira: A Church That Tolerated Jezebel
Scripture Reading: I Corinthians 6:9-20; 10:14-33
Text: Revelation 2:18-29
I. The Sin
II. The Judgment
III. The Exhortation
Psalms: 146:1-8; 73:24-28; 62:7-12; 26:1-8
For CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services,
contact Stephen Murray
If you desire a pastoral visit, please contact Rev. Stewart
or the elders
CPRC Website: www.cprc.co.uk • Live Webcast:
CPRC YouTube: www.youtube.com/cprcni
CPRC Facebook: www.facebook.com/CovenantPRC
Quote to Consider
Herman Hoeksema on Revelation 2:18-29: “Do not drift away on
subjective experience, ignoring the objective principle of
the Word of God. Cling to the Word. For only that Word is
our safe guide and firm basis in the midst of strong
currents of human theories. And if false prophets arise, who
would lead you astray with their own imaginations, test the
spirits, and reject them without hesitation. This false
doctrine may sometimes appear under a very beautiful mask.
In Thyatira it was a mask of super-piety. In our day it is
the mask of service to humanity. Surely, service is good if
it is service not merely of man, but above all, service of
God” (Behold He Cometh, p. 109).
Announcements (subject to God’s will)
We welcome Mary and Katie VanOverloop from Trinity PRC to
our worship services today.
On the back table are the May and June issues of the
Covenant Reformed News. A letter from the Philippines is
Copies of the new edition of
Hyper-Calvinism and the Call of the Gospel: An Examination
of the 'Well-Meant Offer' of the Gospel by David J.
Engelsma is now available for book club members. It has been
improved with additions, subheadings, photos, etc. You may
pay the RFPA directly on your credit/debit card or pay £6 to
Rev. Stewart and he will pay for you.
Family visitation concludes tomorrow. Rev. Stewart and Ivan
Reid will be visiting Ivan Mawhinney, William Mawhinney and
Alan Hermon, beginning at 7 PM.
The Tuesday Bible study meets at 11 AM to look at Christ’s
controversies on justification.
The Buchanans leave this Wednesday for the U.S. May the Lord
be with them as they travel and return them safely again in
three weeks time.
Everyone is invited to a barbecue at the manse this Friday
at 6:30 PM or as soon as you can thereafter. If you are able
to come, please let the Stewart know so that they can
estimate the amount of food needed.
The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel
846MW at 8:30 AM) is entitled “Jesus’ Desire for Us to Be
With Him” (John 17:24).
Next Lord’s Day evening will be a preparatory service with
the view to celebrating the Lord’s Supper on 29 June.
The CPRC Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, 23
June, at 7:30 PM. All are invited. Tea will be served
Offerings: General Fund (1 June) - £589.83. Building Fund (1
June) - £227.00. General Fund (8 June) - £636.64. Donation:
PRC News: Synod met this past week. The main item of
business was the examination of Mr. Joshua Engelsma. Having
successfully completed his synodical exam, he was declared a
candidate for the ministry, eligible for call after 12 July.
Other business has been updated on the PRC web site (www.prca.org).
Prof. & Mrs. Dykstra are travelling to Singapore this week.
Prof. Dykstra will be preaching there while Rev. Lanning is
on furlough in the U.S. He will also be spending some time
with the EPC in Australia.