Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church

83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 22 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 (8)
Sardis: A Dead Church  [download]  [youtube]

Scripture Reading: Revelation 3
Text: Revelation 3:1-6

I. The Meaning
II. The Calling
III. The Promises
Psalms: 84:1-6; 74:1-5; 63:1-8; 119:25-32

Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Christ’s Triumph Over the Demonic Powers  [download]  [youtube]

Scripture Reading: Colossians 2
Text: Colossians 2:14-15

I. What He Did
II. How He Did It
Psalms: 98:1-9; 74:6-11; 68:16-20; 143:1-7a

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

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Quotes to Consider

Herman Hoeksema: “There was no interest in Sardis in the things of the kingdom of God, no searching of the Scriptures, no daily prayer, no confession of the name of Christ, no testimony for the truth, no zeal in proclaiming the gospel, no instruction of the youth, no battle of faith, no patience and suffering for Christ’s sake, no manifestation of sorrow after God, of true repentance, of the love of God and of the brethren. Instead, there was a seeking of the things of this world, friendship with the world, a striving after the treasures and pleasures of Sardis” (Behold He Cometh, pp. 113-114).

John Calvin: “We shall benefit very much from the Lord’s Supper if this thought is impressed and engraved upon our minds: that none of the brethren can be injured, despised, rejected, abused, or in any way offended by us, without at the same time, injuring, despising, and abusing Christ by the wrongs we do … that we cannot love Christ without loving Him in the brethren; that we ought to take the same care of our brethren’s bodies as we take of our own; for they are member’s of our body; and that, as no part of our body is touched by any feeling of pain which is not spread among all the rest, so we ought not to allow a brother to be affected by any evil, without being touched with compassion for him. Accordingly, Augustine with good reason frequently calls this sacrament ‘the bond of love.’”

Announcements (subject to God’s will)

This evening, we will have a preparatory service with the view to celebrating the Lord’s Supper next Lord’s Day morning.

The CPRC Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, 23 June, at 7:30 PM. Tea will be served afterward. All are invited.

The Tuesday Bible study meets at 11 AM to look at Christ’s controversies on justification (3).

Men’s Bible Study meets this Saturday at 8 PM at the Kennedys to discuss lesson 6 of the Malachi study guide entitled, “The Coming of the Messenger of the Covenant” (Mal. 3:1-6).

The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) is entitled “Freedom” (Romans 8:2).

BRF Conference bookings and full payment are due 1 July. Though the numbers are excellent, there are still some places available. Contact Mary Stewart, if you have any questions.

The Council will hold their next meeting on Monday, 7 July, at 7:30 PM.

Julian Kennedy will be organizing a stall at the 12th of July in Ballymena.

Offerings: General Fund - £1,006.50.