Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church

83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 2 March, 2014

“But our God is in the heavens: he hath done
whatsoever he hath pleased” (Psalm 115:3)

Morning Service - 11:00 AM

True Conversion  [download]  [youtube]
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 4:11-32
Text: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 33

I. Its Meaning
II. Its Two Parts
Psalms: 139:1-10; 67:1-7; 19:7-13; 51:6-13

Evening Service - 6:00 PM

The Prophet Jonah (15)
Jonah Stews in His Booth  [download]  [youtube]

Scripture Reading: Jonah 4
Text: Jonah 4:5-8

I.  The Booth
II. The Gourd
III. The Worm
IV. The Wind
Psalms: 34:1-10; 68:1-6; 146:5-10; 42:1-5

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

John Calvin: “None are admitted to a participation of the blessings of God, but those who are pining away with a sense of their own poverty” (Institutes 2.2.10).

Albert Barnes on Jonah 4: “This ever befalls those who wish ‘that’ to take place, not what is best and most pleasing to God, but what they think most useful to themselves. Whence we see our very great and common error, who think our peace and tranquillity to lie in the fulfilment of our own will, whereas this will and judgment of our own is the cause of all our trouble. So then Jonah prays and tacitly blames God, and would not so much excuse as approve that, his former flight, to ‘Him whose eyes are too pure to behold iniquity’ ... For it cannot but be that ‘his’ life, who measures everything by his own will and mind, and who followeth not God as his Guide but rather willeth to be the guide of the Divine Will, should be from time to time troubled with great sorrow. But since ‘the merciful and gracious Lord’ hath pity on our infirmity and gently admonisheth us within, when He sees us at variance with Him, He forsakes not Jonah in that hot grief, but lovingly blames him.”

Announcements (subject to God’s will)

We welcome William Gibson to our worship services today. May we together be blessed under the preaching of God’s Word.

The second offering today is for our building fund.

Monday Catechism: Bradley, Samuel (Beginners NT) - 5:30 PM
Alex, Nathan (Juniors OT) - 6:15 PM
Jacob, Joseph (Seniors OT) - 7:00 PM
Timothy (Essentials of Reformed Doctrine) - 7:45 PM

Tuesday Bible study meets at 11 AM to continue our study of our Lord’s temple controversies with the Jews.

Belgic Confession Class will be held on Wednesday at 7:45 PM as we continue article 23 looking at more of the great blessings of justification in Christ.

S. Wales Lecture: Rev. & Mary Stewart travel to S. Wales this Thursday. Rev. Stewart will give a lecture on “John Knox and Predestination” at the Round Chapel, Margam, at 7:15 PM. Please remember this witness in your prayers.

The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) is entitled “Job’s Resurrection Hope” (Job 19:23-27).

The Council will meet Monday, 10 March, at 8:30 PM.

Offerings: General - £824.40. Donations: £800 (CDs/DVDs), £60 (Lurgan Lecture).

Website Additions: 1 Spanish and 2 Italian translations were added.

PRC News: Classis West meets this Wednesday at Heritage PRC in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The agenda is light with mainly routine matters.