Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church

83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 3 March, 2013

"Those that be planted in the house of the Lord
shall flourish in the courts of our God" (Ps. 92:13)

Morning Service - 11:00 AM

The Church of God  [download]  [youtube]
Scripture Reading: I Corinthians 1
Text: I Corinthians 1:1-3

I. The Meaning of It
II. The Universality of It
III. The Blessing Upon It
Psalms: 84:1-6; 27:6-9a; 87:1-7; 65:1-5

Evening Service - 6:00 PM

John the Baptist’s Public Ministry (13)
John’s Doubts  [download]  [youtube]

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 35:1-10; 61:1-3; Luke 7:11-23
Text: Luke 7:18-23

I. The Question John Asks
II. The Answer Christ Gives
III. The Blessing Christ Proclaims
Psalms: 96:8-13; 27:9b-14; 40:6-10; 118:20-29

For CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services, contact Stephen Murray
If you desire a pastoral visit, please contact Rev. Stewart

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Quote to Consider

Alfred Edersheim: "In that terrible conflict John overcame, as we all must overcome. His very despair opened the door of hope. The helpless doubt, which none could solve but One, he brought to Him around Whom it had gathered. Even in this there is evidence for Christ, as the unalterably True One. When John asked the question: Do we wait for another? light was already struggling through darkness. It was incipient victory even in defeat. When he sent his disciples with this question straight to Christ, he had already conquered; for such a question addressed to a possibly false Messiah has no meaning" (The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, vo.l. 1, p. 668).

Announcements (subject to God’s will)

We welcome David Hutchings from South Wales to our worship services today. He will be with us until Thursday morning.

Although released from hospital on Thursday, John McAuley was readmitted on Friday and remains in Antrim Hospital. Please remember John and the Murrays in your prayers.

Monday Catechism:
6 PM - O.T. Beginners (Bradley & Alex)
6:45 PM - N.T. Juniors (Nathan, Jacob & Joseph)
7:30 PM - Heidelberg (Timothy)

The Council meets tomorrow evening at 8:15 PM.

The Tuesday morning Bible study will be held this week at 11 AM. We will look at the idea and interpretation of the signs of Christ’s coming.

The Belgic Confession Class will meet this Wednesday, at 7:45 PM, to continue article 19 on Christ’s revelation of His Deity in His exaltation.

Men's Bible Study on the "discipline of worship" meets this Saturday at 8 PM at the Kennedys.

The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) is entitled "Joseph Remembered and Exalted" (Gen. 41:1-40).

Ladies' Bible Study meets next week Friday, 15 March.

The church visitors arrive in just under 2 weeks! As the schedule on the back of the bulletin indicates, we are looking forward to a busy but spiritually profitable time together. Everyone will have the opportunity (even privilege!) to help and serve. Two sign-up sheets are on the back table: one sheet for volunteers to bring food for Saturday’s mini-conference and Sunday’s tea, and another sheet for those who want to have the church visitors over for dinner. Don’t forget to invite your friends and neighbours to the meetings. Extra flyers are also on the back table.

S. Wales Lecture: Rev. Stewart will speak on "The Spirit of the Age and the Church" in Porthcawl at 7:15 PM on Thursday, 18 April.

Offerings: General Fund - £603.97.

Website Additions: 2 Italian translations were added.

American Radio Pastor Coming
to Northern Ireland

Come and meet Rev. Carl Haak at
Covenant Protestant Reformed Church

Well known for his radio messages on the
Reformed Witness Hour Broadcast
(Gospel 846 MW, Sundays at 8:30 AM),
Rev. Haak of Michigan will be in
N. Ireland from 15-23 March, DV

Rev. Haak will speak 6 times; all welcome to all meetings!

Saturday, 16 March - Mini-Conference on
"The Lord’s Second Coming: Motivation for Godliness"

11 AM - "Looking for the Glorious Appearing of Our Saviour"
Free tea and sandwiches, etc., between the speeches
1 PM - "Christ’s Future Coming Inspiring Us to Present Godliness"
Sunday, 17 March - 2 Lord’s Day Worship Services (11 AM & 6 PM)
Tuesday, 19 March - Bible Study
11 AM - "Christian Discipleship" (Matthew 10:24ff.)
Wednesday, 20 March - Special Lecture
7:30 PM - "Life in Heaven"

Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
83 Clarence Street off the
Cullybackey Road,
Ballymena, Co. Antrim, BT43 5DR