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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 19 March, 2006


"And above all these things put on charity, which is the

bond of perfectness" (Col. 3:14)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM 

The Office of Believer (1)

Believers, a Royal Priesthood

1 Peter 2:9

I. The Nature of Our Priesthood

II. The Royalty of Our Priesthood  

III. The Purpose of Our Priesthood

Psalms: 141:1-5; 37:23-32; 51:14-19; 116:9-19


Evening Service - 6:00 PM 
Christ Sitting at the Right Hand of God

Heidelberg Catechism; Lord's Day 19; Psalm 110
I. The Meaning

II. The Victory

III. The Significance
Psalms: 114:1-8; 37:33-40; 145:1-8; 110:1-8

For audio cassettes of the worship services, contact the bookstore.

CPRF website:

Quote to Consider:

John Owen: "... for as those who were properly called priests had a nearer access unto God than the rest of the people, especially in his solemn worship, so all the people that are in covenant with God have such an approximation unto him by virtue thereof, in comparison of them that are without, that in respect thereof they are said to be priests."

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

The Theological School Committee of the Protestant Reformed Seminary has approved Martyn McGeown’s application to study for the ministry. His application will be forwarded on to Synod. With Synod’s approval, Martyn will start the 4-year course in Grand Rapids in September.

Mr. Callender is doing much better, with improvement in his speech and movement on his right side. He has moved to the Elliot Dynes building of the Royal Hospital in Belfast where he is receiving physiotherapy.

Renat Ilyasov’s Russian translation of Martyn McGeown’s article "Scriptural Praise" is now on the CPRF website.

Catechism: Monday at 7 PM at the manse with the Campbells Tuesday at 5:30 PM at the Murrays (Membership class at 6:30 PM) Thursday at 7 PM at the Hamills

Rev. Stewart is scheduled to speak at Harryville Primary Assembly this week Wednesday morning.

Bible Study will be held this week Wednesday at 7:45 PM at the manse on the nature of church authority.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 26 March (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "And the Earth Did Quake" (Matthew 27:51b).

Upcoming Lectures: "Miracles & the End of the World," Limerick, Wednesday, 29 March "The Synod of Dordt," Ballymena Protestant Hall, 8 PM, Friday, 7 April

Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund - £833.75. Donations: £15 (Bookstore), £50, £41.42, £5 (Reformed Witness Hour).

PRC News: Kalamazoo PRC called Rev. Dick (Grace, MI). Faith PRC will call from a trio of Prof. Engelsma, Rev. Koole (Grandville, MI) and Rev. Slopsema (First, MI). The RFPA moved into their new building on Saturday, 11 March. Prof. Engelsma will undergo surgery this Wednesday for prostate cancer. Please remember the Engelsma family in your prayers.

Encouraging Quotes:

"Thank you for the book, free pamphlets, and the back issues of the C. R. News. Doctrine According to Godliness seems to be just what I’ve been looking for ..." - Wolverhampton, England

"Greetings in the majestic name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Enclosed is the [money] for the purchase of the 35 audio tapes entitled ‘Christianity vs. Idolatry’ that I received earlier this week. Thank you for responding so promptly to my request for the tapes. I trust that the Lord will continue to bless the ministry for His glory there in Northern Ireland ... I was also tremendously blessed today while reading the article on ‘Christian Education’ [by Rev. Hanko] on your website." - Bermuda

"Thank you for the very prompt dispatch of the books ... Yes I would like to receive the Covenant Reformed News by post." - Dorset, England

"Thank you for the two tapes, ‘Total Depravity’ and ‘God’s Love & Hatred’ which arrived today ... - South Wales

"Many thanks for the continued [tape] ministry and the blessing that comes with them ... the meetings [in Limerick] are very good and its a pleasure to hear Rev. Stewart preach in person ... - Co. Limerick, Rep. of Ireland

"The book [The Momentous Event] arrived at my home here in Sydney today. Thank you very much for it. I shall read it and then pass it on to my son." - Australia

"Please send me When I Survey. I have read it twice and really enjoyed it and I have a friend who I think would love it as well." - Hampshire, England

"Thank you for sending the book, The Covenant of God and Children of Believers, and Prof. Engelsma’s pamphlet, Until Death Us Do Part. It is wonderful to read solid, biblical, teaching on marriage and the errors connected with it. Such teaching is so rare nowadays, even unique." - Warwickshire, England

"We received our tape order and are enjoying the complete service including psalm singing. We also enjoy the two The Psalms of David in Metre CDs." - Idaho, USA

"I have indeed enjoyed Hoeksema’s commentary [Righteous By Faith Alone]. I like the way he gets to the simple meaning of the text without a great deal of waffle. He is straight to the point which is excellent." - Newcastle, England

"I would like to thank you for sending me the pamphlets. They have been very helpful. I am a believer and ... have been reading books by Calvin and Luther and have started to question some of the things I have been taught. Could you add me to your [C. R. News] mailing list?" - Co. Antrim, N. Ireland

"Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ ... I very much appreciate your letter and tapes. I received them yesterday and when I listen to your preaching I receive many lessons." - India

"The divine blood notion [critiqued in the February 2006 Covenant Reformed News] is a little too close to Medieval Roman ideas for my taste ..." - Co. Limerick, Rep. of Ireland

"I promised to send you some more surplus tapes from America [Hope PRC]. I can not place them here as Calvinism is not really appreciated. We would find it very difficult to live without it. It must be that saving grace, that will not let us go. I do appreciate your Covenant Reformed News you send me from time to time ..." - Hull, England

"... there are so many sermons on the website that I can listen for months. Right now I’m busy with the series on the golden calf. These interest me especially because I do not have anything but idolatry and false churches around me. The sermons encourage me when I’m depressed and Satan’s tempting why not compromise and go to some of Satan’s synagogues anyway ... But it really is far too bad." - Sweden

"Thank you for the box of books ... what a parcel of goodies." - Suffolk, England

"I am personally glad to see your website and the commitment for the living God. The world is filled with the people of religion, even Christianity seems to be moving towards such way, but God Almighty wants His people to walk in His steps, that is to say in accordance with the Scriptures ... May the Lord bless you and the work." - India

"Greetings from Germany. I am a reverend in a local congregation ... My special interest is Psalm-singing in history and at present. We sing the Genevan Psalms ... I am very interested in contact to Psalm-singing churches ... The Lord bless you and your work." - Germany

"Thanks for sending [the books] to me. I am getting most of the PRC books now [directly] from the USA ... I have recently been in touch with Prof. Engelsma regarding his article on the web ‘Until Death Us do Part.’ I am grateful for the PRC and the BRF for their faithful biblical teaching on this subject ..." - France