Service - 11:00 AM
Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 1, Romans 8:16-39
I. In Death
II. In Life
Psalms: 63:1-6; 99:6-9; 44:1-8; 130:1-8
Service - 6:00 PM
Gifts of the Ascended Christ (1)
Office of Pastor
80:1-5; 100:1-5; 23:1-6; 68:18-21
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Quotes to Consider:
John Owen: "There are four things which
constitute an extraordinary officer in the church of God, and
consequently are required in and do constitute an extraordinary
office:—1. An extraordinary call unto an office, such as none
other has or can have, by virtue of any law, order, or constitution
whatever. 2. An extraordinary power communicated unto persons
so called, enabling them to act what they are so called unto, wherein
the essence of any office doth consist. 3. Extraordinary gifts
for the exercise and discharge of that power. 4. Extraordinary
as to its extent and measure, requiring extraordinary labour,
travail, zeal, and self-denial. All these do and must concur in that
office and unto those offices which we call extraordinary. Thus was it
with the apostles, prophets, and evangelists at the first, which were
all extraordinary teaching officers in the church, and all that ever
were so, I Cor. 12:28; Eph. 4:11" (Works, vol. 4, p. 439).
Roy Zuck: "... in Ephesians 4:11 teachers are
linked with pastors as a single gifted office. Teachers are to lead
and care for those they instruct much as a shepherd cares for his
flock. And local-church pastors, in shepherding their people are to
‘feed’ them by teaching God’s Word. Thus the ‘shepherds’ and
‘teachers’ constitute one group thought of as ‘teaching shepherds.’
Teaching requires a heart of concern, comforting and guiding those
taught, which in turn calls for careful instruction in biblical
truths, the ‘food’ needed for spiritual growth" (Teaching as Paul
Taught, pp. 33-34).
The Standard Bearer is available today. This
issue includes a letter by Jim Scoales of Portsmouth.
The letter to the Belfast Newsletter on the
Mel Gibson film is on the back of the bulletin. Tuesday’s radio
interview is now on the website as are other articles opposing
"The Passion" movie.
Catechism: Monday at the Crossetts and Tuesday
(6:30 PM) at the Hamills.
Bible Study will be at the manse on Wednesday,
8:00 PM (DV). We will continue our study of the millennium (Rev.
On Friday, Rev. Stewart will speak in Porthcawl,
south Wales, on "What is True Faith?" Rev. & Mary Stewart and Ivan
& Lily Reid will be leaving for Wales on Thursday (DV).
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day,
28 March, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is "Jesus Crucified and
Derided" (Mark 15:24-32).
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£140 (tapes) and £50.
PRC News: Rev. Slopsema (First) has the call
from Wingham PRC. Hudsonville has a trio of Rev. Eriks (Loveland),
Rev. Slopsema, and Rev. Van Overloop (Georgetown). Lacombe has a trio
consisting of Rev. Haak (Bethel), Rev. Smit (Doon), and Rev. Slopsema.
Rev. DeVries is preaching in Wingham today.