Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church

83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 8 May, 2016

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed
by the renewing of your mind ...” (Rom. 12:2)

Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Sanctifying God’s Name  [download]  [youtube]
Scripture Reading: Philippians 1
Text: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 47

I. The Meaning
II. The Prayer
III. The Reasons
Psalms: 96:8-13; 141:1-5; 149:1-6; 66:1-7

Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Complete in Christ (1)
Paul’s Great Conflict  [download]  [youtube]

Scripture Reading: Colossians 1:12-2:3
Text: Colossians 2:1-2

I. What?
II. For Whom?
III. For What?
Psalms: 27:9-14; 141:6-10; 133:1-3; 119:97-104

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: “The Catechism explains that [‘Hallowed be thy name’] implies that we ask first that our Father in heaven will give us grace rightly to know him. This stands to reason. How can we sanctify and glorify him if we do not know him with the true spiritual knowledge of love and fellowship that is wrought in our hearts by his Spirit and word? This true spiritual knowledge of God presupposes that we have the correct and full knowledge about him. How can we know him spiritually if we have no knowledge about him—his name, being, virtues, works, and salvation in Christ Jesus? This prayer therefore implies that we ask our Father in heaven to give us the true, unadulterated knowledge, that right doctrine of him ... It is not difficult to understand what this implies regarding the spiritual disposition of our hearts that is required to send this petition to the throne of grace. It presupposes that we are filled with an earnest desire and longing for the true knowledge of God and that we employ every means God gives us to obtain that true knowledge. It means that we are not doctrinally indifferent, but that we are zealous for the truth as revealed in the holy scriptures” (The Perfect Prayer, pp. 64-65).

Announcements (subject to God’s will)

We welcome Becky Wierenga and Christine Tolsma from Lacombe, Alberta, Canada, to our worship services today.

Philip & Susan Hall were blessed with a baby boy early this morning. We rejoice with them and are thankful for the safe delivery of another covenant child.

Family visitation begins tomorrow evening, 9 May. A revised schedule is on the back of the bulletin. Changing the schedule will affect others, but if your date and time do not work for you, please contact Rev. Stewart. If you are not a member and would like to be included in the family visitation, talk with Rev. Stewart or an elder.

The Tuesday Bible study meets at 11 AM to look at the NT teaching on the OT food laws.

S. Wales Lecture: Thursday, 12 May, 7:15 PM, Rev. McGeown on “Christian Wisdom.”

Men’s Bible Study meets this Saturday at 8:00 PM at the Kennedys to study James 1:26-2:4.

The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) by Rev. R. Kleyn is entitled “The Great Tribulation” (Matt. 24:21-22).

The CPRC will have a stall at the Ballymena Agricultural Show on Friday-Saturday, 27-28 May. Drop by the stall or speak with Julian about volunteering to help.

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, 30 May, at 7:30 PM.

Anyone willing to host visitors in their home the weekend after the BRF Conference (23-25 July), please contact Mary Stewart.

Offerings: General Fund: £823.52. Building Fund: £193.62. Donations: £391.50 (Hudsonville PRC), £200 (DVDs).