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
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
Scripture Reading: Colossians 1:12-2:3
Text: Colossians 2:1-2
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,
If you desire a pastoral visit, please contact Rev. Stewart
or the elders
CPRC Website: www.cprc.co.uk • Live Webcast:
CPRC YouTube: www.youtube.com/cprcni
CPRC Facebook: www.facebook.com/CovenantPRC
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
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
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
Offerings: General Fund: £823.52. Building Fund: £193.62.
Donations: £391.50 (Hudsonville PRC), £200 (DVDs).