Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church

83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 13 May, 2012

"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 - Rev. M. McGeown

Jehovah’s Chastisement of the Backslider   [youtube]
Scripture Reading: Psalm 32
Text: Psalm 32:3-5

I. Painful Chastisement
II. Necessary Chastisement
III. Effectual Chastisement
Psalms: 118:20-29; 135:14-21; 38:1-7; 32:3-6

Evening Service - 6:00 PM - Rev. M. McGeown

Moses Choosing Affliction by Faith  [youtube]
Scripture Reading: Exodus 2:11-25
Text: Hebrews 11:24-26

I. The Choice
II. The Consideration
III. The Reasons
Psalms: 93:1-5; 136:1-12; 16:1-7; 101:3-8

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

CPRC website:
CPRC YouTube:
CPRC Facebook: Covenant-Protestant-

Quote to Consider:

William Hendrickson: "Sin, being a destructive force, must not be pampered. It must be put to death. Temptation should be flung aside immediately and decisively. Dillydallying is deadly. Halfway measures work havoc. The surgery must be radical. Right at this moment and without any vacillation the obscene book should be burned, the scandalous picture destroyed, the soul-destroying sin condemned, the sinister yet very intimate social tie broken, and the baneful habit discarded. In the struggle against sin the believer must fight hard. Shadow boxing will never do" (Commentary on Matthew, p. 303).

Zacharias Ursinus: "The repentance of the godly differs from that of the ungodly as it respects the efficient cause of it. The repentance of the ungodly proceeds from distrust and despair, so that their disquietude and hatred to God increase. The repentance of the godly, however, proceeds from faith, or the confidence which they have in the mercy of God, and in a gracious reconciliation with Him by and for the sake of Christ" (Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism, p. 476).

A.W. Pink: "Ah, my reader, unbelief is very fertile, argues very plausibly, and can suggest many logical reasons why we should not practice self-denial!" (An Exposition of Hebrews, p. 792).

Announcements (subject to God’s will)

We welcome Rev. McGeown to our worship services. He will be preaching for us today while Rev. Stewart preaches for the LRF.

The CPRC Annual General Meeting will be held upstairs tomorrow at 7:45 PM. All are welcome to join us to hear about the work of the CPRC, including a report from Rev McGeown, a financial report, an audio-visual report, etc. The Council will present a proposal for the vote of all male confessing members to purchase the manse from the PRC. Tea will be served following the meeting.

Our Tuesday morning Bible study meets at 11 AM on "Eschatology and Time." We will discuss the last days.

Belgic Confession Class meets Wednesday at 7:45 PM to study Article 15 on original sin.

The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) will be "Come Let Us Build!" (Neh. 2:11-20) by Rev. Haak.

Family Visitation is to start Monday, 21 May. The schedule is on the back of this bulletin. Please try to make the dates and times work as much as possible. Contact Rev. Stewart or one of the elders if you need to reschedule.

Offerings: General Fund: £534.90. Building Fund: £327.55. Donations: £250.

PRC News: Rev. Kuiper (Randolph, WI) accepted the call to Edgerton PRC. Rev. Koole is spending his third and final Lord’s Day in Singapore today. Rev. Spriensma will provide pulpit supply for Singapore over the next four Sundays.