Covenant Protestant Reformed
83 Clarence Street, Ballymena
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
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;
Evening Service - 6:00 PM - Rev.
Moses Choosing Affliction by Faith
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;
For CDs of the sermons and DVDs of
the worship services, contact
If you desire a pastoral visit,
please contact Rev. Stewart
CPRC website: www.cprc.co.uk
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,
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
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