Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 17 May, 2015
“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 Rev. M. McGeown
Samson Chastised in Gaza’s Prison
Scripture Reading: Judges 16:6-22
Text: Judges 16:21-22
I. The Instruments Jehovah Employed
II. The Chastisement Jehovah Inflicted
III. The Repentance Jehovah Granted
Psalms: 129:1-8; 105:15-20; 32:3-5, 9-11; 89:26-34
Evening Service - 6:00 PM Rev. M. McGeown
Samson Dies in the Temple of Dagon
Scripture Reading: Judges 16:13-31
Text: Judges 16:23-31
I. Samson Zealous for Jehovah’s Glory
II. Samson Willingly Sacrificing All
III. Samson Bringing Great Destruction
Psalms: 115:1-9; 105:21-25; 16:1-7; 116:9-19
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
Dale Ralph Davis: “And what of the Christian who has
stupidly and miserably failed his Lord? Should he not find
hope in seeing that being cast down does not mean being cast
off? Should he not rejoice that he can call on Yahweh even
from Dagon’s temple?” (Judges: Such A Great Salvation, p.
David J. Engelsma: “God does not tempt Samson, but He does
lead Samson into temptation. He arranges the circumstances
of Samson’s life in order that he sees and is attracted to
the woman in Sorek. He then withdraws the grace that might
enable Samson to withstand the temptation to love the
ungodly woman and the temptation to betray his covenant
calling to her. By His providential power, God brings about
the fall of Samson. This is His just judgment upon His
disobedient child and servant who would not heed His word.
As is invariably the case with such acts of God, God causes
Samson to be snared finally in the precise sin in which he
had walked for a long time” (Unfolding Covenant History,
vol. 5, pp. 150-151).
Announcements (subject to God’s will)
We welcome Rev. McGeown who will be preaching for us today.
Rev. Stewart is preaching in the Limerick Reformed
The Lord took Mrs. Isabel Beaton to her eternal home this
past Wednesday. Mrs. Beaton was a long-time friend of the
CPRC and the BRF and was of tremendous help to our witness
and lectures in South Wales. The funeral is to be held this
Family visitation has started. The 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 but would like
to be included in the family visitation, talk with Rev.
Stewart or an elder.
The Annual General Meeting will be held tomorrow, 18 May, at
7:30 PM. There will be reports on the LRF, our evangelism
efforts, audio-visual work, our finances, etc. All are
encouraged to attend.
The Tuesday Bible study will meet at 11 AM to study harlotry
in the prophets.
The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel
846MW at 8:30 AM) by Rev. R. Kleyn is entitled “The Pouring
out of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:1-4).
The CPRC will be running a stall at the Ballymena
Agricultural Show on Friday and Saturday, 29-30 May. We need
volunteers willing to spend time at the stall talking with
people and distributing literature. Speak to Julian Kennedy
if you can help.
Upcoming Lecture: Friday, 26 June, Rev. Stewart will speak
on “What Is a Protestant?” in Portadown Town Hall at 7:30
Offerings: General Fund - £921.11.
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