Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church

83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 19 May, 2013

"But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious,
longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth" (Psalm 86:15)

Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Not Many Mighty Called  [download]  [youtube]
Scripture Reading: I Corinthians 1
Text: I Corinthians 1:26-31

I. The Meaning
II. The Reason
III. The Implications
Psalms: 145:1-8; 35:8-14; 75:3-10; 115:1-3, 12-18

Evening Service - 6:00 PM

The First Line of the Apostles’ Creed  [download]  [youtube]
Scripture Reading: Genesis 1
Text: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 9

I. Believing in God as Creator
II. Believing in God as Almighty
III. Believing in God as Father
Psalms: 104:1-7; 35:15-20; 8:1-9; 33:6-11

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

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Quote to Consider

Prof. David J. Engelsma: "... the Reformed believer is not awed by "Science." As regards genuine science—the investigation into and knowledge of some aspect of creation in submission to the Word of God—the Reformed faith is no enemy of science; nor is science an enemy of the Reformed faith. There is even a good case to be made, that the Christian faith, especially through the Protestant Reformation, gave birth to modern science. But the Reformed believer is well aware, or should be, that "Science," that is, autonomous man’s sovereign reason and research, is one of modern man’s favourite gods. In maintaining the authority of God’s Word in Genesis 1-11 and in confessing the wonder of biblical creation, the Reformed believer is obeying the first commandment: Thou shalt have no other gods before me, specifically the god, "Science." Besides, the Reformed believer does not confuse modern evolutionary scientific theory with science. Modern evolutionary scientific theory is sheer nonsense. It is unproved, unprovable foolishness. The theory was proposed, not because it was proved, but because unbelieving scientists found the alternative—creation—repugnant. The philosopher, Fichte, expressed the real reason for the adoption of evolution as the explanation of origins. Creation, he said, is the basic error of all thinking and of all religion, because creation confronts man with a sovereign God" ("Genesis 1-11: Myth or History?" pp. 25-26).

Announcements (subject to God’s will)

On the back table today are a free pamphlet by John Hooper on "From the Beginning: Recovering a Biblical Perspective on Divorce & Remarriage," the May Covenant Reformed News, a letter from Spokane PRC and Rev. Stewart’s bi-monthly letter.

Ivan & Lily Reid thank the congregation for the lovely gifts presented to them this past Monday at the Annual General Meeting.

Family visitation continues this week. The schedule is on the back of this bulletin.

The Tuesday morning Bible study will be held this week at 11 AM. We will consider the dating of the book of Revelation (in connection with preterism).

Rev. McGeown will give a lecture in S. Wales this Thursday entitled "Love Your Enemies." Please remember this witness in your prayers.

The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) is entitled "Joseph’s Confession Concerning Providence" (Gen. 50:14-26) by Rev. R. Kleyn.

Offerings: General Fund - £594.11. Donation: £50 (Building Fund).

Website Additions: 1 Ilocano (a language in the Philippines) Apostles’ Creed received through Chester & Dale Mansona of the LRF and the Nepali Athanasian Creed.

PRC News: Doon PRC called Rev. Eriks (Hudsonville, MI).