Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
Lord’s Day, 22 May, 2011
"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
Prayer of the Church in Babylon (9)
The Church’s Moving Confession [download]
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 64
Concerning God’s Loving Fellowship
Concerning Our Terrible Sinfulness
Concerning God’s Eternal Ways
Psalms: 1:1-6; 101:1-4; 90:1-8; 103:13-19
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
Obeying Church Leaders [download]
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 13
Psalms: 122:1-9; 101:5-8; 82:1-8; 27:4-7
Stephen Murray for
CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services.
Quote to Consider:
John Calvin on Isaiah 64:5: "He
proceeds with the same subject; for the people deplore their hard lot,
that they feel no alleviation in their adversity, although formerly God
was wont to stretch out the hand to the fathers. Believers, therefore,
speak in this manner: ‘Thou wast wont to meet our fathers; now thy face
is turned away from us; and thou appearest to be irreconcilable, because
we gain nothing by calling on thee. Whence comes this diversity, as if
thy nature had been changed, and thou wert now different from what thou
has been?’ They next add, and make an acknowledgment, that they are
punished justly, because ‘they have sinned.’ I have formerly stated that
nothing is better in adversity than to remember God’s benefits, and not
only those which we have ourselves experienced, but likewise those which
are related in Scripture; for we cannot be armed by a stronger shield
against temptations of every kind."
E. J. Young on Isaiah 64:5: "The final
clause serves as a contrast; ‘in them’ refers to the ways of God. The
word ‘olam may be taken as a noun (perpetuity) and construed with
‘in them’; the thought then is that in the dealings of God with men
there is perpetuity or eternity, and for that reason we shall be saved."
Homer C. Hoeksema on Isaiah 64:6: "The
point of verse 6 is that in us there is no salvation and no possibility
of salvation. But in and behind this apparent impossibility lies
eternally unchangeable mercy. Therefore, we are saved. It must always
become evident that our salvation is only God’s wonderwork from
beginning to end, and that our salvation lies only in eternity" (Redeemed
With Judgment, vol. 2, p. 545).
Announcements (subject to God’s will)
This year’s family visitation
schedule is on the back of this bulletin. Please do all you can to make
the scheduled time work for you (and your family) since changes affect
the other families lined up that night and the elders. If you are not a
member but would like to be on the rota, please see Rev. Stewart or one
of the elders. This evening we will have a sermon in connection with
Rev. Stewart’s bimonthly letter to
the PRC is on the back table today.
Thursday membership class: 7:30 PM
on marriage, divorce and remarriage, etc.
Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM)
will be "Our Ever-Living Intercessor" (Hebrews 7:25) by Rev. R. Kleyn.
Offerings: General Fund - £409.65.
"For Whom Did Christ Die?" Thursday, 2 June, at 7:15 PM in S. Wales.
"For Whom Did Christ Die?" Friday, 24 June, at 7:30 PM in Lurgan Town
PRC News: Rev. Haak declined the call
from Trinity, and received the call from Edgerton. Cornerstone called
Rev. Eriks. Redlands formed a trio of Prof. Engelsma, Rev. Eriks and
Rev. W. Langerak.