Service - 11:00 AM
Pre-eminence of Christ (3)
Things Were Created In Him
Things Were Created By Him
Things Were Created For Him
62:5-8, 11; 105:1-7; 103:19-22; 33:6-11
Service - 6:00 PM
Searching the Deep Things of God
Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 8; I Corinthians 2:10
Psalms: 96:1-6; 105:8-13; 119:33-40; 143:6-11
cassettes of the worship services, contact Sean Courtney
Quotes to Consider:
Thomas Manton: "If Christ [is] before all
things, let us prefer him above all things. This consideration is of
great use to draw off our hearts from all created things, and to
lessen our respects to worldly vanities, that they may be more
earnestly fixed on what is eternal and glorious. He that was before
the world was will be when the world shall be no more. Christ is from
everlasting to everlasting, Ps. 90:2. To him should we look, after him
should we seek: he is first and last, the beginning and ending. It is
for an everlasting blessedness, for the enjoyment of an eternal God,
that our souls were made. He that was from the beginning, and will be
when all things shall have an end, it is he that should take up our
minds and thoughts. How can we have room for so many thoughts about
fading glories, when we have an eternal God and Christ to think of?
What light can we see in a candle when the sun shineth in his full
strength? All things in the world serve only for a season, and then
wither; and that season is but a short one. You glory in your riches
and pre-eminence now, but how long will you do so? Today that house
and lands is thine, but thou canst not say it will be thine tomorrow.
But a believer can say, ‘My God, my Christ, is mine today, and will be
mine to all eternity’" (Works, vol. 1, p. 448).
Thomas Goodwin: "In those decrees to be made
the end or final cause of all other things, and this also as his due,
that all other things that were to be created should be so disposed
of, and contrived in God’s eternal counsel, as might tend to his
glory, even as well as to the Father’s" (Works, vol. 4, p.
The sound system is connected and available
in the "cry room" today. There is also a larger piece of carpet
for the back two rows of chairs.
The revised schedule for family visitation
is on the back of the bulletin. The theme this year is Building the
Walls of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 4). Sinead Hanna, Philip Rainey, the
Hamills, the Buchanans, and the Reids will be visited this week (DV).
All are invited up to the manse for a barbecue
this week Friday, 28 May, at 6:30 PM or as soon as you can come.
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day,
30 May, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is "Take Not Thy Holy Spirit
From Me!" (Psalm 51:11-12).
Our next speech in south Wales will be
Friday, 4 June (DV), entitled "The Last Days."
Last week’s offerings: £586.72. Donations:
£140 (tapes), £20 (C. R. News), £30 (tapes).
PRC News: Edmonton PRC will call from a trio of
Rev. Haak (Bethel, IL), Rev. Laning (Hope, MI), and Terpstra (Holland,