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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 23 May, 2004


"Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth

not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile."

(Psalm 32:2)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

The Pre-eminence of Christ (3)

Christ, the Creator

Colossians 1:16

I. All Things Were Created In Him

II. All Things Were Created By Him

III. All Things Were Created For Him

Psalms: 62:5-8, 11; 105:1-7; 103:19-22; 33:6-11


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

The Spirit Searching the Deep Things of God

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 8; I Corinthians 2:10

I. The Searching Spirit

II. The Revealing Spirit

Psalms: 96:1-6; 105:8-13; 119:33-40; 143:6-11


For audio cassettes of the worship services, contact Sean Courtney (

CPRF web site:

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. 455).


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, MI).