Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
Bookmark and Share

Covenant Protestant Reformed Church



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 24 May, 2009


"Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep

the testimony of thy mouth" (Ps. 119:88)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

What is a Jew?     [download]

Scripture Reading: Romans 2:17-3:12

Text: Romans 2:28-29

I. The Wrong Answer

II. The Right Answer

III. Two Important Applications

Psalms: 40:1-5; 27:5-8; 119:57-64; 73:1-3, 24-28


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

God’s Gracious Providence for His People     [download]

Scripture Reading: Psalm 25

Text: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 10

I. The Father’s Hand

II. Never Outside His Will!

Psalms: 103:1-7; 27:9-14; 77:14-20; 25:1-7

Contact Sean Courtney ( for CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services.

CPRC website:

Quotes to Consider:

C. H. Spurgeon: "I certainly do not approve of the practice by which some people say they can tell the Lord’s will by just opening the Bible and noticing the first text which catches the their eye ... I should think myself no more justified in seeking guidance in that way than I should in shuffling a pack of cards. I could no more expect to be guided by a text of Scripture, picked out in that haphazard style, than by a gypsy. No, no; we are above all that kind of thing."

A. W. Pink: " ... seek unto the Lord for Him to empty your heart of every wish of your own. It is impossible for us to sincerely pray ‘Thy will be done,’ until our own will has, by the power of the Holy Spirit, been brought into complete subjection to God. Just so long as there is secret (but real) preference in my heart, my judgment will be biased. While my heart is really set upon the attainment of a certain object, then I am only mocking God when I ask Him to make His way plain before my face; and I am sure to misinterpret all His providences, twisting them to fit my own desire. If an obstacle be in my path, I shall then regard it as a ‘testing of faith’; if a barrier be removed, I at once jump to the conclusion that God is ‘undertaking’ for me, when instead He may be testing, on the eve of giving me up to my own ‘heart’s lusts’ (Ps. 81:12)."

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

We welcome Sam, Manuel and Rob from Limerick to our worship services today. Everyone is welcome to stay for tea after the evening service.

Martyn arrives back this Thursday. He will bring a word of edification to us at both services on the next 4 Lord’s Days.

Rev. Stewart will give a lecture in Limerick this Saturday on "Calvin’s Doctrine of Justification," and will preach there next Lord’s Day.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW), is entitled "The Spirit-Led Are the Children of God" (Rom. 8:14-16).

Upcoming Lectures:

Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, 3 June - Calvin’s Battle for the Reformation (I)

Lisbon, Portugal, Thursday, 4 June - Calvin’s Battle for the Reformation (II)

Portadown Town Hall, Friday, 12 June, 8:15 PM - Calvin vs. Darwin

Limerick, Friday, 19 June, 7:30 PM - Calvin vs. Darwin

Ballymena, Friday, 10 July, 8 PM - Calvin’s Battle for the Reformation (I)

Ballymena, Friday, 17 July, 8 PM - Calvin’s Battle for the Reformation (II)

S. Wales, Thursday, 23 July, 7:15 PM - Calvin vs. Darwin

Offerings: General Fund - £506.77. Donations: £7.07 (books), £50 (CR News).

PRC News: Rev. R. Kleyn (Trinity, MI) accepted the call to Covenant of Grace PRC in Spokane. Immanuel PRC (Lacombe, Canada) called Rev. Hanko (Lynden, WA).