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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 30 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 (4)

The Firstborn of the Dead

Colossians 1:18

I. The Profound Meaning

II. The Related Titles

III. The Glorious Purpose

Psalms: 51:6-12; 105:14-19; 2:1-8; 16:7-11


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

The Habitation of the High & Lofty One

Isaiah 57:15

I. Where He Dwells

II. With Whom He Dwells

Psalms: 34:17-22; 105:20-25; 90:1-5; 91:1-2, 14-16


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

CPRF web site:

Quotes to Consider:

Thomas Manton: "It is for the honour of the Son of God that he should be head of the new world. In the kingdom of Christ all things are new. There is a new covenant, which is the gospel; a new paradise, not that where Adam enjoyed God among the beasts and trees of the garden, but where the blessed enjoy God amongst the angels. A new ministry, not the family of Aaron, or tribe of Levi, but the ministry of reconciliation, whom God hath qualified and fitted to be dispensers of these holy mysteries. New ordinances; we serve God not in the oldness of the letter, but the newness of the Spirit; new members, or new creatures, that are made partakers of the benefits, therefore also a new head, or a second Adam, that must be the beginning of this new creation, and that is the Lord Jesus Christ, who is made a quickening spirit to all his members (I Cor. 15:45), ‘The first Adam was made a living soul, the second a quickening spirit.’ Adam communicated natural life to his posterity, but from Christ we have the Spirit" (Works, vol. 1, p. 466).


The new Protestant Reformed Theological Journal is available today. Prof. Engelsma has an excellent article on "The Messianic Kingdom and Civil Government." If anyone would like to be on the list to receive this free journal, contact Rev. Stewart.

Family visitation concludes this week. Rev. Stewart & Mr. Crossett will visit the Hanleys on Monday, 7PM. Visitation with the Callenders & Jennifer Hanko is yet to be arranged.

Rev. & Mary Stewart will be travelling to south Wales this Friday, 4 June (DV). A speech entitled "The Last Days" will be given on Friday evening. Please remember this meeting and those in south Wales in your prayers.

Philip Rainey is organizing a congregational outing to Rathlin Island on Saturday, 26 June. We plan (DV) to cross on the 10 AM ferry from Ballycastle, and once on the island walk 3 miles from the harbour to the RSPB Sanctuary at the West Lighthouse. (If you prefer not to walk, a minibus can take you there.) Group rate ferry prices are £7.20/adult and £3.60/age 5-18. You should bring a pack lunch, waterproof jacket, sweater, and walking boots or shoes. Several informational leaflets are on the back table for you to look at. A sign-up sheet for the trip will be on the back table today and next Lord’s Day. Philip will be booking the ferry after next Lord’s Day so you must sign up by then.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 6 June, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is "Prayer: God’s Answer for Anxiety" (Philippians 4:6-7).

Last week’s offerings: £575.21.

PRC News: Rev. Smit (Doon) accepted the call to Lacombe PRC (Alberta CAN). Rev. Slopsema declined the call to Georgetown. Faith PRC called Rev. Terpstra (Holland, MI). Edmonton PRC (Alberta, CAN) called Rev. Haak (Bethel, IL).