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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship


Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 2 November, 2003


"I was glad when they said unto me, Let 

us go into the house of the Lord."

(Psalm 122:1)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM
God’s Covenant and the Golden Calf (6)
Moses’ Prayer for God’s Presence with Israel
Exodus 33:12-19
I. Whom Wilt Thou Send With Me?
II. Wilt Thou Not Go With Us?
III. Show Me Thy Glory!
Psalms: 77:11-15; 84:7-12; 86:8-12; 25:4-10

Evening Service - 6:00 PM
Thou Shalt Not Kill
Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 40, Matthew 5:21-26
I. The Meaning
II. The Importance
III. The Urgency
Psalms: 119:162-167; 85:1-5; 66:13-20; 51:4-7

For audio cassettes of the worship services, please contact Sean, phone: (028) 25 641200 or e-mail:

Quotes to Consider:

Geerhardus Vos: I am that I am "gives _expression to the self-determination, the independence of God, that which, especially in soteric associations, we are accustomed to call His sovereignty. Considerable support this receives from the analogously phrased sentence in Ex. 33:19, where the context ... call[s] ... for an affirmation of the sovereignty of God in bestowing the favour of vision of Himself ... Thus taken, the name Jehovah signifies primarily that in all God does for His people, He is from-within-determined, not moved upon by outside influences. But from this there issues immediately another thought, quite inseparable from it, viz., that being determined from within, and not subject to change within, He is not subject to change at all, particularly not subject to it in relation to His people. Thus understood, the name fits admirably into the situation of its revealing. Jehovah, the absolute God, acting with unfettered liberty, was the very God to help them in their unworthiness as regards themselves, and in their impotence as regards the Egyptians. That sovereignty underlies God’s giving Himself to Israel is stated in so many words: "I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God, and ye shall know that I am Jehovah, your God" (Ex. 6:7) ... In Ex. 33:19, where God gives a disclosure of His sovereignty to Moses, this is brought into connection with the name Jehovah" (Biblical Theology, p. 134).

Martyn Lloyd-Jones: "Moses was asking not only for a manifestation of God’s mercy, but for a manifestation of God’s glory also to the whole nation. Not only for himself but for the whole nation. And God’s reply to him is I am not going to do this for the entire nation. ‘I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.’ Not the whole people, but upon certain members of the company only and not upon the others" (Romans 9, p. 155).

John Piper: "... it is the glory of God and His essential nature mainly to dispense mercy (but also wrath, Ex. 34:7) on whomever He pleases apart from any constraint originating outside his own will. This is the essence of what it means to be God. This is his name" (The Justification of God, pp. 88-89).


The Beacon Lights are available today. The October issue of the Covenant Reformed News is also available if you have not already received it.

Bible Study will be held Wednesday (DV) at 8 PM at the manse on "the last days" in the Old Testament.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 9 November, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846AM/MW) is "The Blessings of a Godly Marriage, Part 2" (Ps. 128).

Last Week’s Offerings: £866.60. Donations: £50 (News) and £50 (tapes).

PRC News: Byron Center has called Rev. Dick (Grace). Lacombe has called Rev. D. Kleyn (Edgerton). Hudsonville PRC has a trio of Rev. Cammenga (Southwest), Rev. Terpstra (Holland), and Rev. Van Overloop (Georgetown).