Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church

83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 4 November, 2012

"Those that be planted in the house of the Lord
shall flourish in the courts of our God" (Ps. 92:13)

Morning Service - 11:00 AM

John the Baptist's Birth and Preparation (1)
The Annunciation of John’s Birth  [download]  [youtube]
Scripture Reading: Luke 1:1-25
Text: Luke 1:5-14

I. John’s Godly Parents
II. Zacharias’ Holy Calling
III. Gabriel’s Glad Announcement
Psalms: 122:1-9; 14:1-7; 112:1-6; 141:1-5

Evening Service - 6:00 PM

John the Baptist's Birth and Preparation (2)
The Annunciation of John’s Work  [download]  [youtube]
Scripture Reading: Luke 1:1-25
Text: Luke 1:15-25

I. John’s Nazarite Office
II. John’s Elijah-Like Power
III. John’s Father’s Unbelief
Psalms: 84:1-3, 7-9; 15:1-5; 113:1-9; 127:1-5

For CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services, contact Stephen Murray
If you desire a pastoral visit, please contact Rev. Stewart

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Quote to Consider

F. B. Meyer: "Every sign attests the unique and singular glory of the Baptist. Not that his career was signalized by the blaze of prodigy and wonder, like the multiplication of the widow’s meal or the descent of the fire of heaven to consume the altar and the wood; for it is expressly said that ‘John did no miracle.’ Not that he owed anything to the adventitious circumstances of wealth and rank; for he was not a place-loving courtier, ‘clothed in soft raiment or found in kings’ courts.’ Not that he was a master of a superb eloquence like that of Isaiah or Ezekiel; for he was content to be only ‘a cry’—short, thrilling, piercing through the darkness, ringing over the desert plains. Yet, his Master said of him that ‘among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist’; and in six brief months, as one has noticed, the young prophet of the wilderness had become the center to which all the land went forth" (John the Baptist, pp. 9-10).

Announcements (subject to God’s will)

The second offering this morning will be for our building fund.

Ivan Reid, the church treasurer, says that, from now on, please make all cheques payable to the "Covenant Protestant Reformed Church" (not merely "CPRC") because the bank is getting more fussy about this.

Monday Catechism:
6 PM - O.T. Beginners (Bradley, Alex & Kirstin)
6:45 PM - N.T. Juniors (Nathan, Jacob & Joseph)
7:30 PM - Heidelberg (Timothy & Jackie)

The Tuesday morning Bible study will be held this week at 11 AM. We will look at the millennium in heaven and on earth.

The Belgic Confession Class will meet this Wednesday, at 7:45 PM, to discuss article 17 on "The Recovery of Fallen Man."

The Council will meet this Thursday, 8 November, at 7 PM at the church.

The Ladies Discussion Group will meet this Friday, 9 November, at 10:30 AM to discuss Mary and Martha. All women are welcome to attend.

Rev. Stewart will be giving the lecture on "Martin & Katie Luther: The Reformation of Marriage" in Limerick this Friday at 7:30 PM.

The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) will be "The Gift of Pastors and Teachers" (Eph. 4:11-12) by Rev. Bruinsma.

Rev. McGeown will be preaching for the CPRC next Lord’s Day while Rev. Stewart preaches for the LRF.

Offerings: General Fund - £603.05.

Website Additions: 1 Hungarian translation and 1 Italian translation.

PRC News: Rev. Vernon Ibe was ordained this past week in the Berean PRC in the Philippines. Rev. A. Lanning and his family will travel to Singapore this week to take up their work in the CERC.