Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
Lord’s Day, 5
"That ye may
with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even
the Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 15:6)
Morning Service - 11:00 AM
Saul, the King Israel
Asked For (1)
Israel Demands a King
I Samuel 8
I. Israel’s Demand
II. Samuel’s Answer
III. Israel’s Insistence
Psalms: 146:1-8; 68:19-24;
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
Saul, the King Israel
Asked For (2)
Saul is Told He Will Be King
I Samuel 9:1-20
I. Seeking for Lost Asses
II. Looking for Samuel
III. Feasting with Samuel
Psalms: 124:1-8 (AOS);
68:25-30; 76:7-12; 22:25-31
For audio cassettes of the worship services, contact Sean Courtney
CPRC website: www.cprc.co.uk
Quotes to Consider:
Alfred Edersheim: Saul embodied the "ideal which
Israel had had in view in making their demand for a monarchy. He should
possess all the natural attractions and martial qualities which the people
could desiderate in their king; he should reflect their religious
standpoint at its best; but he should also represent their national
failings and the inmost defect of their religious life: that of combining
zeal for the religion of Jehovah, and outward conformity to it, with utter
want of real heart submission to the Lord, and of true devotedness to Him.
Thus viewed, we can understand alike the choice of Saul at the first, his
failure afterwards, and his final rejection. The people obtained precisely
what they wanted; and because he who was their king so corresponded to
their ideal, and so reflected the national state, he failed."
Announcements (subject to God’s will):
We welcome Hank & Barb DeVries from Randolph PRC in
Wisconsin to our worship services today.
The Standard Bearers, which includes an article
by Prof. Hanko on "The Azusa Street Revival and Pentecostalism," are on
the back table.
The second offering this morning is for our Building
The Council meets tomorrow evening at 7:30 at the
Catechism: Monday, 6:30 PM with the Campbells at the
manse. Tuesday, 7 PM at the Murrays. Thursday, 7 PM at the Hamills.
Our Mid-Week Bible Study is Wednesday at 7:45 PM at the
manse. We will consider how we are to view our children in God’s
Unconditional Covenant. Parents, especially, are encouraged to attend.
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 12 Nov.,
(8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "The Kingdom of Heaven is the
Treasure" (Matt. 13:44).
Upcoming Lectures: Friday, 17 Nov., S. Wales, "God’s
Unconditional Covenant" Friday, 12 Jan., S. Wales, "The Baptism of the
Holy Spirit: Are the Pentecostals Right?"
Prof. Engelsma plans to start his European e-mail forum
on the current controversy over justification by faith alone. Anyone
interested in joining this forum may contact Prof. Engelsma
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rev. Stewart (email@example.com).
Website: Hits and downloads in the last 2 weeks have
been amongst the best ever. Material has been added in Dutch, Russian, and
Portuguese. The on-line bookstore catalogue has also been redone
Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund - £972.20.
Donations: £160 (tapes), £27.78 (Building Fund).