Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church


Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 5 November, 2006


"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; 106:11-18; 118:1-9


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:

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 Fund.

The Council meets tomorrow evening at 7:30 at the manse.

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 ( or Rev. Stewart (

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).