Evening Service - 6:00 PM
God’s Glorious Perfections (2)
The Sovereignty of God (II) [download]
Scripture Reading: Acts 2:14-40
the Cross and Salvation
the Church and Its Work
In Our Consciousness
Psalms: 99:1-7; 111:5-10; 2:1-8; 145:1-8
CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services, contact
desire a pastoral visit, please contact Rev. Stewart
Quote to Consider:
Westminster Confession 5:4: "The
almighty power, unsearchable wisdom, and infinite goodness of God, so
far manifest themselves in his providence, that it extendeth itself even
to the first fall, and all other sins of angels and men, and that not by
a bare permission, but such as hath joined with it a most wise and
powerful bounding, and otherwise ordering and governing of them, in a
manifold dispensation, to his own holy ends; yet so as the sinfulness
thereof proceedeth only from the creature, and not from God; who, being
most holy and righteous, neither is nor can be the author or approver of
C. H. Spurgeon: "There is no attribute
more comforting to His children than that of God’s sovereignty. Under
the most adverse circumstances, in the most severe trials, they believe
that sovereignty has ordained their afflictions, that sovereignty
overrules them, and that sovereignty will sanctify them all. There is
nothing for which the children ought to more earnestly contend to than
the doctrine of their Master over all creation—the Kingship of God over
all the works of His own hands—the Throne of God and His right to sit
upon that throne ... for it is God upon the Throne whom we trust."
Announcements (subject to God’s will)
On the back table is a new CPRC address
and telephone list. Please check (and tick) your details, but please
leave the original on the table.
This past Thursday, Debbie Murray
appeared before the Council to make confession of her faith. We rejoice
with Debbie and the Murrays in this, and unless there are any lawful
objections, her baptism is scheduled for 20 November.
Sunday Catechism: 10 AM - O.T.
Monday Catechism: 6 PM - O.T.
Beginners (Alex & Nathan) 6:45 PM - O.T. Juniors (Jacob & Joseph) 7:30
PM - Heidelberg (Timothy, Zoe, Amy & Lea)
Our Tuesday morning Bible study
meets at 11 AM. We will continue our study of the second beast in
Revelation 13:11-18. All are welcome.
Belgic Confession Class
meets Wednesday at 7:45 PM. Continuing Article 12, we will look more at
the work of (good) angels. We encourage all to join us.
Men’s Bible Study will be held this
Saturday, 12 November at 8 PM at the Kennedys. On the back table are
questions for Daniel 8 with a resume of Daniel 7.
The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast
next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) will be "A Wife’s Submission
to Her Husband" (Eph. 4:22-24).
Rev. Stewart will lecture on "Christ Alone"
in S. Wales on 1 December.
The PRC church visitors will be Rev.
Bill Langerak (Southeast PRC) and Elder Sid Miedema. They plan to visit
us in the latter part of January.
Offerings: General Fund: £1,066.15.
£250, £200 (DVDs), £20 (DVDs).
PRC News: Rev. Hanko declined the call to Hope PRC.
"I enjoyed the
lecture in Lurgan and found it really humbling in that Christ chose
a people to Himself and that I find myself among that number. I have
started the Galatians
book and am finding it very edifying. It is what I have come to
expect!" - Co. Tyrone
"Please find enclosed a cheque as a
donation towards the work of the CPRC. I continue to enjoy and benefit
from the monthly Covenant Reformed News
with its interesting and succinct explanations of sometimes quite
difficult verses and passages." - Middlesex, England
"... My battle now is against the
conditional covenant. We attend services [where] they preach what Klaas
Schilder taught. Therefore I need
books on the covenant ... we listen mostly to PRC sermons Saturday
evening and Sunday ... We are very thankful for what we have learned
from the PRC." - Netherlands
"Thank you for your website with the
Ecumenical Creeds and Continental Reformed Standards in many languages.
We have used the fine Burmese
translation of the Heidelberg Catechism in our outreach to
Burmese people here. I note that you have the Canons of Dordt and
Belgic Confessions also in Burmese ... As an aside, my wife tells
me the Hindi version of the Athanasian Creed which you have
posted is excellent both in its accuracy/theological precision and in
its poetic expression." - Michigan, USA
"Please find enclosed a cheque to cover the
cost for two books,
Calvin’s Calvinism and
The Covenant of God and Children of Believers. Really enjoyed
the service on the Lord’s Day. Much food for thought." - Co.
"I’ve just opened the latest
Covenant Reformed News from the CPRC and am delighted to receive
such relevant materials. The News is a treasure trove in itself,
then further the enclosed booklet "For
Whom Did Christ Die?" Having just reached a situation in witnessing
to a person at work, this is the very thing I need! Then the five-sermon
CD set on Psalm 2 which is the
Psalm I am currently studying ... I also download your sermons from the
website and was particularly blessed by the series on the covenant."
"Thank you for posting the book,
Voice of Our Fathers. I didn’t realise that there was such a
commentary on the Canons of Dordt. In fact I found it strange
that I could not find such a book while it is not too difficult to find
Ursinus’ commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism. Many people
nowadays don’t even read the Canons of Dordt." - South Africa
"Just a wee note to thank you for your note
and all the extras you send me with the orders. I am 83 years old and in
very poor health. I have no church connection at the moment because to
be honest there is not one I would go to and my health prevents me. I
still have the Word and I welcome your CDs and DVDs. We can only stand
fast in the faith until He comes again." - Scotland
"We would be blessed to receive your Sunday
bulletin each week via e-mail. We look forward each month to receiving
the Covenant Reformed News."
- Devon, England
"Please find enclosed a cheque for the DVDs
on ‘Ezekiel’s Vision of the Future.’
Thanking you and wishing you God’s richest blessing." - Co. Down
"I really enjoy your
sermons on the website ... I am very fond of your preaching. It
almost feels like I am a member of your church sometimes." -
"Thank you for the
CDs on the Belgic Confession that we received today. While
you were in the US we made a few CDs from your website as we are now
listening to them at our midweek prayer meeting and Bible study. The
saints here are very keen to work through them. One gentleman who has
recently joined with us said this week that he has never heard such
teaching before and he is also avidly reading the RFPA publication on
the Canons of Dordt. Thank you for your ministry" - England
"I am sending this email with hopes of
receiving your monthly C. R. News.
I have truly enjoyed your web site, as it has challenged me to be a
Berean and search the Scriptures for the truth, especially your
resources on ‘common grace’ or should I say ‘uncommon grace.’ I have
come to the faith a relatively short time ago and have always questioned
the ‘normal’ understanding of ‘common grace.’ ... Thank you for your
love and commitment to the truth even if it is offensive and/or contrary
to the status quo." - Texas, USA
"I really enjoyed listening to your Lord’s
day sermons. They are a real blessing of strength to my soul." - Co.
"... I was much influenced by the
Arminians. I believed strongly in free will. But this year is a turning
point in my Christian walk ... I just happened to hear your
debate [on Calvinism versus Arminianism]. At first I did not like
your refutations on the theology of free will as propounded by the
Arminians. But I could not resist the power of the Word of God which
convicted me that I am saved solely by the sovereign grace of God,
through faith alone and through Christ alone who died for His own
elect." - India
"Many thanks for the
CDs, especially the gift of Rev. Nathan Langerak’s ‘Living Chastely’
series. I have listened to them with great interest. It is a subject
I’ve never heard preached on before in such a thorough, biblical and
helpful way. They confirm conclusions I had tentatively come to
regarding the analogy between marriage, divorce, and remarriage and the
covenant relationship of God with His people and the indissoluble nature
of both if the integrity of the covenant is to remain a reality ... I
have also finished reading
Contending for the Faith and have begun
Portraits of Faithful Saints. For me they put into a
comprehensive historical context the Christian faith, which I had only
viewed in a (ana) baptist context ... I have also gained a great respect
for the creeds and for the confessions that are the
Three Forms of Unity. They are a priceless heritage. Again many
thanks for your kindness and fellowship in the gospel. I enclose a
cheque for Belgic Confession
Class, vol. 3." - Wolverhampton,