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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church


Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 6 November, 2011


"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

God’s Glorious Perfections (1)

The Sovereignty of God (I)   [download]   [youtube]

Scripture Reading: Psalm 115

Text: Psalm 115:3

I. In Himself and His Decree

II. In Creation and Providence

III. In Our Worship and Comfort

Psalms: 97:1-8; 111:1-4; 135:1-7; 115:1-11


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

God’s Glorious Perfections (2)

The Sovereignty of God (II)   [download]   [youtube]

Scripture Reading: Acts 2:14-40

Text: Acts 2:23

I. In the Cross and Salvation

II. In the Church and Its Work

III. In Our Consciousness

Psalms: 99:1-7; 111:5-10; 2:1-8; 145:1-8


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:

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 sin."

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. Juniors

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. Donations: £250, £200 (DVDs), £20 (DVDs).

PRC News: Rev. Hanko declined the call to Hope PRC.

Encouraging Quotes:

"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. Fermanagh

"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." - England

"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." - Singapore

"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. Antrim

"... 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, England