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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 7 November, 2004


"Honour and majesty are before Him: strength and beauty are his sanctuary"

(Psalm 96:6)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Jehoshaphat, the Ecumenical King (5)

Jehoshaphat’s Restoration

II Chronicles 19

I. Jehu’s Sharp Rebuke

II. Jehoshaphat’s Judicial Reform

Psalms: 63:3-11; 119:9-16; 124:1-8; 139:17-24


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Preaching, the Chief Means of Grace

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 25; Isaiah 61:1-3

I. The Content of Preaching

II. The Effect of Preaching

III. The Author of Preaching

Psalms: 29:1-5; 119:17-24; 19:7-11; 147:1-7


For audio cassettes of the worship services, contact the bookstore.

CPRF website:

Quotes to Consider:

On the Anglican ecumenical evangelicals: The Anglican ecumenical evangelicals "disowned both ‘the old days of entrenched "party" isolationism’ within the denomination and the possibility of secession from it. The door was shut on any going back. What choice then is left other than lending reluctant support to the official ‘unity’ required by the powers that be? This is the predicament which the decisions of the last thirty years have brought about. When Dr. Packer, spoke on ‘Unity in Truth: the Anglican Agony’ at Latimer House in 1997, he lamented that tolerance of the intolerable had become the Anglican way, yet ‘felt that there was no alternative but to take G. K. Chesterton’s advice and "Go on gaily in the dark!"’ These words, said the report, were given ‘with tears in his eyes’" (Iain Murray, Evangelicalism Divided, p. 143).

John Calvin on Isaiah 61:1: "... for [Isaiah] shews that the preaching of the word is not an empty sound, but a powerful medicine, the effect of which is felt, not by obdurate and hard-hearted men, but by wounded consciences ... the blessings which are here enumerated are bestowed upon us by heavenly doctrine, and that none are fit for the enjoyment of them but those who, conscious of their poverty, eagerly desire the assistance of Christ ...

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

This past Tuesday, the Lord took Daniel Cammenga, the 16-year-old son of Rev. and Rhonda Cammenga, to glory. Daniel was seriously injured in a car accident and later died in the hospital. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon. Our prayers and sympathies go out to the Cammenga family and relatives, including Daniel’s cousin, Jennifer Hanko.

The Beacon Lights are available today. We have just received a couple of new pamphlets, one by Prof. Engelsma on labour unions and the other by Prof. Hanko on the AV. Copies are available on the back table.

Catechism: Monday at 7 PM at the manse with the Campbells, and Thursday at 7 PM at the Hamills.

At Bible Study on TUESDAY at 8 PM, we will continue our consideration of the pentecostal, revivalist, and Reformed views of Acts 2.

Rev. Stewart will give a lecture in Limerick on Wednesday, on the "1000 Years of Revelation 20." The Reids plan to accompany the Stewarts to Limerick.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 14 November (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is "Who is Going to Hell?" (II Thessalonians 1:8).

Last Week’s Offerings: £467.00. Donation: £45 (books)

PRC News: Rev. Cammenga (Southwest) accepted the call to Faith PRC. Rev. Slopsema (First) received the call from Edmonton. Doon PRC has a new trio consisting of Revs. A. Brummel (S. Holland), Overway (New Jersey), and Terpstra (Holland, MI).