Covenant Protestant Reformed
83 Clarence Street, Ballymena
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 11 November, 2012
"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 - Rev. M.
Grow in Grace
Scripture Reading: II Peter 3:1-18
Text: II Peter 3:18
I. The Activity
II. The Means
III. The Urgency
Psalms: 1:1-6; 16:1-6; 92:10-15;
Evening Service - 6:00 PM - Rev.
Led by the Shepherd
Scripture Reading: Psalm 23:1-6
Text: Psalm 23:3
I. His Leading
II. Our Need
III. His Motivation
Psalms: 77:14-20; 16:7-11;
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the worship services, contact
If you desire a pastoral visit,
please contact Rev. Stewart
CPRC website: www.cprc.co.uk
CPRC YouTube: www.youtube.com/cprcni
Quote to Consider
Phillip W. Keller: "Only those intimately
acquainted with sheep and their habits understand the
significance of a ‘cast’ sheep or a ‘cast down’ sheep. This
is an old English shepherd’s term for a sheep that has
turned over on its back and cannot get up again by itself. A
‘cast’ sheep is a very pathetic sight. Lying on its back,
its feet in the air, it flays away frantically struggling to
stand up, without success. Sometimes it will bleat a little
for help, but generally it lies there lashing about in
frightened frustration ... As it lies there struggling,
gases begin to build up in the rumen. As these expand they
tend to retard and cut off blood circulation to extremities
of the body, especially the legs. If the weather is very hot
and sunny a ‘cast’ sheep can die in a few hours " (A
Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23, pp. 60-61).
Matthew Henry: "When [the
sheep] tire or are weary, are sick and faint, when they meet
with foul ways, [Christ] will carry them on, and take care
they are not left behind. He will gently lead them. By his
word he requires no more service, and by his providence he
inflicts no more trouble, than he will fit them for; for he
considers their frame."
Announcements (subject to God’s
We welcome Rev. McGeown
who will be preaching for the CPRC today. Rev. Stewart is
preaching for the LRF.
"Come unto me, all ye that
labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matt.
11:28). There are many in our congregation who are suffering
both short and long term illnesses. We are especially
mindful of those who are not able to worship with us at
times: Mr. Callender in Carryduff Nursing Home, Mrs.
Callender with fractures in her pelvis, Sinead with chronic
fatigue and Eunice with multiple sclerosis. But others also
deal with pain and discomfort on a daily basis. Let us
continue to pray for one another.
6 PM -
O.T. Beginners (Bradley, Alex & Kirstin)
6:45 PM - N.T.
Juniors (Nathan, Jacob & Joseph)
7:30 PM - Heidelberg
(Timothy & Jackie)
The Tuesday morning Bible
study will be held this week at 11 AM. We will look at
Satan’s little season.
The Belgic Confession Class
will meet this Wednesday, at 7:45 PM, to begin article 18 on
"The Incarnation of Jesus Christ."
The Reformed Witness Hour
broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) will be
"Every Creature Received With Thanks" (I Timothy 4:4-5) by
Offerings: General Fund -
£475.78. Building Fund - £226.10.
Website Additions: 2
Spanish translations and 5 Italian translations.
PRC News: Randolph PRC will call from a trio of Revs.
Bruinsma, Haak and W. Langerak.