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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship


Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 16 November, 2003


"I was glad when they said unto me, Let 

us go into the house of the Lord."

(Psalm 122:1)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Children As Arrows

Psalm 127:4-5

I. Prepared Arrows

II. Powerful Arrows

III. Blessed Arrows

Psalms: 128:1-6; 86:8-12; 105:6-10; 127:1-5


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

God’s Covenant and the Golden Calf (8)

The Covenant Renewed

Exodus 34:10-28

I. The Promise Reaffirmed

II. The Precepts Repeated

III. The Decalogue Reprinted

Psalms: 111:1-5; 86:13-17; 78:52-55; 136:17-26

For audio cassettes of the worship services, please contact Sean, phone: (028) 25 641200 or e-mail:


Quotes to Consider:

Matthew Poole on Psalm 127:3: "... although God give children and other outward comforts to ungodly men in the way of common providence, yet He gives them only to his people as favours, and in the way of promise and covenant."

Henry Smith (1560-1591): "Well doth David call children ‘arrows’: for if they be well bred, they shoot at their parents’ enemies; and if they be evil bred, they shoot at their parents."

Joseph Hall (1574-1656): "I remember a great man coming into my house, at Waltham, and seeing all my children standing in the order of their age and stature, said, ‘These are they that make rich men poor.’ But he straight received this answer, ‘Nay, my lord, these are they that make a poor man rich; for there is not one of these whom we would part with for all your wealth.’"

John Calvin on Exodus 34:28: "If [Moses] had only been kept a few days in the mount, his authority would not have been ratified by so conspicuous a miracle; but the forty days obtained full credit for his mission, so that the people might know that he was sent by God; inasmuch as the endurance of a fast for so long a period exceeded the capacity of human nature. Wherefore, in order that the majesty of the Law might be indubitable, its minister was invested with angelic glory; and hence he expressly records that ‘he did neither eat bread, nor drink water,’ since it was requisite that he should be distinguished from other mortals, in order that his official character might be unquestionable."


Having received approval from the DMC and Hudsonville PRC, we witness this morning the baptism of Nathan Colin Buchanan. We welcome all visitors who join us to witness the administration of this sacrament.

The Reformed Perspectives are available today.

Bible Study will be held Wednesday (DV) at 8 PM at the manse continuing with the "last days" in Jeremiah.

5-a-side football is arranged for this Friday, 8-9 PM, at the Antrim Forum.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 23 November, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846AM/MW) is "All of God, None of Self" (I Chron. 29:13-15).

Prof. & Mrs. Hanko arrive in two weeks, 29 November (DV). A mini-conference is being planned for 5-6 December at which Prof. Hanko will give three speeches on the Antithesis. One speech is planned for 8 PM on Friday and the other two speeches for 3:30 PM and 5:30 PM respectively.

Last Week’s Offerings: £332

PRC News: Rev. Terpstra (Holland) received the call to Hudsonville PRC.