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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship


Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 23 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
God’s Covenant and the Golden Calf (9)

Moses’ Shining Face
Exodus 34:29-35
I. The Shining
II. The Veiling
III. The Fading
Psalms: 146:1-8; 87:1-7; 34:1-9; 89:3-7

Evening Service - 6:00 PM
Brother Going to Law with Brother
Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 42, I Corinthians 6
I. The Terrible Situation
II. The Sharp Rebuke
Psalms: 48:1-2, 11-14; 88:1-7; 50:18-22; 149:5-9

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

Quotes to Consider:

Homer C. Hoeksema: "In the old dispensation, Moses alone beheld the glory of the Lord; and the skin of his face was changed. In the new dispensation we all behold that glory; and, by the grace of the Spirit, we are changed, made like unto the Lord. We are changed spiritually through the means of looking at His image in the mirror of the Scriptures. And the injunction which follows is plain: cover not your faces; close not the Scriptures; look steadfastly in them, for they make us free and wise unto salvation."

O. Palmer Robertson: "... no veil covers the ministry of the new covenant. Its glory does not fade. With ‘unveiled face’ [II Cor. 3:18] every new covenant believer stands in the immediate presence of the Lord. He shares in the uniquely privileged position of Moses, rather than simply receiving from Moses the report concerning God’s revelation. Beholding constantly as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, he is ‘metamorphosized’ from glory to glory" (The Christ of the Covenants, pp. 197-198).

John Calvin on I Corinthians 6: "[Paul] brands it a fault or weakness for them not to accept the loss of their goods, rather than to endeavour to keep them, even to the point of strife. That is, when they were so easily aroused by every loss, and dashed to the court and to lawsuits over the least causes, he speaks of this as proof that their minds are too prone to anger, and not enough disposed to patience. Christians ought indeed so to conduct themselves that they always prefer to yield their own right rather than go into a court, from which they can scarcely get away without a heart stirred and kindled to hatred of their brother" (Institutes, 4.20.21).


The Standard Bearers are available today.

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

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

Prof. & Mrs. Hanko arrive on Saturday (DV). He will preach for us next Lord’s Day evening. Although his schedule isn’t finalised yet, Prof. Hanko plans to speak at two midweek studies on the 1953 controversy in the PRC and at a mini-conference on 5-6 December on the Antithesis. At 8 PM on Friday, Prof. Hanko will preach on The Idea of the Antithesis. The speeches on Saturday include The Antithesis and the Truth (3:30 PM) and The Antithesis and the World (5:30 PM). A light meal will be served between these last 2 lectures.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 30 November, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846AM/MW) is "The Appearance of God’s Grace" (Titus 2:11).

The annual congregational dinner is being planned for the end of January or beginning of February when the church visitors are here.

Last Week’s Offerings: £426.90. Donations: £100 and £140 (tapes).

PRC News: Rev. Dick declined the call to Byron Center.