Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship
Lord’s Day, 23
"I was glad when they said unto me, Let
us go into the house of the Lord."
Morning Service - 11:00
God’s Covenant and the Golden Calf (9)
Moses’ Shining Face
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
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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
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.