Service - 11:00 AM
of the Church
Catechism, Lord’s Day 21; Galatians 4:1-7
100:1-5; 115:1-9; 87:1-7; 130:1-8
Service - 6:00 PM
Toward the Mark (9)
of the Cross
Psalms: 89:11-16; 115:10-18; 21:7-13; 55:11-17
cassettes of the worship services, contact the bookstore.
Quotes to Consider:
R. C. H. Lenski on Philippians 3:18: "The worst
enemies of ‘the cross’ are not those who object to a crucified Saviour
but those who deny that the cross and the sacrifice of Christ alone
justify and save the sinner."
Martin Luther: "Whoever gives up the article of
justification does not know the true God. It is one and the same thing
whether a person reverts to the law or to the worship of idols. When
the article of justification is lost, nothing remains except error,
hypocrisy, godlessness, and idolatry ... Without the doctrine of
justification there can be only ignorance of God. Those who refuse to
be justified by Christ are idolaters. They remain under the law, sin,
death, and the power of the devil. Everything they do is wrong.
Nowadays there are many such idolaters who want to be counted among
the true confessors of the gospel."
Announcements (subject to God’s will):
We extend our sympathy to the Buchanans in
the death of Colin’s grandmother. The funeral was held yesterday.
"Blessed be God ... the God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all
our tribulation" (II Cor. 1:3-4)
The Beacon Lights are available today.
Please pay Sean Courtney to renew your Standard Bearer and
Beacon Lights subscriptions.
We received notice this past week, that Rev.
Stewart is now authorized to perform marriages.
Website Additions: 11 sermons on God’s Hammer.
This past Tuesday, Rev. Stewart gave a lecture in
Limerick. The lecture went well and we enjoyed the fellowship with
the saints there.
Bible Study is this week Wednesday at 8 PM at
the manse on Pentecostalism. We will continue our examination of the
conditions for the "baptism of the Holy Spirit."
Prof. Hanko will hold a meeting in Porthcawl
this afternoon at 2 PM. These meetings have increased in attendance.
He will give a lecture on "Hypercalvinism" on Friday in Llandysilio
Rev. & Mary Stewart plan to travel to South
Wales this week Thursday in order to meet with Prof. Hanko, assess
the work, and attend Friday’s lecture.
Advanced Notice: A lecture by Rev. Stewart
on "Predestination" is planned for Friday, 5 November, in Ballymena
Protestant Hall at 8 PM.
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 3
October, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is "The Saints’ Everlasting
Rest" (Heb. 4:9).
Last Week’s Offerings: £599.15.
PRC News: Faith PRC will call today from a trio
of Rev. Cammenga (Southwest, MI), Rev. D. Kleyn (Edgerton, MN) and
Rev. Slopsema (First, MI).
"We had a marvellous night on Tuesday (in Limerick)
when Rev. Stewart and his wife visited. It was wonderful to sit under
the Word and to sing a Psalm ... Just posting a contribution for
October tapes. Keep them coming, there is a real hunger down here for
the Word which shows no signs of abating. May God’s blessing continue
to be brought to us through your ministry." - Rep. of Ireland
"I appreciate very much the Covenant Reformed
News sent to me regularly. Thanks for much. I am a retired Baptist
Minister." - Wales
"... I was able to download a lecture from the
Audio page entitled ‘Calvin vs. Pighius ... This was an excellent
message, very much needed in our day when so called Calvinists preach
and actively promote the erroneous ‘God’s desire to save all/free
offer’ message, and really the thrust of their preaching and writing
is nothing other than Arminianism." - Scotland
"Once again thanks for the CR News,
etc. Still enjoy reading all materials sent." - Wales
"Just a note to say thank you for the CR News
I receive every month. I really study and learn from it very much,
especially in these apostate days." - South Africa
"Your series ‘Pressing Toward the Mark’, has been a
blessing. I look forward every week to receiving the CPRF Bulletin and
reading about what is taking place every week in Ireland. I look
always on the CPRF website for updates of sermons and news. Thank you
for the encouragement you have given us ..." - Texas, USA