Protestant Reformed Church
Lord’s Day, 4
after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep
of thy mouth" (Ps. 119:88)
- 11:00 AM
Purposes With Israel in the New Testament Age (2)
Grace Not Works [download]
Reading: Romans 11:1-25
I. The Context
145:5-11; 37:26-33; 25:6-11; 86:1-8
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
The Profit of Christ’s Resurrection [download]
Reading: I Corinthians 15:12-45
Catechism, Lord’s Day 17
I. Our Imputed
II. Our New Life
III. Our Bodily
37:34-40; 16:6-11; 17:10-15
Courtney (firstname.lastname@example.org) for CDs of the sermons
and DVDs of the worship services.
CPRC YouTube Site:
Quote to Consider:
Robert Haldane on Romans 11:6: "If, then,
election is by grace, it is not of works; for this would imply a
contradiction. Grace would not then be grace. Here we have the warrant
of Scripture for asserting that a contradiction is necessarily untrue,
and that no authority is sufficient to establish two propositions which
actually contradict each other."
John Calvin: "The more a man fears God, the more
he will be ashamed of his sin. Consciousness of sin is not something
that should last for a mere three or four months—we ought to detest our
sins for the rest of our lives. After all, let us remember that the
mouth of hell is open, ready to swallow us up unless God supplies the
grace we need so desperately and plucks us out of the pit of death."
Announcements (subject to God’s will):
The second offering this morning is for our
6:30 PM - Campbells at the manse
Tuesday, 7 PM
- Jacob & Nathan at the Buchanans
Tuesday, 8 PM
- Mark & Lauren at the Hamills
PM - Beginners OT Class at the manse
The Council meets tomorrow, 5 October, at 7:30
PM at the manse.
Midweek Bible study meets on Wednesday at 7:45 PM
at the manse. We will consider I Peter 3:7, on husbands dwelling with
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day
(8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "Our Divine Potter" (Daniel
6) by Rev. Bruinsma.
Wales, Thursday, 15 October, 7:15 PM - Calvin on Justification
Friday, 30 October, 7:30 PM - Calvin on Justification
Friday, 6 November, 7:30 PM - Calvin vs. Darwin
Offerings: General Fund: £619.03. Donations:
£300 (building), £40.10 (building), £10 (building), £75 (building), £50
Website additions: 1 German and 4 Italian
translations were added.
Last Thursday’s lecture on "Marriage,
Divorce. Remarriage and Church Membership" at Abbots Cross
Congregational Church is now on-line.
PRC News: Cornerstone PRC called Rev. Haak. Byron
Center PRC called Rev. Spronk (Peace, IL). Trinity PRC called Rev.
Slopsema (First, MI).
Dear Fellow Saints,
You have, no doubt, heard the news about the flash
flood in metro Manila as a result of Storm Ondoy that our sovereign Lord
sent over the city a week ago on Friday night and Saturday morning,
Manila time. The Lord showed His great power in the storm by sending
13.44 inches (34.1 cm) of rain in this area in about 6 hours. And, the
rain kept coming through early Saturday afternoon, too, so that the
storm total was recorded at a historic 17.9 inches (45.5 cm).
Our house is on a hill so that we and the rest of our
neighbourhood suffered no harm from the resulting flash flood. However,
the flash flood did affect several families of the Berean PRCP and
families of our regular contacts. Their situations have been stabilized,
but there is now the work of cleaning, repairs and replacement of
earthly necessities lost in the flood or totally ruined by the silt and
mud, mixed with oil in some cases.
In response, the Berean PRCP diaconate has been
assessing the benevolence needs of our affected families and the
families of our regular contacts, and for the needs that exceed our
ability we will be contacting the Doon PRCA diaconate for assistance,
which the Doon diaconate has already offered in our time of need. We are
confident that our heavenly Father will supply the needs of these saints
in their distress, even through the concern and genuine mercy of our
fellow saints in the body of Christ.
We are thankful that the lives of our affected
members and contacts with their children were spared. Above all, we may
be thankful for their confession by the grace of God in their present
troubles that "God is our refuge and strength: a very present help in
trouble. Therefore we will not fear ... though the waters thereof roar
and be troubled..." (Psalm 46:1, 3).
Cordially in Christ,
Rev. Richard Smit and family.
"I appreciate the materials that are regularly
e-mailed to me from your ministry. I am always edified by your sermons
and the articles that I receive." - USA
"We very much enjoyed the sermons on the DVDs. It is
a clear and learning message and we say ‘Amen’ to it. We pray that the
Lord will bless your ministry and the PRCA as well. I hope some day to
come to one of your lectures or to Ballymena."
"I’ll take up your offer of the complimentary DVDs of
the CPRC worship services. I look forward to them. From the Reformed
literature and preaching of the CPRC, I now have an understanding of the
regulative principle for worship. Sadly much of the worship in churches
around here is all will worship." - England
"I have found and read your very helpful article ‘Does
God Really Desire to Save the Reprobate?’ Also I watched the YouTube
videos where you have beautifully represented the sovereign grace of God
in the middle of the two Arminians and saw the videos about the
charismatic gifts for today. Very helpful to me was a perfect
explanation of John 3:16 by Prof. Homer C. Hoeksema." - Czech
"I came on the
correspondence course [by Rev. J. Laning of Hope PRC] through the
website of the CPRC which the Lord graciously led me to ... I am 70
years old and have been walking with Christ now for just short of 50
years and still have that original hunger for His Word. I therefore
submit the first worksheet on the correspondence course you have
written, in the hope I may learn more of our great and gracious God, His
Son Jesus and the operation of His Holy Spirit."- England
"We are thrilled with the increasingly long list of
different translations of all the
material you are spreading around the world in the form of pamphlets,
the CR News and book translations.
You will be surprised and pleased to learn that there are a couple of
Afrikaans families in our Reformed congregation who have also recently
[and through reading the CR News on-line from me], gone on your
website and found to their great joy the translations into Afrikaans
which are such a boon to them ... We send our love and greetings to all
the saints in the CPRC in Ballymena." - New Zealand
"What a blessing to see and hear you on
YouTube. May God use your biblical preaching to bring all elect
believers to faith in Christ our great Saviour. You, your website and
the books you send me have been such a blessing. Thank you."
"Just a note to thank you for the CDs and cassettes.
It is such a blessing to my soul to hear the Lord’s praise sung from the
Psalms and to be able to join in not only in my heart but with my lips
also. ‘The Holy Spirit in
Ephesians’ and ‘Christ Risen According to Scripture’ are clear,
sound and so uplifting." - England
"Just read your [Martyn McGeown’s] fine article on
Open Theism ... Fowler White and I co-edited a book Whatever
Happened to the Reformation? that addressed this as well. Wish that
your assessment of this dreadful heresy had been available back then. We
would have begged you to let us include it!" - USA
"Many thanks for your gift of DVDs. I hope to use
them at our weekly meeting. Your article on ‘Grieving
the Holy Spirit’ was helpful, so much so that my friends here are
very interested to read it. I promised to send them a copy by e-mail."
"The Covenant Reformed News
is really appreciated. The articles on the Holy Spirit are brilliant." -