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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 6 October, 2002


"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
David, The Man After God’s Own Heart (9):
David Brings the Ark to Jerusalem
II Samuel 6:11-23
I. David’s Repentance
II. David’s Joy
III. David’s Humility
Psalms: 24:3-8; 46:7-11; 132:13-18; 68:16-19

Evening Service - 6:00 PM
God So Loved the World
John 3:16
I. The Nature of God’s Love
II. The Object of God’s Love
III. The Implications of God’s Love
Psalms: 135:1-6; 47:1-9; 11:3-7; 86:8-10, 15-16

Quotes to Consider:

Thomas Scott: "We ought to serve the Lord with our whole body and soul, and with every endowment or capacity we possess; our religious affections cannot be too intense, if properly directed; nor our expressions of them too strong, provided ‘all be done decently and in order,’ according to the spirit of the dispensation under which we live."

Brian Edwards: "Dancing among the Jews was an entirely single-sex activity. As a matter of fact we never read in the Old Testament of men dancing. It was always only the women with women. Not men with men, least of all men with women. Similarly dancing was never a spectator entertainment. It was never a performance. It was always a spontaneous response to a particular situation. Rehearsal and planned movements seem to be unknown in the Old Testament. At the most dance was an unusual, spontaneous and enthusiastic response to the goodness and kindness of God" (Shall We Dance?, pp. 61-62).

C. H. Spurgeon: "I do not believe we can preach the gospel . . . unless we preach the sovereignty of God in His dispensation of grace; nor unless we exalt the electing, unchangeable, eternal, immutable, conquering love of Jehovah; nor do I think we can preach the gospel unless we base it upon the special and particular redemption of His elect and chosen people which Christ wrought out upon the Cross; nor can I comprehend a gospel which lets saints fall away after they are called."

Francis Turretin on John 3:16: "The love treated of in John 3:16 . . . cannot be universal towards all and every one, but special towards a few . . . because the end of that love which God intends is the salvation of those whom He pursues with such love . . . If therefore God sent Christ for that end, that through Him the world might be saved, He must either have failed of His end, or the world must necessarily be saved in fact. But it is certain that not the whole world, but only those chosen out of the world are saved; therefore, to them properly has this love reference . . ."


The Standard Bearers and Beacon Lights are available today. The Acts of Synod 2002 are also available for those who have not received their copy.

Midweek Bible Study continues this week Wednesday at the manse at 8 PM, DV. We will be discussing reprobation and the free offer.

Outdoor 5-a-side football is arranged for Friday, 9-10 PM, at Antrim Forum.

Last week’s offerings: £442.17.

PRC News: Rev. A. Brummel (S. Holland) received the call to Byron Center.