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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 9 October, 2005


"The Lord reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth

between the cherubims; let the earth be moved" (Ps. 99:1)



Morning Service - 11:00 AM

The Wrath of God Revealed From Heaven

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 4; Romans 1:18

I. The Meaning of God’s Wrath

II. The Revelation of God’s Wrath

III. The Object of God’s Wrath

Psalms: 90:6-12; 18:36-42; 9:5-9, 16-17; 2:4-6, 9-12


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

The Ark of the Covenant (6)

The Ark in Philistia

I Samuel 5

I. In the Temple of Dagon

II. In Various Cities

Psalms: 124:1-8; 18:43-50; 115:1-11; 78:58-66


For audio cassettes of the worship services, contact the bookstore.

CPRF website:

Quotes to Consider:

Matthew Henry on I Samuel 5:4: "Instead of despising Dagon, for the threshold’s sake that beheaded him, [the Philistines] were almost ready to worship the threshold because it was the block on which he was beheaded, and will never set their feet on that on which Dagon lost his head, shaming those who tread under foot the blood of the covenant and trample on things truly sacred. Yet this piece of superstition would help to perpetuate the remembrance of Dagon’s disgrace; for, with the custom, the reason would be transmitted to posterity, and the children that should be born, enquiring why the threshold of Dagon’s temple must not be trodden on, would be told that Dagon fell before the ark of the Lord. Thus God would have honour even out of their superstition. We are not told that they repaired the broken image; it is probable that they sent the ark of God away first, and then they patched it up again, and set it in its place; for, it seems, they ‘cannot deliver their souls, nor say, Is there not a lie in our right hand?’ (Isa. 44:20)."

Announcements (subject to God's Will):

We welcome Terry Casey from Limerick to our worship services today. There will be tea and sandwiches served after this evening’s service. The Standard Bearers are available on the back table for subscribers.

Catechism: Today after the evening service - Hamills Monday at 7 PM with the Campbells at the manse. Thursday at 5:30 PM at the Murrays and 7 PM at the Hamills.

Rev. & Mary Stewart travel to Limerick this Tuesday where Rev. Stewart will give a lecture on "The Blessed Virgin Mary."

Bible Study will be held this week Wednesday at 7:30 PM at the manse. We will continue applying scriptural tests to the five systems of church government.

Rev. Philip & Beverley Burley of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia are to arrive in N. Ireland on Wednesday.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 16 October (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "A Little Maid’s Testimony" (II Kings 5:1-5).

Rev. Stewart is to speak at Harryville Primary next Wednesday, 19 October.

With the approval of Hudsonville PRC, Philip Rainey is nominated for the CPRF Steering Committee. Male confessing CPRF members will vote to approve/disapprove Philip’s nomination after the Sunday evening service of 23 October.

Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund - £687.63, Building Fund - £10,308.26. The total money raised for our church building is now about £100,000. Within a few weeks, the plans for our church building should be submitted by our architect for approval by Ballymena Council.

PRC News: Rev. Key (Hull, IA) declined Faith PRC