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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship


Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 12 October, 2003


"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

God’s Covenant and the Golden Calf (3)

Who is on the Lord’s Side

Exodus 32:15-29

I. Moses’ Godly Anger

II. Aaron’s Feeble Excuses

III. The Levites’ Righteous Slaughter

Psalms: 62:1-5; 81:9-16; 9:7-9, 16-18; 68:1-6


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Taking God’s Name in Vain

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 36-37, II Corinthians 1:20

I. The General Meaning

II. A Particular Instance

III. The Practical Implications

Psalms: 86:3-9; 81:1-8; 130:1-8; 121:1-8

For audio cassettes of the worship services, please contact Sean, phone: (028) 25 641200 or e-mail:


Quotes to Consider:

John G. Butler on Exodus 33:19: "[Moses’] anger was an illustration of righteous indignation which we need to see a lot more of in people. So many folk can look at evil deeds and hardly get upset. Sin does not bother them as it ought. It ought to really enrage mankind, but it does not. One reason it does not upset folk very much is that they do not spend much time with God. Moses had just spent forty days and nights with God. No wonder he was upset with sin. If you spend much time in the Word of God and in prayer to God, you will not be very tolerant of sin either. Many of our churches have a problem dealing with sin in the church because only a few people live close enough to God to get upset about sin. Most of the congregation is not bothered about the evil in the church, and they will oppose doing anything about it" (Moses—The Emancipator of Israel, p. 556).

John Owen on II Corinthians 1:20: "... these discoveries of God’s good-will are made through Christ, as the only medium of their accomplishment, and only procuring cause of the good things that, flowing from the good-will of God, are inwrapped and tendered in them ... In him, and by his mediation, they have all their confirmation, establishment, and unchangeableness unto us" (Works, vol. 11, p. 230).


We rejoice with Colin & Beth in the birth of a baby boy, Nathan Colin Buchanan, yesterday.

The tapes of the Common Grace Debate between Prof. Engelsma and Richard Mouw, president of Fuller Theological Seminary, have arrived. Please take two free tapes from the back table.

The Beacon Lights (August/September issue) are available today.

Bible Study will be held Wednesday (DV) at 8 PM at the manse. An outline of last week’s study is on the back table.

5-a-side football is arranged for this Friday, 8-9 PM, at the Antrim Forum.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 19 October, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846AM/MW) is "The Need for Recovery of the Biblical Gospel - Part 1" (Romans 1:16-17).

Plan to attend the upcoming Reformation Day Lecture, "Does God Desire to Save the Reprobate? - Calvin versus Pighius." Rev. Stewart will be speaking in the Omagh Community House on October 30 at 8 PM and the Ballymena Protestant Hall on October 31 at 8 PM. The lectures are being advertised at the end of the Reformed Witness Hour broadcast.

Last Week’s Offerings: £372.50. Donations: £50 and £1090.20 from Wellington Protestant Reformed Fellowship in New Zealand.

PRC News: Rev. Slopsema (First) declined the call to Byron Center.