Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship
Lord’s Day, 19
"I was glad when they said unto me, Let
us go into the house of the Lord."
Morning Service - 11:00
God’s Covenant and
the Golden Calf (4)
Blot Me Out of Thy Book!
I. Moses’ Mediation
II. Jehovah’s Answer
Psalms: 63:1-6; 82:1-8;
Evening Service - 6:00
Hallowing the Sabbath
Lord’s Day 38, Ezekiel 20:12
I. Hallowing it as a
II. Hallowing it as a
III. Hallowing it as a
Means of Sanctification
Psalms: 92:1-6; 83:1-8;
Quotes to Consider:
Herman Hoeksema on Exodus 32:32: "... the
book of God to which Moses here refers is not a mere registration of
all actually living men in the world, and the plea of Moses does not
merely seek the end of his earthly life, nor is this statement a proud
and sinful utterance of a despairing soul! Mistaken are they, who
would so interpret this astounding petition. For, the book of God is
the record of His elect of the heirs of the promise, of the beloved
from before the foundation of the world, the book that was sovereignly
written, which is not the result of a divine census taken of all that
would believe and persevere, but out of which the elect are called to
life and faith, to righteousness and eternal glory" (Standard
Bearer, vol. 12, p. 75).
John Murray: "The rest of the Sabbath is not
idleness; it is activity in the sacred exercise of meditation,
contemplation, and prayer. If we have this interest there is not a
moment for weariness or boredom. The Sabbath day is not one minute too
long for us. Is that not the Lord’s witness to the people of old, and
even more relevantly to us? ‘Call the sabbath a delight, the holy of
the Lord, honourable ... Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord’
(Isa. 58:13, 14). God’s own rest is not that of idleness or
inactivity. It is that of joy and satisfaction in the works he has
wrought. So must ours be" (Collected Writings, vol. 1, pp
Lewis Bayly (Puritan, d. 1632): "The Sabbath
day is God’s market-day for the weeks provision, wherein He will have
us to come unto him and buy of him without silver or money, the Bread
of Angels, and Water of life, the Wine of the Sacraments, and Milk of
the Word to feed our souls: tried Gold, to enrich our Faith: precious
Eyesalve, to heal our spiritual blindness: and the white Raiment of
Christ’s Righteousness, to cover our filthy nakedness."
The Standard Bearer is available today.
Bible Study will be held Wednesday (DV) at 8 PM at
the manse on the "last days."
5-a-side football is arranged for this Friday, 8-9
PM, at the Antrim Forum.
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 26
October, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846AM/MW) is "The Need for Recovery
of the Biblical Gospel - Part 2" (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.
Last Week’s Offerings: £532.40.
PRC News: Rev. Rodney Miersma (Lacombe, AB)
accepted the call to labour with Rev. Bekkering in Ghana. Rev.
Bruinsma (Kalamazoo) declined the call to Hudsonville PRC. Byron
Center’s new trio is Revs. Dick (Grace), Eriks (Loveland, CO), and Key