Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 21 October, 2007


"Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth:

unite my heart to fear thy name" (Ps. 86:11)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Gideon, Mighty Man of Valour (6)

Too Many!

Judges 7:1-2

I. The Rebuke of Numberolatry

II. The Suppression of Pride

Psalms: 29:1-6; 105:1-7; 44:1-8; 118:7-14

Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Gideon, Mighty Man of Valour (7)

Sent Home Before the Battle

Judges 7:3-8

I. The Dismissal of the Fearful

II. The Test of Drinking

III. The Promise of Victory

Psalms: 77:12-17; 105:8-14; 33:13-22; 60:5-8, 11-12


CPRC website:


Quotes to Consider:

W. F. Adeney: "If we gain numbers at the expense of spirituality, we do this also at the expense of Divine aid. Better be few, and constituting such a worthy temple that the Holy Ghost can dwell and work in us, than numerous, but possessed by a worldly spirit which degrades the temple into a house of merchandise."

Samuel Ridout: "Numbers have too often been the occasion for the pride that goeth before destruction ... Better far the little company, tried and tested by God Himself, than the large and respectable body which commands respect in the eyes of the world by its numbers."

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

We welcome Stephen Rushton to our services today and next Sunday.

The October issue of the C. R. News is on the back table, as is a letter from Heritage Protestant Reformed Fellowship in Sioux Falls, Iowa.

Catechism classes: Monday, 5:30 PM at the Murrays, Monday, 7:00 PM with the Campbells at the manse, Thursday, 7:00 PM at the Hamills

Membership Class: Tuesday, 8:30 PM, at the Hallidays.

Midweek Bible Study on Wednesday at 7:45 PM at the manse will continue with II Timothy 1:8ff on our eternal and holy calling.

This Friday, Rev. Stewart will give a lecture on "Lessons from the Reformation for Today," in Portadown Minor Town Hall at 7:30 PM. Next week Friday, 2 November, at 8 PM, the lecture will be given in Ballymena.

Offerings: General Fund - £532.90. Donations: £50 (C. R. News), £17 (debate), £1,538.40 (Wellington PRF in New Zealand).

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW), is entitled "Justification by Faith is the Catholic Gospel" (Rom. 3:29-30).

Women’s Bible Study meets next week Tuesday, 30 October, at 10:30 AM at the Murrays.

Reformation Day Lectures: "Lessons from the Reformation for Today" Fri., 2 Nov., 8 PM in Ballymena Protestant Hall Fri., 9 Nov., 7:30 PM in Limerick School Project building

Website Additions: 1 Dutch and 7 Portuguese translations were added to the website.

PRC News: Rev. A. Brummel will preach his farewell sermon on 28 Oct. and the family will be moving to Sioux Falls on 31 Oct. South Holland will call a pastor today from the a trio of Rev. Van Overloop (Byron Center, MI), Rev. Key (Hull, IA), and Candidate Nathan Langerak.