Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church

83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 22 October, 2017

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed
by the renewing of your mind ...” (Rom. 12:2)

Morning Service - 11:00 AM - Prof. Engelsma

Jesus’ Pardon of the Adulteress  [download]  [youtube]
Scripture Reading: John 7:37-8:11
Text: John 8:2-11

I. The Real Issue in the Temptation of Jesus
II. The Gracious Verdict of the Judge
III. The Manifestation of the Saviour of Sinners
Psalms: 107:1-9; 51:1-7; 103:1-7; 130:1-8

Evening Service - 6:00 PM - Prof. Engelsma

The Origin of Scripture  [download]  [youtube]
Scripture Reading: II Peter 1
Text: II Peter 1:19-21

I. The Divine Origin
II. The Miraculous Manner
III. The Fundamental Significance
Psalms: 68:7-11; 19:7-11; 18:28-35; 119:9-16

For CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services, contact Stephen Murray
If you desire a pastoral visit, please contact Rev. Stewart or the elders

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Quote to Consider

John Calvin: “Hence, whenever our salvation is treated of, let these two things be remembered, that we cannot be reckoned God’s sons unless he freely expiate our sins, and thus reconcile himself to us [i.e., justification]: and then not unless he also rule us by his Spirit [i.e., sanctification]. Now we must hold, that what God hath joined man ought not to separate. Those, therefore, who through relying on the indulgence of God permit themselves to give way to sin, rend his covenant and impiously sever it. Why so? because God has joined these two things together, viz., that he will be propitious to his sons [i.e., justification], and will also renew their hearts [i.e., sanctification]. Hence those who lay hold of only one member of the sentence, namely, the pardon [i.e., justification], because God bears with them, and omit the other [i.e., sanctification], are as false and sacrilegious as if they abolished half of God’s covenant” (Comm. on Eze. 11:19-20).

Announcements (subject to God’s will)

We welcome Prof. & Ruth Engelsma to our services. Prof. Engelsma will be preaching for us today and the next two Lord’s Day. We also welcome all of our other visitors. May we be blessed together under the preaching of God’s Word.

Our thanks to all those who made, brought and served the food and cleared up at yesterday’s conference, as well as those who tidied up the church grounds and the overflow car park

Monday catechism classes:
5:45 PM - Corey & Katelyn (Beginners OT, Book 1)
6:30 PM - Taylor, Josh, Bradley & Samuel (Juniors NT)
7:15 PM - Jacob, Alex & Nathan (Heidelberg Catechism, Book 1)

Tuesday Bible Study meets this week at 11 AM to study the Passover in Joshua, etc.

Belgic Confession Class will not meet this week or next week, due to the lectures on the Fridays. We will resume our study of article 33 on 8 November.

CPRC Reformation speeches by Prof. Engelsma:
Friday, 27 October, 7:30 PM - “Martin Luther: Man of Conviction”
Friday, 3 November, 7:30 PM - “Calvin’s Doctrine of the Covenant”

Men’s Bible Study meets this week Saturday, 28 October, at 8 PM at the Kennedys to discuss chapter 10 of War of Words, “On the King’s Mission.”

The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846 MW at 8:30 AM) by Rev. Bruinsma is “God’s Saints: The Crown of Rejoicing” (I Thess. 2:19-20).

Rev. Stewart will be preaching in the LRF on 29 October and 5 & 12 November. Our pastor will also be giving a lecture on “Martin Luther’s Great Discovery” in Limerick this Saturday, 28 October. Rev. McGeown will be speaking in the US at Reformation conferences there and will be returning on Thursday, 9 November. He will preach for the CPRC on 12 November.

Offerings: General Fund: £765.84.