Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 23 October, 2016
“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
The Life of Jacob (11)
How Jacob Came by His Wealth
Scripture Reading: Genesis 30:25-43
Text: Genesis 30:25-43
I. His Ovine Deal?
II. His Gross Duplicity?
III. His Underlying Theory?
Psalms: 138:1-6; 16:7-11; 15:1-5; 37:3-9
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
The Life of Jacob (12)
Jacob and His Wives Decide to Leave Laban
Scripture Reading: Genesis 31:1-16
Text: Genesis 31:1-16
I. The Hostility of Laban
II. The Arguments of Jacob
III. The Agreement of His Wives
Psalms: 146:1-8; 17:1-7; 105:6-12; 119:57-64
For CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services,
If you desire a pastoral visit, please contact Rev. Stewart
or the elders
CPRC Website: www.cprc.co.uk • Live Webcast:
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Quotes to Consider
J. P. Van Haitsma on the (false) maternal impression theory:
“Have you heard the strange, sad news? An expectant mother
saw an automobile accident in which a man’s left arm was cut
off, and several weeks afterward she gave birth to an infant
without a left arm. A similar instance is recorded by
[Cunningham] Geikie ... about a game-keeper whose right arm
was shot away at the elbow. A pregnant mother repeatedly
dressed the grewsome stub, and later when her baby was born,
it lacked a right forearm. There can be no doubt about the
facts in this case because Geikie had photographs of both
the game-keeper and the baby. Events like these down through
the centuries from the times of Hippocrates (460-377 BC),
Quintilian (35-100? AD), and Galen (130-200 AD), have
nourished the belief that a shock experienced by a pregnant
woman may mark or deform her unborn child. This belief has
been put into practice by city governments in comparatively
recent times. Professor H.W. Haggard informs us in his
Science of Health and Disease that the great city of Paris
did not permit the Siamese twins to exhibit their misfortune
in a public show for fear of monstrous effects upon future
Parisians” (The Supplanter Undeceived , pp. 13-14).
Announcements (subject to God’s will)
We welcome Carolyn Prins (Trinity PRC) to our worship
Monday evening’s Catechism classes:
5:45 PM - Taylor, Josh, Corey & Katelyn (Beginners NT)
6:30 PM - Bradley & Samuel (Juniors OT)
7:15 PM - Jacob, Joseph, Alex & Nathan (Heidelberg
Catechism, book 2)
The Tuesday Bible study meets at 11 AM to continue our study
of the OT law by looking more at the ashes of the red heifer
Belgic Confession Class meets this Wednesday at 7:45 PM to
continue our discussion of Article 29, the marks of a true
This Friday is the Reformation Day Lecture on “John Owen and
the Death of Christ” at 7:30 PM here at the CPRC. Extra
flyers to pass on to family, friends and neighbours are
available on the back table.
The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel
846MW at 8:30 AM) by Rev. Bruinsma is “Finding a God-Fearing
Wife” (Prov. 18:22).
S. Wales Lectures in The Round Chapel, Margam, at 7:15 PM
This week Thursday, 27 October, Rev. McGeown on “Christian
Thursday, 8 December, Rev. Stewart on “John Owen and the
Death of Christ.”
Portadown Reformation Day Lecture on “John Owen and the
Death of Christ” is Friday, 11 November, 7:30 PM at Portadown Town Hall.
Offerings: General Fund: £885.30.
New translation: 1 Hungarian.
PRC news: Rev. Decker declined the call to be the 3rd
missionary in the Philippines.