Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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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  [download]  [youtube]

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  [download]  [youtube]

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, contact Stephen Murray
If you desire a pastoral visit, please contact Rev. Stewart or the elders

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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 [1941], pp. 13-14).

Announcements (subject to God’s will)

We welcome Carolyn Prins (Trinity PRC) to our worship services.

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 (Num. 19).

Belgic Confession Class meets this Wednesday at 7:45 PM to continue our discussion of Article 29, the marks of a true church.

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 Contentment.”
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.