Protestant Reformed Fellowship
Lord’s Day, 24
"Honour and majesty are before Him: strength and beauty are his
Service - 11:00 AM
Jehoshaphat, the Ecumenical King (2)
Jehoshaphat’s Marital Alliance with Ahab
I. The Sin
Psalms: 1:1-6; 118:8-14; 26:4-12; 89:29-37
Service - 6:00 PM
Catechism, Lord’s Day 24; John 15:1-8
to the Vine
by the Vinedresser
Abiding in the Vine
92:1-2,12-15; 118:15-21; 27:7-10,13-14; 80:8-9,15-18
Quotes to Consider:
J. C. Ryle on John 15:4: "Now comes the direct
instruction which our Lord desired the disciples to receive:—‘Abide in
Me. Cling to Me. Stick fast to Me. Live the life of close and intimate
communion with Me. Get nearer and nearer to Me. Roll every burden on
Me. Cast your whole weight on Me. Never let go your hold on Me for a
moment. Be as it were rooted and planted in Me. Do this, and I will
never fail you. I will ever abide in you’" (Expository Thoughts on
John, vol. 3, pp. 113-114).
Announcements (subject to God’s will):
There are a few free Bible computer CDs
available containing the whole AV, a few Bible commentaries, study
Catechism: Monday at 7 PM at the manse with the
Campbells, and Thursday at 7 PM at the Hamills.
The Steering Committee meets this Tuesday at
7 PM at the manse.
At Bible Study on Wednesday at 8 PM, we will
consider the pentecostal, revivalist, and Reformed views of Acts 2. In
preparation read Don Doezema’s
Upon This Rock, vol. 3, pp. 18-38. Photocopies are available
for those who do not own Upon This Rock.
Advanced Notice: A lecture by Rev. Stewart
on "Predestination" is planned for Friday, 5 November, in Ballymena
Protestant Hall at 8 PM.
Our next lecture in Limerick is on
Wednesday, 10 November, on the "1000 Years of Revelation 20." Bible
study will be held on Tuesday of that week.
The Psalm singing v. hymn singing debate is
set for Friday, 14 January, 2005, at the multi-purpose room in
Ballymena Leisure Centre.
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day,
31 October, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is "What is Hell?"
Last Week’s Offerings: £442.25.
PRC News: Rev. Slopsema (First, MI) declined
the call from Doon (IA). Rev. A. Brummel (South Holland, IL) declined
the call from Edmonton (AB). Their new trio is Rev. Bruinsma
(Kalamazoo, MI), Rev. Mahtani (Pittsburgh, PA), and Rev. Slopsema.
Rev. Spriensma (Philippines) plans to answer the call from Bethel
(Roselle, IL) today. Rev. Cammenga (Southwest, MI) plans to answer the
call from Faith next week. This past Monday, the Lord took Rev.
Lanting home to glory. Funeral services were held on Thursday in South
Holland. He was ordained in the PRC in 1953 and served congregations
in Grand Haven and Holland (MI), Edgerton (MN), Loveland (CO), and
Pella (IA) before retiring in 1986. Rev. A. denHartog continues his
labours in Myanmar. After the seminar, he plans to travel with Pastor
Daniel (a graduate of the ARTS program in Singapore) to his home town
which is Mandalay. This is the second biggest city in Myanmar and has
a population of over 3 million.