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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 24 October, 2004


"Honour and majesty are before Him: strength and beauty are his sanctuary"

(Psalm 96:6)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Jehoshaphat, the Ecumenical King (2)

Jehoshaphat’s Marital Alliance with Ahab

II Chronicles 18:1

I. The Sin

II. The Consequences

Psalms: 1:1-6; 118:8-14; 26:4-12; 89:29-37


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Fruit-Bearing Branches

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 24; John 15:1-8

I. United to the Vine

II. Pruned by the Vinedresser

III. Abiding in the Vine

Psalms: 92:1-2,12-15; 118:15-21; 27:7-10,13-14; 80:8-9,15-18



CPRF website:

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 aids, etc.

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?" (Matthew 25:41).

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.