Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 26 October, 2014
“But our God is in the heavens: he hath done
whatsoever he hath pleased” (Psalm 115:3)
Morning Service - 11:00 AM
Absalom and His Rebellion (3)
David’s Impotent Anger at the Rape of Tamar
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 12
Text: II Samuel 13:21
I. The Reasons for His Anger
II. The Impotence of His Anger
III. The Reasons for His Impotence
Psalms: 9:1-2, 7-12; 83:1-8; 146:5-10; 101:3-8
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
Praying Our Father
Scripture Reading: Romans 8:5-34
Text: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 46
I. The Salvation on Which It Rests
II. The Attitude Which It Engenders
III. The Cries in Which It Issues
Psalms: 111:1-6; 83:9-18; 116:1-8; 103:13-19
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
CPRC Website: www.cprc.co.uk • Live Webcast:
CPRC YouTube: www.youtube.com/cprcni
CPRC Facebook: www.facebook.com/CovenantPRC
Quotes to Consider
F. W. Krummacher: “It is not difficult to bear the
adversities which one experiences without, if one can only
look back to his home as to a beloved peaceful dwelling in
which are found harmony and love, yea, as to a ‘tabernacle
of God with the children of men.’ A ‘house-cross’ is the
heaviest of all earthly crosses. The gall which is mingled
in our cup by those who are nearest to us surpasses all
other in bitterness. David must, through God’s appointment,
and through His righteous permission abundantly experience
this” (David: King of Israel, p. 308).
Announcements (subject to God’s will)
We welcome Hank & Barb DeVries (Randolph PRC), Bob & Carolyn
Prins (Trinity PRC) and William Gibson from S. Wales. May we
enjoy the Lord’s blessing as we worship Him together.
A letter from Rev. McGeown and the October Covenant Reformed
News are on the back table
Copies of the tea rota are on the back table. Thank you to
all who signed up! Group A will be responsible for tea next
Sunday evening, 2 November. If you have any questions,
please talk with Kristin.
Taylor, Josh, Corey, Bradley & Samuel (Beginners OT, book 1)
Alex, Nathan, Jacob & Joseph (Seniors NT) - 6:15PM
Timothy & Chris (Essentials of Reformed Doctrine) - 7:00PM
The Tuesday Bible study meets at 11 AM to study “The Kingdom
of God as the Sphere of Salvation (2).”
The Belgic Confession Class this Wednesday at 7:45 PM will
study “Sanctification and the Members” in connection with
Reformation Day Lecture: Rev. Stewart will speak this
Friday, 31 October, at 7:30 PM in the CPRC on “Gottschalk:
Medieval Confessor of God’s Absolute Sovereignty.” The
lecture will be streamed live (www.cprf.co.uk/live.html).There
are extra flyers on the back table to pass on to family and
friends. If you would like to put some through doors, talk
to Rev. Stewart.
The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel
846MW at 8:30 AM) by Rev. Bruinsma is entitled “The
Communion of the Saints” (Eph. 4:1-6).
The council meets on Monday, 3 November, at 7:45 PM.
S. Wales Lecture: Rev. Stewart will give a lecture on
Gottschalk on Thursday, 6 November, in The Round Chapel,
Offerings: General Fund - £938.05.
Website Additions: 2 Portuguese translations.
PRC News: Rev. Lanning accepted the call by the CERC
(Singapore). Rev. Spronk accepted the call to Faith. Rev.
Griess declined the call to the Philippines.