Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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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  [download]  [youtube]

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  [download]  [youtube]
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: • Live Webcast:
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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.

Monday Catechism:
Taylor, Josh, Corey, Bradley & Samuel (Beginners OT, book 1) - 5:30PM
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 Article 24.

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 ( 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, Port Talbot.

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.