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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 4 September, 2005


"Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants

of the world stand in awe of him" (Ps. 122:1)



Morning Service - 11:00 AM
The Fourth Petition

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 50, Matthew 6

I.  A Prayer for Our Material Needs

II. A Prayer with Spiritual Implications

Psalms: 104:10-16; 15:1-5; 37:25-33; 127:1-5

Evening Service - 6:00 PM
The Ark of the Covenant (2)

The Day of Atonement

Leviticus 16

I. The Atonement for the High Priest

II. The Atonement for the People

Psalms: 96:6-11; 16:1-6; 85:5-13; 103:6-13


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Quotes to Consider:

Patrick Fairbairn: "But it is only when viewed in connection with the service of the day of atonement—the one day on which the Most Holy Place was entered by the highpriest—that we can fully perceive either the symbolical import or the typical bearing of its sacred furniture [the ark]" (The Typology of Scripture, vol. 2, p. 335).

Henry W. Soltau: "No one was to be with [Aaron], or enter the tabernacle until he had completed that important work of atonement. Atonement properly speaking is all Godward; and is accomplished by one alone. The sinner who is atoned for has no part in the work. It is accomplished entirely by another. He is passive, and ignorant of the fact, until God reveals it to him by his Spirit through the Word. It is most important for the peace of the soul that this should be fully understood. And this type makes it very plain. Not one of the congregation nor one of Aaron’s house was with him whilst he thus acted for them before God ... They were not in any attitude of prayer or supplication outside; but they silently waited in suspense till he came out; then they knew he had fulfilled all God’s requirements; this being proved by the fact that he was alive. The whole work of atonement, from beginning to end, has been accomplished by Christ alone; whether we look at the commencement of the work in the shedding of His blood on the cross, or at its completion in His resurrection as the great High Priest, and entering in, ‘once for all, by His own blood into the holy places, having obtained eternal redemption’ (Heb. 9:12)" (The Tabernacle, p. 437)

Announcements (subject to God's Will):

We welcome Philip & Julie Rainey back into our midst.

Another instalment of Prof. Engelsma’s e-mails on church membership is available on the back table.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 11 September (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "Out of the Mouths of Babes" (Psalm 8:2).

Rev. Stewart’s next lecture in South Wales is scheduled for Friday, 16 September and is entitled "God’s Love & Hatred."

The lecture in Limerick on "The Day of Small Things" went well this past Wednesday and we had an enjoyable time of fellowship with the saints there.

Last Week’s Offerings: £932.10.

PRC News: Rev. Key (Hull, IA) received the call to Faith PRC. Rev. Cammenga was installed as professor in the Seminary this past Wednesday. Remember the Seminary in your prayers as it begins its fall semester of instruction. There are six seminary students who are studying for the ministry and several college students taking pre-seminary courses in preparation for seminary.