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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 12 September, 2004


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

(Psalm 96:6)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM
Josiah, the Tender-hearted King
II Kings 22:19
I. Humbled by the Word
II. Destroying Idolatry
III. Reforming the Church
Psalms: 51:15-19; 110:1-7; 101:3-8; 34:14-19

Evening Service - 6:00 PM
Pressing Toward the Mark (6)

Pressing Toward the Mark
Philippians 3:12-14
I. Evaluating our Present Position
II. Forgetting the Things Behind
III. Reaching for the Things Before
Psalms: 135:15-21; 111:1-10; 119:57-64; 27:4-8

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Quotes to Consider:

John Calvin on Philippians 3:12: "Not as though I had already apprehended. Paul insists upon this, that he may convince the Philippians that he thinks of nothing but Christ—knows nothing else—desires nothing else—is occupied with no other subject of meditation. In connection with this, there is much weight in what he now adds—that he himself, while he had given up all hindrances, had nevertheless not attained that object of aim, and that, on this account, he always aimed and eagerly aspired at something further. How much more was this incumbent on the Philippians, who were still far behind him?"

Richard Sibbes: "When we begin to be unwilling to grow better, we begin to wax worse. There is no stay in Christianity. It is the sight of our imperfection that makes us strive to perfection, and the more we see into our misery, the more earnestly we strive on to be freed from it" (Works, p. 105).

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

Having received approval from the DMC and Hudsonville PRC, we witness this morning the baptism of Josiah Calvin Hanley. We welcome all visitors who join us to witness the administration of this sacrament.

Tea will be served in the hall after this evening’s service.

Bible Study is this week Wednesday at 8PM at the manse. In our study of Pentecostalism, we will cover the "baptism of the Holy Spirit."

The 2nd week of catechism classes begin at 7PM Thursday at the Hamills.

Prof. Hanko gave a lecture in Aberdeen this past week. Today he will conduct an afternoon service in Porthcawl. On Friday he will give a lecture entitled "A Critical Look at Welsh Revivals" in Llandysilio in Southwest Wales.

On Tuesday, Rev. & Mary Stewart along with the Courtneys, met with 6 men in Limerick who have been listening to many of our tapes. Rev. Stewart spoke on "What is a Reformed Church?"

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 19 September (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is "The Beauty of a Christian Woman (1)" (I Pet. 3:3-4).

Last Week’s Offerings: £787.10. Donation: £100.

PRC News: Rev and Mrs. Bekkering plan to come home from Ghana this week Tuesday. Because of health problems that make it impossible for Rev. Bekkering to continue in his work, he has asked the consistory of the calling church, Hull PRC, to approve his early emeritation. Let us remember the Bekkerings and the Ghana mission field in our prayers. Doon PRC will call from a trio of Revs. A. Brummel (S. Holland, IL), S. Houck (Peace, IL), and Slopsema (First, MI). Bethel has formed a trio of Revs. Bruinsma (Kalamazoo, MI), Mahtani (Eastern Home Missionary) and Spriensma (Philippines).