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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 14 September, 2003


"I was glad when they said unto me, Let 

us go into the house of the Lord"

(Psalm 122:1)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM
Why Must We Do Good Works?
Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 32, Titus 2:11-12
I. The Appearing of the Grace of God
II. The Teaching of the Grace of God
Psalms: 15:1-5; 78:55-60; 67:1-6; 119:129-136

Evening Service - 6:00 PM
The New Birth (3)
The Sovereignty of the New Birth
John 3:8
I. The Picture
II. The Effects
III. The Implications
Psalms: 100:1-5; 78:61-67; 65:1-4; 87:1-7

Quotes to Consider:

Augustus Toplady: "[Good works] must and will be wrought by all who are born from above. They are the evidences of faith, and the necessary consequences of justification.—Believe in Christ for justification, and lead a bad life if you can. It is impossible. They that are of God will do the works of God" (The Complete Works of Augustus Toplady, p. 447).

Rev. George M. Ophoff: "It was necessary that Christ stress the absolute sovereignty of the movements of the Spirit of regeneration in the hearing of Nicodemus ... Christ therefore affirms that the Spirit renews, reclaims from death, whom He will. How can the will of the sinner, dead in sin and who thus does not exist spiritually, consent to being brought into being. The absurdity of it! Does a man choose to be conceived and born in the natural sense?" (Standard Bearer, vol. 13, p. 167).


The current issue of the Standard Bearer is available today.

Bible Study will be held Wednesday (DV) at 8 PM at the manse. We will continue our study of Eschatology by examining the basic time structures in the Bible. Notes from last Wednesday are available on the back table.

5-a-side football is planned for this Friday, at Antrim Forum, 8-9 PM.

David Crossett plans to leave this week Saturday, 20 September, to attend university in Newcastle. We pray that the Lord may be with him as he studies and return him again to our midst in due time.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 21 September, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846AM/MW) is "Like-minded in Marriage" (Rom. 15:5-7).

Upcoming Lectures:

Friday, 26 September, 8 PM, Ballymena Protestant Hall
Why Did God Create the World?"—A Tercentenary Appreciation of Jonathan Edwards

Thursday, 30 October, 8 PM, Omagh Community House
Does God Desire to Save the Reprobate?—Calvin versus Pighius

Friday, 31 October, 8 PM, Ballymena Protestant Hall
Does God Desire to Save the Reprobate?—Calvin versus Pighius

Last Week’s Offerings: £489.00.

PRC News: Rev. Haak (Bethel, IL) declined the call from Hudsonville PRC. Rev. Cammenga (Southwest) declined the call to be missionary to Ghana, but continues to consider the call from Faith PRC. Byron Center PRC voted to extend a call to Rev. Slopsema (First, GR). Hudsonville’s new trio consists of Rev. Bruinsma (Kalamazoo), Rev. Terpstra (Holland), and Rev. Van Overloop. Classis East approved the examination of Bill Langerak, so (DV) he will be ordained and installed as pastor of Southeast PRC this Thursday.