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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 25 September, 2005


"The Lord reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth

between the cherubims; let the earth be moved" (Ps. 99:1)



Morning Service - 11:00 AM
The Ark of the Covenant (5)

The Ark is Captured

1 Samuel 4

I.    How it Happened.

II.   How Eli reacted.

III.  How Phinehas' Wife was Affected.

Psalms: 149:1-6; 18:8-13; 99:1-7; 78:56-64


Evening Service - 6:00 PM
The Voices of Comfort

Heidelberg Catechism; Lord's Day 1; Isaiah 40:1-11

I.   The Voice in the Wilderness.

II.  The Voice in the Field.

III.  The Voice on the Mountain.

Psalms: 90:1-7; 18:14-19; 103:13-19; 23:1-6


CPRF website:

Quotes to Consider:

Matthew Henry on Israel’s taking the ark into battle: "Note, it is common for those that have estranged themselves from the vitals of religion to discover a great fondness for the rituals and external observances of it, for those that even deny the power of godliness not only to have, but to have in admiration, the form of it."

A. Alexander on catechism instruction: "As long as this duty [i.e., catechizing] was faithfully performed by parents, the darkness of ignorance and idolatry were prevented, but as soon as it fell into neglect, error and vice must have been the consequence … And what upon earth is so worthy of time and pains as the knowledge of God’s Word, and the doctrines of his wonderful love and grace?"

Announcements (subject to God's Will):

We express our sympathy to Bob Wendrich in the death of his uncle. Bob attended the funeral in Holland and returned to the Rep. of Ireland yesterday.

A new Standard Bearer, the Covenant Reformed News, and another e-mail from Prof. Engelsma on church membership are on the back table today. There are also a few more of the free Psalm singing CDs available.

Rev. Stewart’s Talkback radio interview is now online ( and the debate on amillennialism vs. preterism by Prof. Engelsma can be found at (


Monday at 7 PM with the Campbells at the manse

Tuesday at 7 PM at the Murrays. Hamills to be arranged

Bible Study on church polity continues this week Wednesday at 8 PM at the manse. Last week we examined five systems of church government. This week we shall apply to them seven scriptural tests.

This Friday, Rev. Stewart will give a lecture on the Synod of Dordt in Aberdeen for the Scottish Reformation Society.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 2 October (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "Much More Than Enough" (Ex. 36:5-7).

Next Lord’s Day (20 October) our second offering in the morning is designated for the building fund for those who wish to support this cause.

Upcoming Lectures

Tuesday, 11 October, in Limerick on "The Blessed Virgin Mary" 

Friday, 4 November, in S. Wales on "The Apostolicity of the Church"

Last Week’s Offerings: £472.05. Donations: £100 (building fund), £20 (building fund).

PRC News: Loveland called Rev. A. Brummel (South Holland, IL).