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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 26 September, 2004


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

(Psalm 96:6)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM
Pressing Toward the Mark (8)
Imitating Paul
Philippians 3:17
I. Whom We Are to Imitate
II. In What We Are to Imitate
Psalms: 77:11-17; 113:1-9; 132:13-18; 143:6-12

Evening Service - 6:00 PM
I Believe in the Holy Spirit
Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 20; John 14
I. His Deity
II. His Works
III. His Comfort
Psalms: 62:1-8; 114:1-8; 63:1-8; 119:89-96

CPRF website:

Quote to Consider:

Herman Hoeksema on Philippians 3:17: "Presumptuous it would be, indeed, for any man so to exhort his fellow man, thus to admonish the Church of Christ, if he should so speak merely as man! No man could possibly have authority so to speak. Nor could any man be our example. One is our Master, even Christ. One is our Lord, even He Who died for us and rose again and purchased us with His own blood, redeeming us from this present wicked world. One is our example, even He Who also gave us His Spirit and grace to walk even as He walked. One only has authority to exhort us to follow Him, He that has the testimony of the Father: This is My beloved Son, hear Him! ... But the apostle is not thinking of himself as man. Hence, the me becomes us in the very next clause, referring to the apostles. Be followers of me, not as man, but as the apostle, called by Jesus Christ together with all the apostles, to whom God had revealed the hidden wisdom, which no eye hath seen, nor ear heard, nor ever arose in the heart of man, through His Spirit that was given them, that searcheth all things, even the deep things of God. Me and us, as we speak the Word of God, as Christ speaks through us, becomes manifest in us, in our word and in our walk, follow, so that in following us, ye follow ultimately and really the chief Captain and Finisher of our faith, Jesus. Be imitators of us, that ye may be imitators of Christ, that ye may be imitators of God!"

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

Website Additions: recent sermons, a search engine, and articles including "John Wesley & Methodist Apostasy" and "Wesley & Murray Who Followed."

This Tuesday, 28 September, Rev. & Mary Stewart are planning to travel to Limerick where Rev. Stewart will give a lecture on Predestination. Please keep this in your prayers.

Bible Study is this week Wednesday at 8 PM at the manse on Pentecostalism. We will examine the conditions for the "baptism of the Holy Spirit."

Catechism classes are to be held at 7 PM Thursday at the Hamills.

Prof. Hanko will hold a meeting in Porthcawl this afternoon at 2 PM. He will give a lecture, "True & False Church" on Friday in Porthcawl.

Advanced Notice: A lecture by Rev. Stewart is planned for Friday, 5 November, in Ballymena Protestant Hall at 8 PM.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 3 October, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is "What is Heaven?" (Lam. 3:4).

Last Week’s Offerings: £560.70. Donations: £35 (tapes), £100 (tapes).

PRC News: Doon PRC called Rev. Slopsema (First, MI). Rev. Key (Hull, IA) declined Hudsonville. Bethel PRC called Rev. Spriensma (Philippines). Edmonton will call today from a trio of Revs. A. Brummel (South Holland, IL), Mahtani (Pittsburgh, PA), and Slopsema.