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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship


Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 28 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
Idols in the Heart
Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 34, Ezekiel 14:1-5
I. The Meaning
II. The Barrier
III. The Judgment
Psalms: 115:4-12; 79:9-13; 62:7-11; 50:16-21

Evening Service - 6:00 PM
God's Covenant & the Golden Calf (1)

The Making of the Golden Calf
Exodus 32:1-6
I. The Reasons of the People
II. The Compromise of Aaron
Psalms: 99:1-6; 80:1-6; 106:19-22; 97:1-7

Quotes to Consider:

John Calvin on Ezekiel 18:3: "For what else is it than openly to reproach God when impure men approach him, and [ask] to become partakers of his counsel? Meanwhile they show by their whole life that they are most inveterate enemies of the whole heavenly doctrine."

William Greenhill on Ezekiel 18:3: "When any thing becomes an idol in the heart, as covetousness, wantonness, ceremony, any way of false worship, any foolish or blasphemous opinion, it is no easy matter to get down that idol."

James Durham: "An idol is something excessively esteemed of, and idolatry is the transferring of God’s due, outwardly or inwardly, to what is not God ..." (A Practical Exposition of the Ten Commandments, p. 76).

Homer Hoeksema on Exodus 32:1-6: "Hence, we conclude that they here rejected God, His revelation, His servant Moses, His works, His covenant, and chose other gods, which they made which they carried about, and which they could control, so that they could go where and when they wanted, and which they could serve as they pleased. And they lied to themselves and all the people, ‘These be thy gods that brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.’"


The new Covenant Reformed News is on the back table today, as well as a newsletter from Rev. Mahtani in Pittsburgh. Take one of the tapes of Friday’s lecture on Jonathan Edwards for yourself or to pass on to a friend.

Bible Study will be held Wednesday (DV) at 8 PM at the manse. We plan to look at the nature of this age and postmillennialism. Outlines of last Wednesday’s study are available today on the back table.

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

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 5 October, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846AM/MW) is "Spiritual Lethargy" (Song of Solomon 5:1-8).

A new fence and "no dumping" signs have been put up on the church site. Next, we plan to have the tree stumps and the rubble removed.

Last Week’s Offerings: £346.20. Donations: £25 (CR News), £20.

PRC News: Rev. Cammenga (Southwest) is considering the call the Faith. Rev. Slopsema (First) is considering the call to Byron Center. Hudsonville has called Rev. Bruinsma (Kalamazoo). Hull has called Rev. R. Miersma (Lacombe, AB) to be a 2nd missionary in Ghana. The Hull Council and FMC have approved the service of Justin & Cathie Koole as missionary assistants in Ghana. Justin is the oldest son of Rev. & Pat Koole, and Cathie a daughter of Gary & Judy Kaptein of Faith PRC. They will relieve Doug Bekkering on the field. The Hull Council and FMC will continue to look for others who might be able and willing to serve as missionary assistants in the future.