Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship
Lord’s Day, 28
"I was glad when they said unto me, Let
us go into the house of the Lord"
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)
Making of the Golden Calf
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
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 5 October,
(8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846AM/MW) is "Spiritual Lethargy" (Song of
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
Last Week’s Offerings: £346.20. Donations: £25 (CR News),
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.