Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church

83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 16 April, 2017

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed
by the renewing of your mind ...” (Rom. 12:2)

Morning Service - 11:00 AM

The Conclusion to Christ’s Farewell Discourse (4)
Glorifying Christ—The Spirit’s Work  [download]  [youtube]

Scripture Reading: John 16:5-22
Text: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 20; John 16:14-15

I. In the Apostles
II. In Our Day
Psalms: 23:1-6; 35:1-7; 2:4-11; 143:5-11

Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Believing the Church  [download]  [youtube]
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:1-4, 2:20-22, 4:1-6, 5:22-33
Text: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 21

I. The Church’s Invisibility
II. The Church’s Institution
III. The Church’s Attributes
Psalms: 46:1-7; 35:8-14; 135:1-7; 87:1-7

For CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services, contact Stephen Murray
If you desire a pastoral visit, please contact Rev. Stewart or the elders

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Quote to Consider

John Calvin on John 16:15: “... we receive the Spirit in order that we may enjoy Christ’s blessings. For what does he bestow on us? That we may be washed by the blood of Christ, that sin may be blotted out in us by his death, that our old man may be crucified (Romans 6:6) that his resurrection may be efficacious in forming us again to newness of life (Romans 6:4) and, in short, that we may become partakers of his benefits. Nothing, therefore, is bestowed on us by the Spirit apart from Christ, but he takes it from Christ, that he may communicate it to us. We ought to take the same view of his doctrine; for he does not enlighten us, in order to draw us away in the smallest degree from Christ, but to fulfill what Paul says, that Christ is made to us wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:30) and likewise to display those treasures which are hidden in Christ (Colossians 2:3). In a word, the Spirit enriches us with no other than the riches of Christ, that he may display his glory in all things.”

Announcements (subject to God’s will)

On the back table are Standard Bearers and Beacon Lights for those subscribers who did not pick up their copy on Wednesday. Rev. Stewart’s bimonthly letter to the PRC is also available.

The Tuesday Bible Study meets at 11 AM to consider the promised land in Exodus and Deuteronomy.

The Belgic Confession Class meets on Wednesday at 7:45 PM to continue our study of article 32 by looking at the standard and limits of church authority, etc.

The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846 MW at 8:30 AM) by Rev. R. Kleyn is “The Taming of the Tongue” (Ex. 20:16).

Men’s Bible Study will meet on Friday, 5 May, at 10:30 AM at the church (coinciding with Ladies’ Bible Study) to discuss chapter 1 of Paul Tripp’s War of Words.

Rev. McGeown will be preaching for us on 7 May, while Rev. Stewart is in the Limerick Reformed Fellowship. There will be tea after the evening service that Sunday (Group C on the tea rota).

Plan now to attend a CPRC lecture by Rev. Stewart on “Are All Men in the Image of God?” on Friday, 12 May, at 7:30 PM.

Offerings: General Fund: £674.00.

Translations: 2 Hungarian.

PRC News: Zion PRC has formed a trio of Revs. Decker, Eriks and R. Kleyn. Rev. Key is considering the call to First Holland PRC.