Covenant Protestant Reformed
83 Clarence Street, Ballymena
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 2 December, 2012
"Those that be planted in the
house of the Lord
shall flourish in the courts of
our God" (Ps. 92:13)
Morning Service - 11:00 AM
John the Baptist's Birth and Preparation (5)
John’s Godly Upbringing
Scripture Reading: Luke 1:57-80
Text: Luke 1:66-80
I. His Spiritual
II. His Personal Growth
Psalms: 1:1-6; 18:14-19; 34:11-18;
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
Our Prayer for Daily Bread
Scripture Reading: Philippians 4
Text: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s
I. The Necessities
II. The Purposes
Psalms: 147:12-20; 18:20-27;
4:1-8; 62:1-2, 5-8
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Quote to Consider
"The Hebrew people have
always been strong upon the poetic side, and there is much
in the story of their race that spontaneously lends itself
to this treatment,—much of heroic faith; of walking with
God, not knowing whither they walked; of sublime victory or
pathetic captivity; and above all, there is that religious
truth and those observances around which their highest
aspirations and deepest reverence clung,—the presence of
Jehovah among them, and the sanctities of His worship. Loved
and prized by all were ‘Those strains that once did sweet in
Zion glide.’ And as children naturally fall to poetry, for
the world to them is still poetic, John would certainly
store in his memory those psalms and poetic compositions in
history and prophecy which still form a large part of the
choicest and most valuable spiritual heritage of mankind"
(The Last of the
Prophets: John the Baptist, pp. 25-26).
Josephus (a first-century Jew):
"Our principal care is this, to educate our children
well; and we think it to be the most necessary business of
our whole life, to observe the laws that have been given us,
and to keep those rules of piety that have been delivered
down to us ... [The law] also commands us to bring the
children up in learning, and to exercise them in the laws,
and make them acquainted with the acts of their
predecessors, in order to their imitation of them, and that
they may be nourished up in the laws from their infancy, and
might neither transgress them nor yet have any pretence for
their ignorance of them."
Matthew Poole on Zacharias’ prophecy (Luke 1:67-79):
"In this prophecy there is both predictions of what should
come to pass concerning John and concerning Christ, and also
applications of what was before spoken of them by the
prophets; and it is observed by some, that it is an epitome
of all those ancient prophecies, and that there is in it a
compendium of the whole doctrine of the gospel."
Announcements (subject to God’s
Since it is the first Sunday of
the month, the second offering will be for our building
Colin Buchanan was
hospitalized this past Wednesday. He remains in Antrim
Hospital while they run tests. May the Lord uphold the
Buchanan family during this difficult time. Please remember
them and all those struggling with illnesses in your
Rev. McGeown and Marco Barone
were involved in a car crash on Wednesday morning. Rev.
McGeown hit black ice on the motorway and his car spun off
the road. No other vehicles were involved. We are thankful
to God that neither were injured.
6 PM -
O.T. Beginners (Bradley, Alex & Kirstin)
6:45 PM - N.T.
Juniors (Nathan, Jacob & Joseph)
7:30 PM - Heidelberg
(Timothy & Jackie)
The Tuesday morning Bible
study will be held this week at 11 AM. We will look at
the last battle in Ezekiel and Revelation.
The Belgic Confession Class
will meet this Wednesday, at 7:45 PM, to continue article 18
on Christ’s sinlessness and temptations.
The council meets this
Thursday at 7:30 PM.
The Reformed Witness Hour
broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) will be
"The Mystery of Marriage" (Eph. 5:31-32) by Rev. Bruinsma.
The congregational dinner
will be held this year at Leighinmohr Hotel in Ballymena at
7 PM on Friday, 11 January. A sign-up sheet is on the back
Offerings: General Fund -
£598.00. Donation: £10 (pamphlets).
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