Protestant Reformed Church
Lord’s Day, 6
therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and
wherewith one may edify another" (Rom. 14:19)
- 11:00 AM
Purposes With Israel in the New Testament Age (8)
The Goodness and Severity of God [download]
Reading: Romans 11:1-24
44:16-26; 22:26-31; 125:1-5
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
The Right Way to Go to Church [download]
Reading: Psalm 122
Text: Psalm 122
I. Going With
the Right Attitude
II. Going for
the Right Reasons
III. Going With
the Right Prayer
45:1-8; 63:1-8; 122:1-9
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DVDs of the worship services.
CPRC YouTube Site:
Announcements (subject to God’s will):
We welcome six American students, who are currently
studying in Spain, to our worship services today: Amy, Brittany,
Christina and Daniel, plus Kristin Prins and Mitchell VanOverloop from
Trinity PRC in Hudsonville, Michigan.
The second offering this morning is for our
This evening’s service is preparatory for
partaking of the Lord’s Supper next Lord’s Day morning.
Standard Bearers and
Beacon Lights are on the back table. A letter from Rev.
in Pittsburgh is also available.
Standard Bearer subscriptions are due: $25 to
RFPA or £15 to Rev. Stewart.
The Hankos arrived home safely. We look
forward to seeing them again at the opening of the church building and
the BRF Conference in early August.
Congratulations to John McAuley whose 75th
birthday is Wednesday, 9 Dec.
The Council meets tomorrow evening at 7:30 PM
at the manse.
6:30 PM - Zoe, Amy & Lea Campbell at the manse
Tuesday, 7 PM
- Jacob & Nathan at the Buchanans
Tuesday, 8 PM
- Mark & Lauren at the Hamills
PM - Beginners OT Class at the manse
Midweek Bible study meets on Wednesday at 7:45 PM
at the manse. We will consider I Peter 3:13-16 on "Be ready always to
give an answer."
Rev. Stewart is to speak at Braefield Nursing Home
in Connor this Friday.
The roof slates have been put on the back of the church building and
additional bushes from the boundary have been cleared.
Ladies Bible study meets next week. Time and
place are yet to be decided.
Lectures in Limerick:
15 January - "Dispensationalism: An Unbiblical View of the End of the
World" (Prof. Dykstra)
February - topic to be decided
March - "The Real St. Patrick"
Offerings: General Fund: £905.72. Donation:
Website Additions: Stephen Murray has put several
of Prof. Hanko’s sermons on our
YouTube site. One German and two Italian translations were added, as
was a "Creation Resources"
PRC News: Rev. Haak declined Byron Center so they
will call from a new trio of Revs. Eriks (Hudsonville, MI), A. Lanning
(Faith, MI), and Marcus (Edmonton, Canada). Rev. Slopsema (First, MI) is
considering the call to Cornerstone. Rev. Key is considering the call to
Holland. Trinity PRC will call from a trio of Revs. Eriks, Koole
(Grandville, MI) and Marcus. Rev. R. Miersma (Loveland, CO) has asked
for emeritation due to recent health problems.
"What a joy to behold the
taking shape in this way! ... Praise His holy name! May this building be
finished in due course and become a beacon on a hill for those who seek
Him and His true worship. And be a sure sign of God’s goodness to those
who already worship together in the CPRC as you continue to upbuild and
be up-built in His truth." - New Zealand
"I first became aware of your ministry through the
YouTube discussion on Arminianism
vs. Calvinism. I was raised in a family that didn’t always attend
church, but when we did they were always Arminian churches ... When I
originally watched the discussion on YouTube, I was mostly interested in
learning more about Arminianism. However, the points on both sides
really made me think about things and I began doing some research. Long
story short, I came to have what I can only describe as a revelation
(and a rather emotional one at that) concerning my salvation. At this
point I can honestly say that there is no way, given my total depravity,
that I could have freely made a choice for Christ ..."
- Colorado, USA
"Since being given an mp3 player a few months ago, I
have been able to listen to many of your sermons and messages. There is
no doubt in my mind your ministry is God-appointed and has been made a
source of blessing, encouragement and teaching of Scripture truth to my
soul ... we watch the building of the church at Ballymena and the new
church building with prayerful affection." - England.
"Thanks for the
Triple Knowledge books, a great blessing for me and to our
church as we preach and teach. From the depths of my heart I thank you
for you are a blessing to me and to our church ... I had the privilege
of attending a 3-day conference sponsored by the Berean PR Church and an
opportunity to meet Prof. Engelsma and his wife. I received more
enlightenment from the Word of God as he expounded the great teaching of
Calvinism." - Philippines
"Please find a cheque enclosed for the book
Less Than the Least. We are very thankful for the message Rev.
Stewart gave and appreciate the effort he puts into coming to Wales."
- S. Wales
"I wish I could have made it to the
[PRC Calvin] conference. I know it would have been such a blessing!
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your audio sermons. I recently
installed a CD player into my car that plays mp3 format. I burned all of
your audio sermons and listen to them on my way to and from work. I’m
currently at the series on ‘Saul, the
King Israel Asked For.’ Thank you!" - Wisconsin, USA
"I pray the Lord will bless, multiply and use the
distribution of the Bread of Life to many through the
C. R. News. " - England
"I received the DVD today. Thank you. Copies of the
are also making its way through hands, especially in the surrounding
townships (rural areas). I pray the Lord will use it and some pamphlets
and papers. The people here are so full of superstition ... I also have
to thank you for the sermon series on ‘God’s
Hammer,’ ‘The Apostolic
Office’ and ‘The City of God.’
I went through them last week and they answered a lot of smaller detail.
I pray the Lord strengthen you and keep you. Your labours are bringing
light here." - South Africa
"... Your audio sermons
are really well presented: clearly structured, easy to follow, with
repetitions and summaries. I have listened to many sermons so far
(sermonaudio.com and other sources) and you’re certainly one of the best
speakers I have encountered." - Germany
"I have cut down my library, but have retained a good
number of PRC books, especially [Rev. Hanko’s]
Doctrine According to Godliness to which I frequently turn. Just
yesterday, I got Prof. Engelsma’s
Reformed Faith of John Calvin ... [along with] some other items
which I appreciate, especially a back copy of the
Standard Bearer, vol. 85, no. 11. The article on ‘Political
Correctness’ deserves to be published on its own ..." - England
"Thank you so much for the good moments we enjoyed
viewing and listening to YouTube
CPRC last night. What a pleasure it is to put a face with somebody
that we correspond with but never see ... Winter is going to seem
shorter!! - Quebec, Canada
"I cannot help but write to you and thank you for the
encouragement you have been to me. I was first introduced to you through
a Calvinism vs. Arminianism debate
video that had been posted on YouTube. Since then I have enjoyed the
Charismatic Gifts debate
and the Exclusive Psalmody debate
... I also listened to a sermon you had given on the two mountains of
Israel ... I am sure that you know everything I have been hungering for,
and the elation that comes from hearing the pure preaching and teaching
of the Word ... [it] has truly taught and blessed my wife and I." -
"What a package! I am very, very thankful for this
great gift. So much reading which will keep me busy for a long time. I
praise God for it. Thank you again for taking care of me with good Bible
study literature." - Slovakia
"You may not realise how much your preaching and
teaching and articles from your website have really opened my eyes to
true doctrine and biblical worship, after reading about King Josiah of
how he stumbled on the book of the law which had been hid for years and
the profound effect it had upon him and the nation of Judah in a way I
can ‘gel’ with him, [not having] heard the doctrines of grace before." -
"Thank you for sending regularly the
Covenant Reformed News. But also many thanks for the DVDs you
sent." - Switzerland