Service - 11:00 AM
Christian Marriage & Singleness (7)
in Our Calling
Psalms: 87:1-7; 94:16-23; 75:4-10; 119:1-8
Service - 6:00 PM
Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 48, Matthew 4:17-5:20
Meaning of God’s Kingdom
for God’s Kingdom
96:1-6; 95:1-5; 98:1-6; 145:5-6, 10-14
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Quotes to Consider:
John Calvin on I Corinthians 7:20: "But here it
is asked, whether Paul means to establish any obligation, for it might
seem as though the words conveyed this idea, that every one is bound
to his calling so that he must not abandon it. Now it were a
very hard thing if a tailor were not at liberty to learn another
trade, or if a merchant were not at liberty to betake himself to
farming. I answer, that this is not what the Apostle intends, for he
has it simply in view to correct that inconsiderate eagerness, which
prompts some to change their condition without any proper reason,
whether they do it from superstition, or from any other motive.
Farther, he calls every one to this rule also—that they bear in mind
what is suitable to their calling. He does not, therefore,
impose upon any one the necessity of continuing in the kind of life
which he has once taken up, but rather condemns that restlessness,
which prevents an individual from remaining in his condition with a
peaceable mind ..."
Thomas Watson: "What kingdom is meant when
Christ says, ‘Thy kingdom come’? Let us show first what he does not
mean. He does not mean a political or earthly kingdom. The apostles
indeed did desire Christ’s temporal reign. ‘Wilt thou at this time
restore the kingdom again to Israel?’ Acts 1:6. But Christ said his
kingdom was not of this world. John 18:36. So that, when Christ taught
his disciples to pray, ‘Thy kingdom come,’ he did not mean it of any
earthly kingdom, that he should reign here in outward pomp and
splendour" (The Lord’s Prayer, p. 59).
We welcome Stephen & Christopher Rushton
from Bradford, W. Yorkshire, into our midst today.
Catechism classes meet this week Monday at the
Crossetts and Thursday at the Hamills.
Bible Study will be held on Wednesday at 8 PM
at the manse. We will look at the "nearness" of Christ’s coming.
5-a-side football is planned for this Friday,
8-9 PM, at Antrim Forum.
One of our contacts in England is looking for a
for his 6-year-old daughter. If anyone is interested, please contact
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day,
22 February, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is "The Faithful Witness
#4, Our Witnessing" (Rom. 10:1).
The next South Wales lecture on "What is
Faith?" is scheduled for 26 March. Ivan & Lily Reid plan to accompany
Rev. & Mary Stewart.
Last Week’s Offerings: £519.00. Donations:
PRC News: Rev. K. Koole of the Contact
Committee of our churches and Mr. John Buiter of our Hope PRC (the
calling church to Singapore) plan to leave this Tuesday for a two week
trip to visit Rev. A. Den Hartog and the churches in Singapore.