Service - 11:00 AM
Christian Love (7)
Not Easily Provoked
Psalms: 146:1-8; 30:6-12; 106:29-37; 103:8-15
Service - 6:00 PM
Thomas' Confession of Jesus as Lord
Heidelberg Catechism; Lord's Day 13; John 20:28
I. The Occasion
Psalms: 96:8-13; 31:1-6; 22:11-18; 110:1-7
For audio cassettes of the worship services, contact the bookstore.
CPRF website: www.cprf.co.uk
Quote to Consider:
Jonathan Edwards: "We should never be angry
but at sin, and this should always be that which we oppose in our
anger. And when our spirits are stirred to oppose this evil, it should
be as sin, or chiefly as it is against God. If there be no sin
and no fault, then we have no cause to be angry; and if there be a
fault or sin, then it is infinitely worse as against God than it is as
against us, and therefore it requires the most opposition on that
account. Persons sin in their anger when they are selfish in it; for
we are not to act as if we were our own, or for ourselves simply,
since we belong to God, and not to ourselves ... Our anger should be
like Christ’s anger. He was like a lamb under the greatest personal
injuries, and we never read of his being angry but in the cause of God
against sin as sin" (Charity and Its Fruits, pp. 193-194).
Announcements (subject to God’s will):
Copies of a Bible reading programme are
available as an aid to personal and/or family devotions in this new
year. The Spokane Newsletter is also on the back table as are
some Protestant Reformed Theological Journals for those who
would like one.
A second offering will be taken this morning for
our building fund.
Catechism: Hamills after the evening service
today Monday at 7 PM at the manse with the Campbells Thursday at 5:30
PM at the Murrays
The Steering Committee will meet this week
Tuesday at 7:30 PM at the manse.
Bible Study will be held this week Wednesday at
8 PM at the manse. We will look at the work of elders in ruling.
Website: Martyn McGeown has written book
descriptions of Leaving Father & Mother, Whosoever Will, Far Above
Rubies, and An Exposition of Christian Liberty, which are
now on the CPRF website.
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 8
Jan (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "Remember our
Persecuted Brethren" (Heb. 13:3).
Rev. Stewart will give a lecture on "The Synod of
Dordt" in Mountjoy Orange Hall near Omagh on Thursday, 12
The church visitors, Rev. Eriks and Rev. Van
Overloop, plan to arrive 27-28 January and leave on 6 February. On 31
January, Rev. Van Overloop will speak in Limerick on
"Justification by Faith Alone." Reserve Friday, 3 February for the
congregation dinner. More details will be provided later.
The next South Wales lecture is booked for
Friday, 10 February. Rev. Stewart plans to speak on "Miracles and the
End of the World."
Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund - £597.80.
BRF Family Conference 2006
The British Reformed Fellowship (BRF) is holding
its eighth biennial Family Conference at Cloverley Hall, Whitchurch,
Shropshire, England, from Saturday 5 to Saturday 12 August 2006. The
conference theme is "The Five Points of Calvinism." Professors Herman
Hanko and David Engelsma of the Protestant Reformed Churches are the
speakers. Reformed believers from the US and Canada and all over the
world are heartily invited to join us for what promises to be a week
of rich Christian fellowship with ample time for sightseeing and