Protestant Reformed Church
Lord’s Day, 25
"Happy is he
that hath the God of Jacob for his help,
whose hope is
in the Lord his God" (Ps. 146:5)
Morning Service - 11:00 AM
Holy Spirit in Ephesians (8)
The Spirit and Christ’s Four-Dimensional Love (I)
Strengthened by the Spirit
107:1-9; 12:1-8; 116:1-8; 103:8-15
Service - 6:00 PM
Holy Spirit in Ephesians (9)
The Spirit and Christ’s Four-Dimensional Love (II)
Comprehending Christ’s Love
with God’s Fullness
66:1-7; 13:1-6; 25:12-16; 16:6-11
Contact Sean Courtney
(firstname.lastname@example.org) for CDs of the sermons.
CPRC website: www.cprc.co.uk
Quote to Consider:
Charles Hodge on Ephesians 3:18-19: "It is the
love of Christ, i.e., his love to us, which passes knowledge. It is
infinite; not only because it inheres in an infinite subject, but
because the condescension and sufferings to which it led, and the
blessings which it secures for its objects, are beyond our
comprehension. This love of Christ, though it surpasses the power of our
understanding to comprehend, is still a subject of experimental
knowledge. We may know how excellent, how wonderful, how free, how
disinterested, how long-suffering, how manifold and constant, it is, and
that it is infinite. And this is the highest and most sanctifying of all
knowledge. Those who thus know the love of Christ towards them, purify
themselves even as he is pure."
Announcements (subject to God’s will):
Standard Bearer is available today for subscribers.
Tuesday, 4:30 PM - Jacob Buchanan
PM - Jamie & Debbie Murray
PM - Campbells at the manse
11:00 AM - Beginners OT Class at the manse
Midweek Bible Study meets on Wednesday, 7:45 PM
at the manse. We will look at Christ’s incorruptible blood (I Peter
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day
(8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW), is "Consider the Ant and Be Wise"
(Prof. 6:6-11) by Rev. Rodney Kleyn.
The Council meets next week Monday, 2 Feb., at
7:30 PM at the manse.
Ladies’ Bible Study meets next week Tuesday,
10:15 AM, at the Murrays.
Offerings: General Fund (11 Jan.) - £830.27, (18
Jan.) £455.87. Donations: £300, £50 (C.R. News).
Limerick Reformed Fellowship Steering Committee met for the
first time this past Wednesday.
Martyn McGeown will be doing his internship at
First (Holland) PRC with Rev. Daniel Kleyn. His internship will start
this summer and run to the end of the year.
Lectures: Portadown, Fri., 20 Feb., 8 PM - John Calvin’s Battle for
Fri., 6 March, 7:30 PM - John Calvin’s Battle for the Reformation
Fri., 20 March, 7:15 PM - John Calvin’s Battle for the Reformation
Website Additions: Three Italian translations
were added including an
article in the Protestant Reformed Theological Journal by
Rev. Dennis Lee (Edgerton PRC) on the covenant.
PRC News: Rev. Smit (Lacombe, Canada) accepted
the call to the Philippines.
"Many thanks for the parcel of books and also for the
extra material—magazines, tapes, and leaflets—which will be of
tremendous help." - Cheshire, England
"Thank you again for the
that gives me insight and understanding about the church according to
what the Scriptures teach as summarized in our confessional standards.
Thank you also for the information given me about the forum and
discussion about common grace and particular grace by Prof. Hanko. It’s
a good issue especially now that many Reformed churches are declining
from the true Reformed historic faith." - Philippines
"I listened to the
debate on Calvinism by yourself and the other minister. I thought
you handled it very well. Regarding the moral issue of free will, why
did you not tell the people if they have a free will to stop sinning?"
"I have just watched your debate with Rev. Ramsay ...
I’m sending this e-mail to thank you for your excellent defence of the
biblical truths of Reformed Christianity. I live in South Africa and I
am a member of a Reformed church, but Calvinists like me in this country
are fighting a difficult battle against Arminian and liberal theology
that is creeping into our churches. So seeing the biblical truths
defended so brilliantly was really inspiring." - S. Africa
"I think I have now read almost all of your
current books and those of the RFPA. All of these and your News
have been a re-education and a great blessing. What a great God we have
and such a great hope we have laid up for us! May the Lord continue to
bless the work of your church in NI and that of the book/audio
ministries every where they reach." - Lancashire, England
"I just saw your
debate on Calvinism vs. Arminianism and wanted to say what a great
job you did. You were gracious, kind and very clear in stating your
position even though the moderator was obviously biased. I heartily
agree with everything you said ... and it’s encouraging to know that
there are people like us out there, since, unfortunately, I see so few
in my area." - New Jersey, USA
"I was thankful for your sermon last Lord’s Day on
the sealing of the Spirit
... It is good to hear right teaching on the subject of assurance."
- Warwickshire, England
"Thank you very much for your ‘Dead
Faith’ series." - New Zealand
"I would like you to know that I have been enjoying
studying the Triple
Knowledge. As I dig deeper I am amazed of the wonderful grace of
our Lord Jesus Christ. Each Lord’s Day we read and study them with the
church ... Also, I indeed appreciate your preaching (by
downloading your audio) for it is a well of God’s graciousness to me
and to our church ... I have watched the debate of Calvinism vs.
Arminianism, and as I watched [I realized that] the gospel of our Lord
Jesus Christ is really revealed to the elect while being hid to other
people." - Philippines
"I listened to your debate on Revelation TV about the
gifts of the spirit, which helped me to understand the truth about
speaking in tongues." - London, England
"Thank you for making sermons, articles, etc.,
available on the internet ... Lately I have received so many blessings
from the sermon ‘Prayer and
the Sovereignty of God.’" - Arizona, USA
"Many thanks ... The sermons were most encouraging
and I enjoyed listening to them. May God richly bless your ministry."
- Co. Antrim
"I’m enjoying the books you sent to me.
Hypercalvinism and the Call of the Gospel
is amazing ... Now I’m reading the exposition of Psalm 73 (Prosperous
Wicked and Plagued Saints) by David Engelsma and
Reformed Dogmatics by Herman Hoeksema. I want to translate the
book of Prof. Engelsma, but now I’m translating other books and
Doctrine According to
Godliness ..." - Brazil
"I finished volume 1 of Isaiah (Redeemed
with Judgment) last week and the Lord has helped me much through
it, so it is really lovely that the
2nd volume is now out and I look forward to it. At present I’m
listening again to the sermons on ‘The
Apostolic Office.’ The first one about ‘The Gospel of the Apostles’
was just what I needed to hear. How wonderful it is that the Lord leads
us to just the right sermon or book at just the right time! ... I’m in a
real desert here but I’m thankful to the Lord for this good food that He
provides me with." - Yorkshire, England
Doctrine According to Godliness is excellent! Maybe one day we
can translate this book into Croatian ..." - Croatia
"There has never in my life been a period where I
have grown so much in my knowledge of Scripture in such a short time as
since I have begun reading PRC publications and listening to your
sermons. By God’s grace, He is using this new-found knowledge to further
conform me to the image of Christ." - Rep. of Ireland