Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church

83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 14 May, 2017

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed
by the renewing of your mind ...” (Rom. 12:2)

Morning Service - 11:00 AM

The Conclusion to Christ’s Farewell Discourse (7)
Knowing the Father in the New Testament Age  [download]  [youtube]

Scripture Reading: John 16:16-33
Text: John 16:25-27

I. A Fuller Revelation of the Father
II. Additional Motivation to Pray to the Father
Psalms: 119:105-112; 37:15-21; 78:1-6; 110:1-6

Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Are Man’s Good Works His Righteousness Before God?  [download]  [youtube]
Scripture Reading: Galatians 3:1-14
Text: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 24

I. Who Believes This?
II. Why Are They Wrong?
III. What Arguments Do They Offer?
Psalms: 14:1-7; 37:22-27; 32:1-5; 40:6-10

For CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services, contact Stephen Murray
If you desire a pastoral visit, please contact Rev. Stewart or the elders

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Quotes to Consider

John Calvin on John 16:26: “Besides, when Christ is said to intercede with the Father for us, let us not indulge in carnal imaginations about him, as if he were on his knees before the Father, offering humble supplication in our name. But the value of his sacrifice, by which he once pacified God toward us, is always powerful and efficacious; the blood by which he atoned for our sins, the obedience which he rendered, is a continual intercession for us. This is a remarkable passage, by which we are taught that we have the heart of the Heavenly Father, as soon as we have placed before Him the name of his Son.”

Charles Ross on John 16:28: “What the disciples could not comprehend at the first, what puzzled and perplexed, as well as grieved them, was that Jesus should depart out of this world, in which, as they supposed, he was to set up his kingdom. And besides this, they had but very confused ideas of the place to which he was going. In explaining to them the reason of his departure, Jesus sets out from what was more apparent to them to what was less so; they believed and admitted that he came forth from the Father—that behind and before his earthly existence in the flesh, there was his pre-existence with the Father. If so, it plainly follows that this world was to him but a place of passage—a temporary abode—to which he came for a definite purpose, and to accomplish a definite work. What then more natural than that, when this work was accomplished, he should leave this world, and return to God from whom he came?” (The Inner Sanctuary, p. 190).

Announcements (subject to God’s will)

On the back table are Standard Bearers and Beacon Lights for subscribers, as well as the “Wingham Wire.” Prof. Engelsma’s new book, The Gospel Truth of Justification, is available for both RFPA book club members and others.

Family visitation starts tomorrow evening. A schedule is on the back of the bulletin. Changing the schedule will affect others, but if your date and time do not work for you, please contact Rev. Stewart. If you are not a member and would like to be included in the family visitation, talk with Rev. Stewart or an elder.

The Tuesday Bible Study meets at 11 AM to consider the promised land in Deuteronomy and Joshua.

Ladies’ Bible Study meets this Friday at 10:30 AM at church to discuss the section on “Anger” in the Proverbs Study Guide.

Men’s Bible Study meets this Friday at 10:30 AM at church to consider chapter 2 of War of Words.

The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846 MW at 8:30 AM) by Rev. Haak is “Except Ye Be Converted” (Matt. 18:1-5).

S. Wales Lecture: Rev. Stewart will speak on “N. T. Wright, Justification and the Reformation” in Margam Community Centre on Thursday, 8 June, at 7:15 PM.

Offerings: General Fund: £552. Building Fund: £212.50. Donation: £200 (England).

PRC News: Rev. Griess declined the call to Southwest PRC.