Covenant Protestant Reformed
83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 19 May, 2013
"But thou, O Lord, art a God
full of compassion, and gracious,
longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth" (Psalm 86:15)
Morning Service - 11:00 AM
Not Many Mighty Called
Scripture Reading: I Corinthians 1
Text: I Corinthians 1:26-31
I. The Meaning
II. The Reason
III. The Implications
Psalms: 145:1-8; 35:8-14; 75:3-10; 115:1-3, 12-18
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
The First Line of the Apostles’ Creed
Scripture Reading: Genesis 1
Text: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 9
I. Believing in God as Creator
II. Believing in God as Almighty
III. Believing in God as Father
Psalms: 104:1-7; 35:15-20; 8:1-9; 33:6-11
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CPRC website: www.cprc.co.uk
CPRC YouTube: www.youtube.com/cprcni
Quote to Consider
Prof. David J. Engelsma:
"... the Reformed believer is not awed by "Science." As
regards genuine science—the investigation into and knowledge
of some aspect of creation in submission to the Word of
God—the Reformed faith is no enemy of science; nor is
science an enemy of the Reformed faith. There is even a good
case to be made, that the Christian faith, especially
through the Protestant Reformation, gave birth to modern
science. But the Reformed believer is well aware, or should
be, that "Science," that is, autonomous man’s sovereign
reason and research, is one of modern man’s favourite gods.
In maintaining the authority of God’s Word in Genesis 1-11
and in confessing the wonder of biblical creation, the
Reformed believer is obeying the first commandment: Thou
shalt have no other gods before me, specifically the god,
"Science." Besides, the Reformed believer does not confuse
modern evolutionary scientific theory with science. Modern
evolutionary scientific theory is sheer nonsense. It is
unproved, unprovable foolishness. The theory was proposed,
not because it was proved, but because unbelieving
scientists found the alternative—creation—repugnant. The
philosopher, Fichte, expressed the real reason for the
adoption of evolution as the explanation of origins.
Creation, he said, is the basic error of all thinking and of
all religion, because creation confronts man with a
sovereign God" ("Genesis 1-11: Myth or History?" pp. 25-26).
Announcements (subject to God’s will)
On the back table today are a
free pamphlet by John Hooper on "From the Beginning:
Recovering a Biblical Perspective on Divorce & Remarriage,"
the May Covenant Reformed News, a letter from
Spokane PRC and Rev. Stewart’s bi-monthly letter.
Ivan & Lily Reid thank the
congregation for the lovely gifts presented to them this
past Monday at the Annual General Meeting.
Family visitation continues
this week. The schedule is on the back of this bulletin.
The Tuesday morning Bible
study will be held this week at 11 AM. We will consider
the dating of the book of Revelation (in connection with
Rev. McGeown will give a
lecture in S. Wales this Thursday entitled "Love Your
Enemies." Please remember this witness in your prayers.
The Reformed Witness Hour
broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) is
entitled "Joseph’s Confession Concerning Providence" (Gen.
50:14-26) by Rev. R. Kleyn.
Offerings: General Fund -
£594.11. Donation: £50 (Building Fund).
Website Additions: 1
Ilocano (a language in the Philippines) Apostles’ Creed
received through Chester & Dale Mansona of the LRF and
the Nepali Athanasian Creed.
PRC News: Doon PRC called Rev. Eriks (Hudsonville,