Covenant Protestant Reformed
83 Clarence Street, Ballymena
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 4 November, 2012
"Those that be planted in the
house of the Lord
shall flourish in the courts of
our God" (Ps. 92:13)
Morning Service - 11:00 AM
John the Baptist's Birth and Preparation (1)
The Annunciation of John’s
Scripture Reading: Luke 1:1-25
Text: Luke 1:5-14
I. John’s Godly Parents
II. Zacharias’ Holy Calling
III. Gabriel’s Glad Announcement
Psalms: 122:1-9; 14:1-7; 112:1-6;
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
John the Baptist's Birth and Preparation (2)
The Annunciation of John’s Work
Scripture Reading: Luke 1:1-25
Text: Luke 1:15-25
I. John’s Nazarite Office
II. John’s Elijah-Like Power
III. John’s Father’s Unbelief
Psalms: 84:1-3, 7-9; 15:1-5;
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CPRC website: www.cprc.co.uk
Quote to Consider
F. B. Meyer:
"Every sign attests the
unique and singular glory of the Baptist. Not that his
career was signalized by the blaze of prodigy and wonder,
like the multiplication of the widow’s meal or the descent
of the fire of heaven to consume the altar and the wood; for
it is expressly said that ‘John did no miracle.’ Not that he
owed anything to the adventitious circumstances of wealth
and rank; for he was not a place-loving courtier, ‘clothed
in soft raiment or found in kings’ courts.’ Not that he was
a master of a superb eloquence like that of Isaiah or
Ezekiel; for he was content to be only ‘a cry’—short,
thrilling, piercing through the darkness, ringing over the
desert plains. Yet, his Master said of him that ‘among them
that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than
John the Baptist’; and in six brief months, as one has
noticed, the young prophet of the wilderness had become the
center to which all the land went forth" (John the
Baptist, pp. 9-10).
Announcements (subject to God’s
The second offering this
morning will be for our building fund.
Ivan Reid, the church
treasurer, says that, from now on, please make all
cheques payable to the "Covenant Protestant Reformed
Church" (not merely "CPRC") because the bank is getting more
fussy about this.
6 PM -
O.T. Beginners (Bradley, Alex & Kirstin)
6:45 PM - N.T.
Juniors (Nathan, Jacob & Joseph)
7:30 PM - Heidelberg
(Timothy & Jackie)
The Tuesday morning Bible
study will be held this week at 11 AM. We will look at
the millennium in heaven and on earth.
The Belgic Confession Class
will meet this Wednesday, at 7:45 PM, to discuss article 17
on "The Recovery of Fallen Man."
The Council will meet
this Thursday, 8 November, at 7 PM at the church.
The Ladies Discussion Group
will meet this Friday, 9 November, at 10:30 AM to discuss
Mary and Martha. All women are welcome to attend.
Rev. Stewart will be giving the
lecture on "Martin & Katie Luther: The Reformation of
Marriage" in Limerick this Friday at 7:30 PM.
The Reformed Witness Hour
broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) will be
"The Gift of Pastors and Teachers" (Eph. 4:11-12) by Rev.
Rev. McGeown will be preaching
for the CPRC next Lord’s Day while Rev. Stewart
preaches for the LRF.
Offerings: General Fund -
Website Additions: 1
Hungarian translation and 1 Italian translation.
PRC News: Rev. Vernon Ibe was ordained this past week
in the Berean PRC in the Philippines. Rev. A. Lanning and
his family will travel to Singapore this week to take up
their work in the CERC.