Protestant Reformed Church
Lord’s Day, 5
"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 -
Divisions in the Church [download]
I Corinthians 1:10-13
I. The Meaning
II. The Report
III. The Admonition
144:1-8; 25:8-14; 133:1-3
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
Dead Faith (3)
Abraham Justified By Works (I) [download]
I. The Heretical
II. The True Interpretation
144:9-15; 105:5-10; 119:1-8
Contact Sean Courtney
(firstname.lastname@example.org) for CDs of the sermons.
Quote to Consider:
John Calvin: "... our opponents are chiefly
deceived in thinking that James is defining the manner of justification
when he is attempting only to shatter the evil confidence of those who
vainly pretended faith as an excuse for their contempt of good works" (Institutes
Announcements (subject to God’s will):
New Beacon Lights and Standard Bearers
(including a BRF Conference Report and pictures) are on the back table.
DVDs of the debate on Calvinism vs. Arminianism
are also on the back table. As a follow-up to the debate, we have a new
Calvinism Resources page on the website. These materials can be
helpful in your personal witnessing.
The second offering this morning is for our
The baptism of Leia Halliday has been moved
back to next Lord’s Day evening.
The Council meets tomorrow evening at 7:30 PM
at the manse.
Tuesday, 4:30 PM - Jacob Buchanan
PM - Jamie & Debbie Murray
Tuesday: 7 PM
- Campbells at the manse
AM - Beginners OT Class at the manse
Midweek Bible Study meets this Wednesday, 7:45 PM
at the manse. We will study I Peter 1:3-5 on the object of our living
On Friday, Rev. & Mary Stewart travel to
S. Wales where Rev. Stewart will lecture on "Marriage, the
Mystery of Christ and the Church."
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day
(8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW), is "A Promise to the Single Members of
God’s Covenant" (Isaiah 56:3-7).
Ladies’ Bible Study meets next Tuesday, 14
October, at 10:15 AM at the Murrays.
Offerings: General Fund - £687.80.
Lectures: Limerick, Fri. 17 Oct.,
on "Marriage, the Mystery of Christ and the Church"
Fri. 31 Oct., 8 PM, on "The Reformation’s Teaching on the Church"
The church visitors, Prof. Gritters and Elder
Pete VanderSchaaf, are planning to come on Friday, 2 January, to Monday,
12 January, 2009. The church dinner is to be on Friday, 9 January.
Website Additions: 1 Portuguese, 4 Spanish, and 6
Italian translations were added.
PRC News: Rev. Hanko declined the call to Calvary
PRC. Classis East will examine Providence PRC’s Pastor-elect Heath
Bleyenberg on Tuesday, 21 Oct. Lynden PRC will be hosting a young adults
retreat next summer, 23-29 July.
"Many thanks for the latest
Covenant Reformed News which I have had the pleasure of sending
out to friends and family again. May we please request [sermon tapes].
The man we know who is in prison is very desirous of listening to PR
preaching, and specially would like Lord’s Day sermons and I would love
to be able to supply him with some good sound listening." - New
"Thank you for
The Five Points of Calvinism book received on Monday. I look
forward to having my memory refreshed with such wonderful truth." -
"I was on the website of your church and read about
your ministering to the Lord. I completely agree with you ... My heart
was filled with praise to the Most High God for you and for your true
ministering to the Master ... We in Siberia share your precious belief
in the Sovereign God ... Because of our belief in the doctrines of
grace, we do not love the Arminian doctrine. As a result our name is
discredited and the Orthodox Church and Protestant Arminians strongly
counteract us. We give thanks to God that He gives us faithfulness to
the Lord even with these problems." - Irkutsk, Russia
"Just to say we enjoyed last night’s debate. It is so
seldom Calvinists get space on this type of programme and we put our
‘Amen’ to everything you said." - Scotland
"I would just like to thank you for the availability
of your website especially listening through the
audio sermons. Indeed, I am blessed because I am enlightened by the
Reformed doctrines." - Philippines
"I saw the debate tonight ... I will be
ordering the DVD as well as a couple of copies of the book on The
Five Points of Calvinism you mentioned to share with my fellow
brother in Christ. Thank you for taking a stand for the sovereignty of
God in an age where man is God, and God has become a man in their eyes."
"Will you please send me the C. R. News? Yours
is the best teaching program around. It has served to confirm what I
already believe, and has made me to bear much fruit." - South Wales
"God bless you for your work, and may He give you the
ability to continue it ... I have a question: Can I paste your
translations on my blog? I would also like my son to read them and also
that he be included in the C. R. News list." - Italy
"Just a note to say how much your ministry means to
me." - Virginia, USA
"I was listening to some material from your site on
the office of elder over the summer months ... There has been some
discussion as to the meaning of ‘apt to teach.’ I found your sermon on
that particular passage very helpful." - Co. Antrim
"I wanted to write and both encourage and thank you
for the material that you have on your website. I found the material on
the Charismatic movement particularly helpful. It is also so important
that we remind folks of our glorious Reformed heritage." - Scotland
"What a joy it was to listen to the debate ... It was
so good to hear the great doctrines of grace defended in this day of
compromise and all things for all men ... It came to an end all too
soon." - Lancashire, England
"Just to advise you that the box of books and
pamphlets was delivered to our home here safely and in good order
yesterday. My wife and I have been using some of your audio material
downloaded from your website. We have just finished ‘Abraham
the Father of the Faithful’ and have commenced ‘The
History of the Covenant.’ We have also been getting good help from a
CD obtained from Hudsonville PRC on the Heidelberg Catechism." -
"Thank you again for your regular mailings out of
which I seldom fail to get a blessing. Your feature on ‘Christ Will
Build His Church’ in the current C. R.
News was excellent and is now posted on my blog." - Co.
"I would like to thank you for doing the slot on
Revelation TV. I knew nothing at all about Calvinism, and my soul was
lifted after watching the programme. Do you have any pamphlets that you
could send me ...? I would like to learn more about Calvinism. I feel I
am more in tune with your beliefs." - Liverpool, England
"Thanks very much for your contribution [on
Revelation TV]. I thought you handled it really well. You were polite,
self-controlled, and everything you said you backed up with Scripture. I
found you very illuminating ... There is no question in my mind that
your arguments were much more convincing, clear and scriptural." -
"I do appreciate your bulletins that you have been
sending. I especially liked the quote from Pink regarding children
honouring parents. Thank you again for your kindness to me, especially
in writing. We do not have many of like faith with whom to fellowship."
- Ohio, USA