Protestant Reformed Church
Lord’s Day, 21
"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
II. A Demonic
III. A Dead
Psalms: 111:1-6; 141:6-10; 34:11-18; 1:1-6
Service - 6:00 PM
All Uncleanness is Accursed of God!
Catechism, Lord’s Day 41; Ephesians 5
I. What This
II. How We
Psalms: 97:1-8; 142:1-7; 50:16-22; 51:1-7
Quote to Consider:
John Calvin: "Christianity is doctrine not of the
tongue but of life. It is not apprehended by the understanding alone,
but it is received only when it enters our heart, passes into our daily
living and transforms us …"
Announcements (subject to God’s will):
This evening, we will have a preparatory sermon with
a view to partaking of the Lord’s Supper is next Lord’s Day
morning, 28 September.
A new C. R. News
and an RFPA Update are available on the back table.
5:30PM - Jamie & Debbie Murray
Monday, 7PM -
Campbells at the manse
- Jacob Buchanan
Midweek Bible Study meets this Wednesday, 7:45 PM
at the manse. We will continue studying I Peter on living as pilgrims
Ladies’ Bible study sheets for lesson 2 are
available today. Our first meeting is planned for Tuesday, 30 September,
at 10:15 AM at the Murrays.
Plan to stay for tea after the evening
service next Lord’s Day.
Rev. Stewart’s debate on Roman Catholicism
has been cancelled because Dr. Stephen Wang pulled out. Instead, Rev.
Stewart will debate Pastor Timothy L Ramsay on "Calvinism vs.
Arminianism." You can watch live on SKY 592 or
on Thursday, 2 October, from 9-10:30 PM.
With joy, the council has approved the request of
Gareth & Leona Halliday for the baptism of Leia on the evening of
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day
(8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW), is "The Baptized Walk in Newness of
Life" (Romans 6:4).
Offerings: General Fund - £435.80.
Fri. 10 Oct., on "Marriage, the Mystery of Christ and the Church"
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"
Website Additions: 1 Korean and 5 Italian
translations were added this week.
PRC News: Grace PRC called Rev. VanOverloop
(Byron Center, MI). Five families in Tucson, Arizona, USA
(www.tucsonprotestantreformed.org) have sought help and oversight from
the PRC. The Domestic Mission Committee has approved their request for
PRC pulpit supply.
Westminster Larger Catechism:
137. Which is the seventh commandment?
seventh commandment is, Thou shalt not commit adultery.
 Exodus 20:14.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
138. What are the duties required in the seventh commandment?
A. The duties
required in the seventh commandment are, chastity in body, mind,
affections, words, and behaviour; and the preservation of
it in ourselves and others; watchfulness over the eyes and all the
senses; temperance, keeping of chaste company, modesty in
apparel; marriage by those that have not the gift of
continency, conjugal love, and cohabitation; diligent
labour in our callings; shunning all occasions of uncleanness, and
resisting temptations thereunto.
 I Thessalonians 4:4.
That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in
sanctification and honour. Job 31:1. I made a covenant
with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid? 1
Corinthians 7:34. There is difference also between a wife and a
virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she
may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth
for the things of the world, how she may please her husband. 
Colossians 4:6. Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned
with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. 
1 Peter 2:3. If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
 I Corinthians 7:2, 35-36. Nevertheless, to avoid
fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have
her own husband ... And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may
cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may
attend upon the Lord without distraction. But if any man think that he
behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of
her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not:
let them marry.  Job 31:1. I made a covenant with
mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?  Acts
And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which
was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in
Christ. And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to
come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I
have a convenient season, I will call for thee.  Proverbs
2:16-20. To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the
stranger which flattereth with her words; Which forsaketh the guide of
her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God. For her house
inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead. None that go unto her
return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life. That thou
mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
 I Timothy 2:9. In like manner also, that women
adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety;
not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array. 
I Corinthians 7:2, 9. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let
every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband
... But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to
marry than to burn.  Proverbs 5:19-20. Let her be
as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all
times; and be thou ravished always with her love. And why wilt thou, my
son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a
stranger?  I Peter 3:7. Likewise, ye husbands,
dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as
unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of
life; that your prayers be not hindered.  Proverbs 31:11,
27-28. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so
that he shall have no need of spoil ... She looketh well to the ways of
her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise
up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. 
Proverbs 5:8. Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh
the door of her house. Genesis 39:8-10. But he refused,
and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is
with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;
There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back
any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do
this great wickedness, and sin against God? And it came to pass, as she
spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by
her, or to be with her.
139. What are the sins forbidden in the seventh commandment?
A. The sins
forbidden in the seventh commandment, besides the neglect of the duties
required, are, adultery, fornication, rape, incest,
sodomy, and all unnatural lusts; all unclean imaginations,
thoughts, purposes, and affections; all corrupt or filthy
communications, or listening thereunto; wanton looks, impudent
or light behaviour, immodest apparel; prohibiting of lawful,
and dispensing with unlawful marriages; allowing, tolerating,
keeping of stews, and resorting to them; entangling vows of single
life, undue delay of marriage, having more wives or husbands
than one at the same time; unjust divorce, or desertion;
idleness, gluttony, drunkenness, unchaste company; lascivious
songs, books, pictures, dancings, stage plays; and all other
provocations to, or acts of uncleanness, either in ourselves or
 Proverbs 5:7.
Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of
my mouth.  Hebrews 13:4. Marriage is honourable in
all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will
judge. Galatians 5:19. Now the works of the flesh are
manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness,
lasciviousness.  II Samuel 13:14. Howbeit he would
not hearken unto her voice: but, being stronger than she, forced her,
and lay with her. I Corinthians 5:1. It is reported
commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is
not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his
father's wife.  Romans 1:24, 26-27.
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of
their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves ...
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their
women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And
likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in
their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is
unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error
which was meet. Leviticus 20:15-16. And if a man lie
with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the
beast. And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto,
thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to
death; their blood shall be upon them.  Matthew 5:28.
But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her
hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matthew
15:19. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders,
adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.
Colossians 3:5. Mortify therefore your members which are upon
the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil
concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be
once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor
foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather
giving of thanks. Proverbs 7:5, 21-22. That they may
keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth
with her words ... With her much fair speech she caused him to yield,
with the flattering of her lips she forced him. He goeth after her
straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the
correction of the stocks.  Isaiah 3:16. Moreover
the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with
stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go,
and making a tinkling with their feet. II Peter 2:14.
Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling
unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices;
cursed children.  Proverbs 7:10, 13. And, behold,
there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtle of heart
... So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said
unto him ...  I Timothy 4:3. Forbidding to marry,
and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be
received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
 Leviticus 18:1-21. Mark 6:18.
For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy
brother's wife. Malachi 2:11-12. Judah hath dealt
treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in
Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the LORD which he
loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god. The LORD will cut
off the man that doeth this, the master and the scholar, out of the
tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto the LORD of
hosts.  I Kings 15:12. And he took away the
sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers
had made. II Kings 23:7. And he brake down the houses
of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women
wove hangings for the grove. Deuteronomy 23:17-18.
There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of
the sons of Israel. Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the
price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even
both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God. Leviticus
19:29. Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a
whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of
wickedness. Jeremiah 5:7. How shall I pardon thee for
this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods:
when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and
assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses. Proverbs
7:24-27. Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and
attend to the words of my mouth. Let not thine heart decline to her
ways, go not astray in her paths. For she hath cast down many wounded:
yea, many strong men have been slain by her. Her house is the way to
hell, going down to the chambers of death.  Matthew
19:10-11. His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be
so with his wife, it is not good to marry. But he said unto them, All
men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. 
I Corinthians 7:7-9. For I would that all men were even as I
myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this
manner, and another after that. I say therefore to the unmarried and
widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot
contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
Genesis 38:26. And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath
been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my
son. And he knew her again no more.  Malachi 2:14-15.
Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee
and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously:
yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant. And did not he
make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That
he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let
none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth. Matthew
19:5. And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and
mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
 Malachi 2:16. For the LORD, the God of Israel,
saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his
garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit,
that ye deal not treacherously. Matthew 5:32. But I say
unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause
of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall
marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.  I
Corinthians 7:12-13. But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If
any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell
with him, let him not put her away. And the woman which hath an husband
that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not
leave him.  Ezekiel 16:49. Behold, this was the
iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of
idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the
hand of the poor and needy. Proverbs 23:30-33. They
that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. Look not
thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup,
when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and
stingeth like an adder. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine
heart shall utter perverse things.  Genesis 39:19.
And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which
she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me;
that his wrath was kindled. Proverbs 5:8. Remove thy
way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house. 
Ephesians 5:4. Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor
jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
Ezekiel 23:14-16. And that she increased her whoredoms: for
when she saw men portrayed upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans
portrayed with vermilion, Girded with girdles upon their loins,
exceeding in dyed attire upon their heads, all of them princes to look
to, after the manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea, the land of their
nativity: And as soon as she saw them with her eyes, she doted upon
them, and sent messengers unto them into Chaldea. Isaiah
23:15-17. And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre
shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king:
after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot. Take an
harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make
sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered. And it
shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will
visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication
with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.
Isaiah 3:16. Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of
Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes,
walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet.
Mark 6:22. And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in,
and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said
unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it
thee. Romans 13:13.
Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not
in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. I Peter
4:3. For the time past of our life may suffice us to have
wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness,
lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable
idolatries.  II Kings 9:30. And when Jehu was come
to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she painted her face, and tired her
head, and looked out at a window. Jeremiah 4:30. And
when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothest thyself
with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though
thou rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself
fair; thy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life.
Ezekiel 23:40. And furthermore, that ye have sent for men to
come from far, unto whom a messenger was sent; and, lo, they came: for
whom thou didst wash thyself, paintedst thy eyes, and deckedst thyself