"All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies" (Psalm 25:10).
Covenant Church (PCA) - Houston, TX
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ

 
Welcome!
"Forty-one Years of Faithful Teaching from God's Word" (1974-2016)

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We are...

  • A Bible believing, Evangelical, Presbyterian and Reformed congregation
  • Worshipers of God in the manner He prescribes in Scripture
  • Preaching and Teaching the whole Bible for today's Church
  • Undershepherds of Jesus who know and carefully tend His flock

    What's so unique about Covenant? See what Pastor Veiga thinks at gptsnews.gpts.edu/.


Tuesday Mornings - Ladies
Alternate Tuesdays - West Houston
Alternate Wednesdays - NW Houston
Alternate Thursdays - Sugar Land


 

 

This Sunday in History:
1996 - The Mars Pathfinder lifted off from Cape Canaveral and began speeding toward Mars on a 310-million-mile odyssey to explore the Red Planet's surface.
 
Used with permission of authors Grant and Wilbur in The Christian Almanac.


                          
 

 
 This Sunday at Covenant (December 4, 2016)
 
 9:40 AM  Adult Sunday School--first week of the Winter Quarter
At this time we offer these opportunities for learning on Sunday morning:
A Heart for God, by Sinclair Ferguson
Teacher:  Deacon Barron Sinclair
Sinclair Ferguson's book, A Heart for God is written out of the conviction that the world's greatest need, and the contemporary church's greatest lack, is the knowledge of God. In a popular, readable style, it draws us to an awareness of the character of God and the nature of His relationship to His people.
 
In these pages, Sinclair B. Ferguson guides us step-by-step to see the greatness of God in His majesty and creating power; to sense the tenderness of His care and the marvel of His love. A Heart for God is 'practical, pastoral and profound'. It unfolds the grace of God with a simple clarity that should lead each reader to pray, 'I offer my heart to you, Lord, eagerly and earnestly'.

New Members' Class--Meeting in the Pastor's Study

In this class, students will learn what every Christian is to know about belonging to a Presbyterian church. Why do we have a membership role in this church? Why are we required to vow to God in public that we believe His Gospel and will obey His teaching? Do I have to be Presbyterian in order to join this church? The class is based on the five questions posed to new members when they join.

 
 
Worship at The Abbey Assisted Living--A Practicum
Elder Ben West leading
You are invited to participate in our outreach worship service at The Abbey Assisted Living, which is less than half a mile from Covenant. Your help is appreciated as a singer, and as an encourager to the residents there. Please see Ben West for details on how you can help.
 
 

11:00 AM  Morning Worship Service

Sermon Theme:   The God of Peace
Sermon Title:     "Wrestling with God and Man"
Sermon Text:      Genesis 32: 13-30
Preaching:          Senior Pastor Lou Veiga
Sermon Outline:     I.  We Must Wrestle with Man and with God
                           II.  We Must Wrestle in a Different Manner with Man Than with God
 
Because of our fallen nature we sin,and our sin will estrange us from both God and our fellow man. But as far as it depends on us, we must strive to win back broken relationships, overcoming fear and doubt, especially with God.

             
Sermon Theme:   The God of Purity
Sermon Title:     "God Cleans House"
Sermon Text:      1 Peter 4: 17-19
Preaching:         Senior Pastor Rev. Lou Veiga
Sermon Outline:    I.  The Righteous Receive the Closer Scrutiny from God in This Life
                          II.  The Unrighteous Should Acknowledge This Truth and Repent
                         III.  The Righteous Are to Commend Themselves to God
 
God begins judgment with you in this present life; it is His prerogative and priority. God's interest is to purify you His people from all evil through refinement—sometimes even at the hands of the unrighteous. The unrighteous should take note of the sufferings of the righteous and dread God's coming wrath; the wicked are thereby warned and must repent. When suffering you are to entrust yourself wholly to God, your Creator and Savior, and not cease from doing good despite your difficulty.
 

 

 

Our Pledge to Visitors: What You Can Expect If You Visit Us Next Sunday  
We will worship God only as He has prescribed in His Holy Scriptures.  We do not manipulate consciences or levy man-made rules and practices on the people of God.  We love this liberty because the Son of God has made us free (John 8:36).
We will worship God by delivering His whole counsel to His people.  We teach the whole of the Bible, because Jesus Christ has commanded us to teach it (Matthew 28:18-20).

We will preach sermons in consecutive order through entire books of the Bible without side-stepping the difficult texts (Acts 20:26, 27).  We find harmony in the Scriptures; therefore we explain the meaning of the whole Bible and apply its teachings practically for your Christian walk.
We will not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus and Him crucified.  We declare that we are bereft of any righteousness of our own.  We freely confess our sin every week.  But the good news is that God saves sinners and justifies the ungodly through faith in Jesus Christ (Romans 4:5).  We glory in Christ and in the righteousness that is imputed to us through faith in Him (Philippians 3:8-10; Titus 3:5).



 
 

  
“This is the covenant I will make ... declares the Lord.  I will put my laws in their minds and
write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people” (Hebrews 8:10).
 

 

 


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"Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame." 1 Peter 2:6



  I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go into the house of the LORD."  Psalm 122:1