"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
Saturday, February 06, 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/.

 
ESL Class
 
Classes are available on Mondays
at 7:00 p.m.
For additional information, contact the church office at 281.870.0349 or covenantoffice@sbcglobal.net
 

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


Mr. Ben West is our Ministerial Intern.  
Mr. West completed his seminary education at Vanderbilt University a few years ago. Through this internship, he is preparing to become a minister in the Presbyterian Church of America.

 
 

This Sunday in History:
1986 - Haitian President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier fled his country, ending twenty-eight years of his family's rule. Five years later on this same day, the Reverend Jean-Bertrand Aristide was sworn in as the island nation's first democratic elected president.
 
Used with permission from The Christian Almanac, Grant and Wilbur, authors.


  
 

 
 This Sunday at Covenant (February 7, 2016)
 
 9:40 AM  Adult Sunday School--Tenth week of the Winter Quarter
At this time we offer four opportunities for learning on Sunday morning:
Running Scared - The Roots of Fear
Teacher:  Dan Gelok
One of the haunting dilemmas of the human condition is that fear is "an inescapable feature of earthly life." Every person who has lived on this earth has encountered fear. Tragically, for this reason our race for the good life finds us all too often "running scared." This class will use Edward T. Welch's book Running Scared to investigate the roots of fear in the human soul and the ramifications of living in the grips of anxiety, worry, and dread. Topics to be studied include money and possessions, people and their judgments, death, pain, and punishment.
 
Reformed Piety
Teacher: Senior Pastor Rev. Lou Veiga
How important is spiritual growth in the life of a Christian? What are some of the marks of spiritual maturity in a person or in a church? If salvation is all of grace, does holiness come without human effort? These are important questions that every Christian will want to answer--yet not all Christians today agree in their answer. This class will examine the church's consensus on spiritual growth using the means of grace as articulated in the various Reformed confessions (Heidelberg, Helvetic, Belgic, Synot of Dor, and Westminster).
 
 
Worship at The Abbey Assisted Living--A Practicum
Intern 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
Worship Theme:  The God of Glory and Honor
Sermon Title:    "True and False Shame"
Sermon Text:     Genesis 19: 30-38
Preaching:         Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Sermon Outline:    I.  The Righteous May Flee Persecution Without Shame
                          II.  The Righteous Can Never Compromise God's Law Without Shame
                         III.  The Righteous Will Be Preserved Despite Their Sin and Shame
 
You may be tempted to compromise God's law and yield to worldly plans in order to avoid shame, but this is temptation to sinful pride. There is much greater shame and guilt in not trusting God for help; yet God is faithful and merciful and will preserve believers and their offspring, according to His good will.
  
6:00 PM  Evening Worship Service                                   
Sermon Theme:  Christ Our Leader
Sermon Title:    "Follow Your Leaders"
Sermon Text:     I Corinthians 11: 1
Preaching:         Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Sermon Outline:    I.  Christians Are to Imitate Their Church Leaders
                          II.  Church Leaders Are to Be an Example of Christ to All
                       
God gives leaders to the church so that his people may have a Christian example to imitate. Therefore it is of first importance that church leaders pattern themselves after Christ in all things.

 

 

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