"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
Friday, July 21, 2017
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ

 
Welcome!
"Forty-two Years of Faithful Teaching from God's Word" (1974-2017)

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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
Prayer Meeting (2nd Sunday): 5:00 p.m. instead of  Evening Worship

NURSERY PROVIDED 
 

ADDITIONAL PARKING in parking lot of office building south of church property.
  

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


Tuesday Mornings - Ladies*
Alternate Tuesdays - West Houston*
Alternate Wednesdays - NW Houston*
Alternate Thursdays - Sugar Land*
 
*The Bible studies are taking a summer break. They will resume in September.



  

 
 

This Sunday in History:
1846 - Protesting slavery and American involvement in the Mexican War, Henry David Thoreau refused to pay his one dollar poll tax and was put in jail by his friend, a Concord, Massachusetts constable. The experience prompted him to write his classic tract, Civil Disobedience.
 
Used with permission of authors Grant and Wilbur in The Christian Almanac.


                          
 

 
 This Sunday at Covenant (July 23, 2017)
 
 9:40 AM  Adult Sunday School--eighth week of the Summer Quarter
At this time we offer three opportunities for learning on Sunday morning:
"Types of Christ"
Immanuel in Our Place: Seeing Christ in Israel's Worship, by Tremper Longman III    
Elder Scott Baker teaching
This introductory class will study the religious institutions of the Old Testament, with special emphasis on how Jesus Christ fulfills Old Testament types. Four categories of types will be studied: sacred spaces, sacred acts, sacred people, and sacred times. Join us this summer as we discover Jesus Christ in the Old Testament.   

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:   God Saves Sinners
Sermon Title:     "A Necessary Trial"
Sermon Text:      Genesis 42: 6-20
Preaching:        Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Sermon Outline:   I.  God's Prophesies Will Certainly Be Fulfilled
                         II.  God's People Will Certainly Be Tried
                       
All that God has prophesied in His Word will certainly come to pass, regardless of all opposition. This is good news, because God has promised to help His people and deliver them. But God uses means, and especially the trial of your conscience, as a first step towards heart repentance and renewed holiness. You must not despise this necessary trial, even at the hands of another brother in Christ.

5:00 PM  Evening Worship Service

Worship Theme:  The New Creation
Sermon Title:     "Where Righteousness Dwells"
Sermon Text:     2 Peter 3: 11-13
Sermon Outline:    I.  God Will Radically Change All of Creation
                          II.  You Must Be Preparing for the New Creation
 
God has promised to dwell with His creature man in a New Heavens and a New Earth, where righteousness dwells. According to this promise the present Heavens and Earth will be purged by intense fire. The key feature of the eternal heavens is RIGHTEOUSNESS.  You can begin to experience that new age in the Holy Spirit, bearing fruit unto holiness, and awaiting and hastening the day of Christ's return.

 

 

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