"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
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ

 
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"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


    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


  

Bob and Sandy Laroe will be honored on April 30, 2017 during our Fellowship Luncheon. They have been members of Covenant for 36 years and have served faithfully in many roles during that time. Bob and Sandy are moving to a new house in Montgomery County and will be seeking a new church home nearby. We will certainly miss them.
 

This Sunday in History:
1367 - Peaceful, timid Pope Clement V could not endure turbulent Rome and wandered through Italy and France until 1309. In that year he bought the small town of Avignon in the papal territory of Venaissin. He established papal court there and surrounded himself with Frenchmen. So commenced the Avignon exile, the "Babylonian captivity" of the papacy. His successors, John XXII, Benedict XII, Clement VI, and Innocent VI, all of whom were French, toyed with the idea of returning to Rome. But it was their successor, Urban V, who was to sail from Marseille on this day to return the papacy to Rome.
 
Used with permission of authors Grant and Wilbur in The Christian Almanac.


                          
 

 
 This Sunday at Covenant (April 30, 2017)
 
 9:40 AM  Adult Sunday School--ninth week of the Spring Quarter
At this time we offer these opportunities for learning on Sunday morning:
Living by God's Promises, by Joel Beeke & James La Belle
In Living by God's Promises, authors Joel R. Beeke and James A. La Belle draw from stellar Puritan treatises on divine promises and offer them in contemporary language for today's readers. Moving beyond historical interest, this book explores a topic that is vital for Christian living. By God's grace, it will help you treasure the promises that God establishes in Christ and conveys in His covenant love to comfort you in sorrow, strengthen your faith, and deepen your Christian life as you appropriate God's precious promises.     Teacher:  Dan Gelok

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:   Waiting on God
Sermon Title:     "Great, Greater, Greatest Sin"
Sermon Text:      Genesis 38: 12-30
Preaching:        Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Sermon Outline:     I.  To Neglect or Postpone God's Covenant Obligations Is a Great Sin
                           II.  To Fulfill God's Covenant Obligations Unlawfully Is Also a Great Sin
                          III.  To Condemn Another Sinner Hypocritically Is a Greater Sin
                          IV.  To Despair of God's Covenant Faithfulness Is the Greatest Sin
 
Judah's family is full of sin, wickedness, and misery. Judah does not give priority to God's interests in the Covenant; His daughter-in-law Tamar shows interest in the covenant line but despairs of ever having children and commits lewdness. Judah's self-righteousness is exposed as hypocrisy. Yet God brings good out of all of these sins—God is faithful even when we are not! Therefore, to despair of God's promises and forgiveness is worse than all other sins mentioned above. It impugns
the God of truth with falsehood or duplicity. The good news is that God will send our Redeemer, even though we sin and are faithless.


Evening Worship Service
This Sunday evening Covenant Presbyterian Church will join Christ Church in Katy, Texas, for a joint worship service. The service will start at 6:00 PM. Their address is 10818 Gaston Road, Katy, Texas. Our regular evening services will resume the following Sunday.
 

 

 

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