"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, August 01, 2015
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ
 
Welcome!
"Forty Years of Faithful Teaching from God's Word" (1974-2014)

Sermon Archives at Covenant
 
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  Over
20,600 total MP3 sermons downloaded,
h
eard in 64 countries and 48 states, since January 2010!

 
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*
 
*The Bible studies are on hiatus during the summer months.


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:

1610 - Explorer Henry Hudson entered the bay in northern Canada that now bears his name. He mistakenly thought he had found a passage to the Pacific Ocean.
 
 
Used with permission from The Christian Almanac, Grant and Wilbur, authors.


  
 

 
 This Sunday at Covenant (August 2, 2015)
 
 9:40 AM  Adult Sunday School--Ninth week of the Summer Quarter
At this time we offer four opportunities for learning on Sunday morning:
Body Life (Video series)
Elders  Blaine Locheed and Wayne Slaikeu, proctors
This class will teach the dynamics of vital Christian living in the church, which is the Body of Christ. Every Christian is a member of Christ's spiritual body, and every member of that body has a vital function to perform in the church. This class will examine the spiritual gifts and dutiful service in the church.
 
New Members Class
Teacher: Elders Scott Baker and Ted Hess
Anyone interested in joining Covenant Presbyterian Church should attend this class. Our church is committed to the spiritual and physical well-being of all people, but especially of those who vow to keep the faith as brothers and sisters in Christ. The basics of the Christian faith, as well as our Presbyterian and Reformed distinctives are discussed. Visitors are always welcome!
 
 
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
Sermon Theme:  God's Call
Sermon Title:     "The Nature of God's Call"
Sermon Text:     Genesis 12: 1-6
Preaching:         Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Sermon Outline:   I.  God's Call Involves a Command to Be Obeyed
                         II.  God's Call Involves a Promise to Be Believed
                        III.  God's Call Involves Involvement in a Covenanted Community
                                                                    
Abram's calling from God is similar to our own calling today. God calls us out from the world into fellowship with Himself and His church; God calls us to walk with Him and to trust His leading us, as we walk by faith. God is gracious to all those He calls, and promises great blessings,together with His protection. God is gracious in that He calls us individually but places us within a covenant community, the people of God.
                         
6:00 PM  Evening Worship Service
Sermon Theme:  Christian Growth
Sermon Title:
     "Christ's Truth Brings Growth"
Sermon Text:
     Ephesians 4: 14-16
Preaching:
         Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Sermon Outline:
   I.  There Is Danger in Rejecting Christ's Truth
                         II.  There is Safety in Growing in Christ's Truth
 
Christ gives His church gifts because these gifts help us to grow unto maturity. Believers are not to remain merely in the fundamentals of the faith, but all are to grow in knowledge and discernment;
there is danger in not growing as a Christian, because of the presence of false teachers who will wreck our soul. But if you are growing in Christ's truth, you and every believer will benefit by growing in loving service and in Christ-likeness, which is the goal of the whole church.                    
 
                                                                       
           

 

 

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).
 

 


 Last Update: 28-July-2015
 

"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