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

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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/.

Men's Breakfast Fellowship
 
3rd Saturday
8:00 AM

 

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


 

 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
 

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:

1974 - Seven people, including former Nixon White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman, former Attorney General John Mitchell, and former assistant Attorney General Robert Mardian, were indicted on charges of conspiring to obstruct justice in connection with the Watergate break-in.
 
Used with permission from The Christian Almanac, Grant and Wilbur, authors.

  
 

 
 This Sunday at Covenant (March 1, 2015)
 
 9:40 AM  Adult Sunday School--Thirteenth Week of the Winter Quarter
This winter we offer two opportunities for learning on Sunday morning:
The Epistle of James
Teacher:  Dan Gelok
James, the brother of our Lord Jesus Christ, has written a very practical letter regarding our obedience of faith. Do you have real faith? Or is yours a dead faith, one that has no good works to commend it? Join us for this important Bible study hour.
 
 
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, which is less than half a mile from Covenant. Your help is appreciated as a singer, and as an encourager to the residents there.
 
 
 
 
11:00 AM  Morning Worship Service

Sermon Theme:
  God Our Shepherd
Sermon Title:   "Signs of Recovery"
Sermon Text:   Genesis 3: 20-22
Preaching:    Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Outline:    
               I.  A Response of Faith in Jehovah God's Promise
              II.  A Sign of Acceptance by Jehovah God
             III.  Two Other Favorable Signs Given by Jehovah God to the Couple
 
Adam gave good indication that he believed and understood God's promise of the ultimate recovery of life by naming his wife Eve. Adam also displayed a prophetic gift in this name. In response to this faith, God covered the nakedness of Adam and Eve, thus showing His gracious care in removing their shame. God further encouraged Adam and Eve by locating His mercy seat/throne just inside Paradise as a remembrance in worship, and shielded them from any misplaced hope in returning to Paradise in order to find life in the tree (because life was only to be hoped for in the seed of the woman).
 
 
6:00 PM Evening Worship Service
 
Sermon Theme:  God's Work in Us
Sermon Title:   "Saved for Good Works"
Sermon Text:   Ephesians 2: 8-10
Preaching:    Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Outline:
               I.  Salvation Is of God
              II.  Salvation Is Not of our Own Doing
             III.  Salvation Means God Is Working in You
             IV.  Why God Has Made This Change
 
God has infinite grace and power and has made us new creatures in Christ Jesus; this despite the fact that we only deserve to be condemned and destroyed because of our sin. God saves us, not because we deserve it, but because He purposed in eternity to make us new creatures. Therefore
our only boast is in God through Christ. God now grants us the grace and power to serve Him in new obedience.
 

 
 
                          

 

 

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: 23-February-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