"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
Tuesday, July 26, 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*
 
*Bible Studies are taking a break and will resume in the fall.

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:
1964 - The American space probe Ranger Seven transmitted pictures of the moon's surface.
 
Used with permission of authors Grant and Wilbur in The Christian Almanac.


                          
 

 
 This Sunday at Covenant (July 31, 2016)
 
 9:40 AM  Adult Sunday School--Ninth week of the Summer Quarter
At this time we offer three opportunities for learning on Sunday morning:
Tabletalk 
Teacher:  Senior Pastor Rev. Lou Veiga
The name of this class is borrowed from Martin Luther's series of intimate talks with his friends regarding matters of the Christian faith. The class has a question and answer format, and most any sincere question or topic is open for discussion. Tabletalk promise to be a lively and thought provoking class, and you are welcome to attend. Please bring your Bible—which is the only rule for faith and practice, and the Holy Spirit is the final arbitrator in all matters of faith.
 
New Members Class
Teacher: Elders Scott Baker and Blaine Locheed
This class is an in-depth study of the five questions posed to everyone wishing to join the church: 1) Do you acknowledge yourself to be a sinner in the sight of God justly deserving His displeasure and without hope except in His sovereign mercy?  2) Do you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and Savior of sinners, and do you receive and rest upon Him alone for salvation as He is offered in the Gospel?  3) Do you now resolve and promise, in humble reliance upon the grace of the Holy Spirit, that you will endeavor to live as becomes a follower of Christ?  4) Do you promise to support the church in its worship and work to the best of your ability?  5) Do you submit yourself to the government and discipline of the church and promise to further its purity and peace?
An affirmative to these questions and a credible profession of faith before our Session of elders qualifies one to become a member at Covenant Presbyterian Church.
 
 
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 Our Savior
Sermon Title:     "Sensuality and Compromise in the Saints"
Sermon Text:      Genesis 27: 1-24
Preaching:          Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Outline:         I.  God Will Fulfill His Purposes Despite Our Carelessness
                    II.  God Will Fulfill His Purposes Despite Our Abuse of Means

Even God's best saints are at times careless of His holy will. We easily forget God's instructions and promises, and foolishly act at cross purposes. But God is not honored by our sin. Yet God's decrees stand firm; He will accomplish all His holy will despite our wretched behavior. 
             
Sermon Theme:   God's Mission and Your Duty
Sermon Title:     "Christ's Missionary Enterprise"
Sermon Text:      Matthew 28: 16-20
Preaching:          Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Outline:          I.  We Are Sinful and Disposed to Doubt
                     II.  God the Father Helps Our Faith by Exalting Christ
                    III.  We Are Commanded to Bring the Nations to Christ
                    IV.  The Exalted Christ Helps Us by Being with Us Always

By nature as sinners we are slow to believe and to act upon all that Christ has revealed to us as His disciples. But the Lord has infinite power and authority, and through His divine help we can all undertake the mission of World Evangelism. We must do so, as the Lord Jesus Christ has commanded it. By His presence in the church Christ will triumph in His mission to the world.
 

 

 

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