"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
Thursday, June 22, 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:
1793 - The first republican constitution in France was adopted.
 
Used with permission of authors Grant and Wilbur in The Christian Almanac.


                          
 

 
 This Sunday at Covenant (June 25, 2017)
 
 9:40 AM  Adult Sunday School--Fourth 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 Speaks
Sermon Title:     "The Renewing Holy Spirit"
Sermon Text:      Genesis 41: 38-46
Preaching:        Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Sermon Outline:   I.  The Spirit of God Distinguishes a Man
                         II.  The Favor of God Exalts a Man
 
The Spirit of God will surely distinguish you from other men. The difference will be seen in your character, in the choices you make in life, and in your godly wisdom. You will be given new opportunities to serve God and others by His anointing. The Lord always exalts those whom He favors, and will deck you with further gifts and graces, so that you will abound. But you must trust His promises and wait on the Lord, as Joseph did, for a time.

5:00 PM  Evening Worship Service

Sermon Theme:   God Is Truth
Sermon Title:     "Beware of False Prophets—Part 3"
Sermon Text:      2 Peter 2: 15-22
Preaching:        Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Sermon Outline:     I.  False Prophets Know the Right Way But They Forsake It
                           II.  False Prophets Promise Much But Deliver Destruction
                          III.  False Prophets Were Better Off Not Ever Claiming Christ
 
False prophets know the way of God, the right way to live for Him, but they turn aside from this way. False prophets proclaim a gospel that promises much but does nothing to alleviate spiritual thirst; their hearers are not blessed; and they quickly bring utter disaster upon themselves and their followers--hell is reserved for those who leave The Way. They may be discerned by their ungodly lives—they produce no good fruit. They remain bad trees, never having been regenerated by the power of the resurrection life. As such, false prophets are worse off than they were before they came to the knowledge of God.

 

 

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