"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
Friday, August 28, 2015
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ
 
Welcome!
"Forty Years of Faithful Teaching from God's Word" (1974-2014)

Sermon Archives at Covenant
 
Also available at SermonAudio.com

  Over
21,600 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 and will start back in September.


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:

1963
- The "Hot Line" communications link between Washington and Moscow went into operation.
 
 
Used with permission from The Christian Almanac, Grant and Wilbur, authors.


  
 

 
 This Sunday at Covenant (August 30, 2015)
 
 9:40 AM  Adult Sunday School--last 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 Goodness
Sermon Title:     "A Taste of God's Promise"
Sermon Text:     Genesis 13: 14-18
Preaching:         Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Sermon Outline:   I.  God Promises Us a Rich Inheritance
                         II.  God Wants Us to "Taste" Our Inheritance      
                                                                    
God promises a rich inheritance to all His children. This inheritance is His gift to you, which you do not deserve or merit, but which He is pleased to freely give to you forever. You can begin to experience an earnest of God's gift to you now, though you will not yet completely come into possession of it. By experiencing God's good gift in your life, you will love Him more dearly for it, and worship Him in thanksgiving.
                         
6:00 PM  Evening Worship Service
Sermon Theme:  The God of Song
Sermon Title:     "The Church Sings"
Sermon Text:     Ephesians 5: 19
Preaching:         Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Sermon Outline:   I.  Definitions
                         II.  Directives
                                   A.  All Christians are to sing
                                   B.  All Christians are to sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs
                                   C.  All Christians are to edify one another by singing
                                   D.  All Christians must direct their singing to God
                                   E.  All Christians are to worship from the heart 
 
Conclusion:  The singing of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs is a worship ordinance in Christ's church; all who are wise unto salvation will joyfully engage in this ordinance.
     
 
                                                                       
           

 

 

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: 24-August-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