"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, January 22, 2017
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ

 
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"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

    What's so unique about Covenant? See what Pastor Veiga thinks at gptsnews.gpts.edu/.

     


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Alternate Thursdays - Sugar Land


 

 

This Sunday in History:
1996 - Norma McCorvey, the woman named as "Jane Roe" in the Roe v. Wade decision, asked the Supreme Court to reverse their ruling in light of the fact that the case was based on fraudulent evidence. The court declined.
 
Used with permission of authors Grant and Wilbur in The Christian Almanac.


                          
 

 
 This Sunday at Covenant (January 22, 2017)
 
 9:40 AM  Adult Sunday School--eighth week of the Winter Quarter
At this time we offer these opportunities for learning on Sunday morning:
A Heart for God, by Sinclair Ferguson
Teacher:  Deacon Barron Sinclair
Sinclair Ferguson's book, A Heart for God is written out of the conviction that the world's greatest need, and the contemporary church's greatest lack, is the knowledge of God. In a popular, readable style, it draws us to an awareness of the character of God and the nature of His relationship to His people.
 
In these pages, Sinclair B. Ferguson guides us step-by-step to see the greatness of God in His majesty and creating power; to sense the tenderness of His care and the marvel of His love. A Heart for God is 'practical, pastoral and profound'. It unfolds the grace of God with a simple clarity that should lead each reader to pray, 'I offer my heart to you, Lord, eagerly and earnestly'.

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:  The Right Worship of God
Sermon Title:     "Worship El at Bethel"
Sermon Text:      Genesis 35: 1-8
Preaching:        Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Sermon Outline:      I.  You Must Worship God at His Appointed Place and Manner
                            II.  You Must Prepare to Worship God in Holiness
                           III.  God Will Honor Those Who Honor Him
 
God calls His people to worship Him at His prescribed place and according to His appointed manner. You must not come before the Lord hastily, without heart preparation--you must set aside all idols and consecrate yourself anew. Although God is patient with you, you must fulfill your vows to the Lord (He will remind you). Those that seek God wholly have His protection and know His good blessing, such as faithful Deborah did in Isaac's house.
          
5:00 PM  Evening Worship Service
Sermon Theme:  God Our Defender
Sermon Title:     "Suffering Spiritual Adversity"
Sermon Text:      1 Peter 5: 8-11
Preaching:        Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Sermon Outline:      I.  Believers Have a Deadly Enemy in Satan
                            II.  Believers Are Able to Resist Satan
                           III.  Believers Have a Mighty Savior in Christ Jesus
                          
Because you are a Christian, you are in great peril every day: your enemy Satan is on the hunt, and his desire is to consume you. You are commanded to resist him, and not pity yourself by thinking that you are alone in the battle, for every believer in the world suffers in the struggle against this common enemy. But be of good cheer, your struggles will end in glory, through the redemption that is in Christ--to Him be the glory now and forever.

 

 

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