"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, April 24, 2014
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ
 
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"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
  • Worshippers 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

 Young Men's Fellowship
(for ages 40 and younger)
 
Meets 3rd Saturday of month
 
 

  

Every Tuesday Morning - Ladies
Alternate Tuesdays - West Houston
Alternate Wednesdays - NW Houston
Alternate Thursdays - Sugar Land
Every Saturday - Neighborhood Bible Study
 

   
Westminster Shorter Catechism class in Spanish
 
Alternate Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
Meeting this month on April 10 & 24.
Location:  Moreno home
 
For additional information, contact the church office at 281.870.0349 or covenantoffice@sbcglobal.net  
 

         
 ESL Class
 
The class meets 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 new Ministerial Intern.  
Mr. West completed his seminary education at Vanderbilt University a couple of years ago. Through this internship, he is preparing to become a minister in the Presbyterian Church of America.

 
 

This Sunday in History:

1865 - On the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, the broiler on the steamer Sultana exploded, killing 1,547 people. Most of those killed were Union soldiers on their way home after the Civil War.
 
Used with permission from The Christian Almanac, Grant and Wilbur, authors.

 
 

 
 This Sunday at Covenant (April 27, 2014)
 
 9:40 AM  Adult Sunday School--Ninth Week of the Spring Quarter
This spring we offer two foundational studies in experiential Calvinism, which must always be at the center of any Biblically Reformed faith:

The Pilgrim's Progress, by John Bunyan
Teacher:  Ian Coulter, Missionary
The Pilgrim's Progress is a classic allegory of the Christian life. This timeless masterpiece has endured like few other literary works. Bunyan's work is rich with application and great consolation, as it describes the adventures of the pilgrim in his walk to Zion. Author Bunyan (1628-1688) was jailed for his non-conformist preaching. During his imprisonment he devoted himself to Bible study, reading, and writing. The student will gain good insight into the trials and temptations of this life, and how by God's grace to overcome all things through and for Christ.
 
 
 ♦Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cure, by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Teacher:  Elder Blaine Locheed
This course consists of twenty-one sermons by Dr. Lloyd-Jones, originally given at Westminster Chapel in London. Believing that Christian joy was one of the most potent factors in the spread of Christianity in the early centuries, the author lays bare the causes that rob many Christians of spiritual vitality, and points to the graces and resources of Christ for the cure.
 
 
New Members Class
Teachers:  Senior Pastor Lou Veiga and Elder Wayne Slaikeu
Our new members' class is designed to introduce visitors to the life and duties of a Christian disciple. It also teaches the basic Christian doctrines that one must confess in order to give a cogent answer for the Christian's hope of glory. The class will run 5 to 6 weeks. It is required for all who seek membership at Covenant Presbyterian Church, but attendance in the class does not obligate anyone to join the church.
 
 
 
11:00 AM  Morning Worship Service
Worship Theme:  God's Goodness
Sermon Title: "Overcoming Evil with Good"
Sermon Text:  Romans 12: 17-21
Preaching:   Senior Pastor Rev. Lou Veiga
Outline:       I.   Do Not Be Overcome with Evil
                   II.  Overcome Evil with Good
 
The Christian is never to repay his enemies with evil, but to seek peace with all men, and do good to all men. You must be kind even to those who hurt you, in the hope that they will see the goodness of Christ, turn from their vicious ways, and find salvation. You must not repay the wicked with evil—God will visit the wicked in His own time.
   
             
Worship Theme:  The Plan of God
Sermon Title: "The World Versus Christ"
Sermon Text:  John 7: 1-9
Preaching:   Ministerial Intern Ben West
Outline:       I.   "The World" Seeks the death of Christ
                   II.  "The World" Pressures Christ to Adopt Its Methods
                  III.  "The World" Pressures Christ to Adopt Its Timetable
 
Summary: Jesus was given specific instructions from God the Father about the agenda of His earthly ministry. Though He followed a divine plan, Jesus met with dissuasion and pressure from "the world" (meaning the dominion and power of sin), to go against His Father's instructions. Amidst this temptation, Jesus stood His ground in obedience to God the Father. Similarly, the Christian faces pressure from "the world" to go against the instructions of God the Father contained in the Holy Scriptures. He is pressured to adopt "the world's" agenda, including its methods and timetables, rather than the divine order set by God's Word. The Christian is exhorted to seek Christ's aid to follow God the Father's agenda.
 
 

 
                          

 

 

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