"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
Saturday, August 27, 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 will resume soon.

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:
1904 - Darius Baker, Justice of the First District Court, sentenced a man to five days in the Newport County Jail, Newport, Rhode Island, for speeding in his automobile. This was the man's second offense, as he had been fined $15 on August 21 for driving between 15 and 20 mph.
 
Used with permission of authors Grant and Wilbur in The Christian Almanac.


                          
 

 
 This Sunday at Covenant (August 28, 2016)
 
 9:40 AM  Adult Sunday School--Thirteenth 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's Partners
Sermon Title:     "Missing the Point"
Sermon Text:      Genesis 28: 6-9
Preaching:          Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Sermon Outline:     I.  Reprobates Do Not "Fit in" with the Household of Faith
                           II.  Reprobates Sometimes Try to "Fit in" with the Household of Faith
 
Those who belong to God are of the faith of Abraham: they believe God's promises and obey God's commands. If they sin they repent and trust God for deliverance. But false sons and reprobates do not "fit in" with the faithful, and will offer an external, outward obedience in order to please others—but without faith in God.

             
Sermon Theme:  Holy Fellowship
Sermon Title:     "A Christian Mind for Christian Fellowship"
Sermon Text:      1 Peter 3: 8
Preaching:          Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Outline:         5 Attitudes that Make for Christian Fellowship
                     I.  Like-mindedness
                    II.  Sympathy
                   III.  Brotherly Love
                   IV. Compassion
                   V.  Humility

Without unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind, Christian fellowship is strained or is completely broken. You must resolve that these attitudes be yours, especially as you come together as a church. To not cultivate or to ignore these attitudes is sinful and dangerous to your soul.
                 
 

 

 

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