"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
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ

"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


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.
The Ladies' Bible Study will resume September 12th.
  The Area Bible Studies will resume the last week of August.



This Sunday in History:
1940 - In a speech extolling the success of the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain, Winston Churchill said, "Never in the history of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
Used with permission of authors Grant and Wilbur in The Christian Almanac.


 This Sunday at Covenant (August 20, 2017)
 9:40 AM  Adult Sunday School--Twelfth 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

Worship Theme:   Godly Leadership
Sermon Title:     "Marks of a Godly Leader"
Sermon Text:      Genesis 43: 16-34
Preaching:        Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Sermon Outline:   I.  A Godly Leader Is Hospitable
                         II.  A Godly Leader Rules His House Well
                        III.  A Godly Leader Is a Bane to Evildoers
                        IV.  A Godly Leader Is Forgiving
                        V.  A Godly Leader Keeps His Word
                       VI.  A Godly Leader Is Compassionate
                      VII.  A Godly Leader Is Wise                    
God had prepared Joseph for the role he was to play in delivering Egypt from famine. God is preparing you for the work He has planned for you in this life. The godly marks displayed in Joseph's character are evidences of God's preparation in his life for future ministry; these same marks must be evident in your life if you would serve others in God's Name today.

5:00 PM  Evening Worship Service

Worship Theme:  God's Patience
Sermon Title:  "Why Jesus Has Not Yet Returned
Sermon Text:  2 Peter 3: 15-18
Sermon Outline:    I.  The Lord's Delay in Returning Means Ongoing Salvation
                          II.  You Must Abide and Grow in Christ Until He Returns
                         III.  You Must Seek God's Glory in All Things
Although wicked men twist the Scriptures and abandon faithful and holy lives, the Christian will continue to hope in Christ's return through steadfast faith, obedience, and growth in Christ. Those who have the hope of seeing Christ again will seek God's glory in all things in the present life until the Day of the Lord. All Who are truly Christ's believe this teaching emphatically, and give their "Amen"!



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