"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, November 23, 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
Prayer Meeting (2nd Sunday): 5:00 p.m. instead of  Evening Worship

NURSERY PROVIDED 
 

ADDITIONAL PARKING in parking lot of office building south of church property.
  

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Alternate Tuesdays - West Houston
Alternate Wednesdays - NW Houston
Alternate Thursdays - Sugar Land
 
 



  

 
 

This Sunday in History:
1863 - President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November. (Since 1941, it has been on the fourth Thursday.)
 
Used with permission of authors Grant and Wilbur in The Christian Almanac.


                          
 

 
 This Sunday at Covenant, November 26, 2017
 
 Adult Sunday School-Twelfth week of the Fall Quarter
At this time we offer three opportunities for learning on Sunday morning:
Reformed Worship-
-Meeting in the N. Education building; Elder Jeremy Thomas teaching
This class will teach what God requires of His worshipers in congregational worship, both as individual believers and as a Gospel church. The Reformed Regulative Principle of Worship will be examined as taught in both the Old and New Testaments. Elements of worship as a means of grace, and the sacraments will also be studied. The Word of God is sufficient to regulate all of our lives; how much more so God's own worship. You are invited to attend, and please bring your Bibles. 
New Members' Class--Meeting in the Pastor's Study; Senior Pastor Lou Veiga teaching
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    
Mr. Dave Hanagarne 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 Elder Ben West for details on how you can help.
 
 
 
Worship Theme:   God's Faithfulness
Sermon Title:     "God's Faithfulness"
Sermon Text:  Psalm 60: 1-12
Preaching:        Rev. Andres Zelaya, Pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian-
                                   Sugar Land

Sermon Outline:   I.  A Cry of Despair
                            II.  A Promise of Hope
                           III.  A Song of Salvation
 
Rejection is a powerful identity-shaper. It can mold people's identities unleashing evil and violence, loneliness and despair, or joy and excitement. David felt rejected by God throughout his life, which gave rise to questions and doubts: Will God keep His promises, even when we have been unfaithful? Can we trust God, even after we have disobeyed and sinned? God has not left you alone in your doubts. He gives you the very words to speak to Him when you feel rejected. That's what Psalm 60 is. God has not gone back on His promises to you. Trust His Word. He keeps His promises in Christ and is faithful through Him
 

5:00 PM  Church Leadership

Worship Theme:  Forgiving Others as Jesus Calls Us to Do
Worship Title:    "Forgiving Others"
Sermon Text:     Matthew 18: 21-36
Preaching:     Rev. Jaime Jimenez, Assistant Pastor at Christ the King PCA
Sermon Outline:    I.   The Alternative to Forgiving as a Lifestyle: Lamech's 
                                         Way
                             II.  The Seventy-seven Times Approach to Forgiving:
                                        Jesus' Way
                            III.  How Can We Live the Way Jesus Asks Us to Live?
 
Forgiving others is not easy nor is it natural to us. And even though it is hard, not doing so is devastating. In this passage, Jesus teaches His disciples how forgiveness should look among those who confess Him as Lord and Savior. Jesus expects us to offer forgiveness as a lifestyle, without counting, without stopping. But the only way to put that into practice is by experiencing the Lord's forgiveness in our lives and by looking at what it took Him to secure it.

 

 

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: 21
-November-2017
 

"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