"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, December 16, 2017
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ
 
Welcome!
"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.
  

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


Tuesday Mornings - Ladies
Alternate Tuesdays - West Houston
Alternate Wednesdays - NW Houston
Alternate Thursdays - Sugar Land
 
 



  

 
 

This Sunday in History:
1894 - Arthur Fiedler, the American conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra for almost fifty years, was born on this day.
 
Used with permission of authors Grant and Wilbur in The Christian Almanac.


                          
 

 
 This Sunday at Covenant, December 17, 2017
 
 Adult Sunday School - Third week of the Winter Quarter
At this time we offer three opportunities for learning on Sunday morning:
The Peacemaker-
-Meeting in the N. Education building; Textbook: The Peacemaker, by Ken Sande; Mr. Andy Edwards teaching
 In this important book, Peacemaker Ministries president, Ken Sande, gives practical Biblical guidance for conflict resolution that takes you beyond resolving conflicts to true, life-changing reconciliation with family, coworkers, and fellow believers.

 
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 Elder Ben West for details on how you can help.
 
 
 
Worship Theme:   God Meets with Us
Sermon Title:     "God Assembles His People"
Sermon Text:   Genesis 49: 1, 2
Preaching:        Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Sermon Outline:  
                   I.  God's People Are Called as a Public Assembly
                  II.  God's People Are to Give Close Attention to God's Revelation
                 III.  God's People Are Given Some Important Knowledge 
                                    About Their Future
 
God periodically gathers His people in order for them to hear His word. God does this so that you may be perfected, strengthened and encouraged in His will. In Scripture, God normally reveals His word through His prophets, who are His spokesmen. Therefore you must always give close attention to the Word of God as it is read and explained to you in the public gathering of the church. You are to revere God's authority, wisdom, and fatherly kindness to you--though it is only a common, familiar man that is speaking to you. 
 

5:00 PM  Worship Service

Worship Theme:  God's Stewards
Sermon Title:    "Qualified or Disqualified?"
Sermon Text:    Titus 1: 7, 8
Preaching:    Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Sermon Outline:    
                   I.  Elder and Overseer Are One and the Same Church Office
                  II.  There Are Defects That Disqualify a Man from Church Office
                 III.  There Are Graces That Distinguish a Man for Church Office
 
An elder, or overseer, is a steward in God's church. He must be willing to serve others in God's name and not self, as this would subvert his stewardship. There are numerous moral blemishes that so greatly detract from the Christian message as to disqualify a man from serving as an elder in the church. On the other hand, true Christian virtue so distinguishes a man that the church will be glad to imitate him as he imitates Christ.
 
 

 

 

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: 13
-December-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