This Week at Covenant Family Church


Hello brothers and sisters,

Here is the weekly update, with new blog post, new video, recordings from last Sunday, and info for this coming Sunday. In Sunday school, the question I will be addressing is “does man have free will?” For the sermon I will be preaching on Matthew 12:22-37 where the Pharisees accuse Jesus of casting out demons by the prince of demons. Jesus describes how he is in fact binding Satan, plundering his house, and establishing the kingdom of God, and how the Pharisees’ false accusation against this work reveals their heart.


Enduring to the End
“But the one who endures to the end will be saved” (Matthew 10:22). In this blog post I write about the importance of perseverance in the Christian life. Perseverance in the faith is a gift of God given to his elect, but it is also something which we do, using the means he has given.

Video and Audio Recordings

What Is the Kingdom of God?
What does the kingdom of God look like? What is it? Is it a present reality? In this video, I address these questions and describe the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is a blessed realm, and one may enter it today through faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus has secured an entrance into it for all those repent and believe in him.

Sunday Lesson: Why We Sing What We Sing (36 min.): video recording link / audio recording link
The question this Sunday was, “what are some reasons we sing traditional hymns and Psalms rather than contemporary praise songs?” Not only does this lesson evaluate these two categories of music, but in doing so it also explains some of the biblical principles which should guide us in our singing in public worship.

CFC Lord’s Day Worship: 7.26.20:
video recording link (of the worship service) / audio recording link (of the sermon, “The Gentle King”)

Lord’s Day Schedule
We have our Sunday school lesson at 10:00-10:30am. Our worship service begins at 11am. These are both live-streamed on YouTube and both the lesson and sermon are recorded for Sermon Audio. Following the worship service, we have a fellowship meal together. All are welcome to stay for the meal, and you can contribute by bringing a main dish and/or salad.

Midweek Meeting
On Wednesday evenings (7pm), we meet for a study at the Bringe home. We are working through a video series, Puritan: All of Life to the Glory of God. We also take time to take prayer requests and pray together. The video lesson for next Wednesday, the 12th, will be “Puritans on Preaching” by Joel Beeke.

Other Church Events
August 27 – Session meeting at Stahl home, 7pm
August 30 – Congregational meeting after worship to elect a treasurer
September 5 – CFC Picnic at Strong Tower Ranch

Worship Details

Hymns & Psalms 
Psalm #148 “From Heav’n O Praise the LORD”
Hymn #296 “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”
Psalm #43 “Defend Me, God, and Plead My Case”
Hymn #368 “The Ends of All the Earth Shall Hear”
Hymn #369 “Shout, for the Blessed Jesus Reigns”

Bible Texts, Sermon:
Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 49:1-26
New Testament Reading: John 12:20-33
Sermon: “The Kingdom Has Come” – Matthew 12:22-37


Pastor Peter Bringe