This Week at Covenant Family Church

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Joel Beeke on Family Worship
In this 7-minute video from the 2013 G3 Conference, Dr. Joel Beeke talks about the importance and practice of daily family worship.

Marriage in Genesis 2
Marriage, family, gender, sexuality – all these things were created as good with intention and purpose. Biblical marriage is not only traditional – it is natural, part of the created order. Now, in a fallen world, we look at it like a house that is in a bit of disrepair – cracked walls, leaking roof, moldy floors, sometimes does more harm than good, but still capable of being restored to its original purpose by God’s grace. But in Genesis 2 we can see this building as it was originally constructed, giving believers a goal and pattern we as grow into greater conformity to God’s will. (This blog post is adapted from the first point of my sermon this past Sunday.)

Midweek Meeting at the Park
We have resumed our midweek meeting for the whole church, this time at a park (Indian Camp Creek County Park, which is just north of Wentzville at 2679 Dietrich Road, Foristell, MO 63348). Plan on meeting at the pavilion next to the pond, although it might be best to simply call me when you get to the park to see where we are at (see a map of the park here), especially since we might have to be flexible if that location turns out to be crowded. We will begin with fellowship and recreation at 6:30pm, followed by our study at 7:30pm. The study discussion will review the latest sermon.

New Sermon Series
The next book that I plan to preach through is the Gospel according to Matthew, but before I do so, I am preaching a shorter series on culture. We live in the midst of cultural confusion, as many seek to reconstruct society upon human autonomy and evolutionary origins rather than the design of our Creator. While these may be complicated and controversial subjects, they are subjects about which the Bible speaks, and I hope this short series will be of practical benefit to you all.

1. Marriage and Sexuality – “male and female he created them” (Gen. 1:27) – last Sunday, available here.
2. Children – “be fruitful and multiply” (Gen. 1:28) – this Sunday, July 21st
3. Work – “fill the earth and subdue it” (Gen. 1:28)
4. Ethnicities and Race – “he made from one man every nation” (Acts 17:26)
5. Civil Government – “from his fellow man I will require a reckoning” (Gen. 9:5)
6. Church – “people began to call upon the name of the LORD” (Gen. 4:26)

Upcoming Church Events
July 17 – Midweek meeting at Indian Camp Creek Park
July 24 – Midweek meeting at Indian Camp Creek Park
July 31 – Midweek meeting at Indian Camp Creek Park
Aug. 8 – Session Meeting at Stahl Home, 7pm

Worship Details

Hymns & Psalms 
Hymn #76 “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”
Hymn #308 “Jesus Paid It All”
Hymn #719 “A Christian Home”
Psalm #127A “Except the LORD Shall Build the House”
Psalm 144D “O God, in Praise to You”

Bible Texts, Sermon:
Old Testament Reading: Genesis 17:1-14
New Testament Reading: Acts 16:25-34
Sermon > “Children” – Genesis 1:28, 3:15-16, 6:5, 17:1-14, 18:19

Pastor Peter Bringe