This Week at Covenant Family Church


Hello brothers and sisters,

We are glad to be back in town, as of Tuesday. This Sunday I will be departing from the series on Matthew for a sermon on Proverbs 29:18, “Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.” I plan to explain this text, apply it to our current situation, particularly noting the relevance of the fifth, sixth, and eighth commandments. The following week I plan to return to Matthew, picking up at Matthew 11:2. For this Sunday’s lesson, I will continue the series on the doctrine of Scripture by looking at the interpretation and clarity of Scripture.

The most recent posts on the blog:

Presbyterian Roots of American Liberty
As we approach Independence Day, it is good to remember that one significant root of American liberty was the biblical teaching of Puritan and Presbyterian pastors. This teaching was carefully articulated back in 1644 by Rev. Samuel Rutherford in his book Lex, Rex. I share a few quotes from the book in this post.

Saint Louis, King of France
In recent weeks there has been some controversy over the statue of Saint Louis (1214-1270) in front of the Art Museum. There is a petition to take it down and rename the city, claiming that Saint Louis was anti-Semitic and Islamaphobic. Others are defending it, claiming that it stands for a pursuit of justice, charity, and piety exemplified by Saint Louis. See the post for more.

Video and Audio Recordings
I haven’t recorded any new videos yet, although I plan to record one this week. And while we didn’t livestream last week’s lesson and worship service, I do plan to do so this coming Sunday. You can find audio recordings of the lesson and sermon from last Sunday here: “The Sufficiency of Scripture” and “The Word of God, the Holy Spirit, and the Church.”

Lord’s Day Schedule
We have our Sunday school lesson at 10:00-10:30am. Our worship service begins at 11am. 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 dessert or salad.

Midweek Meeting – Wednesday
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.

Worship Details

Hymns & Psalms 
Psalm #100A “All People That on Earth Do Dwell”
Hymn #80 “Lord, with Glowing Heart I’d Praise Thee”
Hymn #713 “Great King of Nations, Hear Our Prayer”
Hymn #442 “Arise, O God”
Psalm #23B “The Lord’s My Shepherd”

Bible Texts, Sermon:
Old Testament Reading: Proverbs 29:1-18
New Testament Reading: 1 Timothy 1:1-2:7
Sermon > “God’s Law or Chaos” – Proverbs 29:18


Pastor Peter Bringe