"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
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ
"Forty-four Years of Faithful Teaching from God's Word" (1974-2018)

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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


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*
* on hiatus for the summer



This Sunday in History:
64- The first state-sponsored terror against Christians in the Roman Empire came at the order of one of the most debased of all emperors, Nero.  So despised was Nero that when Rome caught fire, popular opinion attributed the catastrophe to him.  A rumor spread that Nero had appeared on a stage during the catastrophe and sung a song.  Nero tried to counter this downturn in his public approval ratings by throwing open his own resources to the homeless.  He sponsored a number of religious activities designed to show himself innocent.  Nothing worked.  And so he determined to find scapegoats.  He fastened onto the Christians as most suitable to his diabolical purpose.  And thus began the first wave of Imperial persecutions.
Used with permission of authors Grant and Wilbur in The Christian Almanac.


 This Sunday at Covenant, June 24, 2018
 Adult Sunday School
During the Summer quarter, we offer these opportunities for learning on Sunday morning:
Night Visions of Zechariah. During this quarter, the class will focus on the first 6 chapters of Zechariah. Zechariah's introductory message (1:1-6) is a call for spiritual renewal, to return to God in repentance and faith.  In the following (1:7 - Chapter 6), Zechariah describes a series of night visions, intended to encourage and exhort the Jews to complete their physical work of temple building and to revive their faith in the Branch— the greater temple Builder to come. In the class, we'll look at how these visions apply to the people of God of our day, how they encourage us to continue the spiritual work of building up the temple of the Lord, and how they point us to our ultimate fulfillment as the true Jerusalem, the city of our God. Teacher: Elder Scott Baker: Location: N. Education Building.
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 Is Our Keeper
Sermon Title:       "The Church That God Keeps"
Sermon Text:       Revelation 3: 7-13
Preaching:            Rev. Lou Veiga
Sermon Outline:   I.  Only Christ Can Admit You into God's Presence
                           II.  Only Christ Can Admit Others into God's Presence                                    (Christ Leads in Evangelism)
                          III.  Only Christ Can Keep You in God's Presence
 Christ, the Son of God, is the only Savior of the world. Only Christ can admit you into the presence of God the Father. Only Christ can lead the church in effective and powerful evangelism; and only Christ can keep those that He has redeemed as sons in the Temple of God forever. The Lord Jesus will have you to be more than conquerors, and you will rule over His and your enemies with Christ forever—but you must remain faithful and hold fast to what you have until He returns.

5:00 PM Evening Worship Service

Worship Theme:     God Is Our Refuge
Sermon Title:         "The Wicked Are Kept Away from Zion"
Sermon Text:          Psalm 125
Preaching               Rev. Lou Veiga
Sermon Outline      I  The Church Will Always Dwell in Safety
                             II. The LORD Separates (Distinguishes) the Wicked from                                    the Righteous 
                            III.  Entreat the LORD to Do So
The pilgrim's homeland is Mount Zion. It is his allotted inheritance from Jehovah God. Jehovah separates the pilgrim, who is righteous in His eyes, from the man of this world and age, who remains wicked. Jehovah leads the righteous to Zion, but leads the wicked away to his own twisted desires. Jehovah does this so that His righteous not be overcome by evil. Pilgrims are to pray that Jehovah grants His Israel peace in this way.



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 20 June

"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