How can a good God allow suffering?

This morning we looked at out 3rd tough question, you can read the Bible readings from 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 here and 1 Peter 1:3-12 here. You can listen to the audio at the link below.

You might also find this talk “Where was God when that happened?” helpful, and there’s a short reflection I wrote in 2 parts here and here.

Please do get in contact if you’d like to talk further about anything raised.

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How to be happy!

On Sunday we reached the 10th Commandment. Why does God command us not to covet? Find out at the link above - apologies the recording starts part way through sermon after we watched a video of a man trying to keep up with his neighbour’s lawn and garden! You can read our first reading here and our second reading here.

At the end we watched a video from Team Hope which you can see here:

We’re planning to collect the shoeboxes in our all-age service on 18th November in Drung.

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You shall not bear false witness

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me?” Is that true?

“Sticks and stones can break my bones…but lies can crack hearts, ruin reputations, vandalize marriages and start riots”

Why does God tell people not to lie? Why is it important to be trustworthy? What about a bit of harmless gossip? Listen to the sermon on the 9th Commandment here. The second reading was from Matthew 18:15-20 and can be found here.

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Harvest in Larah 2018

We had our harvest service in Larah on Sunday, thanks to those who beautifully decorated the church (see photos below - if you click you should get more photos). Thanks also to Simon Donohoe who preached very clearly from Mark 4, you can read Mark 4 here and listen to Simon’s talk at the link below. This coming Sunday we’ll be joined by Damien Burke from Drogheda at our harvest service in Lavey.

Do not murder - the 6th Commandment

Anastasia Kriegel was found dead on Wed 16 May in a derelict farmhouse in Lucan, Dublin. She was just 14 years old.

Two 13 year olds have been arrested, they are the youngest people in the history of the state to be put on trial for murder.

In 2018 in America, already been—234 mass shootings.

In Ireland in 2017 - 18,803 Threats to murder/assault/harassments

Where does all this violence come from? How can we protect our children and ourselves? Are the seeds of murder within our own hearts? You can read what Jesus says about where the problem starts here and listen to Nick's sermon on the 6th commandment at the link below. 

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