Have you ever wondered why many of the Jewish experts did not believe in Jesus? And what’s that got to do with the Ploughing Championship 2019? ! You can read John’s answer here and listen to the sermon recording below:
What were the effects of the cross for Jesus and for the world? Jesus tells us in this mornings reading and tells us that there is something we must not miss. You can read John 12:27-36 here and listen to the recording below:
What’s your life all about? What was Jesus life all about? John 12 is a little surprising. Jesus tells us what his life about and as we follow him we’ll find purpose for our lives as well. You can read John 12:12-26 here and listen to the recording at the link above.
Will 2019 be a year of loving service of the Lord Jesus? Here’s the recording from Sunday’s sermon:
Is God anti-sex? This morning’s sermon concludes our short series on “tough questions” you can listen at the link below, the book that was recommended for married couples is “Sheet Music” and you can find it here and you’ll find further resources on family and marriage here.
Please don’t hesitate to get in contact if you have questions arising from this morning’s sermon. You can get in contact here.
We had our final harvest service on Sunday. Ballyhaise church building was beautifully decorated and we had a great crowd for our thanksgiving service. Thank-you to those who decorated the church so beautifully and to all who came.
You can listen to the sermon from David Morrow from UFM at the link below and read John 12:20-26 here
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.
“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.
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.
This morning Rev David Martin helped us to consider the 7th Commandment, "You shall not commit adultery" and our second reading was from Matthew 5:27-32, you can read it here. You can listen to the sermon at the link below. Please don't hesitate to get in contact to talk about anything further.
Have you ever stolen? Maybe you've been the victim of theft? What does the Bible have to say about theft? Why does God tell people not to steal, and is there any hope if we've stolen?
Exodus 20:15 says "You shall not steal" and our second Bible reading was Matthew 6:19-34 and you can read it here. You can listen to the sermon at the link below.
Find out who said: “Youth today love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority, no respect for older people, and talk nonsense when they should work. Young people do not stand up any longer when adults enter the room. They contradict their parents, talk too much in company, guzzle their food, lay their legs on the table, and tyrannize their elders.” And when they said it! You might be in for a surprise.
In 1924 Eric Liddell, the flying Scotsman, was set to win Olympic gold in the 100m, but he refused to run because the heats were being run on a Sunday. He was a Christian and for him Sunday was the Lord's Day - a day of rest and worship. Was he right to refuse to run? What does it mean to "remember the Sabbath and keep it holy"? Does this still apply to Christians?