July 2018

Audio sermons

  • KICS talks. These have finished for the school year. They will recommence, DV, in September.
  • All recently added audio sermons can be seen here.

Prayer meeting, Cookstown FPC, July 24th, 2018.

Open air service July 22nd, 2018.

Sunday service July 15th, 2018.

Sunday services July 8th, 2018.

Sunday services June 24th, 2018.

Other recently added sermons


News review for week ending Friday 27th July 2018.

“Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God?
Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?”

Romans 9:20.

 

Baby born with half a heart defies doctors to start nursery

“Doctors offered to terminate the pregnancy on three occasions.” If the medical experts had had their way this little one would have been murdered in her mother’s womb! Are they not guilty of incitement to murder?


(Northern Ireland) Anti-abortion group’s capital protest

NI abortion reform: More than 170 politicians sign letter


End of male and female ‘good for all’, Peer claims

If there was never before a reason to abolish the House of Lords (!), this evil and loony ‘Lord’ provides ample reason for the saving of wasted £millions for the nation by its termination.

See more news from the past week….


Apostolic ‘selfies’

The “Independent” newspaper reported on 8th July 2018, that, “Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte says he will quit if someone can prove God exists.” The proof the President required was “a selfie”, the modern term for “a photograph that is taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone or webcam.”

It is now more than two weeks since that news report appeared. When I read it my mental response was somewhat immediate for some of the texts I have listed in this article sprang into my mind, especially John 20:31. “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” The Bible is written to give documentary proof of the truth of the gospel in a style and manner acceptable in the 1st century and still employed in our courts today.

While I did not write an article right away, the matter came before me many times until I had to put pen to paper or rather, fingers to keyboard.

Here is the result. I am sending a copy to the Press Office of President Rodrigo Duterte with a request that it be passed to him.

Pray that it might be indeed brought to his attention and that God’s Word, as He wills, “shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it,” Isaiah 55:11. Read more


News review for week ending Friday 20th July 2018.

“And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he (the Lord) doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?” Daniel 4:35.

Police come under ‘prolonged and sustained attack’ as trouble continues in Bogside

New siege of Derry as the residents of Fahan Street cower and pray for relief

‘Londonderry riots being orchestrated by cowards hiding in the shadows’

Police chief says New IRA to blame for city violence

‘IRA’ blamed for Derry gun and bomb attacks

DUP slams Sinn Fein’s ‘double standards’ over city violence

 

See more of this week’s news review….


The Distress of Preaching God’s Word in a Day of Apostasy – A sad lament by a preacher to his mother!

“Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me,” Jeremiah 15:10.

This morning (July 19th) I read Jeremiah chapter 15 along with Judges 2, two of the chapters appointed for reading today for those who follow the Robert Murray McCheyne Bible Reading Calendar. Both these chapters highlight the tendency of God’s people to depart from the ways of the Lord as He sets forth in His Word and to eagerly enter the paths dictated by their own depravity. Read more


Christian Schools And The Future Of Free Presbyterianism

Recently, a visiting preacher said in a sermon in the pulpit of Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church, that the Free Presbyterian Church had “lost a generation of children”!

I believe that was most sadly true and the reason for it has been the failure to remove our children from under the tutelage of the state system of education. It has become the main instrument of the devil and his agents for the spreading of the rejection of everything God’s Word sets forth. Sodomy, transgenderism and every form of modern, depraved philosophy has found its way into the state’s curriculum and is imposed upon the minds of the young in the classroom.

This was warned of 40 years ago when the plans for first Independent Christian School was initiated but to a very large degree the Free Presbyterian Church chose to ignore the warning and what the visiting preacher stated is the result.

Here is a message, preached 32 years ago and widely circulated repeatedly within the Free Presbyterian congregations and much further abroad. Please read it here.


In the past we mounted daily links to notable news stories in Northern Ireland and the UK with our occasional comments.

Now we are doing it on a weekly basis and also sending it out by email to those who have requested that all material mounted on The Burning Bush website be sent to them by email.

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Christian regards to all,

Ivan Foster.
13th July 2018.

News review for week ending Friday 13th July 2018.

SF still run by unelected individuals, says Martin (Fianna Fáil leader)

Defence Secretary blasted over apparent amnesty suggestion for IRA terrorists

Ruth Dudley Edwards: We can’t allow terrorists to be seen as the moral equals of legitimate state forces


Cautious DUP welcome for Chequers Brexit proposal

In the light of David Davis’ resignation and criticism of the proposal, one wonders just how much the DUP understand about Brexit!!!!

DUP ‘unhappy’ with aspects of May’s Chequers Brexit plan

Oh! They must have read my comment above!!

 

Read more of this week’s news review

 


Notice to Readers from the Editor

As from today, July 7th, 2018, we are planning to circulate any articles and recordings via email as well as mounting them on our site.

We already have a small emailing list of those who like to receive items directly to their email inbox.

Should any of our readers wish to add their address to the distribution list, please contact the Editor requesting your name be added and you will receive any new articles or audio recordings that are produced or promoted by the Editor.

– Rev Ivan Foster.


News review for week ending Friday 6th July 2018.

Malachi O’Doherty: So, Mary Lou, the RUC was disbanded? the Provos have gone away? and Gerry was never in the IRA?

Read the Belfast Telegraph article.


Protestors lose bid to overturn abortion clinic buffer zone

Read the BBC news article.

Ex-Moderator reveals anguish over Presbyterian’s same-sex row

“Asked if he saw a parallel with the way in which Christian Churches eventually had to revise their long-held – but ultimately false – position on the issue of slavery, the distinguished clergyman said: ‘I struggle with precisely that question.’ ”

This learned ‘doctor’ seems to forget that the change in the Christian view referred to was a getting into step with the Bible not, as he would wish, a defying of the Scriptures!!! Read the Belfast Telegraph article.

 

Read more of this weeks news review


THE PERVERTED THINKING OF THE REJECTER OF THE BIBLE

“Ex-Moderator reveals anguish over Presbyterian’s (sic) same-sex row.” So ran the headline in the Belfast Telegraph of July 2nd 2018.

Last month, the Presbyterian Church in Ireland’s General Assembly decided that same-sex partners could not receive communion and their children could not be baptised in the Church. Former Presbyterian Moderator Dr John Dunlop, has spoken of his personal struggle with the issues of same-sex relationships in the Church in the wake of recent controversial decisions by its ruling body.

“There are many people in the Presbyterian Church who are happy with the decisions which have been made – but then there are other people who are LGBT, or their family and friends, who have found this very unsettling,” he said. Read more


The latest evidence of Dr Joel Beeke’s links with the dreadful apostasy of today.

The President of the Martin Bucer Seminary in cosy fellowship with the Pope!

I have recently been sent some web links that serve to show further evidence of how Joel Beeke is closely allied with the “Balaams” and “Elymases” of today.

Joel Beeke, once considered a ‘fundamentalist’, cosied-up to and defended by those within the ranks of Free Presbyterianism both in the UK and USA and by English and American Baptists, is openly in fellowship with rank apostates and Romanisers such as Bishop Prof. Thomas Schirrmacher, PhD, ThD, DD.

…The German newspaper ‘Die Welt’ calls Bishop Schirrmacher one of the three leading experts on religious freedom globally and “Pope Francis’ most loved Protestant”. Read more


News review for week ending Friday 29th June 2018.

Irrevocable Anglican split on sexuality fears

You would like to think that there would be at least some who would NOT follow the lead of the apostate Welby!! Read the Newsletter report.


DUP leader Arlene Foster attends GAA final

Read the Newsletter report.

Read the BBC report.

Foster: Attendance at gaelic football final is step toward reconciliation

Read the Belfast Telegraph report.

Sinn Fein hails Arlene Foster’s visit to football final as hand of friendship

Read the Newsletter article.

Read more of this week’s news review

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