January 2020

Audio sermons


KICS assembly talks. Current series of KICS studies: “They were Bright and Shining Lights.”

  • Bright and shining lights in the Bible: Part 15, Part 16. See all the talks in this series here.
  • Download a zip file of all the recent studies in the Parables here.
  • See all the KICS assembly talks listed here

Featured sermon series: The unsearchable riches of Christ. Studies in the Epistle to the Ephesians

Part 10: The purpose of God, Pt3; Part 11: The inheritance of saints; Part 13: The inheritance of saints, Pt3


Other sermons

The great folly of a good man, Pt1. Message by Rev. Foster in Newtownabbey FPC, December 29th, 2019.

The great folly of a good man, Pt2. Message by Rev. Foster in Newtownabbey FPC, December 29th, 2019.

God’s answer for despondency. Message by Rev. Foster in Kilskeery FPC, September 1st, 2005 at the quarterly communion service

The first Communion feast. Message by Rev. Foster at the quartlertly Communion sdrvice and time of prayer in Kilskeery FPC, Jan 5th, 2020.

Praying against our enemies. Message by Rev. Foster at Kilskeery FPC prayer meeting


 

Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey suggests slight increase in support for Irish unity and cross-community support for abortion reform

Here is a link to data, send to me by a Christian friend, that clearly suggests that the DUP are moving more and more to a secular position on moral matters and rejecting what the Bible teaches on abortion – which is in truth, the ‘murder of unborn children’!

May the Lord in mercy awaken Free Presbyterian supporters of this increasingly anti-Bible political party and cause them to obey God and no longer deny the stand of the FPC and the teaching of the Word of God.


The DUP and Ulster Unionists have missed numerous opportunities to point out that republican conduct made power sharing indefensible

This letter, which appeared in the “Belfast Newsletter” of January 3rd, touches upon the matter which is assiduously avoided by the two ‘unionist’ parties.

Both have ceased to treat Sinn Fein/IRA for what they are – enemies of Northern Ireland who will use any means to destroy it and bring about a united Ireland.

The DUP representative, ’Sir’ Jeffrey Donaldson, was recently interviewed on television in the presence of sinn Feiner and convicted IRA terrorist, Gerry Kelly. Despite Kelly’s blatantly deceitful republican propaganda, spouted automaton-like when he was interviewed, Donaldson made no attempt to confront his lies. To do so, of course, ‘might cause a split’ so ‘doormat’ Donaldson remained silent!!

May the Lord save us from enemies and traitors!


The fires in Australia and its laws on same-sex marriage and abortion – Is there a link?

The Bible throughout its divinely inspired pages states most clearly that there is an indissoluble link between sin and God’s judgment!
An Australian footballer, Israel Folau, was the subject of much abuse for stating that there was a link between the bush fires which have devastated large areas of Australia and caused the deaths of an increasing number of people, and the nation’s adoption of same-sex marriage laws and the legalising of abortion.

He was absolutely correct in this matter! The Bible states and history shows that sin is ALWAYS followed by God’s judgment! Read more


Is ‘sodomy’ just another sin????

And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly,” 2 Peter 2:6.

Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire,” Jude 7.

It has been said by members of the Democratic Unionist Party, in an effort to defend and excuse the Party’s decision to support and endorse a sodomite as one of their candidates in the Local Government elections in May 2019, that ‘sodomy is just another sin and if we are to throw out all who sin in the DUP we would be left with no one!’

This sounds very plausible, especially when stated by a lawyer! However, like the ‘lawyers’ whom Christ encountered, this one also comes under the condemnation He issued against them. “But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God . . . ,” Luke 7:30. Read more

December 2019

Audio sermons


KICS assembly talks. Current series of KICS studies: “They were Bright and Shining Lights.”

  • Bright and shining lights in the Bible: Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15. See all the talks in this series here.
  • Download a zip file of all the recent studies in the Parables here.
  • See all the KICS assembly talks listed here

Featured sermon series: The unsearchable riches of Christ. Studies in the Epistle to the Ephesians
Part 8: The purpose of God, Pt1; Part 9: The purpose of God, Pt2; Part 10: The purpose of God, Pt3


Sunday Services
The great folly of a good man, Pt1. Message by Rev. Foster in Newtownabbey FPC, December 29th, 2019.


All audio sermons can be seen here.

 

A word from the Bible on ‘global warming’ and ‘climate change’.

There has been much written of late on the subject of ‘Climate Change’ and the state of the environment.

A teenager from Sweden, Miss Greta Thunberg, has been to the fore. Her profile and prominence is mainly a creation of the media, but she does embody a growing concern about what MAN has done and is doing to this world!

Weather patterns may indeed move in cycles but plastic and rubbish in the oceans is not an cyclical occurrence and cannot be dismissed lightly!
However, the Bible tells us authoritatively and clearly what lies ahead in the not too distant future. It reveals the judgments of God which will come upon this morally corrupt earth, corrupted by the hand of man.

Man’s sin is ALWAYS followed by God’s JUDGMENT AND WRATH! That is a despised and mocked truth but a truth nevertheless. Read more


Lords over God’s heritage

The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away,” 1 Peter 5:14.

These words came before me when I read the story of the retirement of Cardinal Angelo Sodano, who is 92 years old. He is described as the Cardinal who ‘sought a deal’ to bury sex abuse documents, held by the Vatican, during the Irish ‘Commission of Inquiry’ into the abuse of children by Roman Catholic clerics some years ago.

A report in the ‘Irish Times’ continues: “Last year, prior to the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland, former president Mary McAleese revealed that Cardinal Sodano tried in November 2003 to secure, through her, agreement that Ireland would not attempt to access church documents in Commissions of Inquiry surrounding the handling of allegations of clerical sex abuse then underway.

Describing the encounter as ‘one of the most devastating moments in my presidency’, it occurred during a State visit to Italy when she had a private meeting with then Vatican secretary of state Angelo Sodano. Read more


The truly scriptural way to celebrate the birth of Christ.

A synopsis of two sermons preached in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church on December 20th, 1998 and January 3rd, 1999 by the minister, Rev. Ivan Foster.

The birth of Christ has been the centre of celebration since it was first announced in Genesis 3:15. And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Here is the first mention of the seed of the woman, the promise of a divine Saviour. That it was deemed a reference to a Redeemer may be seen in Adam immediately afterwards naming his wife, Eve , which means life , Gen 3:20. The darkness of the great curse that befell Adam and Eve was lightened by the promise contained in God’s words to the devil.

Eve’s name was testimony to the hope entertained by Adam that a Saviour would one day be born Who would redeem sinners from the curse of a broken law. Read more


For all that Christ is for and against all that Christ is against.

Some 31 years ago, on 29th February, 1988, the 350th anniversary of the signing of the National Covenant in Scotland, the Free Presbyterian Church signed a Covenant, a copy of which likely hangs in every Free Presbyterian Church.

Perhaps it should be sought out and read again, so that we might rightly recall what it is we committed our ourselves to!

The Covenant begins as follows:

“As God providentially raised up Elijah, we believe He is now calling out a faithful remnant to maintain a testimony, free from compromise against every opposition of the enemy.

As a separated Church of God, sinners saved by grace and born again of the Holy Spirit, conscious of the violation of God’s commandments so rampant in this evil age, and conscious also that we could have a name to live and are dead, we humble ourselves before God and solemnly covenant together, by His grace, to stand with Christ in this evil day, for all that He is for, and against all that He is against.” Read more….


Some Christians need to change their attitude toward Christian education

“Till another king arose, which knew not Joseph. The same dealt subtilly with our kindred, and evil entreated our fathers, so that they cast out their young children, to the end they might not live,” Acts 7:18-19.

It is sadly true that the spirit in this text is to be seen at work today amongst Christian parents. In the days referred to it is clear that the thinking of Israelite parents, faced by the threat of Pharaoh, was one in which they deemed it wiser to comply with the evil monarch and sacrifice their children to his wrath!

Is such a spirit evident today? I believe so, though it will astound many and anger many more that I should say so! Pharaoh dealt ’subtilly’ with Israel. That is he set out to conquer them by stealth and deceit. Read more


Pro-LGBT event in Enniskillen Church of Ireland cathedral

Further evidence of the increasing prevalence of spokespeople for the sodomite movement in the church came on Monday night this week, when the LGBT organisation JustLOVE held what was described as an “LGBT affirming faith event” at St Macartin’s Hall in Enniskillen.

This is the church hall owned by the Church of Ireland’s St Macartin’s Cathedral in Enniskillen.

The driving force behind this JustLOVE event was none other than sodomite ‘Pride’ parading Rev Andrew Rawding (pictured), who will tonight (Thursday Nov. 28th) host in his rectory a meeting of a new LGBT group, Mid Ulster Pride. Read more on the Protestant Revival website