August 2018

Audio sermons

Bethel FPC, September 2nd, 2018

Kilskeery FPC, August 26th, 2018.

Kilskeery FPC anniversary day of prayer,  August 19th, 2018

Kilskeery FPC open air service, Sunday August 12th, 2018.

Kilskeery FPC, Sunday August 5th, 2018

Preacher: Rev. Larrry Power

Kilskeery FPC, Sunday July 29th, 2018.

Preacher: Rev. Brian McClung

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

 News review for week ending Friday 31st August, 2018.

“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many,” Matthew 24:4-5.

Pope keeps silent on abuse claim letter at end of Irish visit

Pope silent on claims he covered up sexual misconduct by US cardinal following Irish visit

Pope will not say ‘a single word’ on cover-up claims

Former Vatican official: ‘Pope knew about abuse allegations and must RESIGN’

Pope on claims he covered up sexual abuse allegations: ‘I won’t say a word about it’

Call for Pope Francis to resign after new sexual abuse claims

Read more of this news review here.

Evangelical Alliance leader Peter Lynas and Maghaberry Elim’s Robbie Butler consort with Popery

Read more here (Link to the Protestant Revival website)

News review for week ending Friday 24th August, 2018

“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,” 2 Peter 3:3.

DUP not attending Dublin Castle Pope address

Arlene Foster to miss date with Pope in Dublin

Arlene Foster turns down invitation from Irish Government to Pope’s visit

Arlene Foster ‘regretfully’ declines invitation to Pope’s speech in Dublin Castle

‘In a statement, the DUP said Mrs Foster appreciates the invitation but regretfully will be away with her family at that time.’

Are we to understand that had she not been on holiday, she would have ‘happily’ (the opposite of regretfully) attended?

If this is not the case, why did she ‘regret’ being unable to attend? Why did she not plainly say that she would not attend any gathering honouring the head of the organisation, the chief ordinance of which is spoken of as ‘a blasphemous fable and a dangerous deceit’ by her own Church of Ireland historic standards?”

Read more of the weekly news review…

“The DUP has missed an opportunity by not meeting Pope Francis on his Irish visit this weekend.”

So ran the headline of an article in the Belfast Newsletter of Saturday 25th August, the day the pope landed in Dublin. It was written by Ben Lowry, the deputy editor of the newspaper.

In the article he states two reasons for the opinion set forth in the headline.

1. ‘As Christianity in the West slowly but relentlessly declines, some aggressive secular values are prevailing. The speed with which social policies have changed on issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, and the almost hysterical way in which traditionalists are harangued on those topics, means that Christians at times seem almost to have been browbeaten into not really stating what they think on such important matters. Read more

The Lessons of the Omagh bomb

I was reminded of this message with the recent publicity surrounding the 20th anniversary of this dastardly act by dissident IRA terrorists.

Shamefully, no one has ever been convicted of the crime even though it appears to be well known who is guilty!

The message was prepared in the morning prayer meeting just before the morning service so you will have to forgive its short-comings!

Click here to listen and to read a statement issued at the time by the Free Presbyterian ministers in the area.

The following article was published in the Burning Bush at the time.

Irish Republicans Murder 28 in Omagh

The full horror of the IRA’s 30 years of murder by bomb and bullet, almost exclusively directed against the Protestant people in Northern Ireland, has been brought home to the Roman Catholic nationalist community by the horrific bombing in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, on Saturday 15th August. Read more

Groomsport Presbyterian Church celebrates same-sex marriage of former trainee ‘minister’

(Source: Protestant Revival website) …it has recently come to our attention that Groomsport Presbyterian Church, near Bangor in County Down, has offered its support to same-sex ‘marriage’ by cheerily celebrating the recent ‘wedding’ between a former intern ‘minister’ in the congregation and her ‘girlfriend’.

In their church magazine, known as ‘Eagle Wing’, it is proudly boasted of ‘Rev’ Jennifer Barchi’s ‘marriage’ to her ‘girlfriend’. Read more

Ecumenical charismaniacs looking to Rome for revival at Nutts Corner

(Source: Protestant Revival website) The ongoing charismatic efforts to degrade the spiritual landscape in Ulster continues apace, and they will focus their efforts next month on an ecumenical prayer initiative called ‘Healing The Land’.

Indeed, the event, scheduled for Saturday, 8th September at Nutts Corner, is being marketed as for Protestant, Catholic and those of no denomination – an ecumenist’s dream.

Perhaps Nutts Corner is a very apt venue for an easy-believist event, not just because of its name but for its reputation as a place to purchase something cheaply. Read more

Presbytery Statement re Presbyterians attending the Papal Visit

Love for the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and concern for the eternal souls of men will prevent any Bible believer from union or communion with a Roman Catholic Church that remains as contrary to Holy Scripture today as it ever has been.

  • As long as it proclaims its leader as the supreme head of the church on earth,
  • denigrates the work that Christ completed on Calvary by the pretentious teachings central to its mass,
  • refuses the scriptural way of salvation that justification is by faith alone in Christ alone,
  • fleeces its adherents by means of an imaginary purgatory,
  • and offers indulgences with as much aplomb as Tetzel managed in Martin Luther’s day,

no true Christian should engage in fellowship with this system, never mind travel to welcome its Pope. Read more

News review for week ending Friday August 17th.

“The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted,” Psalm 12:8.

Sinn Fein stop and search claims ‘nonsense’, says ex-RUC man

“Which of their claims were ever anything other than ’nonsense’??!!”

Irish unity would bring thousands of job cuts: DUP’s Hamilton

“I have often said that, if it were God’s mercy (and it was) that spared the 6 counties of the north east of Ireland from ‘Home Rule’ in June 1921, then it must be God’s judgment that delivers us under the rule of Dublin!”

William Frazer thanks everyone for support after father’s IRA murder mocked on republican bonfire

Willie Frazer hails support of nationalists over placard

“There is no limit to Irish Republicans’ depraved cruelty!!!”

Omagh bomb took my sight at 15, but I’m a mum with a family now… I can’t let myself be consumed by anger

Read the rest of the week’s news review here.

A Tribute to Mrs Anne Ferguson

Given by Rev Ivan Foster at her funeral service in Lurgan Free Presbyterian Church, August 14th, 2018, when some 600 people gathered to sympathise with and support Rev Gordon Ferguson and his family in their bereavement.

I am not a member of Anne Ferguson’s family. However, we were both members of a family God gathered unto Himself in a time of rich blessing in the mid-60s down in Co. Fermanagh.

Anne was saved on 27th April 1969. That Sabbath evening was my first in the Lisbellaw pulpit following a month-long prison term in Crumlin Road jail. Read more

Listen to the entire funeral service here.

Our unassailable God

“There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD,” Proverbs 21:30.

The day following the sodomite “Gay Pride” parade in Belfast, (Saturday, 4th August) I went to God’s house much cast down by the news reports of the support given to that evil demonstration! In a land so blessed by God over the last 500 years and more, to hear of children and babes in arms in their hundreds being brought along to such an event and being used to ‘sanitise’ this defiance of the laws of God and of nature, was most distressing.

It was in such a state of mind I went to God’s house. But it was there that God had a word for my soul! Read more

News review Friday August 10th

For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them,” Acts 20:27-30.

Peter Robinson: ‘Some refuse to talk about the elephant in the room… but it is positioning itself to squat upon their laps’

DUP row deepens as Robinson says ‘battle for the union is on’

DUP: Arlene Foster saw Peter Robinson border poll article before it was published

Robinson’s views on future border poll are spot on, insists DUP chief Foster

Read the rest of the week’s news review here.

News review Friday August 3rd

“If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; he is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself,” 1 Timothy 6:3-5.

Probe over donations to terror-linked group

Government demands answers after one of Britain’s biggest charities gives £275,000 to Irish republican group linked to banned terrorist organisation

Watchdog demands answers over claims charity gave £275k donations to INLA linked group

Human trafficking: 150 child slave victims identified (in Wales)

The trade of Antichrist’s commercial kingdom: “And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: the merchandise of . . . . . wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men,” Revelation 18:11, 13.

Read the rest of the week’s news review here.