Archive | April, 2008

Abortion Petition

26 Apr

“Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy”
Proverbs 31:8-9

“to attack the human being in the womb and kill him or her is to assault God. God is making the child. God is weaving a unique image of his divine glory with the purpose of imaging forth that glory in the world. Killing the child is an attack on God’s glory and is treason against the Ruler of the universe.”
John Piper on Abortion

“Since 1967 there have been almost 7 million abortions, now 200,000 a year, with one in four pregnancies ending in abortion. The 1967 Abortion Act is open to amendment during the passage of the current HFE Bill, so there is now a genuine opportunity to reduce abortion numbers. We must be alert as well to the agenda of the pro-choice activists, abortion providers and some MPs who will push for further liberalisation of the law.”
Alive and Kicking Alliance

Please sign the petition.

Incase You Missed It…

23 Apr

If you chose to go to something organised by the Ulster-Scots or BannerNI instead of Dromore last Friday Night, Dr.Collin’s talk is now available to download from the church website. The related guest service is also available.

Suicide- The Signs to Watch For, The Hope to Find
Dr. Andrew Collins

Hope in a Hopeless World
Rev.David McCullough

The Practice of Godliness

19 Apr

The Practice of Godliness

Jerry Bridges

Available from Amazon for £6.34!

Often the best Christian books are the ones which are easy to understand but hard to put into practice. It can definately be said of this book. If you’ve read Bridges’ “Pursuit of Holiness”, this is the “how to” sequel to that best-seller and is full of practical advice on living a godly life and growing in Christian character. According to the author “This book should be more studied than read” and having read through it I understand what he means. It has been firmly placed on my “Books to read again” list and I intend to not merely read through it again but study it as Bridges suggests. I would recommend this book to all Christians and I think it would be especially helpful to read it with someone else so that you can discuss how to apply it in your life and encourage each other as you work through the practical message which Bridges brings.

“For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:8

What a Weekend!

17 Apr

Ever wish that you could be in more than one place at once?

Suicide -The Signs to Watch For – The Hope to Find
Friday 18th April
Dr Andrew Collins
Venue: Dromore Reformed Presbyterian Church

Who are the Covenanters? – From the Killing times to the 21st Century
Friday 18th April
Includes Presentation by Professor E.Donnelly
Venue: Trinity Reformed Presbyterian Church, Newtonabbey

BNI Conference – Take my life and let it be…
Friday 18th April
Liam Goligher (Duke Street, Richmond)
John Woodside (Drogheda Presbyterian Church)
Venue: Stranmillis College, Belfast Register Online

Hope in a Hopeless World
Sunday 20th April
Rev. David McCullough
Venue: Dromore Reformed Presbyterian Church

April Quote of the Month

9 Apr

“men usually out of extreme hatred of one error embrace another”
Thomas Manton

Just a bit of food for thought.

Moving Pews

1 Apr

A relatively unknown Japanese inventor, Sfo Ollirpa, has created a system that could revolutionise churches across the world. Imagine being the first to arrive at church on Sabbath morning and finding an empty building but for one solitary pew along the back wall. Having sat on this pew, the pew will begin to move slowly forward before grinding to a halt at the front of the building whilst another pew appears at the back ready for the next person who enters. This process repeats itself until everybody has arrived and is seated at the front of the building. In one interview the inventor claimed that the Pewmover2000 is the solution “to a problem facing many traditional churches”. He spoke of visiting churches where people had “family pews” or sat as far away from the preacher as possible “without sitting in the porch”.

There has already been some opposition voiced to this new technology. The high carbon emmissions could lead to some churches rejecting the technology to protect the environment although strong speculation remains that a Green Pewmover2001 will soon be available for those who prefer a solar-powered system. The fiercist oppostition comes from those who claim such technology is inerrantly evil, such as Rev. J. King of the AFJ church of Atlanta, who issued a statement saying “If stationary pews were good enough for Paul, they are good enough for me.”

I believe if the trials, currently ongoing in America, prove Ollirpa’s claims that the Pewmover2000 will lead to greater church unity surely we should be considering investing in this new technology? This piece equipment whilst costly could prove to be beneficial in our church buildings and moving pews would make seating for the elderly considerably easier. Onwards and Upwards with the Pewmover2000!

Installation Day at one American Church