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Book of the Month – JULY 2022

Read the recommended BOOK OF THE MONTH

for July 2022

In July 2022, there will be a special History Podcast on John Knox, Scotland’s reformer. 

If you’d like to learn more about John Knox, and there is a lot to learn… there’s plenty of resources on-ovenline, and if you prefer books, a good starting point is an excellent little primer, “John Knox: Fearless Faith” by Steven Lawson, – just 100 pages and packed with fast moving information about Knox, and there’s a link to buy the book on www dot semper hyphen reformata dot com, – just follow the link below to buy.

John Knox – Fearless Faith

If you click these links, a small part of the purchase price, (just £5.49) goes to support the podcast.

Click this LINK to ORDER

Morning Worship

Morning Worship, Every Lord’s Day at 11.30am, DV, at

The Old Reformed Church

at Ballymacashon

Affiliated to the Congregational Union of Ireland and The Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches

78 Saintfield Road, Killinchy, Co.Down. BT23 6RN.
Psalms – Bible Reading – Exegetical Preaching


For information contact 07802466302 or click https://saltyscrivener.uk/ballymacashon-congregational…/

We always welcome visitors!

Martin Luther: “at home, in my own house, there is no warmth or vigour in me, but in the church when the multitude is gathered together, a fire is kindled in my heart and it breaks its way through.”

The Old Reformed Church at Ballymacashon
(Congregational)
78 Saintfield Road,
Killinchy,
NEWTOWNARDS
Co.Down
BT23 6RN

The Reins of Power – Revelation 5:11-14

The Reins of Power

Text: Revelation 5:11-14 

The chapter is essentially about how the church worships Jesus. Our praise, heard in heaven’s halls!   Let’s look now at the concluding verses of the chapter… Let’s ask, “Who really holds the reins of power in this world?

Who ‘really’ holds the reins of power?
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Catechism Class LD21C Q54 The Holy Catholic Church

Catechism Class. Lord’s Day 21C Q54 – The Holy Catholic Church #3

Our catechist is always concerned to give us practical answers, as well as theology, so he asks in Q.54 What do you believe concerning the holy catholic Christian church? The correct reply is, I believe that the Son of God, out of the whole human race, from the beginning of the world to its end, gathers, defends, and preserves for himself, by his Spirit and Word, in the unity of the true faith, a church chosen to everlasting life. And I believe that I am and forever shall remain a living member of it. It is that last sentence that concerns us in this lesson…

Listen top the PODCAST HERE.

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Monday PrayerCast 27th June 2022

News and Prayer Update.(#1#)

Good morning! It’s 20th June 2022 and this is the weekly look at what’s happening, and a little bit of perspective from a Christian standpoint.

Let’s start with the Pope! As I’m writing the script for this episode there is a rumour circulating that Pope Francis is intending to resign on health grounds. I wonder what Catholics will think of that, if it is true?

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE

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Our Praise in Heaven’s Halls, Rev. 5:8-10

Our Praise in Heaven’s Halls

Text: Revelation 5:8-10   

Revelation 4 is about the worship of God the Creator, and Revelation 5 is about the worship of God the Redeemer.  Remember what we learned in our last lesson. Jesus had taken the scroll that no-one could open, for only he was found worthy, the Lion of Judah, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, and the worship of the Lamb had begun, as all creation fell down before him and sang his praise.  And that’s where we start today. Notice that…


1. Our Praise is Heard in Heaven.  V8  

So, the worship which was correctly directed to our creator, is now being directed to our Redeemer. See:-

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Monday PrayerCast, June 20th, 2022

News and Prayer Update.

It’s Monday morning the 20th June 2022 and this is the weekly look at what’s happening, and a little bit of perspective from a Christian standpoint.

Listen to the PODCAST HERE.

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Bob Lectures Baptists on Baptism

Oh, well this going to set the cat among the pigeons. 

Preaching at a Baptist Confession 1689 Church, Bob lectures baptists on BAPTISM! The cheek!

In this short extract from a sermon, Bob takes life life in his hands, by quoting the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith to confessional baptists! (And the baptists said “AMEN!”)

Listen here… 

Come to Church!

Morning Worship at Ballymacashon –

Lord’s Day 19th June 2022 at 11.30am.

History is COMPLETELY Under Control.

Reformed worship, with psalms, hymns and biblical exegesis.

Preacher: Bob McEvoy

78 Saintfield Road, Killinchy, Co.Down BT23 6RN

EVERYONE WELCOME

Don’t Worry, History is Not Out of Control.

History Completely Under Control 

Text: Revelation 5:1-7.2

Revelation chapter four and five is a glimpse into heaven, right into the very throne-room of God. It’s not sometime away out in the future, it is something that is happening in this age, right now, in glory. We’re going to look at chapter 5, in three lessons, and as we progress, we will learn something about the relationship between our praise, here on earth, and the praise of the heavenly hosts, around the throne of God.  In this passage:-


1 There’s a Scroll.

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Catechism Class. Lord’s Day 21A Q54 – The Holy Catholic Church

Lord’s Day 21A Q54 – The Holy Catholic Church

Q.54 What do you believe concerning the holy catholic Christian church? The answer we must give is, I believe that the Son of God,  out of the whole human race,  from the beginning of the world to its end,  gathers, defends, and preserves for himself,  by his Spirit and Word, in the unity of the true faith, a church chosen to everlasting life. And I believe that I am and forever shall remain a living member of it.  There’s a lot in that question and answer, so we’ll make a start by examining the question itself. According to Creed Christ’s Church is holy, it is catholic and it is a church. Simple. Let’s briefly look at each of those words:

Listen to the PODCAST HERE.

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