“Fathers and mothers are the most natural agents for God to use in the salvation of their children. I am sure that, in my early youth, no teaching ever made such an impression upon my mind as the instruction of my mother.
Neither can I conceive that, to any child, there can be one who will have such influence over the young heart as the mother who has so tenderly cared for her offspring. A man with a soul so dead as not to be moved by the sacred name of ‘mother’ is creation’s blot.
Never could it be possible for any man to estimate what he owes to a godly mother.
Certainly, I have not the powers of speech with which to set forth my valuation of the choice blessing which the Lord bestowed on me in making me the son of one who prayed for me and prayed with me.
How can I ever forget her tearful eye when she warned me to escape the wrath to come? I thought her lips right eloquent. Others might not think so, but they certainly were eloquent to me.
How can I ever forget when she bowed her knee, and with her arms about my neck, prayed, ‘Oh, that my son might live before Thee!’
Nor can her frown be effaced from my memory, – that solemn, loving frown, when she rebuked my budding iniquities.
And her smiles have never faded from my recollection, – the beaming of her countenance when she rejoiced to see some good thing in me towards the Lord God of Israel.” – C.H. Spurgeon
The spring Presbytery meetings and prayer times will be held in Greenville, SC on May 9-13, 2022. We ask for your prayers that God will bless these meetings with His presences, guidance, and encouragement.
Ulster FPC Mission Conference
On May 7-14, 2022, the Lisburn Free Presbyterian Church is hosting an Ulster FPC Mission Conference entitled ‘Mission Vision.’ These meetings will be webcast on Lisburn’s SermonAudio webpage. We understand that you may not be able to view the conference live due to the time zone difference, but they will be uploaded to Sermonaudio to watch later.Click here to view the conference bulletin.
Please be encouraged to keep all missions and ministries both near and far in your prayers.
Sunday, May 15
9:55 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship – Rev. Goligher
5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer
6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Rev. Goligher
Wednesday, May 18
7:30 p.m. Annual General Meeting and Deacon Election
Thursday, May 19
6:00 p.m. Session Meeting
7:30 p.m. Session and Board Meeting
Sunday, May 22
4:00 p.m. National Prayer – on Zoom
Tuesday, May 31
7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – on Zoom
June 6-8, 2022
7:30 p.m. Congregational Prayer
The Shorter Catechism
Q105: What do we pray for in the fifth petition?
A: In the fifth petition, [which is, And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors,] we pray, That God, for Christ’s sake, would freely pardon all our sins;1 which we are the rather encouraged to ask, because by his grace we are enabled from the heart to forgive others.2
1. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. (Psalm 51:1).
2. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. (Matthew 6:14).