Children’s Ministry

 

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14 – (NIV)

 

Sunday School

Sunday school is held every Sunday Morning during Sunday service from September until June for ages between 1yrs – 15yrs.

It is lovingly run by dedicated people that have years of experience looking after children and teaching Sunday School.

It is packed with lots of activities which include – Singing, Bible Stories, workbook activities, Games, Arts and Crafts, learning about charities and the importance of giving.

Summer Camps

Affiliated to Child Evangelism Fellowship (C.E.F) – for details see – www.cefireland.com

If there is a God, why is there hurt and pain?

It might appear that there is no end to the suffering, hurt and pain in this world. 

In the beginning God created a perfect world, full of life – without death, disease, pain or suffering.  However when sin was introduced by Adam and Eve through their disobedience so did the natural state of a perfect world change so much that what we see today is only a reflection of the world that once was.

Of course, also none of us can say that we have not disobey God in our own lives (Romans 3:23, 1 John 1:10).  So all of us in a sense share in the blame of what we see around us.  God, however, in his great mercy has promised not to leave his creation suffering alone. (Revelation 22:23) 

what does god promise?

Guide you – He has a plan for your life (Proverbs 3:6)

Help you through temptation… remember temptation is not sin, only when you give into it (1 Corinthians 10:13)

Take care of you – Your Heavenly Father wants you to trust Him even when things are difficult (1 Peter 5:7)

Give you strength to life for Him (Philippians 4:13)

Love you with an everlasting Love

the lord as my saviour

All your sins are forgiven (Acts 13:38)

You become a member of God’s Family (John 1:12)

You receive eternal life (Romans 6:23)

God the Holy Spirit comes into your life to help you life for Jesus (1 Corinthians 3:16)

Your name is written in Heaven (Revelation 21:27)

Becoming a true christian

Regardless of how we appear to others, God’s sees our heart, the true aspects of us.  He sees our lives, from beginning to end, and because He loves us he works all things in and through our lives for his glory.  To become a true Christian you must firstly asked God for forgiveness of all your sins and ask him for a true understanding of Him, by placing him first in your life.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him.
And He will make your path straight.
Do not be wise in your own eyes.
Fear the Lord and turn away from evil – Proverbs 3:5-7

Everything you will ever need is all ready yours in Jesus Christ once you become a Christian.  Giving yourself to Him doesn’t mean you will come out with less.  It means you will come out with the best.  When we give ourselves to God, He always gives us much more in return.

When you become a Christian, it doesn’t mean that you will never have trouble and pain.  Life at its best is not without trouble and pain however accepting this knowledge of God’s perfect sacrifice for our sins, this will lead to a deeper wisdom of God’s grace which through the trials of life, our Heavenly Father teaches and directs us.  He also said that he would never leave us or forsake us and that all things work together for the good to them that love him.

(Joshua 1:5; Galatians 2:20; Romans 8:28)

What is a christian?

A Christian is a person who follows Christ.  In other words, it is a person who believes that Jesus Christ was the son of God and died for our sins.  Being a Christian is someone who is on a journey in this life to get to know God more in a real and personal way, having a relationship with him and being an imitator of him before going to meet him in the eternally life.

is jesus the son of god

To answer this question; and basing the answer on the Holy Bible being true; if you read Luke 3, it tells how John the Baptist was preaching a baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins as according to the prophet Isaiah.  In verse 15 and 16 it says that the people were waiting and wondering if he was possibly the Christ that the prophets had spoken of.  John answers this by saying ‘‘I baptise you with water, but one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.  He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.’’ Jesus went to be baptised also and as he prayed, heaven opened, the Holy Spirit rested on him in bodily form like a dove and a voice from Heaven came saying ‘You are my Son, whom I love: with you I am well pleased’.

In Mark 8:27-33, Jesus himself asked his disciples a vital question – Who do men say that I am and who do you say that I am?  People then, as now, had all kinds of opinions on who Jesus was however all agreed that He was a great teacher or even a mighty man of God, even being compared with the greatest of the prophets, John the Baptist, Elijah, and Jeremiah.  It was Peter who was the first apostle to recognize Jesus as the Anointed One (Messiah and Christ). Christ is the Greek word for the Hebrew word Messiah, which means Anointed One

how can i know forgiveness

The Bible says that if we confess our sins (wrong doings) and are truly sorry than God is faithful and just to forgive us of those sins.  All those who believe in Him will be saved from the ultimate penalty for sin (which is eternal separation from God), and will live with Him forever.

When we believe in Jesus Christ and understand what He has done for us, we are passed from death into life (John 5:24).  The names of those who receive Him are written in the Lambs Book of Life (Revelation 13:8, 17:8).  When those who believe die, we go to be with him forever.

(1 John 1:9&10; 1 Peter 1:2; Ephesians 1:7; Acts 3:19; Psalm 32:5; Proverbs 28:13)