Almighty God

FAR OUT!

(July 25, 2022) Maureen McQuillan responds to a concern lady…

Dear Pastor Maureen

This may seem a very strange thing to ask. It’s not really a question – I’d just like your opinion, what you think. And I’d rather not give my name. On TV news recently I’ve saw that NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope had released ‘the clearest image to date of the early universe, going back 13 billion years’ … close to the estimated beginning of the universe itself, just after ‘the big bang.’ I’m confused. What do you think?

Hi there, friend

This isn’t really my ‘thing.’  But I would make the following comments and pray they help you and put your mind at rest.

Whatever those science and technology experts say, and the big bang ‘theory’ claim of how the universe coming into existence, I remain ‘a simple home-town girl’ in my thinking about ‘the beginning.’ At home, many years ago, when only five-years-old, I accepted Jesus as my Saviour.

I was taught Bible stories in Sunday school and learned that in the beginning God created everything from nothing… heaven, earth, stars and seasons, day and night, so many creatures… birds, fish, animals, grass, herbs and fruit… and more, even human beings.

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THE CHALLENGE OF EASTER

(April 02, 2022) Dr Jim McClure, noted theologian, shares great Easter truths…

Many years ago when I was ministering in the north-east England, I received a phone call from my brother to tell me that our father had died. In deep grief my wife, Jean, and children got in the car and drove overnight to Stranraer in Scotland to catch the ferry to Northern Ireland. During the drive in the dark of night I was consumed with sadness.

As dawn arrived and the sun began to rise and dispel the darkness, I remembered that in a few days Christians throughout the world would be celebrating Easter with is message of Jesus’ resurrection – death had been defeated and its darkness had been overcome! 

That glorious message penetrated my despair as I realised that the sting of death had been forever removed when Jesus rose triumphantly from the tomb. Of course the sadness remained but the bleak darkness had been defeated, and I was comforted by the knowledge that because of Jesus’ victory over the death, I would see my father again.

I love Easter!  I love its glorious affirmation of the triumph of God over Satan, the triumph of life over death, the triumph of good over evil.

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