Welcome to the website for Ballantrae Parish Church linked with St Colmon Parish Church, a charge of the Church of Scotland.
Ballantrae Parish Church meets at 11:30am every Sunday.
Sunday Services have started again with social distancing and mandatory wearing of masks to minimize the spread of the Covid 19 virus.
Services are also held on the first Sunday of the month (April will be 2nd Sunday) at 3pm in Glenapp Church. This a liturgical and ecumenical service led by a dedicated group from the congregation of Ballantrae.
All the services are times of fellowship, prayer, worship and reflection on God’s word, as we get to know the living God more.
It will be great to see you at any of our services and if you want more information about either of the churches, please contact us
Sunday 13th June 2021
Psalm 92: 1-4, 12-15
Mark 4: 26-34
Hymns: For the fruits & The Kingdom of God
We looked today at these two parables which Jesus used to speak about the Kingdom Of God. The Kingdom of God is present where Gods will is done on earth as in heaven. It is to do with the reign of God.
The first parable, found only in Mark’s gospel is about the growing seed. Though seeds are planted one cannot see the germinate and grow. In the same way seeds of faith need to be sown although at times we do not see them growing. God helps the seeds that we plant to germinate and grace grows too within our hearts and lives. Though we may not see results immediately we need never doubt that God is at work growing the seeds we sow. Even though all seeds do not germinate the farmer does not lose hope.
The second parable was that of the mustard seed. Though the mustard seed stood for the smallest possible thing, the growth into a large tree represented how great things can come from small beginnings. Though the gospel began to be preached by 12 apostles it has come to be known throughout the world. We must never despise the day of small things, but remember that great results can come from our feeble efforts when blessed by God. Even when faith seems small, we need to remember that it is a living plant and will continue to grow.
Be encouraged to sow seeds of faith day by day. Though we might need to start small God is still at work, to bless.
Yours in Christ,
Rev`d Theo Corney
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