Ballantrae Parish Church

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 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 24th October 2021

All hymns Mission Praise

Call to Worship

496 O For a thousand,    Psalm 126    Prayer    31 Amazing Grace    Mark 10: 46-52    Prayers

278 I know that my     Sermon    275 I heard the voice

Blessing    460 May God`s Blessing

Threefold Amen

Postlude

For the sermon today we looked at the healing of Bartimaeus. We noted first of all the timing which was just before Jesus made the Triumphal Entry.

Then we considered the passage under three headings. We looked firstly at The Cry From The Dust. We noted how he never gave up, until he got the Lord’s attention. He cried out for mercy in faith showing understanding that Jesus was the messiah.  We noted our need to come before him with our prayers in humility and faith. Secondly, we looked at the Compassion Of The Lord. Jesus was moved by this man’s request and gave him sight. The transformation would have been immense and life changing. Throughout the scriptures God and Jesus are described as being compassionate, we do well to remember this and bring our lives before him. Thirdly, we considered The Courage That Was Rewarded. This man continued to cry out to Jesus although many rebuked him and suggested he give up. He was not put off but had courage and faith and persistence.  We ourselves need to put our faith first and persevere even when events and people seem to conspire against us. God longs to bless us with peace which can only come through trusting in him. In many places in the New Testament, we are encouraged to keep going and keep praying.

God hears our cries; God is compassionate and God seeks to bless us day by day.

Rev`d Theo Corney

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