Ballymena c4C win tournament
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Ballymena c4C win tournament

Ballymena Baptist took two teams to the December c4C tournament in Ahoghill, The teams called Hill St & Mount St (innovative thinking at play!) finished first and second in the tournament. Well done the lads.

4Kidz: Why do we call it Christmas (Part 3)
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4Kidz: Why do we call it Christmas (Part 3)

What year was Jesus born? That’s an interesting question! First, a little history lesson … Our modern calendar is set up into 2 categories – Before Christ (B.C.) and Anno Domini (A.D.). Anno Domini is a Latin phrase that means “in the year of our Lord.” In 525, a monk named Dionysius created the system...

Advent: The need
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Advent: The need

“The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5). Could you get any more graphic, more specific, more all-inclusive words? All over the inhabited earth were people who were constantly doing evil in the sight...

4Kidz: Why do we call it Christmas (Part 2)
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4Kidz: Why do we call it Christmas (Part 2)

We celebrate Christmas on December 25, and Christmas is the celebration of Jesus’ birth – but we don’t know if Jesus was born on December 25.Way back then, no one was keeping a record of birthdays like we do now. In the early church days (in 336 AD), a church leader decided to make December...

Why not try an Advent Bible Plan this Season
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Why not try an Advent Bible Plan this Season

During the Christmas season, so much can pull us away from the significance of what we’re celebrating—the gift of Immanuel, “God with us.” Advent, spanning the four weeks before Christmas, brings us the opportunity to redirect our focus. YouVersion offers several Bible Plans to help Jesus’ birth become a point of your daily reflection. And...

4Kidz: Why do we call it Christmas (Part 1)
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4Kidz: Why do we call it Christmas (Part 1)

The word “Christmas” comes from the traditional Christ’s Mass, a special church service that celebrated Jesus’ birth. It became our word Christmas! Jesus has lots of names that we hear at Christmastime – Jesus, the Messiah, Christ, Emmanuel. Can you think of any others? “Jesus” was a common name at the time of Jesus’ birth....

Why can they be so scary?
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Why can they be so scary?

Why are relationship struggles so disappointing? Why do the problems we have with other people affect us so powerfully? Why is relational disappointment one of the hardest disappointments for all of us to face? Let me suggest some reasons. 1. You were created to be a social being: You and I were never designed to...

Bible app for kids!
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Bible app for kids!

If you already familiar with the current YouVersion Bible app you’ll be delighted to hear that “The Bible App for Kids” launched on November 28, Thanksgiving Day in the US! This gives kids their very own Bible App so they can learn, play, and grow in God’s Word. They can explore a growing collection of...

E3 Prayer Letter (Adam McCready – Nov.13)
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E3 Prayer Letter (Adam McCready – Nov.13)

Primary Schools • Pray for teachers who run SU groups at lunchtime and after school, that they will have energy and strength from God, as well as opportunities to share their faith with the pupils who attend. • This month many P7 pupils will be sitting their transfer test. Please pray that they will know...

Something bigger
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Something bigger

We were surprised. We simply didn’t see it coming. We thought things were going well. We thought we’d built a good relationship. We thought that we’d been good neighbors. We lived in a twin house, with our landlady living in the attached home with her adult daughter. For reasons we couldn’t understand, the daughter began...