Sunday, 30 December 2007

George W. Bush or Her Majesty The Queen

Bush at his pre Christmas press conference said, 'Happy Holidays'. Oh how politically correct! Our Queen at her Christmas broadcast on Christmas day made reference to the birth of our Lord and wished all a 'Happy Christmas'. Shame on Bush and God Bless the Queen!

Friday, 2 November 2007


Marantha Hall - Carrowdore
Saturday Night Meeting
3rd November 2007 at 7.00pm
Special Showing of a Film
"The Second Coming Of Christ"
All Welcome
Tea after the Meeting.

I'm Back

Sorry I have'nt been posting much but my Mother fell 3 weeks ago and broke her hip so with work , church and up and down to the hospital I'm kept busy. She had to wait 2 weeks before they could do anything because of her heart but glad to say she had the surgery on Tuesday of this week and is doing well. She will be 81 in December so she could have done without this but there it goes. Glad to see brother Maxwell and brother Thompson are still blogging strong!

Monday, 1 October 2007


Preached yesterday ( Lord's Day ) at our Dunmurray Church at the morning service. Preached from Psalm 19. Looked at the Glory of God in creation, the Glory of God in scripture and the Glory of God in salvation. The Minister here is the Rev. Fred Greenfield.

Friday, 21 September 2007

God, Israel, Syria and Damascus.

"The Burden of Damascus.
Behold, Damascus is taken away
from being a city, and it shall be
a ruinous heap."
Isaiah 17 v 1.

We'll Guard Old Derry's Walls

In Londonderry today with brother Gordon Kennedy. Toured the famous walls and at a look in St Columb's Cathedral. History shouting at you from every stone and cannon! Ended up in McAuley's Bible Bookshop in Ballymoney and burger and chips for lunch. Good day out!

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Just Look How Close We Are To Scotland!

Knowledge Shall Increase.

"The literal translation of Daniel 12:4 indicates that during the end times, an explosion of knowledge will occur. We are living in that generation. From the Garden of Eden until the beginning of the twentieth century, men walked or rode horses just as King David and Julius Caesar did.

In the span of a few years, however, mankind invented the automobile, the jet plane, and the space shuttle. Today you can fly from New York to Paris in three hours. Twentieth century technology has increased, not a little at a time, but exponentially. You can sit in the quiet of your own home and drown yourself in information from the internet. We used to be in awe of how many volumes of information could fit on a computer's CD ROM disk, but now a DVD can hold up to four times as much as a typical CD! In the last two generations, we have put men on the moon and redefined life and death. Medical science has the ability to keep a corpse breathing for months on life support. Tiny babies weighing less than one pound can survive outside the womb, and unborn babies can undergo surgery before birth. We can repair DNA before a child is conceived; we can clone sheep, mice, and cattle. We have the technology to clone humans, and before too long, I'm sure someone will.

All this knowledge ought to be a good thing, but still we're on the road to doomsday. Our knowledge has not produced Utopia; instead, it has created a generation of people who know more about rock stars than history. Our "enlightened" society seeks freedom and self-expression, but it is actually enslaved by drugs, perversion, and occult practices. We favor death for the innocent and mercy - even praise! - for the guilty. We tout the benefits of secular humanism, the worship of man’s intellect, yet our enlightened, religion-free government finds itself impotent in the face of growing crime. Why? Because knowledge without God can produce intellectual barbarians, smarter sinners. Hitler's Nazis threw Jewish children alive into the ovens. Many of them were educated men; some had PhD’s, but their education was accomplished without the acknowledgment or the knowledge of God.

"We have grasped the mystery of the atom," General Omar Bradley told a Boston audience in November 1948, "and rejected the Sermon on the Mount... With the monstrous weapons man already has, humanity is in danger of being trapped in this world by moral adolescents. Our knowledge of science has already outstripped our capacity to control it. We have too many men of science, too few of God." "

Yes, with atomic energy and the field of electronics, knowledge has increased at a frightening pace. Its like riding on the back of a tiger - once you get on, you cant get off. As Daniel states, the end times will be marked by the increase of knowledge. We cannot stop the coming of the end times, its a prediction from God, and it will happen. But God gave us a way out of the whole mess. What we can do - is pray to save our own souls and our families, from the coming tribulation.

Read our commentary on 04/18/04
"Abandonment of Your Will to God (praying for salvation)."
By George KonigMarch 13, 2005

Monday, 17 September 2007


The Dark Times In Life.

Life can take a turn
You never thought it would
Suddenly so much can change
With so little that's understood

You ask so many questions
It seems without reply
Your heart is pained with so much doubt
And unanswered questions 'why'

It's almost like we walk through life
Just feeling our way around
We can't see the road ahead
Nor our feet on the ground

Darkness is all about us
We struggle to see the light
Just a glimmer now and then
But then fades out of sight

We cry out to God again
To show us where to go
He says 'Just take another step
To where peace freely flows'

And as we keep on taking steps
Guided by the Lord
We find in time, we walk into
The joy we knew before

It's in those times of darkness
When we feel we've lost all hope
God can do a work in us
That brings a deeper growth

So when we face the dark times
We should come before the Lord
For good will come if we believe
And hope shall be restored.

© By M.S.Lowndes

Family Announcements Newtownards Chronicle

McKNIGHT, Adam - Died
on 9th September 2007.
Tragically in Perth, W
Australia, dearly loved son
of Angus and Liz and dear
brother of Jemma and
Deeply regretted by Betty
and Stanley, Georgie and
Billy, Jennifer and John and
their families.

McKNIGHT, Adam -
Dearly loved son of Angus
and Elizabeth (Nee Jamison)
loving brother of Jemma and
Rachel and grandson of Hazel
and the late James Jamison,
died suddenly on 9th September
2007 in Perth, Australia.
"Peace, perfect peace."
Always loved and remembered
by Gran Jamison and family circle.

Sunday, 16 September 2007

Adam Mc Knight

Last Sunday on returning home from Dungannon, I recieved the sad news from Australia that my nephew Adam Mc Knight had died tragically. For the last few years Adam had suffered from depression and had just turned 30 when he died. As a family we are all thinking about my sister Liz and her husband Angus over there in Perth also Adam's two sisters Jemma and Rachel and all the family circle in Australia at this sad time.
Does Jesus care when my heart is pained
Too deeply for mirth or song
As the burdens press
And the cares distress
And the day grows weary and long?
O yes He cares; I know He cares
His heart is touched with my grief
When the days grow weary, the long nights dreary
I know my Saviour cares.

Monday, 10 September 2007

Lord's Day at Dungannon.

Dungannon Free Presbyterian Church.

Preached yesterday ( Lord's Day ) in our Dungannon Church. Minister there is Rev. Paul Fitton. Preached in the morning on Israel encamped at the Red sea Exodus chapter 14. In the evening looked at Peter's sermon on the day of Pentecost.

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

God in a Tent.

Was at the tent mission again last night over in Lisbane, Comber. What a tremendous meeting! Rev William McCrea sang and preached the Gospel with great liberty and power. Kind of 'up close preaching' I'd say which speaks to the heart and conscience. Another good crowd gathered in and unconverted hearing the message night by night. May God be glorified in the salvation of many!

Saturday, 1 September 2007

The Movings Of God!

Iron Hall
East Belfast.
As a young Christian I was thrilled with the Mission that was held in the Iron Hall in East Belfast I think the year was 1980. I will never forget seeing the crowds who could not get in to the hall when pastor Mullan gave his testimony. Only for George McGilton seeing me outside and bringing me in a side door I would not have been in that meeting that night. God moved wonderfully in that mission and many were converted to Christ.

For Those Who Wish To Know


Friday, 31 August 2007

Another Visit to Cork.

Heres a photo
of another visit
to Cork this time
with brother
Mervyn Steenson
and John Smith
and of/off course
Colin Maxwell.

Thursday, 30 August 2007


This brings back memories. Its our 'Senior Ladies Fellowship' which used to meet on a Thursday afternoon at our Church in Newtownards. We would meet for a Bible reading and singing and then have tea or in the cold days some soup. During the summer we would set of in the old bus here, there and yonder singing as we went and then park somewhere for tea out of Mrs Haire's big flask. Time has taken its toll and eight of the ladies in the photo have since gone home to be with Christ.

Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver.

Brother Colin Maxwell, serving the Lord in Cork, has launched a new blog called 'Apples of Gold' Here is the description found on the blog itself ...

"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. (Proverbs 25:11) The contributors to this blog are all active members of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster and have some fitly spoken words to say to the glory of God."

He has kindly invited me to join the group contributing to the blog and I look forward to seeing it up and going in the coming days.

The blog is found here ...

Tuesday, 28 August 2007


Hugh and Muriel Cunningham.
Great saints of God. Muriel died last year and is with the Saviour.
Hugh continues unto this day rejoicing in the Lord, a great gospel singer with whom I have shared
the platform on a number of occasions.


Here's an open-air at West Winds Estate Newtownards.
Left to right ... David Gibson, Ernie McCullough( now with the Lord ),
Gordon Kennedy, Aaron Dunlop and Rev.Alan Dunlop.
Also included 4 members of B company U_ _.

Monday, 27 August 2007


I have started to write down my thoughts on the Second Coming of the Lord. It is a subject that interests me and I like to read up on the whole theme of the End Times and Bible Prophecy so if you want to have a look go here ...

Sunday, 26 August 2007

Fair Fa' Ye Tae the Airds.


The Famous Shankill Road in Belfast.

Our John Knox Memorial Free Presbyterian Church.
Preached today at both services. Preached in the morning on 4 phrases found in God's Word ... "It is Written" ... "It is Finished" ... "It is I" ... "It is Done". Preached this evening on the parable of the two going up to the temple to pray Luke chapter 18.

Saturday, 25 August 2007


Here's my cousin Dennis Jamison meeting Princess Anne
on a Royal Visit to Newtownards.
Proof that we Jamisons will speak to anybody!


Here's us at 'our wee place' Mountstewart, Newtownards at the shore. On the left David then Aunt Molly then Tracy and Harry.At the back our Mum and me. Spent many happy summers down there swimming and playing.

I think this was taken at the Lion Park at Portrush. Thats me at the front probably about 12 or 13 our Brian is behind me and our Harry behind him. Also in the photo is my Mum and her sister aunt Molly.




The RMS Titanic leaving Belfast for sea trials, April 2, 1912

Northern Ireland's Most Famous Ship.
Situated at the bottom of the Newtownards Road in east Belfast, this Mural shows the Belfast connection with the famous ship.

The RMS Titanic was a British Olympic class passenger liner that became famous for her collision with an iceberg on 14 April 1912 and dramatic sinking on 15 April 1912. The second of a trio of superliners, Titanic and her sisters were designed to provide a three-ship weekly express service and dominate the transatlantic travel business for the White Star Line.
Built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland, Titanic was the largest passenger steamship in the world at the time of her sinking. During Titanic's maiden voyage (from Southampton, England to Cherbourg, France, then onto Queenstown (Cobh), Ireland and finally New York City), she struck an iceberg at 23:40 (ship's time) on Sunday 14 April 1912, sinking two hours and forty minutes later at 02:20 on Monday 15 April, having broken into two pieces at the aft expansion joint.

For more information ...



Tuesday, 21 August 2007


Crossgar, Comber , Ballygowan and Newtownards Free Presbyterian Churches are holding a Tent Mission at Lisbane outside Comber commencing next Sunday 26th August. The Rev. William McCrea will be the evangelist and we trust and pray God will work mightily in saving many precious souls.

Monday, 20 August 2007


Tee Shirt

in a shop

in Jerusalem

Singing on the boat on the Sea of Galilee


Don't know
about the rest

May 2006


Andrew Fitton

with Hannah

our guide

in the valley

of Elah

where David



Rev Wesley


was David.

May 2006