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Lisburn’s final Crown Jesus Ministries event - Jesus is Alive  

Last weeks Jesus is Alive event in the Lagan Valley Island was the last in a series of Christian outreach events organised by Crown Jesus Ministries in the Lisburn area.  Since January, the team of evangelists have been working with the support of 20 local churches and their outreach work has been wide spread serving both the church and the community.

The final event, which was central to the team’s outreach, was held on Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th May.  Local musicians led the praise and the Crown Jesus Ministries team presented the Gospel in a powerful yet relevant way.  On Monday evening the guest was Andrew Trimble, Ulster & Ireland Rugby International and on Tuesday evening the guests were Heather and Judith McClaren, Teachers in Integrated Education.  The guests on Wednesday evening were Lisburn Fire-fighters - Rab Blair, Jeff Anderson and Brian Moore.  In an interview with the Rev Andrew Thompson entitled ‘Rescue Me’ they spoke about what it is like to be a Christian in the Fire and Rescue Service.  Brian explained that deaths and fatalities are part of the job, but as a Christian he has something to fall back.  Jeff spoke about the assurance of knowing that as a Christian fire-fighter, even in dangerous situations, there is always someone with you and watching over you.  Rab spoke about his involvement with ‘Firefighters for Christ’ and about the organisation’s aim to reach fire-fighters worldwide for Christ.  Andrew closed the interview by thanking them for taking part and commended them for the dangerous work they do for our community.

David Murphy from Crown Jesus Ministries and Belfast fire-fighter Ian Morrow performed a sketch showing a Snatch Rescue.  A video presentation highlighted the serious and dangerous work of fire-fighters in saving lives.  The horrific fire scenes in the film were intermingled with even more horrific scenes of the crucifixion showing the pain and agony of the suffering Jesus who died on the cross for our sins.

In his address, fire-fighter Keith Mitchell from Crown Jesus Ministries asked the question, “Are you ready to meet your maker?”  Using a farmer’s snare he illustrated how a fox caught in the snare can go round in circles, but is going nowhere.  Quoting Hebrews 12 v 1 he explained that ‘sin ensnares us’ and went on to say that we are born in sin and that only Jesus can free us from its snare.  Keith spoke about a Combi Tool used by fire-fighters to rescue people from crashed cars and other accidents.  Using a large eight-foot high wooden cross, he pointed out that the cross was the Combi Tool for the Christian and was the only means of getting out of the snare of sin.  He concluded, “Have you got out of the snare of sin?” – and repeated his opening question – “are you ready to meet your maker?”  Everyone in the auditorium joined hands as Keith prayed that LisBURN would BURN with prayer to save souls from the snare of sin, ensuring that everyone is ready to meet their maker.

 Pictured at the Jesus is Alive event in Lagan Valley Island on Wednesday 24th May is Lisburn Fire-fighters - Rab Blair (left) and Brian Moore (right) with the Rev Andrew Thompson, minister of Elmwood Presbyterian Church.  Missing from the photo is Jeff Anderson who had to leave for another speaking engagement.

Pictured at the Jesus is Alive event in Lagan Valley Island on Wednesday 24th May is Lisburn Fire-fighters - Rab Blair (left) and Brian Moore (right) with the Rev Andrew Thompson, minister of Elmwood Presbyterian Church.  Missing from the photo is Jeff Anderson who had to leave for another speaking engagement.

 David Murphy from Crown Jesus Ministries and fire-fighter Ian Morrow re-enact a scene from a Snatch Rescue sketch they performed at the Jesus is Alive event in Lagan Valley Island on Wednesday 24th May.

David Murphy from Crown Jesus Ministries and fire-fighter Ian Morrow re-enact a scene from a Snatch Rescue sketch they performed at the Jesus is Alive event in Lagan Valley Island on Wednesday 24th May.