|Rev Dr Fred Greenfield and his wife Jean with their son Paul and daughter- in-law Fiona (left) and daughter Anne and son-in-law Laurence Crawford (right). Also included are their five of their eight grandchildren Caleb and Amy Greenfield; Matthew Crawford (left) and David and Stephen Crawford (right).||Linda Douglas (Lisburn) and Patricia Hamilton (Hillsborough) presided at the keyboards at the Lisburn `Consider Christ' Rally in Lagan Valley LeisurePlex.|
ABOUT 500 people attended the Lisburn 'Consider Christ' gospel rally in lagan Valley LeisurePlex last Friday evening.
Rallies, arranged by the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster as one of the stages in the 'Consider Christ' campaign, were also held in Belfast, Londonderry, Armagh, Enniskillen, Ballymena, Dungannon and Newry. They are designed to encourage people who are living in a world without direction, certainty and hope to, 'Consider Christ'.
Seven local Free Presbyterian Churches were involved in the Lisburn rally - Aghalee, Ballynahinch, Crossgar, Dromore, Dunmurry, Hillsborough and Lisburn.
The Rev Gordon Dane (Crossgar) led the rally and the preacher was the Rev Trevor Baxter (Ballynahinch). The Rev Thomas Martin (Lisburn), Rev Cairin Saite (Aghalee) and the Rev Dr Fred Greenfield (Dunmurry) also took part.
Linda Douglas (Lisburn) and Patricia Hamilton (Hillsborough) presided at the keyboards and led the hearty gospel praise which included, 'Would you be free from your burden of sin' and 'Sinner how thy heart is troubled'. Dr Greenfield sang, 'He was wounded for our transgressions' and 'The Prodigal' and local gospel singers Kingdomheirs sang, 'At the cross' and 'There rose a Lamb'.
Basing his text on, "For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" (Mark 8v36), the Rev Baxter spoke of - a word to make you think; a warning to make you tremble and a wonder to make you thankful.