It was a real joy to be back preaching on Sunday – In looking at Romans 7:1-6 and the difference between written Law and the Gospel of the Spirit. I began with Marlon Brando, continued with Jordan Peterson, and ended with Martin Luther – “ We must ask God for divine grace, so that we may become new in spirit, willing and doing all good works with a joyous, ready heart and a free and manly mind, and not moved by servile fear or by some childish desire. But this alone the Holy Spirit works in us.”
Here is the sermon on Romans 7:1-6
And then even though I was tired – I was completely revived by Sinclairs wonderful sermon from Proverbs 1 in the evening.
This was so encouraging…. I was approached after the morning service by someone who wants to be baptised, another woman who has been healed in answer to prayer, and a young man who has just started coming to church. There is much going on – but the need is overwhelming…the great thing it is only our Holy God who has the power to raise the dead – and He will!
As I cycled to the Church on another glorious sunny day in Dundee (we have had constant sunshine since coming back from Australia) – I went through Balgay cemetery – on my headphone what this wonderful song from City Alive
“What other glory consumes like fire
What other power can raise the dead
What other name remains undefeated
Only a Holy God”
The Cross, the Temple and the Gospel – Sinclair Ferguson, Andy Robertson and John Owen