For some reason the full worship services from last Sunday are not yet up on the St Peters website however we do have the sermons:
Sinclair Ferguson on 1 Thessalonians 1
Harry Mealyea on Mark 5:27-43 – The Delays of God.
Book of the Month
Our book of the month is the abridgement of Jeremiah Burroughs The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment -‘Learning to be Happy. Burroughs is so worthwhile reading; “Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition.”
Praise Song – How He Loves – Crowder
Ministers Monday Message
They say that you don’t know you have something good until you don’t have it – then you miss it. In October 2011 it never crossed my mind that clean, fresh air and cold water were such great things. By December 2011 they were the greatest things in the world for me – why? Because I had been in hospital for 11 weeks and had been ‘nil by mouth’ for several of them. The first time I got out of hospital that December the cold fresh air was the most wonderful thing.
I think of this as I write for the third Sunday in a row, unable to get to worship with St Petes. I am thankful for the Internet. Because of that I can listen to sermons (today Sinclair and Tim Keller); praise (City Alight) and discussion. Thanks to the wonders of our technical experts and recording team I am able to listen to the whole services from St Peters from the previous week. (The quality on these is superb- why not send links to friends and families so that they can experience a little of what happens and then invite them to the real thing?!).
I am also immensely grateful for books and the opportunity to read. But nothing compares to the experience of being with the Lord’s people and participating in the corporate worship of God’s people. Appreciate it before you lose it! Cherish it. Use it. It has been many months, even years, since I have not been refreshed, challenged, encouraged by being together with you on the Lord’s Day. Several times I have been able to write as John did in his introduction to Revelation, ”On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit”.
God willing I hope to be with you all next week. Please continue to remember the Easter services and outreach. Plan to come along to as much as you can – and invite others. I would suggest that the best service to invite non-Christians too would be the Sunday morning – but I’m sure all the others would be appropriate as well. Have a blessed week,
Yours in Christ