Romans 13:1-7 – Church and State. Romans 13:8-14 – Living in the Light. Special Events and Dutch Worship

I am in the Netherlands this weekend – saying goodbye to some dear friends and looking forward to worshipping in Dutch today.   Last Sunday we continued our series in Romans.   Two very different services – in the morning we looked at the role of the Church in politics – the relationship of Church and State  (it’s not as dull as it sounds!) from Romans 13:1-7

In the evening we looked at Romans 13:8-14 – How we live as Christians in the light of the second coming.

For those who are asking my last Sunday in St Peters will be Sunday June the 9th.  We are also having a couple of special events – see the message below.  Be good to see you at any of these.

Ministers Monday Message

Each Sunday is special for us…it is the Lord’s Day – the day on which we remember the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, and celebrate it. Every Sunday is Easter Sunday for the biblical Christian! But each of us also comes to worship with a variety of circumstances. Some mourn, some rejoice; some are confused, some delighting in new understanding; some hurting, some healing. It is good for us to be sensitive to the needs and concerns of others.

For myself each Sunday is getting harder because I am getting conscious of an impending departure date. In that respect I informed you yesterday that myself and Annabel’s last Sunday with you will be on the 9th of June – when we will finish off with Romans 16 (at both services) and a congregational lunch. On Saturday the 1st of June we are holding a public event entitled Decades in Dundee. This is intended as 58781475_10158393072258136_1762355670029434880_nan opportunity to have a public testimony and witness. For me it is my last evangelistic event (other than the Sunday worship, which is always I hope evangelistic). I hope that Murdo Fraser (politician); Kevin McKenna (journalist) and Jim Turrent (pastor) as well as some other guests will be present, as we discuss Dundee, Scotland, the media, sports, Church, Christianity and Culture. This is a ticketed event so we would encourage you to get your tickets and to bring friends. There will be refreshments and music. I hope it will be an interesting, entertaining and informative evening.

60216669_10158434654463136_8737893178805321728_nBefore that, on Thursday the 23rd in the evening we will be having an outreach event in the Blend Café in the centre of the city. I hope to speak on “Which Flag Would Jesus Fly?”, looking at Jesus and nationalism, politics etc. This will not be a political event – but rather an opportunity to point people, at a time of political despair and confusion, to the hope that is found in Christ. Please come and invite friends.

This Sunday we have Joe Barnard from the US preaching with us.

Have a blessed week,

Yours in Christ

Song of the Week

Romans 12:9-13 – Ten Rules for family Life; Romans 12:14-21; Overcoming Evil; Baptism of Evie; How He Loves

Some photos from this morning:

One thought on “Romans 13:1-7 – Church and State. Romans 13:8-14 – Living in the Light. Special Events and Dutch Worship

  1. Stay blessed. I have been praying for you all and enjoy each segment of the series.
    Thanks you for your obedience to God.

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