“Jesus doesn’t always answer questions but he does answer people” – (Sinclair Ferguson preaching on John 3 ) John 3 is such a well known passage that when someone announces that is their text – you think I know this. And then Sinclair preaches this – and you realise that there is always more light … More Jesus talks with Israel’s Top Theologian – God uses Pagans – sermons on John 3 and Ezra 1 from St Peters
Donald Macleod is the most brilliant theologian I have ever met. His writings are always stimulating, provocative and persuasive. His current blog post is no different. http://www.donaldmacleod.org.uk/dm/should-presbyterians-have-dedication-services/ However sometimes you have to wonder if Donald just had a day when he got out of bed on the wrong side! His current blog is supposed to … More The Downgrading of the Free Church – A Response to Donald Macleod.
Because I missed these last Sunday here are the sermons from a couple of Sundays ago.. Sinclair did a fascinating sermon on a week in the life of Jesus (the first of his ministry) In the evening I preached a communion sermon on the first part of Psalm 78. This is a quote from Augustine … More A Week in the Life of Jesus – and Remember Communion – Two sermons from St Peters
Here is the latest article in Christian Today in my Revelation series. What is the worship like in your church? I belong to a tradition about which the following (apocryphal) story was told. A stranger walked into the service and started ‘Amening’ and exclaiming ‘Hallelujah/Praise the Lord’. One of the elders approached and rebuked him: ‘We don’t … More The Greatest and Strangest Praise and Worship Service – Ever – Revelation 19
Light Engaging Darkness 3 – Thanks for all the feedback for LED 2 – 50 Years Homosexual Celebration- Transgender Madness – Liu Xiaobo – The Guardian and the C of E – The Cult of Trudeau – Alice Cooper – The End of the Car? – Steve Chalke’s Sin. and LED 1 – Boots and Contraception; Champagne … More LED 3 – Kenya – Kosovo – Neymar – First Case of Child Sex Doll being declared obscene – National Trust Backlash – Chestfeeding not Breastfeeding- Canadian Fascism – An Obituary to be Remembered – An Old Bible Returned – and the Oldest Bible Text discovered!
Some of the biggest enemies we face as Christians are those who profess to be Christians, especially Christian teachers and clergy, but spend their time denying Christian teaching and the Bible. One such frequent correspondent in the press in Scotland is Rev. Dr John Cameron, a Church of Scotland minister. In one of his latest … More Believe in the Bible or Believe in Yourself – answering heretics in the secular press!
Last Sunday I was in Ninewells – missing being with my own congregation, but secure in the knowledge that they would be hearing the Word of God from in my view the best bible teacher in the English language. We love having Sinclair with us – not just because of his teaching gift but because … More The Visible Word and the Aaronic Blessing – Sinclair Ferguson
I’m sorry that I didn’t manage to put these up yesterday – but here are the sermons from St Peters on the 2nd of July In the morning we looked at Romans 2:12-16 and saw how God’s law is written on every human heart – when people ask for evidence of God we have it … More God’s Law in our Hearts (Romans 2) and ‘Has God Forgotten?” (Psalm 77) –
One of the key things for any growing church is that the Lord raises up new preachers/pastors of the Word. It takes more years to train a preacher/pastor than it does a doctor so its good to start them young. We are very thankful that the Lord seems to be raising up many young men … More Forgiveness, the Witness and Psalm 51 – Preaching and Praise from St Peters -Craig Anderson and Sinclair Ferguson
This weeks article in Christian Today – for the original click Here This was another hard one to write. In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire it was strange to be writing about a city burning…but the Word of God is always relevant. Ancient storage jars, believed to be from ancient Babylonia, are displayed during … More Babylon’s Burning – Revelation 18