This weeks question from A.S.K People will often cite the Bible as their authority for a saying … when the Bible says nothing of the sort. For example if your mother ever says to you; ‘the Bible says,cleanliness is next to godliness’ as she urges you to make your bed, then you can politely and graciously tell her that whilst you agree making your bed … Continue reading A.S.K 4 – Helping God
This is such a strange day – for the first time in 27 years I am not responsible for the conduct of public worship in St Peters. Of course I have been away from St Peters before on a Sunday – but this is different. Then I was returning – this time we have left. As someone said last week – ‘this is like a … Continue reading The Final Sunday – Romans 16 and a Fond Farewell.
I am grateful for the enthusiastic response so far for A.S.K and for the encouragements from others: This one is from a man I greatly admire and respect – whose job is to work with teenagers. ‘If you’re a teenager trying to follow Jesus it is more than likely that you’ve asked most of the 52 questions that David Robertson tries to answer. These are real … Continue reading A.S.K 3 – Does the Bible Condone Slavery?
Last Sunday morning we looked at Romans 15:14-33 “Gospel Ambition” and I had the privilege of baptising our grandchild, Lewis Robertson. From the universal word all, I conclude that he did not simply pray that God would be present with and favor the Romans in a general sense, but that he would rule and guide every one of them. But the word peace refers, I … Continue reading Romans 15 – Gospel Ambition; Proverbs 4 – Sinclair Ferguson; Psalm 126
TEXT: But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God- breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, … Continue reading A.S.K – 2 – Trusting the Bible
Last Sunday we continued to look at Romans…Romans 14 in the morning (Communion) and Romans 15: 1-13 in the evening. Morning Service: Songs: Great is the Lord and Most Worthy of all Praise; Indescribable; Man of Sorrows (Hillsong); Ps 119:153-160; May the Mind of Christ my Saviour; Ps 24:7-10 Readings: Acts 25:13-27; Psalm 119:153-160 Sermon: Romans 14 – The weak and the strong Richard Baxter … Continue reading Romans 14; Romans 15:1-13; Grace
This months Record is now out…This is the poetry page – the combination of Psalm 139 and this extraordinary new imagery is for me very powerful and moving… Politics and Abortion – An Interview on Branch FM Ireland Regresses; Sunday, Bloody Sunday You can get your copy of The Record here – Continue reading Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Welcome to this weeks Quantum of Hope – Was the election of Scott Morrison a ‘miracle’? Should Boris Johnson be taken to court for the EU referendum? Is the Indian election good for Christians? What is happening with Israeli politics.? A Canadian Feminist brings some sense to the trans debate in Scotland. A Church of England vicar, John Parker, takes a costly stance against the … Continue reading Quantum of Hope 44 – Australian ‘miracle’; EU Election; Naomi Wolf; Trans and Feminism; Todd Coontz; Virtual Church; The Oldest Bible Ms; Chick-Fil-A
My new book for teenagers. A.S.K, is now available from all good booksellers and Amazon…. Here is chapter 1 – 1. GOD SPEAKS QUESTION: If God talked to Samuel, when he was a boy, why can’t he talk to me? How should you go about reading the Bible? At what age am I ready to be called by God as a youth? BIBLE READING: … Continue reading A.S.K- 1