How do you explain what its like to listen to preaching which gives you Christ? Listening to preaching is not just listening to a lecture, getting information or just emotion and good stories. I don’t really know how to describe it but I love what John Owen says about it – which, once you … More Owen on Preaching, Sinclair on Children and Christ
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
Last Sunday I preached on Romans 2:17-19 – Circumcision of the Heart . It was part of an infant dedication service for Timothy Harrison, son of Graham and Michelle and brother of Ben. Let me explain why we do this. We are a Presbyterian Church and we believe in covenant baptism which includes the infants of believers. … More Infant Dedication, Heart Circumcision and One of the Best three Sermons ever preached!
When we judge others we are judging ourselves because we do the same things. But we don’t commit sexual immorality…but greed, arrogance, hatred? Idolatry – anything we put before God – even our religion is idolatry – As Stott says when we judge others it allows to both to retain our self respect and to … More Romans 2:1-11, John 1:3-5 and Psalm 51….Sermons and Songs from St Peters
“Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the LORD.” Isaiah 31:1 NIVUK This is the … More Who Can I Vote For? – Part 3 – Who Would Jesus Vote For?
A Report on the 2017 Decision to Permit Same Sex Marriage Much to no-ones surprise, the Church of Scotland General Assembly has just voted to accept the Theological Forum’s report which changes the Churches definition of marriage to include same sex marriages and to apologise to gay people for their previous understanding. I know there … More The Secularisation of the Church of Scotland – What Really Happened at the Assembly?
Back to Revelation in my column for Christian Today You will forgive a personal reference as we continue our look at what the book of Revelation has to say to us today. The reason there has been such a gap between Revelation 15 and today is not because it is a very difficult passage to look … More Revelation and the Message of Armageddon: God is Sovereign
I am offended. In fact I am more than offended. I feel angry, upset and quite nauseated. And it’s all to do with Easter. No I am not offended at Cadbury’s leaving the word Easter out of some of its headings. Nor at I offended at Tesco’s Good Friday beer advert. I expect crass … More It’s Easter – I’m Offended!
A report came out this weekend stating that 25% of British Christians don’t believe in the resurrection, whilst 10% of non-religious people did! Christian Today asked me to write a response to this – you can read the edited version – Here The text of the full version is below: It had all been going so … More If there is no Resurrection – you’re following a Dead Christ
There is a new ‘cool’ book in town! It’s a New York Times bestseller, endorsed by Russell Moore, Archbishop Charles J.Chaput, and, the ultimate accolade, Carl R.Trueman! How could I resist? Especially as it is subtitled “A strategy for Christians in a post-Christian nation”. With such endorsements, and always wanting to stay up with … More Is the Benedict Option the Best Option for Today’s Church?