Romans 15 – Gospel Ambition; Proverbs 4 – Sinclair Ferguson; Psalm 126

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

Beauty for Ashes – The June Record Editorial

Beauty for Ashes The June Record Editorial  The people of Issachar were blessed to have 200 leaders who ‘understood the times and knew what Israel should do’ (1 Chronicles 12:32). When we look at the wider situation in the government and church, we sometimes wonder if there are two who could fit that description! When we try to understand the times, we are tempted to … Continue reading Beauty for Ashes – The June Record Editorial

A.S.K

It’s a joy to be able to say that the book I spent three months writing when on sabbatical in Australia is being published this month.   I am delighted with the design and the quality of the production – thanks to Al McInnes, Catherine Mackenzie and CFP.  They have managed to produce a quality hardback book for a great price (£8.99).   It’s an unusual book … Continue reading A.S.K

If Only God Would Show Himself

It is one of the most basic statements, and assumptions – “I would believe in God if he showed himself”.  I wrote this article in a for those of my non-believing friends who ask this question.  Let me know what you think! If only God would show himself. It is widely assumed by many people today that they would of course believe in God if … Continue reading If Only God Would Show Himself

Saturday Review 13 ; Pascal; Nine Marks of a Healthy Church; Romans 12; Nick Robinson; Love Over Gold; The Flame Tree Cafe

Book – Pensees – Pascal – 9/10 What can one say about this classic book? This is so good I am tempted to learn French just to read the author in his original language! For those who don’t know this is a collection of philosophical fragments, note and essays. It is personal and deep and profoundly biblical and Christian – although very grounded in the … Continue reading Saturday Review 13 ; Pascal; Nine Marks of a Healthy Church; Romans 12; Nick Robinson; Love Over Gold; The Flame Tree Cafe

The Death of Death

I wrote this Easter article for Christian Today in memory of Suzette Leverette.  I have been thinking a lot about death and resurrection and the hope we have as Christians.  On Easter Monday after a great Sunday….it seems appropriate….you can read the original here.. The Question The middle-aged man was irate. “What are you doing at my door?” he yelled. I explained that I was doing … Continue reading The Death of Death

Sinclair Ferguson on John 12; Andy Robertson on Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:8; City Alight – Jerusalem; Hungarian Reformed Church

Last Sunday Sinclair preached in the morning on John 12 Leader: Craig Praise Leader: Colin Preacher: Sinclair Ferguson Songs: King of Kings Majesty; Jerusalem; Hosanna blessed is the king who comes; Ps 119:113-120; Salvation belongs to our God Reading: Acts 21:37 to 22:29; Ps 119:113-120 Sermon:  John 12:12-39 And in the evening Andy Robertson preached what one visiting preacher called “the best sermon I’ve ever heard on … Continue reading Sinclair Ferguson on John 12; Andy Robertson on Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:8; City Alight – Jerusalem; Hungarian Reformed Church

I Confess….

It’s Easter Saturday – so in place of the normal Saturday review, here is a personal reflection/confession- with apologies to St Augustine.  (The block quotes are from his Confessions) I Confess O Lord God, I confess to you because I know that all sin is ultimately against you. I confess to you my sins against my fellow human beings. They are made in your image; … Continue reading I Confess….

Quantum 38 – The Pope in Sudan; Notre Dame; Abortion in South Korea; Bejing; Folau and Vunipola; Barry Humphries; ‘White’ Libraries; Unscientific American; Aretha Franklin; Easter

The Easter Quantum : This week we look at the Pope in Sudan ;  the Notre Dame fire;  elections in Indonesia;   Abortion in South Korea  and Bejings massive new airport.  A big theme in this week’s Quantum is the intolerance and hypocrisy of today’s ‘liberal’ culture.  We start with the weird world of Rugby Australia:  On this side of the ocean we have the even more bizarre case … Continue reading Quantum 38 – The Pope in Sudan; Notre Dame; Abortion in South Korea; Bejing; Folau and Vunipola; Barry Humphries; ‘White’ Libraries; Unscientific American; Aretha Franklin; Easter

1 Thessalonians 1 (Sinclair Ferguson), Mark 5 (Harry Mealyea); Learning to be Happy; How He Loves (Crowder) and Monday Message

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 … Continue reading 1 Thessalonians 1 (Sinclair Ferguson), Mark 5 (Harry Mealyea); Learning to be Happy; How He Loves (Crowder) and Monday Message