Romans 10:16-21;- Why Don’t People Believe? 1 Kings 11 – The Decline of the King; Following Jesus – Praise and Preaching from St Peters

Why do some people not believe? What would cause you to believe? Why did many of Pauls fellow Jews not believe – if they were the covenant people?  These were the questions we looked at last Sunday.   It was very moving at the end to have an elderly brother tell us that he sang Just As I am when he became a Christian in the … Continue reading Romans 10:16-21;- Why Don’t People Believe? 1 Kings 11 – The Decline of the King; Following Jesus – Praise and Preaching from St Peters

A Letter to President Macron

Dear President Macron , Thanks to your letter to me and other citizens of Europe.  I appreciate you taking the time to write (I assume of course that you are still writing to me even although I will not be a citizen of the EU soon – I will still be a citizen of Europe – You would not be one of those who confuse … Continue reading A Letter to President Macron

Psalm 89; – Walking in the Light of God 1 Kings 8 – The Wise Kings Greatest Achievement; Crown Him With Many Crowns

Last Sunday morning we had communion and as we usually do we continued to look at the Psalms – this time it was Psalm 89 – a psalm that is not usually listed as a favourite and yet we found it be especially helpful – God’s Word to us today.  This service was in the context of the death of our brother Malcolm Farquhar   … Continue reading Psalm 89; – Walking in the Light of God 1 Kings 8 – The Wise Kings Greatest Achievement; Crown Him With Many Crowns

In The Market – with Janet Parshall – Politics, Ethics, Theology..

This months ‘In the Market’ with Janet Parshall – as always it was a privilege to talk with Janet – who is excellent at keeping things moving.  We discussed weather, politics, Brexit, the Supreme Court, Consent,  Hate crimes, abortion in New York – amongst other subjects. You can listen to it by clicking this link. https://www.moodyradio.org/radioplayer.aspx?episode=250330&hour=1 Every time I do this show responses come in … Continue reading In The Market – with Janet Parshall – Politics, Ethics, Theology..

John 1:12 (Bob Akroyd); Psalm 88 – The Darkness is My Closest Friend; Diversity Service, Unity and New Members

Last Sunday morning in a packed church Bob Akroyd from ETS preached on John1:12 – It’s all about Jesus.   We sang King of Kings/Majesty; My Jesus (Shout to the Lord); What a Friend We Have in Jesus (at C and W full speed!); Ps 119:25-32; and Jesus Paid it All. In the evening we had communion and I preached on Psalm 88 – Darkness is my … Continue reading John 1:12 (Bob Akroyd); Psalm 88 – The Darkness is My Closest Friend; Diversity Service, Unity and New Members

The Four Verbs of Salvation (Romans 8:1-4); God’s Charge Against the Church (Jeremiah 2) – Worship from St Peters, 20th Jan 2019

Last Sunday morning I had intended to look at the first 13 verses of Romans 8 – as it was we only got the first four done! But it is a remarkable passage which makes the Gospel very clear: Songs: 1) I will enter his gates 2) Light of the world 3) Saviour of the World 4) Ps 119:17-24 5) Just as I am Scripture: … Continue reading The Four Verbs of Salvation (Romans 8:1-4); God’s Charge Against the Church (Jeremiah 2) – Worship from St Peters, 20th Jan 2019

Romans 9 – The New People and the Stumbling Stone; Jeremiah 1 – God’s Call; Baptism of Caleb Hartnett – St Peters 13th Jan 2019

Last Sunday in the morning we had the baptism of Caleb Hartnett.  We sang-  Christ Alone, Cornerstone; Christ is Made the Sure Foundation; Psalm 23 (Townend); Ps 119:17-24; In Christ Alone.    We read from Acts 15:22-41 and Psalm 119:17-24. The sermon was Romans 9:24-33 – The New People and the Stumbling Stone  “We must give people a chance, give them an opportunity. They are … Continue reading Romans 9 – The New People and the Stumbling Stone; Jeremiah 1 – God’s Call; Baptism of Caleb Hartnett – St Peters 13th Jan 2019

The Best a Man Can Be?

Are you old enough to remember this ad? It’s now been changed into this video which was on all news bulletins yesterday and has been subject to a considerable amount of negative reaction (as well as those who love it). When I heard about it I was prepared to hate it and get outraged….but in many ways I thought it was excellent.   There is a … Continue reading The Best a Man Can Be?

Hebrews 13:8 – Yesterday, Today, Forever; A Difficult Sermon on Predestination Romans 9:14-23…St Peters 6th Jan 2019

Last Sunday Sinclair preached on Hebrews 13:8 ‘Jesus Christ, the Same, Yesterday, Today and Forever”.  You can hear the sermon alone by going to the St Peters website.  Here is the whole service. The song we sang (although only the chorus!) was an old one – Yesterday, Today, Forever…I suspect when you hear the tune you will recognise it.. In the evening I preached on … Continue reading Hebrews 13:8 – Yesterday, Today, Forever; A Difficult Sermon on Predestination Romans 9:14-23…St Peters 6th Jan 2019

Ten Predictions for 2019 – Confusion, China and Christ.

Last New Year I tried to look ahead and predict what would happen in 2018 – https://theweeflea.com/2017/12/30/war-poverty-the-rise-of-the-machines-10-prophecies-for-society-in-2018/   I think I got 9.5 right!  So let’s have another go for 2019. 1) ) We will continue to live in a confused culture – on sex and gender  Our society has the MeToo movement – supposed to be a protest against mistreatment and sexual abuse of women.  … Continue reading Ten Predictions for 2019 – Confusion, China and Christ.