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.

“The Use of Faith in a time of Reproaches and Persecution” – A New Years Day Sermon for 2019

Happy New Year! As we enter a New Year I want to share a wonderful sermon that John Owen preached on the 30th of April 1680.  It is especially relevant to church, culture and context of today.  A great message for New Years Day.  We don’t know what is going to happen in the year ahead – and the trajectory for the church in the … Continue reading “The Use of Faith in a time of Reproaches and Persecution” – A New Years Day Sermon for 2019

Christmas Services from St Peters – 2 Corinthians (David), Matthew 1 (Sinclair) and Luke 2 (Craig).

This week we have an end of year bonus for you – three for the price of two.. Firstly our morning service from last week. Then we had a stunning evening – I have read or heard Matthew 1:18-25 every Christmas for 50 years.  You would think that there was nothing more to learn…and yet I learned so much from Sinclair’s sermon. And for a … Continue reading Christmas Services from St Peters – 2 Corinthians (David), Matthew 1 (Sinclair) and Luke 2 (Craig).

Quantum 22 – 2018 – End of Year Review

This is the last Quantum for 2018.   I wanted to do a review of the year but as I looked at the most popular blog posts for this year I realised that they covered most of the main issues so I thought I would combine the two. You can listen by clicking on the link below.  (there is a fair amount of music in this … Continue reading Quantum 22 – 2018 – End of Year Review

The Real Christmas

Happy Christmas! Yesterday we looked at the poverty of understanding in church and culture which turns Christmas into a twee tinsel mess of meaningless metaphor and clerical virtue signalling.   Today on Christmas Day lets reflect on the real meaning. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through … Continue reading The Real Christmas

The Right Time (Galatians 4:4-7); the Nativity….Praise and Preaching from St Peters 16th December 2018

Last Sunday morning we began a short three part series on Paul’s Teaching about the Incarnation.  We looked at Galatians 4:4-7 – The Right Time “Its always good to have this sweet and comfortable sentence before us – it sets out Christ truly and lively, that in our whole life, in all dangers, in the confession of our faith before tyrants, and in the hour of … Continue reading The Right Time (Galatians 4:4-7); the Nativity….Praise and Preaching from St Peters 16th December 2018

Quantum 21: Banned from the Mall; Swimming in Stornoway; Referendums; Was Jesus Funny? Saudi Arabia and Yemen; Mary’s Boy Child; The Chinese Church

Welcome to the Christmas Quantum – 1) Christmas at Thistle shopping mall in Stirling – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXqBd3Wi7Mk&feature=youtu.be 2) Stornoway Sabbath Swimming – https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001kfh https://posttenebraslux.co.uk/2018/12/18/journalism-satan-and-sunday-opening/ 3) Referendums – Ireland abortion – https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001mmm 4)Was Jesus funny? https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001md1 5) Saudi Arabia and Yemen – https://unherd.com/2018/12/how-britain-profits-from-yemens-pain/ 6) Mary’s Boychild – 7) The Chinese Church – https://www.premierchristianity.com/Blog/I-will-be-executed-but-I-will-not-plead-guilty.-Read-this-astonishing-letter-by-an-imprisoned-Chinese-pastor?utm_source=Premier%20Christian%20Media&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=10130517_Ignite%2018%2F12%2F18&utm_content=Chinese%20pastor&dm_i=16DQ,614R9,KFBMV3,NNFLE,1 Missed Last weeks?   Quantum 20- Dr Dennis Mugwabe; Brexit; Censorship and Hate Speech; Transgender … Continue reading Quantum 21: Banned from the Mall; Swimming in Stornoway; Referendums; Was Jesus Funny? Saudi Arabia and Yemen; Mary’s Boy Child; The Chinese Church

The Providence of God and a Thankful 7-Year Anniversary

Out of the Depths, I Cry to You, O Lord Seven years ago on the 19th of December I was allowed to go home after a serious illness, which brought me to the point of death.  https://theweeflea.com/2015/01/01/the-shelter-of-the-most-high-new-year-old-hope-a-personal-testimony/ Each year on that anniversary I stop to remember and give thanks to God for his goodness to me and for the opportunity given to serve Him, be … Continue reading The Providence of God and a Thankful 7-Year Anniversary

Paul’s Passion and Purpose – Romans 9:1-5; A Prayer and a New City Alight Hymn

Last Sunday morning we looked at Romans 9:1-5 – Paul’s Passion and Purpose.   There was no evening service as we joined together with DECA (Dundee Evangelical Churches Alliance) for their joint service, at which Sinclair preached. Songs: O Praise the Name; Joy to the World; Ps 23 (Townend); Ps 116:1-9; Hear the Call of the Kingdom Readings: Acts 12:19-25, Psalm 116 Sermon:  Romans 9:1-5 – Paul’s Passion … Continue reading Paul’s Passion and Purpose – Romans 9:1-5; A Prayer and a New City Alight Hymn

Dear Twitter – Why Have You Banned Me?

Dear Twitter, Thanks for your note telling me that I was banned.   I must admit it was a bit of a shock. This is what you told me: We’re writing to let you know that your account features will remain locked or limited for the allotted time due to violations of the Twitter Rules, specifically our hateful conduct policy. We do not allow people to … Continue reading Dear Twitter – Why Have You Banned Me?