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

Quantum 36 – Ukraine; Canada; Puritanism; The Secular Inquisition; BBC Questiontime; New Zealand; Unplanned;Melvyn Bragg; Anti-Science; The Cure; Robin Aitken

This weeks Quantum ranges from a Ukrainian Comedian to The Cure! In a case of real life imitating art we look at the extraordinary story of the Ukrainian comedian who might become president.   And we continue to expand your vocabulary as the destruction of our language continues.  Do you know what Theybies and Childism are? Mark Powell from Australia tells us about the mother bearing … Continue reading Quantum 36 – Ukraine; Canada; Puritanism; The Secular Inquisition; BBC Questiontime; New Zealand; Unplanned;Melvyn Bragg; Anti-Science; The Cure; Robin Aitken

Dominic Smart on 1 Corinthians 1; Romans 11 – Theology and Doxology

Last Sunday we had a beautiful and moving service in the morning at which Dominic Smart preached….Highly recommended. It is a powerful word.     Praise Song – Come O Fount Call to Worship – Let us lift our voices and exclaim that “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honour and glory and blessing” … Continue reading Dominic Smart on 1 Corinthians 1; Romans 11 – Theology and Doxology

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