This weeks Christian Today column. I gave it the title ‘ The Demonic and the President’ – but it was retitled to “Demons and principalities: my problem with Paula White’s prayer for the President”. Paula White praying for Donald Trump at a rally launching his 2020 re-election campaign(Photo: Fox News) This week President Donald Trump officially started his 2020 re-election campaign in Florida (it seems … Continue reading The Demonic and the President
This is such a strange day – for the first time in 27 years I am not responsible for the conduct of public worship in St Peters. Of course I have been away from St Peters before on a Sunday – but this is different. Then I was returning – this time we have left. As someone said last week – ‘this is like a … Continue reading The Final Sunday – Romans 16 and a Fond Farewell.
Have a look at this video which has been doing the rounds in some circles of American evangelicalism. I was sent it by someone who meant well and I appreciate that. I get sent so much that I don’t look at everything but I’m glad I looked at this. I think its helpful because it helps us understand the perilous state of much of the … Continue reading Trump Prayer Warriors and the Politicisation of the American Church
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
As we come to St Andrews day tomorrow and to pray for the nation we need to think about the state of the Church as well. In this article I want to look at the state of the Church in Scotland – but those of you from other nations may be able to empathise and apply to your own situations. In the article on the State … Continue reading Pray for the Church – Why We Should Be Concerned About the Sins of the Church
St Andrews day is coming up (November the 30th). The Free Church now holds it as a day of prayer for church and nation. Yesterdays blog looked at the collective insanity amongst the governing classes which seems to be growing on a daily basis – Transmania Today I want to take a look at the deeper cause of this confusion – of which Transmania is only … Continue reading Pray for the Nation – Why Should We Be Concerned About The Sins Of The Nation?
Martyn Lloyd-Jones says that Romans 8:32 contains the highest doctrine that there is. After preaching on it last Sunday I am inclined to agree. It is a profound and beautiful teaching – that is absolutely life changing once you get it and believe it. Many of us were deeply moved and assured by it. You can here the whole service here or just the sermon … Continue reading The Greatest Doctrine (Romans 8:28); Proverbs 1 and “It is Well With My Soul”
Last Sunday we looked at how the Holy Spirit helps us in prayer. John Murray – “The children of God have two divine intercessors. Christ is their intercessor in the court of heaven….the Holy Spirit is the intercessor in the theatre of their own hearts” . John Calvin – “the Spirit is said to intercede, not because he really humbles himself to pray or to … Continue reading The Holy Spirit and Prayer (Romans 8); Sinclair on Proverbs – Praise and Preaching from St Peters
This is an interview I did with The Australian Church Record – you can get the original by clicking here I learned a great deal when in Sydney and I hope that some of this is helpful to the church – wherever you are! The ACR was privileged to hear from David Robertson, author of The Dawkins Letters and blogger at TheWeeFlea.com, on his recent visit to … Continue reading Reflections on Sydney Anglicanism – An Interview with the Australian Church Record
A couple of years ago after speaking at a Gideons meeting a woman approached me to give me a timely row. ‘How can we pray for you if we don’t know what is happening?’. She told me that she loved the work I was doing and that whilst she did not have the opportunity or ability to speak in the public arena, she wanted to … Continue reading A Beautiful Prayer – and a Request