The Realm of the Spirit (Romans 8:9-13); Sinclair on Wisdom (Proverbs 1:1-7), What a Friend we Have in Jesus. Songs and Sermons from St Peters.

Last Sunday morning we looked at Romans 8:9-13  The Realm of the Spirit.  It is a wonderful passage but I learned a lesson from a mistake I made.  Normally I operate on Luther’s advice to preach as ‘though a 14 year old serving girl’ were present.  My version of that is a 17 year old Dundee man who has never been in church before.  This … Continue reading The Realm of the Spirit (Romans 8:9-13); Sinclair on Wisdom (Proverbs 1:1-7), What a Friend we Have in Jesus. Songs and Sermons from St Peters.

The Teenage and Young Man Jesus, The Repentant Prophet, Chrysostom on Wealth and Ps 130

Last Sunday morning Sinclair preached an incredible sermon on the teenage and young man Jesus – many tears were shed as the beauty of Christ incarnate was unfolded. I loved the reading of the passage from the first person perspective of Jesus. Songs– Come O Fount;  Ps 139 (New Scottish) ; O Praise the Name;  Ps 105:34-45; I Stand Amazed Readings:  Acts 6:1-7 and Psalm 105:23-35 … Continue reading The Teenage and Young Man Jesus, The Repentant Prophet, Chrysostom on Wealth and Ps 130

Praise and Preaching from St Peters – 29th July 2018 – Ps 83 and Romans 8:5-8

Psalm 83 is not the best known Psalm in the world – but we found it very appropriate last Sunday as we took communion.  Here is the recording of the whole service – I particularly enjoyed the singing of O the Deep, Deep Love and our traditional thanksgiving Psalm after Communion – Ps 24 to St Georges.  It was also a joy to welcome Margaret … Continue reading Praise and Preaching from St Peters – 29th July 2018 – Ps 83 and Romans 8:5-8

Romans 8 – The Freedom of the Good News; Proverbs 1 – Wisdom for Life (Sinclair Ferguson); Opticians in Burundi and Praise from St Peters

Last Sunday we looked at Romans 8:1-4 – Looking at the subject of real freedom.  This is the real Gospel.  It was wonderful to see and hear people ‘getting’ the Gospel.  Also we rejoiced in news of one young man becoming a Christian. To run and work the law commands, Yet gives me neither feet nor hands; But better news the gospel brings: It bids … Continue reading Romans 8 – The Freedom of the Good News; Proverbs 1 – Wisdom for Life (Sinclair Ferguson); Opticians in Burundi and Praise from St Peters

Freedom and Slavery – Romans 7 and Philemon – Worship and Sermons from St Peters

Last Sunday we continued to look at Romans “In the old order we were married to the law and controlled by the flesh, and we bore fruit for death, whereas as members of the new order we are married to the risen Christ and liberated from the law, and we bear fruit for God. We need then to keep a watch on ourselves and others, … Continue reading Freedom and Slavery – Romans 7 and Philemon – Worship and Sermons from St Peters

Romans 7 – Sin and Law; Running with the Horses; Chrysostom, Psalm 62

“Every day therefore he was in anxious thought at one moment for Corinthians, at another for Macedonians; how Philippians, how Cappadocians, how Galatians, how Athenians, how they who inhabited Pontus, how all together were.  But all the same having had the whole world put into his hands, he continually cared not for entire nations only, but also for each single man”  “For do not tell … Continue reading Romans 7 – Sin and Law; Running with the Horses; Chrysostom, Psalm 62

Romans 7:1-6 – The New Way of The Spirit; Sinclair on Proverbs 1 and A Message from the Graveyard.

It was a real joy to be back preaching on Sunday –  In looking at Romans 7:1-6 and the difference between written Law and the Gospel of the Spirit.   I began with Marlon Brando, continued with Jordan Peterson, and ended with Martin Luther – “ We must ask God for divine grace, so that we may become new in spirit, willing and doing all good works … Continue reading Romans 7:1-6 – The New Way of The Spirit; Sinclair on Proverbs 1 and A Message from the Graveyard.

Tim Keller and Sinclair Ferguson on Christian Ministry

Tim Keller and Sinclair Ferguson are probably the most influential Christian leaders in my life and ministry.   It was therefore a joy to hear them both on this video speaking about ministry and life.   (If you don’t wish to watch the whole ceremony Tim Keller begins at around the 27 minute mark-  Sinclair at the one hour 27 ). Tim Keller always has this … Continue reading Tim Keller and Sinclair Ferguson on Christian Ministry

Tim Keller and Middle Class Churches

Back in the UK Tim Keller is in town amongst other things at the National Prayer Breakfast – giving what one FC minister described as a “robust and Christ-centred defence of the gospel before Prime Minister, MPs and clergy. A great encouragement and motivation to pray for our nation”.  Brilliant! It’s always good to listen to Tim who never fails to be challenging and stimulating.  … Continue reading Tim Keller and Middle Class Churches

Glen Scrivener and the Middle Way re that Sermon

Because I have received so many messages from Christians who are thankful for the time and detail I have been putting in these posts I am going to continue.  Sadly far too many Christians are struggling because their pastors, who are meant to be their undershepherds, are not protecting them from the wolves who seek to ravage the flock.  (others have those who are doing … Continue reading Glen Scrivener and the Middle Way re that Sermon