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

Harvest Thanksgiving, a Baptism, Ps 139, Romans 8:35-39 and God Made Humanity, Male and Female.

Last Sunday morning we had a harvest thanksgiving – it is important for a city congregation to do this – to remind ourselves of where our food ultimately comes from. We also had the baptism of Lois – who although a child was baptised on her own profession. Songs:  Praise to the Lord, Psalm 139 (New Scottish); Ps 112; How Deep the Father’s Love; You … Continue reading Harvest Thanksgiving, a Baptism, Ps 139, Romans 8:35-39 and God Made Humanity, Male and Female.

The Christians Great Assurance- Romans 8; The Treasure Hunt -Proverbs 2; Only a Holy God

Last Sunday we had two extraordinary services.  In the morning we continued to climb the heights of Romans 8..(we are nearing the summit!)…and Isabel Miles was dedicated. Songs:  Crown him with many Crowns (Tomlin); What a Friend we Have in Jesus; Ps 111; When I Survey; 10,000 Reasons Readings: Acts 9:32-43; Psalm 111 Sermon: Romans 8:31-34 – Who Will Be Against Us? “ You do not … Continue reading The Christians Great Assurance- Romans 8; The Treasure Hunt -Proverbs 2; Only a Holy God

The Golden Chain (Romans 8:28-30), Predestination; Matthew 1; Monday Message and St Pauls

Last Sunday morning we looked at some ‘meat’…the Golden Chain of Romans 8:28-30 including the subject of predestination!  As you can imagine lots of questions afterwards…here is the whole service…you can get the sermon only from the St Peters website.   In my view it is so practical and helpful for Christians to grasp this – indeed, as in my own case, it is life changing. … Continue reading The Golden Chain (Romans 8:28-30), Predestination; Matthew 1; Monday Message and St Pauls

1 Kings, Psalm 84, CreationFest, Communion and Johnny Cash – Worship from St Petes

Last Sunday Craig preached on 1 Kings 3-4 – it was the fullest I have ever seen the church.  Also great to have Katrina Nicholson with us…and Brian Broederson, Sarah Yardley and the team from CreationFest – after a great day of outreach on Saturday Songs: Great is the Darkness; Be Thou My Vision; Ps 23 (Townend); Ps 109:21-31; How Great Thou Art  (I thought the … Continue reading 1 Kings, Psalm 84, CreationFest, Communion and Johnny Cash – Worship from St Petes

Covenant Blessings, Baptism and 1 Kings – Praise and Preaching from St Peters

Last Sunday we had the joy of baptising Peter and Charis Anderson – Songs: Mighty to Save; Christ is Mine Forevermore; Ps 109:1-5 and 14-17; We praise God for his Covenant; O Love that Wilt Not Let Me Go. (I made a mistake with the selection of the psalm – we left it on a rather grime note and should have sung the next verse!  … Continue reading Covenant Blessings, Baptism and 1 Kings – Praise and Preaching from St Peters

The Greatest Doctrine (Romans 8:28); Proverbs 1 and “It is Well With My Soul”

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”

Confessions of a Free Church Minister

For technical reasons we are not able to do the Quantum podcast this week – so instead I thought I would share this article that I wrote in 2005 – 13 years later it is fascinating to see that it has largely not dated – I think I would stand by everything in it – perhaps even more passionately today.  (its fascinating seeing some of … Continue reading Confessions of a Free Church Minister

The Holy Spirit and Prayer (Romans 8); Sinclair on Proverbs – Praise and Preaching from St Peters

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

Led by the Spirit, Wisdom from Proverbs – sermons and worship from St Petes…

As I prepare for preaching in Memphis Sunday morning here is the sermon from last Sunday morning – again there was a tangible sense of the Lord’s presence with people in tears and just a joy at His goodness. And the service from the evening…again another stunning sermon from Sinclair on wisdom….enjoy… “It is however the design of Paul, as it will presently appear more … Continue reading Led by the Spirit, Wisdom from Proverbs – sermons and worship from St Petes…