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

Saturday Review 11 – Servant of the People; Billy Graham; Duke Ellington; The Noble Liar; Brand Luther; Searching for Schindler; John Owen vol 9; The Fox; Romans 10

This week’s reviews all come under the word ‘inspiring’! TV – Servant of the People – 9/10 This one is an absolute gem!  It’s so weird and quirky – a series about a history teacher in Ukraine who becomes President.  It’s in Russian with subtitles.  And it’s brilliant.  Each episode is only 20 minutes but it’s perceptive, funny and through comedy illustrates the problem with … Continue reading Saturday Review 11 – Servant of the People; Billy Graham; Duke Ellington; The Noble Liar; Brand Luther; Searching for Schindler; John Owen vol 9; The Fox; Romans 10

Praise and Preaching from St Petes: Titus 3 (Bob Akroyd); 1 Thessalonians 1 (Sinclair Ferguson); What a Beautiful Name

Last Sunday I was unable to be at St Peters due to recovering from surgery -but they seemed to manage without me!  In fact they had a great day – the Lord is at work and he doesn’t ‘need’ any of us as his servants – as though he could not work without us! Morning Service: Leader: Stewart Macgregor Praise Leader: John Cooper Preacher: Bob … Continue reading Praise and Preaching from St Petes: Titus 3 (Bob Akroyd); 1 Thessalonians 1 (Sinclair Ferguson); What a Beautiful Name

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 11 – God’s Plan for Jew and Gentile; Malcolm Farquhar; Free Church Youth Conference – Praise and Preaching from St Peters

Last Sunday morning we continued to look at Romans 11 – you can hear the whole service here (including my attempt to sing to the children! ).  If you want to hear the sermon only you can get that on the St Peters website.  Songs:  Jerusalem; When Peace Like a River; Ps 40 (Many Will See); Ps 119:73-80; There is a Hope Readings: Acts 19:23-41; Ps 19:73-80 … Continue reading Romans 11 – God’s Plan for Jew and Gentile; Malcolm Farquhar; Free Church Youth Conference – Praise and Preaching from St Peters

Saturday Review 9 – Some Pastors and Teachers; Leaving Neverland; The Briefing; The Dark Side of the Moon; Ting Saboteur

Books – Some Pastors and Teachers – Sinclair Ferguson – 8/10 This is a long and wonderful book from my colleague, Sinclair.  It is really a collection of essays on subjects which are particularly relevant to those of us who are pastors.  In fact I would regard it as essential for any minister to have.  If yours doesn’t then buy it for him.   Sinclair begins … Continue reading Saturday Review 9 – Some Pastors and Teachers; Leaving Neverland; The Briefing; The Dark Side of the Moon; Ting Saboteur

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

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

Romans 9:14-15 – Salvation Preached; Lecrae – Beautiful Feet

Last Sunday morning we looked at Romans 10:14-15 – and reflected on the importance of preaching and why it remains the primary means God uses to communicate the Gospel.  We also looked at questions such as what of those who do not hear? Songs: Praise to the Lord the Almighty;  Christ is Mine Forevermore; Ps 119:49-56; How Beautiful Their Feet; Go Forth and Tell  (there is … Continue reading Romans 9:14-15 – Salvation Preached; Lecrae – Beautiful Feet

Matthew 16 – Jesus’s Manifesto; Matthew 28 – The Great Commission Part 2; Sinclair Ferguson; Chrysostom

Last Sunday as I was at the Harris Conference, Sinclair preached at both services – as you will hear it was a feast! Morning:  Songs:  Come People of the Risen King; Praise my Soul the King of Heaven; Hear All About It; Ps 119:41-48; Go Forth and Tell Readings:  Acts 17:16-34; Ps 119:41-48 Sermon: Matthew 16:13-28 – Jesus’ Manifesto Evening:  Songs: How Great Thou Art; Saviour … Continue reading Matthew 16 – Jesus’s Manifesto; Matthew 28 – The Great Commission Part 2; Sinclair Ferguson; Chrysostom