We are really enjoying being in Australia….the thing that we miss the most are family – both physical and spiritual….most days I walk to Lane Cove library, where I am currently doing most of my writing. As you can see it is a beautiful walk. This week as I was walking down in beautiful sunshine I listened to this service from St Peters on the … Continue reading The Best Online (St Peters) Worship Service Yet?
“What is the end of all church-order, assemblies, and worship? What is a church? Is it not a company of sinners gathered together, according to God’s appointment, to give glory and praise to him for pardoning grace, for the forgiveness of sins, and to yield to him that obedience which he requires from us on the account of his having so dealt with us? This … Continue reading Romans 6 – True Freedom – Praise and Preaching from St Peters
Last Sunday we had a phenomenal Lord’s Day – it was a time of celebration, joy and hearing from the Lord. I thought the sung praise was especially powerful. We now make the whole service (apart from the pastoral and mission prayers) available online. You can subscribe to the podcast (or we also have one that is just the sermon) or listen to it on … Continue reading Psalm 81 (What God requires and gives in worship), Ephesians 3 and Praise, Prayer, reading and preaching from St Peters
For some reason the morning sermon did not record but the evening one from Sinclair was absolutely stunning….it was on John 11: 1-16 and entitled ‘Jesus Cunctator’ (if you want to know what it means listen below! ) In the morning I preached on Romans 5:1-5 “Peace, Hope, Glory and Love”. Here is one of the quotes from it… “And by the word stand, he … Continue reading John 11:1-6 – Jesus Cuncator; O the Deep, Deep, Love of Jesus
Last Sunday I preached through Romans 4 in two parts – it is a chapter of Romans which is quite often neglected but is crucial because it shows how Abraham is the example of salvation for all of us. Both sermons are below and can be accessed on the St Peters website as well. Morning: Romans 4:1-8 – Abraham – Signed, Sealed and Delivered Isn’t … Continue reading Romans ch 4 – The Faith of Abraham – Our Example
Last Sunday we looked at two different passages: The first was from Romans 3:27-31 – The Faith that Justifies The second was a look at the Virgin birth – several people have asked about this being online….Why is it such a stumbling block for some people? Al Mohler “Must one believe in the Virgin Birth to be a Christian? This is not a hard question … Continue reading The Faith that Justifies; The Importance of the Virgin Birth; Silent Night.
Romans 3:21-26 has been described as the most important paragraph ever written…as I had been preaching through Romans it was only natural that returning from illness I continued…in the providence of God it appeared to me that a mini series of three on this paragraph plus the following verses to the end of the chapter would be a good thing to do just before Christmas. … Continue reading Romans 3:21-26 – Two Sermons on The Greatest Paragraph Ever Written – plus a new Christmas Song
Equality is a fundamental value of our culture…the only problem is that everyone speak about it but they are often neither able to define it or give a basis for it. What Christians need to realise is that the word and concept of equality has been stolen from Christianity…we need to take it back. I preached this a couple of weeks ago These are the … Continue reading I Can’t Believe…..in a God of Inequality
Last Sunday was our 25th anniversary in St Peters – I took the opportunity in the evening to reflect on where we have been and where we are going – as we looked at Psalm 79 in our communion service. It has a lessons for the wider church as well… These are the notes from the sermon: The Psalmist is an eyewitness who has seen … Continue reading Psalm 79 – For the Glory of Your Name – 25th Anniversary Communion Sermon from St Peters
One of the great things about John Owen is that he is preeminently a theologian of the Holy Spirit. This morning I read his comments on the ministry of the Spirit in the church. Without that we are just dead – whatever our outward form. I wonder as we go to worship this morning whether we will ask more about the people who are … Continue reading Owen on The Presence of Christ, Sermons on John 10 and Ephesians 2, Song – Psalm 43