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

Saturday Review 7 – Operation Finale; Owen Vol 9; From Our Own Correspondent; The White Album; Masterchef; Cafe Scilia

Film – Operation Finale – 7/10 If you have Netflix then don’t miss this film.  The story of the capture of Adolf Eichmann is fascinating enough and this film certainly captures that – but it also raises some great questions and teaches some important lessons. Why do people hate the Jews so much?   “The history of the Jewish people is steeped in suffering and persecution” … Continue reading Saturday Review 7 – Operation Finale; Owen Vol 9; From Our Own Correspondent; The White Album; Masterchef; Cafe Scilia

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

John 1:12 (Bob Akroyd); Psalm 88 – The Darkness is My Closest Friend; Diversity Service, Unity and New Members

Last Sunday morning in a packed church Bob Akroyd from ETS preached on John1:12 – It’s all about Jesus.   We sang King of Kings/Majesty; My Jesus (Shout to the Lord); What a Friend We Have in Jesus (at C and W full speed!); Ps 119:25-32; and Jesus Paid it All. In the evening we had communion and I preached on Psalm 88 – Darkness is my … Continue reading John 1:12 (Bob Akroyd); Psalm 88 – The Darkness is My Closest Friend; Diversity Service, Unity and New Members

Romans 9 – The New People and the Stumbling Stone; Jeremiah 1 – God’s Call; Baptism of Caleb Hartnett – St Peters 13th Jan 2019

Last Sunday in the morning we had the baptism of Caleb Hartnett.  We sang-  Christ Alone, Cornerstone; Christ is Made the Sure Foundation; Psalm 23 (Townend); Ps 119:17-24; In Christ Alone.    We read from Acts 15:22-41 and Psalm 119:17-24. The sermon was Romans 9:24-33 – The New People and the Stumbling Stone  “We must give people a chance, give them an opportunity. They are … Continue reading Romans 9 – The New People and the Stumbling Stone; Jeremiah 1 – God’s Call; Baptism of Caleb Hartnett – St Peters 13th Jan 2019

“The Use of Faith in a time of Reproaches and Persecution” – A New Years Day Sermon for 2019

Happy New Year! As we enter a New Year I want to share a wonderful sermon that John Owen preached on the 30th of April 1680.  It is especially relevant to church, culture and context of today.  A great message for New Years Day.  We don’t know what is going to happen in the year ahead – and the trajectory for the church in the … Continue reading “The Use of Faith in a time of Reproaches and Persecution” – A New Years Day Sermon for 2019

Christmas Services from St Peters – 2 Corinthians (David), Matthew 1 (Sinclair) and Luke 2 (Craig).

This week we have an end of year bonus for you – three for the price of two.. Firstly our morning service from last week. Then we had a stunning evening – I have read or heard Matthew 1:18-25 every Christmas for 50 years.  You would think that there was nothing more to learn…and yet I learned so much from Sinclair’s sermon. And for a … Continue reading Christmas Services from St Peters – 2 Corinthians (David), Matthew 1 (Sinclair) and Luke 2 (Craig).

The Right Time (Galatians 4:4-7); the Nativity….Praise and Preaching from St Peters 16th December 2018

Last Sunday morning we began a short three part series on Paul’s Teaching about the Incarnation.  We looked at Galatians 4:4-7 – The Right Time “Its always good to have this sweet and comfortable sentence before us – it sets out Christ truly and lively, that in our whole life, in all dangers, in the confession of our faith before tyrants, and in the hour of … Continue reading The Right Time (Galatians 4:4-7); the Nativity….Praise and Preaching from St Peters 16th December 2018

Romans 9 – Does God Keep His Promises? Proverbs 4 – How to Guard Your Heart; Mary Did you Know? Pray for the West End…Worship from St Petes…

Romans 9?  Just before Christmas?  You have to be kidding!  But that is where we were at and that is where we continued.  I had hoped to do the whole chapter in one sermon but the more I looked at it, the more I realised that there was a lot there for us all to wrestle with and to help us.  So we only did … Continue reading Romans 9 – Does God Keep His Promises? Proverbs 4 – How to Guard Your Heart; Mary Did you Know? Pray for the West End…Worship from St Petes…