Joe Barnard, the Last Sundays and Decades in Dundee

For those who asked here are the plans for my last Sundays in St Peters and our last month in Scotland (DV for a wee while!)… Today (the 26th) – Preaching at both services on Romans 14 and 15.  Communion in the morning. 2nd of June – Preaching in the morning on Romans 15 and baptising our grandson, Lewis Robertson. 9th of June – Farewell … Continue reading Joe Barnard, the Last Sundays and Decades in Dundee

Quantum of Hope 43 -Joel Osteen; Matt Chandler; Steve Chalke; Sinclair Ferguson; The General Assembly; Durham Church; Lucas Moura; City Alight

This weeks Quantum is the second part of our review of what we do.  Last week we looked at society.  This week we look at the church.  Joel Osteen and Matt Chandler; Steve Chalke and Jayne Ozanne; And the wonderful Sinclair Ferguson – watch this clip! Then we have a look at both the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and the Free Church … Continue reading Quantum of Hope 43 -Joel Osteen; Matt Chandler; Steve Chalke; Sinclair Ferguson; The General Assembly; Durham Church; Lucas Moura; City Alight

The Threat to Religious Freedom in Scotland – and a Response from the Humanist Society.

This week is a week of speeches.   Yesterday I was not only at the General Assembly but speaking at the Scottish Parliament – to their Freedom of Religion Committee on the subject of The Threat to Religious Freedom in Scotland.  Here is the speech. The Threat to Religious Freedom in Scotland  Religious freedom is the bedrock of all other freedoms. Freedom of speech, freedom of … Continue reading The Threat to Religious Freedom in Scotland – and a Response from the Humanist Society.

Romans 13:1-7 – Church and State. Romans 13:8-14 – Living in the Light. Special Events and Dutch Worship

I am in the Netherlands this weekend – saying goodbye to some dear friends and looking forward to worshipping in Dutch today.   Last Sunday we continued our series in Romans.   Two very different services – in the morning we looked at the role of the Church in politics – the relationship of Church and State  (it’s not as dull as it sounds!) from Romans 13:1-7 … Continue reading Romans 13:1-7 – Church and State. Romans 13:8-14 – Living in the Light. Special Events and Dutch Worship

The Three Presbyterians – the Free Church and Twenty Schemes.

  As we head towards the General Assembly next week, my hope and prayer is that we will deal with the important issues – one of which is how we reach the hundreds of thousands of people who live in Scotland’s schemes.  To my mind, it is fanciful to think that the Free Church will be able to do this.  We will need to partner … Continue reading The Three Presbyterians – the Free Church and Twenty Schemes.

Romans 12:9-13 – Ten Rules for family Life; Romans 12:14-21; Overcoming Evil; Baptism of Evie; How He Loves

Last Sunday was a special day for the Robertson family – and I hope for St Peters.   Our daughter Becky and husband Pete were over from Australia in Scotland with Isla and Evie – three years ago I baptised Isla – on Sunday I had the privilege of baptising Evie – Ten Biblical Reasons Why I Baptised My Granddaughter (and Children). In the sermon we continued … Continue reading Romans 12:9-13 – Ten Rules for family Life; Romans 12:14-21; Overcoming Evil; Baptism of Evie; How He Loves

Ten Biblical Reasons Why I Baptised My Granddaughter (and Children).

Baptism is a divisive subject amongst some Christians – which is a shame because it is a sacrament which is supposed to unite.  There is one baptism into the body of Christ.   I accept, understand and empathise with my Baptist brothers and sisters who by conviction think that only those who have come to a saving faith should be baptised (it’s not fair to call … Continue reading Ten Biblical Reasons Why I Baptised My Granddaughter (and Children).

Church Ablaze – The Pre-Assembly Record Editorial for May

This months editorial in The Record – plus index and poetry page Church Ablaze  It’s General Assembly month. And probably the last time I will write an editorial for this august publication. As I look back over the past years it seems that nothing ever really changes. In 2016 we made a last-minute plea to the Church of Scotland not to change its, and the … Continue reading Church Ablaze – The Pre-Assembly Record Editorial for May

Romans 12:1 – The Living Sacrifice; Luke 23 – The Resurrection Walk; Ps 130 (Getty); Baby in the Womb

Last Sunday was Easter and we had a good day!   I was delighted to be able to preach again after four weeks….we continued looking at Romans.  In the evening Sinclair looked at the resurrection walk. Morning: Songs: Come People of the Risen King; Christ the Lord is Risen Today; Jerusalem; Ps 16:7-11; See What a Morning Readings:  John 20:1-18; Psalm 16 Sermon: Romans 12:1 – The Living … Continue reading Romans 12:1 – The Living Sacrifice; Luke 23 – The Resurrection Walk; Ps 130 (Getty); Baby in the Womb

Sinclair Ferguson on John 12; Andy Robertson on Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:8; City Alight – Jerusalem; Hungarian Reformed Church

Last Sunday Sinclair preached in the morning on John 12 Leader: Craig Praise Leader: Colin Preacher: Sinclair Ferguson Songs: King of Kings Majesty; Jerusalem; Hosanna blessed is the king who comes; Ps 119:113-120; Salvation belongs to our God Reading: Acts 21:37 to 22:29; Ps 119:113-120 Sermon:  John 12:12-39 And in the evening Andy Robertson preached what one visiting preacher called “the best sermon I’ve ever heard on … Continue reading Sinclair Ferguson on John 12; Andy Robertson on Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:8; City Alight – Jerusalem; Hungarian Reformed Church