“Every day therefore he was in anxious thought at one moment for Corinthians, at another for Macedonians; how Philippians, how Cappadocians, how Galatians, how Athenians, how they who inhabited Pontus, how all together were. But all the same having had the whole world put into his hands, he continually cared not for entire nations only, but also for each single man” “For do not tell … Continue reading Romans 7 – Sin and Law; Running with the Horses; Chrysostom, Psalm 62
Dear President Trump, I’m writing to welcome you to Scotland. I realise that you are engaged in important work with NATO in Brussels, but you are going to be in my country this weekend – and I would like to welcome you. ‘President Trumps Welcome to Scotland’ sounds like the title of a pipe tune – some would want it to be a lament, others … Continue reading President Trump’s Welcome to Scotland
It was a real joy to be back preaching on Sunday – In looking at Romans 7:1-6 and the difference between written Law and the Gospel of the Spirit. I began with Marlon Brando, continued with Jordan Peterson, and ended with Martin Luther – “ We must ask God for divine grace, so that we may become new in spirit, willing and doing all good works … Continue reading Romans 7:1-6 – The New Way of The Spirit; Sinclair on Proverbs 1 and A Message from the Graveyard.
Last Sunday was apparently quite a special one in St Peters – if you listen to the two services you will hear why – Sinclair’s sermon on the Cross is stunning, as is Andrew’s on Ezekiel. What struck me about both is that not only were they deeply biblical and faithful to the text, they were passionate and full of pathos and emotion. This is … Continue reading The Cross, the Temple and the Gospel – Sinclair Ferguson, Andy Robertson and John Owen
I was preaching at a Chinese Presbyterian Church conference in Sydney this morning, and was immediately asked what I thought about the Royal Wedding (which some of them had stayed up to watch the night before). We had an interesting discussion. I will keep my thoughts for later, but in particular they wanted to know what I thought of THAT sermon. Again I will have … Continue reading Right Royal Preaching
I had the enormous privilege of hearing a quite extraordinary sermon last Sunday. It was in St Thomas’s Anglican church in North Sydney and was on the occasion of the Anzac service. Simon Manchester had decided to continue with his series on Song of Solomon – how was he going to fit that into this Remembrance service? Please listen to it…and you will see what … Continue reading An Astonishing Sermon (s)
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fthepastorsheart%2Fvideos%2F324971771362131%2F&show_text=1&width=560 In this interview/testimony we look at issues connected with evangelism, apologetics, St Peters, church growth, Scotland, Australia…I very much enjoyed meeting Dominic and look forward to preaching at his church on April 29th…. You can also see it on Vimeo (below). Continue reading The Pastors Heart – Interview with Dominic Steele
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?
This is an interview I took part in with The Exiled Preacher Blogging in the Name of the Lord: David Robertson GD: Hello David Robertson, and welcome to Exiled Preacher. Please tell us a little about yourself. DR: I’m the minister of StPeter’s Free Church in Dundee, Church of Robert Murray McCheyne. I’m married to Annabel and have three grown up children – Andrew, Becky, and Emma … Continue reading Blogging in the Name of the Lord – Interview with the Exiled Preacher
This is the letter I sent to the congregation as we left for our sabbatical in Australia. Dear Brothers and Sisters at St Peters, I am writing to thank you for your fellowship and service in the Lord and your generous gift to us on our 25th year in ministry in St Peters, before we head away on sabbatical. The Kirk Session and the Presbytery … Continue reading Sabbatical Letter to St Peters