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

Hebrews 13:8 – Yesterday, Today, Forever; A Difficult Sermon on Predestination Romans 9:14-23…St Peters 6th Jan 2019

Last Sunday Sinclair preached on Hebrews 13:8 ‘Jesus Christ, the Same, Yesterday, Today and Forever”.  You can hear the sermon alone by going to the St Peters website.  Here is the whole service. The song we sang (although only the chorus!) was an old one – Yesterday, Today, Forever…I suspect when you hear the tune you will recognise it.. In the evening I preached on … Continue reading Hebrews 13:8 – Yesterday, Today, Forever; A Difficult Sermon on Predestination Romans 9:14-23…St Peters 6th Jan 2019

Philippians 2:5-11, Psalm 87 – Sermons and Songs from St Peters (and David Henderson)

Last Sunday morning we looked at Philippians 2:5-11 “Adopt the Attitude of Christ”.  We sang ; My Jesus (Shout to the Lord); King of Kings/Majesty; Ps119:1-8; Philippians 2:5-11 and When I Survey the Wonderous Cross Melito of Sardis (2nd Century) – “ He that hung up the earth in space was himself hanged up; he that fixed the heavens was fixed with nails; he that bore up the earth … Continue reading Philippians 2:5-11, Psalm 87 – Sermons and Songs from St Peters (and David Henderson)

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).

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…

An Interview with the Australian Presbyterian

This is an article which was published in the last ever edition of The Australian Presbyterian.   It is a transcribed interview with Mark Powell which in the light of yesterdays post – A Bittersweet Day helps explain my thinking.   We contrast the situations in the UK and Australia. On the Precipice Australian churches, 10 years behind Scotland’s decline, must return to basics. David Robertson talks … Continue reading An Interview with the Australian Presbyterian

A Bittersweet Day – The End of an Era

I suppose it was too much to hope.  In this internet age the news was never going to be kept quiet.   Last week I told my elders that after almost 27 years in St Peters I was giving six months notice and would be leaving in July 2018.  The congregation were told yesterday.  Before I got home last night there were numerous messages, not just … Continue reading A Bittersweet Day – The End of an Era

A Stunning Sermon and a Revealing Brisbane Q and A…

The services last Sunday are not up on the website yet (I will link to them when they are) but meanwhile here is Sinclair’s outstanding sermon and also a conversation I had with Mark Baddeley in Queensland Theological College in Brisbane which I had in May.   Firstly Sinclair’s sermon on 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Then this conversation with Mark …he is a superb interviewer – this … Continue reading A Stunning Sermon and a Revealing Brisbane Q and A…

Paul’s Passion and Purpose – Romans 9:1-5; A Prayer and a New City Alight Hymn

Last Sunday morning we looked at Romans 9:1-5 – Paul’s Passion and Purpose.   There was no evening service as we joined together with DECA (Dundee Evangelical Churches Alliance) for their joint service, at which Sinclair preached. Songs: O Praise the Name; Joy to the World; Ps 23 (Townend); Ps 116:1-9; Hear the Call of the Kingdom Readings: Acts 12:19-25, Psalm 116 Sermon:  Romans 9:1-5 – Paul’s Passion … Continue reading Paul’s Passion and Purpose – Romans 9:1-5; A Prayer and a New City Alight Hymn

Remembrance Sunday and Proverbs

Last Sunday was Remembrance Sunday –  You can listen to the whole service here Calvin “He shows in this that the true and proper proof of our hope consists in this, that, when things are so confused, that the heavens seem as it were to fall with great violence, the earth to remove out of its place, and the mountains to be torn up from … Continue reading Remembrance Sunday and Proverbs