Esther, Ephesians and Worship from St Peters with David Meredith and Craig Anderson

Last Sunday I had the privilege of preaching on the North Coast of Northern Ireland – the preachers in St Peters were David Meredith and Craig Anderson. David is one of the best preachers of Old Testament narrative I have heard – he preached a great sermon on Esther… Songs – Before the Throne;   Ps … More Esther, Ephesians and Worship from St Peters with David Meredith and Craig Anderson

Portrush, Romans 5, Ephesians 3 – The Advance of the Gospel and the Church

I am currently in Portrush Northern Ireland to speak at a unique occasion – eight churches have got together and are cancelling their individual services and all meeting together this morning in the University of Coleraine.  It’s encouraging that they are willing to do this (Presbyterians taking risks is unusual!) although it’s kind of a … More Portrush, Romans 5, Ephesians 3 – The Advance of the Gospel and the Church

Psalm 81 (What God requires and gives in worship), Ephesians 3 and Praise, Prayer, reading 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 … More Psalm 81 (What God requires and gives in worship), Ephesians 3 and Praise, Prayer, reading and preaching from St Peters

The Cure for Loneliness – the Cord of Three Strands – (Ecclesiastes 4:7-12)

(An edited edition of this article was first published on Christian Today here – ) Since the government is the highest authority known to secular man, it must be the solution to every problem. Including the problem of loneliness. Thus Prime Minister Theresa May, in response to a report from the Jo Cox Commission, has appointed … More The Cure for Loneliness – the Cord of Three Strands – (Ecclesiastes 4:7-12)

Praise, Reading, Prayer and Preaching (Romans and Gospel of John) from St Peters – 21st January

After our experiment last year recording the whole service we have decided to do that permanently.  Everything is recorded except the pastoral prayer and the missions prayer (for reasons of confidentiality).   I prefer to listen to the whole service – the recording is excellent and its great to join in the praise (led by John … More Praise, Reading, Prayer and Preaching (Romans and Gospel of John) from St Peters – 21st January

Happy (Calvinist) Christmas

Happy (Calvinist) Christmas!  https://www.christiantoday.com/article/a-merry-calvinist-christmas-to-one-and-all/122087.htm If you are reading this on Christmas Day – Happy Christmas….now get off your computer/phone and go and do something less boring instead – like eating turkey, watching the Queens speech or washing those dishes!   Maybe the computer isn’t such a bad option? Christmas is not universally celebrated. If you are … More Happy (Calvinist) Christmas