Last Sunday morning we looked at Romans 15:14-33 “Gospel Ambition” and I had the privilege of baptising our grandchild, Lewis Robertson. From the universal word all, I conclude that he did not simply pray that God would be present with and favor the Romans in a general sense, but that he would rule and guide every one of them. But the word peace refers, I … Continue reading Romans 15 – Gospel Ambition; Proverbs 4 – Sinclair Ferguson; Psalm 126
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
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
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.
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
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).
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
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
For some reason the full worship services from last Sunday are not yet up on the St Peters website however we do have the sermons: Sinclair Ferguson on 1 Thessalonians 1 Harry Mealyea on Mark 5:27-43 – The Delays of God. Book of the Month Our book of the month is the abridgement of Jeremiah Burroughs The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment -‘Learning to be Happy. Burroughs … Continue reading 1 Thessalonians 1 (Sinclair Ferguson), Mark 5 (Harry Mealyea); Learning to be Happy; How He Loves (Crowder) and Monday Message
Morning Service Leader: Hugh Henderson Praise Leader: Mairi De LA Haye Preacher: Iver Martin Songs: ~Holy, Holy, Holy; My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness; Ps 134(b); Ps 119:97-104; Christ is Made the Sure Foundation Readings: Acts 21:1-16 ; Psalm 119:97-104 Sermon: John 20:19-27 Evening Service Leader: Hugh Henderson Praise Leader: Mairi De La Haye Preacher: Sinclair Ferguson Songs: Praise My Soul the King of Heaven; Christ is Mine Forevermore; Ps … Continue reading Praise and Preaching – Iver Martin on John 20, Sinclair Ferguson on 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Alaister Begg; Steph Macleod- In Christ Alone