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
It’s a joy to be able to say that the book I spent three months writing when on sabbatical in Australia is being published this month. I am delighted with the design and the quality of the production – thanks to Al McInnes, Catherine Mackenzie and CFP. They have managed to produce a quality hardback book for a great price (£8.99). It’s an unusual book … Continue reading A.S.K
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
Book – The Lost Message of Paul – Steve Chalke I have just finished a review copy of this book. I will be writing an article and a fuller review later on. Suffice it to say that if I had any hope that Steve Chalke would reverse his turning away from Christianity – they have been dashed. This is a better-written work than his previous…but … Continue reading Saturday Review 14 – The Lost Message of Paul; Owen Vol 10: Letters that Changed the World; Silly Wizard; Line of Duty; Castlehill Restaurant
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).
This months Bible Questions on Premier Christian Radio – This one was a wee bit diffferent – Questions include – Are the Jews still God’s chosen people? Why is God called the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (what about Moses, David, John the Baptist)? Wheels on God’s throne? Do we keep our scars in heaven? The significance of Jesus being in the grave for … Continue reading Your Call – Bible Questions – The Jews; Name of God; Heavenly Wheels and Scars; The Devil; Denominations; The Holy Spirit Convicting; The Resurrection Body;
Book – Pensees – Pascal – 9/10 What can one say about this classic book? This is so good I am tempted to learn French just to read the author in his original language! For those who don’t know this is a collection of philosophical fragments, note and essays. It is personal and deep and profoundly biblical and Christian – although very grounded in the … Continue reading Saturday Review 13 ; Pascal; Nine Marks of a Healthy Church; Romans 12; Nick Robinson; Love Over Gold; The Flame Tree Cafe
I wrote this Easter article for Christian Today in memory of Suzette Leverette. I have been thinking a lot about death and resurrection and the hope we have as Christians. On Easter Monday after a great Sunday….it seems appropriate….you can read the original here.. The Question The middle-aged man was irate. “What are you doing at my door?” he yelled. I explained that I was doing … Continue reading The Death of Death
It’s Easter Saturday – so in place of the normal Saturday review, here is a personal reflection/confession- with apologies to St Augustine. (The block quotes are from his Confessions) I Confess O Lord God, I confess to you because I know that all sin is ultimately against you. I confess to you my sins against my fellow human beings. They are made in your image; … Continue reading I Confess….
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