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….
Last Sunday we had communion in the morning and looked at Psalm 85. There were so many people that we had to serve communion upstairs…the stillness was special. As was the singing of Grace at the end. Songs: Saviour of the World; Only a Holy God; Ps 113; Ps 85; Grace Readings: Acts 10:24-48; Ps 113 Sermon: Ps 85 – Restoration, Revival and Righteousness Here are the quotes that … Continue reading Revival (Psalm 85), Male and Female in the Church; Owen on Love; Communion; Portuguese Praise
This is the last of my Premier ‘Thought for the Day’ in which we look at the Second Coming and the End of the World, Heaven and Hell …enjoy.. This was based on chapter 10 of Magnificent Obsession. Here are some of the quotes used in that chapter. “No fire, no heroism, no intensity of thought or feeling, can preserve a life beyond the grave…all … Continue reading The Last Things – The Second Coming – Heaven and Hell – Premier Thought for the Day – 10
This weeks thought for the day on Premier looks at the witness of the Church – This thought came from chapter nine of Magnificent Obsession Here are some of the quotes from that chapter: “To say that men and women should not inject their ‘personal morality’ into public policy debates is a practical absurdity; our law is by definition a codification of morality, much of … Continue reading The Witness of the Church – Premier Thought for the Day 9
This weeks Premier ‘Thought for the Day” – The Trinity, the Divinity of Jesus and the God who became man. Like the others it is based on Magnificent Obsession – this time chapter 6. I also used this chapter last Sunday evening as a source for the Sunday evening apologetic sermon on the Eternity and unchangeableness of God. Here are a few quotes from that … Continue reading The Trinity and the God who Became Man – Premier Thought for the Day
|1| Boris and the Burka. |2| Sarah Champion. |3| Germaine Greer. |4| Australian Drought. |5| Chinese Church. |6| Bill Hybels. |7| Lawrence Krauss. |8| Augustine. LISTEN HERE: https://theweeflea.podbean.com Download this episode (right click and save) LINKS: Boris and the Burka BBC Radio 4 | PM – Tue 7 Aug 2018 Order-Order.com | Ken Clarke: Burka is a “Peculiar Costume”, “A kind of bag.” Order-Order.com | Emily Thornberry – I wouldn’t let a … Continue reading Quantum 04 | The Wee Flea Podcast
Ozzie Observations – Week 7 – The Bible In Australia The Bible in Australia is a book by Meredith Lake. It is stunning. A work of genius. One of the best, if not the best, books about theology, sociology, history, politics and culture that I have ever read. It is well written, well researched and well put together. If there is a better book about … Continue reading Ozzie Observations – Week 7 – The Bible In Australia
Solas have just published a new book – (it would be a great Christmas gift) entitled “Why We Still Believe”. Description The West has become permeated with a culture that doesn’t ‘do’ God. Many people assert that we have progressed, while Christians are still clinging to out-dated ideas. In Why We (Still) Believe, fourteen contributors focus on several specific contemporary attacks on Christianity, showing why … Continue reading Why I Still Believe – in Humanity.
This week I listened to a Bishop on the radio talking about cancer. I thought it might be helpful but to be honest it was weak. He made the valid point that serious illness, like cancer, teaches us that we are frail. And that was it. I agree of course that though we may intellectually acknowledge we are frail, it is often only when … Continue reading Help, Hope and Healing for those Heading to Hospital or faced with Illness
Because I missed these last Sunday here are the sermons from a couple of Sundays ago.. Sinclair did a fascinating sermon on a week in the life of Jesus (the first of his ministry) In the evening I preached a communion sermon on the first part of Psalm 78. This is a quote from Augustine I used: For those who sought God for the sake … Continue reading A Week in the Life of Jesus – and Remember Communion – Two sermons from St Peters