Revival (Psalm 85), Male and Female in the Church; Owen on Love; Communion; Portuguese Praise

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

1 Kings, Psalm 84, CreationFest, Communion and Johnny Cash – Worship from St Petes

Last Sunday Craig preached on 1 Kings 3-4 – it was the fullest I have ever seen the church.  Also great to have Katrina Nicholson with us…and Brian Broederson, Sarah Yardley and the team from CreationFest – after a great day of outreach on Saturday Songs: Great is the Darkness; Be Thou My Vision; Ps 23 (Townend); Ps 109:21-31; How Great Thou Art  (I thought the … Continue reading 1 Kings, Psalm 84, CreationFest, Communion and Johnny Cash – Worship from St Petes

A Week in the Life of Jesus – and Remember Communion – Two sermons from St Peters

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

God’s Law in our Hearts (Romans 2) and ‘Has God Forgotten?” (Psalm 77) –

I’m sorry that I didn’t manage to put these up yesterday – but here are the sermons from St Peters on the 2nd of July In the morning we looked at Romans 2:12-16 and saw how God’s law is written on every human heart – when people ask for evidence of God we have it externally in creation and internally in the moral law.   … Continue reading God’s Law in our Hearts (Romans 2) and ‘Has God Forgotten?” (Psalm 77) –

In the Spirit on the Lord’s Day – A Rainbow over St Peters

I don’t often like writing about  my own congregation, St Peters.    But yesterday was such an encouraging day that I thought I would make an exception. As we drove home from the church last I saw this double rainbow in a perfect arch over St Peters –  it was a beautiful symbol, not of man’s rebellion against God, but of God’s grace towards humanity. And … Continue reading In the Spirit on the Lord’s Day – A Rainbow over St Peters

Why I love the Public Worship of God

    I love the Lord’s Day. I love gathering with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s Day. It is an oasis in the midst of the desert. I joyed when to the house of God, go up they said to me.   Sunday morning worship and Sunday evening worship is for me the highlight of the week. It is the engine room, the food store … Continue reading Why I love the Public Worship of God

The Scottgate Tapes – A Revealing Insight into the Current State of the Church of Scotland

This is one blog I was praying I would not have to write.   So much so that I have held of writing for days in the hope that common sense and Christian decency would prevail. But time has run out. I have to admit it…in my naivety I have been played and suckered. And it’s not a nice feeling.

On Wednesday September 30th I found myself walking down South Clerk St towards Salisbury Mayfield Church of Scotland. I was in a literal cold sweat to the extent that I wondered if I was going to collapse. Why was I in such a state? Because I felt I was walking into the lions den. I was there to debate Rev. Scott McKenna, minister of the Church, on the bible, the atonement and the future of the church in Scotland. You can see the advert linked here:

https://theweeflea.wordpress.com/2015/09/22/the-most-important-debate-scott-mckenna-angus-morrison-the-atonement-and-the-future-of-the-church-in-scotland/

At one level I was excited. Because the church was packed with over 250 people on a midweek evening to discuss theology; because I liked Scott when I had met him previously and believed that he genuinely wanted to have an open discussion about Continue reading “The Scottgate Tapes – A Revealing Insight into the Current State of the Church of Scotland”