The Best Online (St Peters) Worship Service Yet?

We are really enjoying being in Australia….the thing that we miss the most are family – both physical and spiritual….most days I walk to Lane Cove library, where I am currently doing most of my writing.  As you can see it is a beautiful walk.  This week as I was walking down in beautiful sunshine I listened to this service from St Peters on the … Continue reading The Best Online (St Peters) Worship Service Yet?

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 Cooper).   If you wish to get the sermons only you … Continue reading Praise, Reading, Prayer and Preaching (Romans and Gospel of John) from St Peters – 21st January

The Greatest and Strangest Praise and Worship Service – Ever – Revelation 19

Here is the latest article in Christian Today in my Revelation series. What is the worship like in your church? I belong to a tradition about which the following (apocryphal) story was told. A stranger walked into the service and started ‘Amening’ and exclaiming ‘Hallelujah/Praise the Lord’. One of the elders approached and rebuked him: ‘We don’t “Praise the Lord” in this church!”‘ Worship is too often … Continue reading The Greatest and Strangest Praise and Worship Service – Ever – Revelation 19

Society Today and Pentecost – St Peters services 4th June 2017

“As they chose not to continue in the knowledge of God, which alone guides our minds to true wisdom, the Lord gave them a perverted mind, which can choose nothing that is right.” – Calvin. Last Sunday mornings sermon looked at Romans 1:28-32.  It was not an easy message to preach, but that passage describes our society today – exactly.  Indeed it could have been … Continue reading Society Today and Pentecost – St Peters services 4th June 2017

A Triple Baptism, Children of the Promise and John 1:1

Last Sunday morning was very special for us in St Peters – we had a triple baptism.  Sinclair Ferguson baptised his three grandsons.  It was, as all baptisms are, a moving occasion.  I loved Sinclair’s explanation of baptism.  It was wonderful to be able to teach on ‘Children of the Promise”  from Acts 2:38-39.   It was a busy day with church news – another pregnancy, … Continue reading A Triple Baptism, Children of the Promise and John 1:1

Children and the Church – More Worship from St Peters

We continue our experiment in recording the whole service at St Peters.  Thanks for those who gave such positive feedback. It would be very helpful if you have any feedback to send it to me – as we decide whether to continue doing this.  It is  strange providence that one of the most grateful recipients has been myself.   It was wonderful to lie on … Continue reading Children and the Church – More Worship from St Peters

St Peters – Readings, Sermons and Top Songs from 2015

This is my years summary of our readings, sermons and songs from St Peters. Readings:  As a congregation we read systematically through books of the bible.  One OT reading and one NT reading in the morning, and one OT in the evening.  During 2015 in our congregational worship we completed the following books:  Exodus,   1 Samuel ,  Micah, Luke, 2 Peter and Ephesians We … Continue reading St Peters – Readings, Sermons and Top Songs from 2015

Acts 29 Europe – What Jesus Continues to Do and Teach

This week I had the privilege of attending the Acts 29 Europe conference in Nottingham England.   http://acts29europe.com/beholdtheman/ I was there to lead one of the seminars and was only able to be there one day, but I found the whole experience fascinating. The following is not intended to be a full report but just the observations of a passer by. I make them not in … Continue reading Acts 29 Europe – What Jesus Continues to Do and Teach