How Prayer Impacts Lives

This is a chapter I wrote in the CFP book ‘How Prayer Impacts Lives” – 41 Christians and their conversations with God .  The speaker was adamant – “I don’t believe in God because I have never seen or heard of anyone who has experienced answered prayer”. He was an atheist who prided himself in his ‘evidence based’ scientific approach to life. I was next … Continue reading How Prayer Impacts Lives

Baptisms, Prayer, Holiness, a New Song and a (not so good) Farewell Sermon – St Peters March 11th

Last Sunday morning was a special service for me – as I got to baptise my grandson – Finlay as well as Elizabeth – another girl in the congregation…the church was packed… Here is the morning service: Songs  – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; From heaven you Came;  Ps 89:1-6 and 13-18; We Praise God for His Covenant; May the Peace  Readings: Colossians 1:24-29  … Continue reading Baptisms, Prayer, Holiness, a New Song and a (not so good) Farewell Sermon – St Peters March 11th

Quenching the Spirit, Spiritual Gifts and Ephesians – Worship from St Peters 4th March 2018

Last Sunday was a great Lord’s Day for us – again the joy of knowing the presence of the Lord…the recording for the whole service did not work in the morning but we did manage to get the sermon – this was on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-20.  The Lord’s timing for me was fascinating…..I did not know that I would be preaching on this when the … Continue reading Quenching the Spirit, Spiritual Gifts and Ephesians – Worship from St Peters 4th March 2018

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

The Prayer of the Weak and the Joy of Singing Psalms

Imagine that God had given us a hymn book? – one with his words.  One that revealed his character.  One that expresses our emotions and hearts in words that the Holy Spirit inspires.  One that speaks of and to Christ.  One that is traditional, modern, post-modern and contemporary. One that is praise, lament, confession, rejoicing, individual and collective.  The hymn book that Jesus used. What … Continue reading The Prayer of the Weak and the Joy of Singing Psalms

Robert Murray McCheyne and St Peters

  St Peter’s Free Church in Dundee is famous throughout the evangelical world for being the church of Robert Murray McCheyne. But many of those who come to the church now, know very little about McCheyne; and many of those who are aware of McCheyne know very little about the current St Peters. This short article is intended to remedy those deficiencies in knowledge! Birth … Continue reading Robert Murray McCheyne and St Peters

Why the BBC should not Broadcast Muslim Prayer

This article first appeared on Premier Christian Blog   I kind of expected it, but it still astounds me how some Christians react to something I regard as basic, biblical and obvious.  But fascinating to see…what is your reaction?  For interest my initial title was “The BBC and the Trojan Horse of Islam” .. Why the BBC should not broadcast Muslim prayer By: David Robertson | 14th … Continue reading Why the BBC should not Broadcast Muslim Prayer