“What is the end of all church-order, assemblies, and worship? What is a church? Is it not a company of sinners gathered together, according to God’s appointment, to give glory and praise to him for pardoning grace, for the forgiveness of sins, and to yield to him that obedience which he requires from us on the account of his having so dealt with us? This … Continue reading Romans 6 – True Freedom – Praise and Preaching from St Peters
I am currently in Portrush Northern Ireland to speak at a unique occasion – eight churches have got together and are cancelling their individual services and all meeting together this morning in the University of Coleraine. It’s encouraging that they are willing to do this (Presbyterians taking risks is unusual!) although it’s kind of a shame that its just the Presbyterians! The weather is atrocious … Continue reading Portrush, Romans 5, Ephesians 3 – The Advance of the Gospel and the Church
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
For some reason the morning sermon did not record but the evening one from Sinclair was absolutely stunning….it was on John 11: 1-16 and entitled ‘Jesus Cunctator’ (if you want to know what it means listen below! ) In the morning I preached on Romans 5:1-5 “Peace, Hope, Glory and Love”. Here is one of the quotes from it… “And by the word stand, he … Continue reading John 11:1-6 – Jesus Cuncator; O the Deep, Deep, Love of Jesus
Last Sunday I preached through Romans 4 in two parts – it is a chapter of Romans which is quite often neglected but is crucial because it shows how Abraham is the example of salvation for all of us. Both sermons are below and can be accessed on the St Peters website as well. Morning: Romans 4:1-8 – Abraham – Signed, Sealed and Delivered Isn’t … Continue reading Romans ch 4 – The Faith of Abraham – Our Example
As I was preparing to preach on Romans 4 for this morning I was struck by these words from verse three – “What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” I read in the commentaries the emphasis on the fact that Paul regarded the whole of the bible as Scripture. As I looked forward to proclaiming that this … Continue reading The Anti-Christ Message of Steve Chalke
Last Sunday we looked at two different passages: The first was from Romans 3:27-31 – The Faith that Justifies The second was a look at the Virgin birth – several people have asked about this being online….Why is it such a stumbling block for some people? Al Mohler “Must one believe in the Virgin Birth to be a Christian? This is not a hard question … Continue reading The Faith that Justifies; The Importance of the Virgin Birth; Silent Night.
It was a real joy to be back preaching in St Peters last Sunday. It was thrilling to see the church packed, to join in the praise and to be able to share the greatest thing in the world – the Word of God. The following is my introduction to the morning sermon – You will please forgive me for a personal word. I am … Continue reading Romans, Proverbs and Psalm 53 – The Unrighteousness that Proves God and the Speech that Transforms
Last Sunday I preached on Romans 2:17-19 – Circumcision of the Heart . It was part of an infant dedication service for Timothy Harrison, son of Graham and Michelle and brother of Ben. Let me explain why we do this. We are a Presbyterian Church and we believe in covenant baptism which includes the infants of believers. I wrote about this Baptism – A personal Journey in … Continue reading Infant Dedication, Heart Circumcision and One of the Best three Sermons ever preached!
When we judge others we are judging ourselves because we do the same things. But we don’t commit sexual immorality…but greed, arrogance, hatred? Idolatry – anything we put before God – even our religion is idolatry – As Stott says when we judge others it allows to both to retain our self respect and to commit sin. It is a convenient arrangement , but also … Continue reading Romans 2:1-11, John 1:3-5 and Psalm 51….Sermons and Songs from St Peters