Romans 7:1-6 – The New Way of The Spirit; Sinclair on Proverbs 1 and A Message from the Graveyard.

It was a real joy to be back preaching on Sunday –  In looking at Romans 7:1-6 and the difference between written Law and the Gospel of the Spirit.   I began with Marlon Brando, continued with Jordan Peterson, and ended with Martin Luther – “ We must ask God for divine grace, so that we may become new in spirit, willing and doing all good works … Continue reading Romans 7:1-6 – The New Way of The Spirit; Sinclair on Proverbs 1 and A Message from the Graveyard.

The Cross, the Temple and the Gospel – Sinclair Ferguson, Andy Robertson and John Owen

Last Sunday was apparently quite a special one in St Peters – if you listen to the two services you will hear why – Sinclair’s sermon on the Cross is stunning, as is Andrew’s on Ezekiel.  What struck me about both is that not only were they deeply biblical and faithful to the text, they were passionate and full of pathos and emotion.  This is … Continue reading The Cross, the Temple and the Gospel – Sinclair Ferguson, Andy Robertson and John Owen

Tim Keller and Sinclair Ferguson on Christian Ministry

Tim Keller and Sinclair Ferguson are probably the most influential Christian leaders in my life and ministry.   It was therefore a joy to hear them both on this video speaking about ministry and life.   (If you don’t wish to watch the whole ceremony Tim Keller begins at around the 27 minute mark-  Sinclair at the one hour 27 ). Tim Keller always has this … Continue reading Tim Keller and Sinclair Ferguson on Christian Ministry

Right Royal Preaching

I was preaching at a Chinese Presbyterian Church conference in Sydney this morning, and was immediately asked what I thought about the Royal Wedding (which some of them had stayed up to watch the night before). We had an interesting discussion.   I will keep my thoughts for later, but in particular they wanted to know what I thought of THAT sermon.  Again I will have … Continue reading Right Royal Preaching

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?

Blogging in the Name of the Lord – Interview with the Exiled Preacher

This is an interview I took part in with The Exiled Preacher  Blogging in the Name of the Lord: David Robertson GD: Hello David Robertson, and welcome to Exiled Preacher. Please tell us a little about yourself. DR: I’m the minister of StPeter’s Free Church in Dundee, Church of Robert Murray McCheyne.    I’m married to Annabel and have three  grown up children – Andrew, Becky, and Emma … Continue reading Blogging in the Name of the Lord – Interview with the Exiled Preacher

John 11:1-6 – Jesus Cuncator; O the Deep, Deep, Love of Jesus

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

LED 19 – Is May the New Maggie? – Anti-Semitism in Sweden and Westminster – Women’s Football – Wrongful Birth – Sinclair Ferguson on Education – Transmania continues.

Light Engaging Darkness is a weekly post that tries to give a summary and comment on current cultural events, from a Christian perspective.  It’s important to say that these are personal opinions and not an attempt to say this is THE Christian view.  Some things are clear in terms of the Bible – others are not.  All I am trying to do is try to think … Continue reading LED 19 – Is May the New Maggie? – Anti-Semitism in Sweden and Westminster – Women’s Football – Wrongful Birth – Sinclair Ferguson on Education – Transmania continues.

Owen on The Presence of Christ, Sermons on John 10 and Ephesians 2, Song – Psalm 43

One of the great things about John Owen is that he is preeminently a theologian of the Holy Spirit.  This morning I read his comments on the ministry of the Spirit in the church.  Without that we are just dead – whatever our outward form.    I wonder as we go to worship this morning whether we will ask more about the people who are … Continue reading Owen on The Presence of Christ, Sermons on John 10 and Ephesians 2, Song – Psalm 43

John 10, Ephesians 1, Psalm 62 – God is Love…Sermons, Song and News article from St Peters

Last Sunday Morning Sinclair preached on John 10 In the evening Craig preached on Ephesians 1 And here is one of our favourite psalms – Ps 62   Finally it was good to have my article published in the Scotsman last Thursday – here is a quote from it… What about that most absurd and evil of Christian doctrines, as Christopher Hitchens declared, ‘love your … Continue reading John 10, Ephesians 1, Psalm 62 – God is Love…Sermons, Song and News article from St Peters