Last Sunday I was at the IFES conference in Barcelona so Sinclair preached at the morning service and Andy Bannister in the evening…if you benefit from listening to this as much as I have then you will be blessed… In the evening we had an emphasis on Solas which, under the direction of Andy, is growing and developing – they had just had a very … Continue reading 2 Timothy 3 – Sinclair Ferguson; Luke 15 – Andy Bannister – A Remembrance Hymn and Poem
Last Sunday we had two extraordinary services. In the morning we continued to climb the heights of Romans 8..(we are nearing the summit!)…and Isabel Miles was dedicated. Songs: Crown him with many Crowns (Tomlin); What a Friend we Have in Jesus; Ps 111; When I Survey; 10,000 Reasons Readings: Acts 9:32-43; Psalm 111 Sermon: Romans 8:31-34 – Who Will Be Against Us? “ You do not … Continue reading The Christians Great Assurance- Romans 8; The Treasure Hunt -Proverbs 2; Only a Holy God
Martyn Lloyd-Jones says that Romans 8:32 contains the highest doctrine that there is. After preaching on it last Sunday I am inclined to agree. It is a profound and beautiful teaching – that is absolutely life changing once you get it and believe it. Many of us were deeply moved and assured by it. You can here the whole service here or just the sermon … Continue reading The Greatest Doctrine (Romans 8:28); Proverbs 1 and “It is Well With My Soul”
Last Sunday we looked at how the Holy Spirit helps us in prayer. John Murray – “The children of God have two divine intercessors. Christ is their intercessor in the court of heaven….the Holy Spirit is the intercessor in the theatre of their own hearts” . John Calvin – “the Spirit is said to intercede, not because he really humbles himself to pray or to … Continue reading The Holy Spirit and Prayer (Romans 8); Sinclair on Proverbs – Praise and Preaching from St Peters
As I prepare for preaching in Memphis Sunday morning here is the sermon from last Sunday morning – again there was a tangible sense of the Lord’s presence with people in tears and just a joy at His goodness. And the service from the evening…again another stunning sermon from Sinclair on wisdom….enjoy… “It is however the design of Paul, as it will presently appear more … Continue reading Led by the Spirit, Wisdom from Proverbs – sermons and worship from St Petes…
Last Sunday morning we looked at Romans 8:9-13 The Realm of the Spirit. It is a wonderful passage but I learned a lesson from a mistake I made. Normally I operate on Luther’s advice to preach as ‘though a 14 year old serving girl’ were present. My version of that is a 17 year old Dundee man who has never been in church before. This … Continue reading The Realm of the Spirit (Romans 8:9-13); Sinclair on Wisdom (Proverbs 1:1-7), What a Friend we Have in Jesus. Songs and Sermons from St Peters.
Last Sunday morning Sinclair preached an incredible sermon on the teenage and young man Jesus – many tears were shed as the beauty of Christ incarnate was unfolded. I loved the reading of the passage from the first person perspective of Jesus. Songs– Come O Fount; Ps 139 (New Scottish) ; O Praise the Name; Ps 105:34-45; I Stand Amazed Readings: Acts 6:1-7 and Psalm 105:23-35 … Continue reading The Teenage and Young Man Jesus, The Repentant Prophet, Chrysostom on Wealth and Ps 130
Last Sunday we looked at Romans 8:1-4 – Looking at the subject of real freedom. This is the real Gospel. It was wonderful to see and hear people ‘getting’ the Gospel. Also we rejoiced in news of one young man becoming a Christian. To run and work the law commands, Yet gives me neither feet nor hands; But better news the gospel brings: It bids … Continue reading Romans 8 – The Freedom of the Good News; Proverbs 1 – Wisdom for Life (Sinclair Ferguson); Opticians in Burundi and Praise from St Peters
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.
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