The Pastors Heart – Interview with Dominic Steele

  https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fthepastorsheart%2Fvideos%2F324971771362131%2F&show_text=1&width=560 In this interview/testimony we look at issues connected with evangelism, apologetics, St Peters, church growth, Scotland, Australia…I very much enjoyed meeting Dominic and look forward to preaching at his church on April 29th…. You can also see it on Vimeo (below).   Continue reading The Pastors Heart – Interview with Dominic Steele

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?

What’s Gone Wrong? The State of the Church in Scotland today

I have had a tough day – mourning over the state of the Church in Scotland – for several reasons – from the apostasy and bitterness of the Rev Johnstone Mackay on BBC Radio Scotland this morning, to the unrealism, arrogance and apathy of much of what I came across today….it breaks your heart.   And the death of Billy Graham has affected me more than … Continue reading What’s Gone Wrong? The State of the Church in Scotland today

Esther, Ephesians and Worship from St Peters with David Meredith and Craig Anderson

Last Sunday I had the privilege of preaching on the North Coast of Northern Ireland – the preachers in St Peters were David Meredith and Craig Anderson. David is one of the best preachers of Old Testament narrative I have heard – he preached a great sermon on Esther… Songs – Before the Throne;   Ps 139 (New Scottish); You are the Only One;  Psalm 85; … Continue reading Esther, Ephesians and Worship from St Peters with David Meredith and Craig Anderson

Portrush, Romans 5, Ephesians 3 – The Advance of the Gospel and the Church

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

Psalm 81 (What God requires and gives in worship), Ephesians 3 and Praise, Prayer, reading and preaching from St Peters

Last Sunday we had a phenomenal Lord’s Day – it was a time of celebration, joy and hearing from the Lord.  I thought the sung praise was especially powerful.  We now make the whole service (apart from the pastoral and mission prayers) available online.  You can subscribe to the podcast (or we also have one that is just the sermon) or listen to it on … Continue reading Psalm 81 (What God requires and gives in worship), Ephesians 3 and Praise, Prayer, reading and preaching from St Peters

The Cure for Loneliness – the Cord of Three Strands – (Ecclesiastes 4:7-12)

(An edited edition of this article was first published on Christian Today here – ) Since the government is the highest authority known to secular man, it must be the solution to every problem. Including the problem of loneliness. Thus Prime Minister Theresa May, in response to a report from the Jo Cox Commission, has appointed a minister for loneliness, Tracey Crouch. Loneliness is not a … Continue reading The Cure for Loneliness – the Cord of Three Strands – (Ecclesiastes 4:7-12)

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

Romans ch 4 – The Faith of Abraham – Our Example

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

Education and the Poor

This is another of the Solas conference videos currently being put up (for free!) on the Solas website.    In this 2013 talk I try to explain why education is so important and why Christian education is the best way to help the poor.   Since then things have only got worse for children from a disadvantaged background in Scotland.   Unless the Church in Scotland gets … Continue reading Education and the Poor