Equality is a fundamental value of our culture…the only problem is that everyone speak about it but they are often neither able to define it or give a basis for it. What Christians need to realise is that the word and concept of equality has been stolen from Christianity…we need to take it back. I … More I Can’t Believe…..in a God of Inequality
Today we celebrate 25 years in St Peters – I wrote the following article for the St Peters website It is a humbling and joyful thing to still be here after 25 years – in the joys and pains the Lord has preserved and blessed us. “Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and … More 25 Years at St Peters
Quenching the Fire in the Free Church – (This months editorial from the Record – you can purchase your copy of the magazine from your local Free Church or the Free Church offices/bookshop). We all know to a greater or lesser degree the danger and power of fire. Some of us have been literally burned; others … More Quenching the Fire in the Free Church – Record Editorial -August
(the whole service is now on Youtube – VIDEO – Gordon Wilson’s Memorial Service) Yesterday was quite an extraordinary day for me and I think others….in so many ways. It’s not every day you get to preach the gospel in front of the First Minister, the former First Minister and the government ministers responsible for … More The Memorial Service of Gordon Wilson – A Witness to Different Truths
The following is a personal reflection on the loss of a friend, mentor and member of my congregation, St Peters Free Church. His memorial service will be in St Peters tomorrow (July the 5th) at 12 noon. The Political Leader Gordon Wilson was born in Glasgow on the 16th of April 1938 and died in … More Gordon Wilson – A Man of Integrity and Intelligence
One of the key things for any growing church is that the Lord raises up new preachers/pastors of the Word. It takes more years to train a preacher/pastor than it does a doctor so its good to start them young. We are very thankful that the Lord seems to be raising up many young men … More Forgiveness, the Witness and Psalm 51 – Preaching and Praise from St Peters -Craig Anderson and Sinclair Ferguson
“The Truth of God and the Lie of Lust” Last Sunday morning I preached a sermon that in one sense I did not want to preach, and in another was desperate to preach. I did not want to preach on Romans 1:24-27 because of the sensitivity of the subject for many people present, because … More What the Bible Really Says About Sex and Sexuality
Last Sunday I had the privilege of being able to preach in St Peters – I realise that for some/many this was too soon after coming out of hospital – but the Lord enabled! It was great to be able to preach on knowing God. Here again is the full service from St Peters – … More “Knowing God and Rejecting that Knowledge” – Romans 1:18-23 – Service and Sermons from St Peters.
We continue our experiment of recording the whole service, with this weeks services (from 30th April) with Sinclair Ferguson in the morning and Craig Anderson in the evening. I was unable to be at the evening but the morning was special for me. I was supposed to be in Greece speaking at a conference so … More Your ‘Go To’ Verse and ‘Kingdoms Conflict’ – St Peters full worship services
Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. 2 Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— 3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, 5 who satisfies your desires with good things so … More Reasons to be Thankful – Reflections on 55 years!