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Total Forgiveness

Total Forgiveness

Last Sunday I spoke on the subject of biblical forgiveness from Matthew 18. The message is available to download here or listen online here. The main theme for the sermon was how can God ask us to forgive everyone and yet, he requires reconciliation before restoring relationship, i.e. why do we have to say sorry before we … Continue reading

What is the gospel?

What is the gospel?

The following is a talk for a children’s prize giving service, where there were lots of kids and I only had 20 minutes. It’s a quiz / message montage experiment! Sometimes it is easy to over-complicate the gospel and lose sight of its simplicity. How would you summarise it in one sentence? Simply put it … Continue reading

Advice to a new preacher

Advice to a new preacher

I have recently been speaking with a good friend who has the opportunity to preach his first sermon. I started to think about all the things that go through my mind when I approach a passage and the pulpit. I thought I would share them with you. So, John this is for you brother! Preaching … Continue reading

Running on Empty

Running on Empty

Yesterday I spoke at my home church, Central Baptist Church, Dundee in my series of Postcards from the Prophets on Elijah at Mount Horeb from 1 Kings 19 titled “Running on Empty”. In it I sought to outline Elijah’s external persecution and internal despair along with his encounter with the whispering God. Through it all I sought … Continue reading

The God Who Is There

The God Who Is There

I recently spoke at my church on the next in my series on Elijah. This time Elijah is facing the prophets of Baal, King Ahab and the people of Israel at the top of Mount Carmel. Its a classic passage from Israel’s history and I focussed on 1) A guilty silence (ie the people who … Continue reading

An Empty Jar and a Broken Heart

Last Sunday I preached on Elijah meeting the widow of Zarepheth from 1 Kings. It was the third in my series of Postcards from the Prophets. The sermon is available here and the slides here.

Famous Last Words

Here is a sermon I preached on 13th March 2011 at Central Baptist Church, Dundee. It is the second in the series titled Postcards from the Prophets, looking at key moments in the life and ministry of the prophets. In this message I focussed on how the final words of Jacob to his son Judah were remarkably fulfilled hundreds of years later and why this is relevant to us in the 21st century. Continue reading

Jesus As Saviour

Here is a sermon I preached at Tayside Christian Fellowship on the 13th February 2011. It was the first in a series they were doing on Jesus – Saviour, Lord and King. The sermon is titled Jesus As Saviour and was taken from Colossians 1.9-14, the audio is available here.

Counterfeit Christianity

My apologies for the lack of posting in recent weeks – I have been busy preparing two messages for my church, Central Baptist Church for 1st August. The morning message was a follow on from my message on the broad and narrow ways from Jesus’ closing application of the sermon on the mount, entitled Counterfeit … Continue reading