‘Ministering in Changing Circumstances’ – David Karoon

23 Nov

‘Ministering in Changing Circumstances’ – Sermon clip from David Karoon (4 Min):

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Transcript:

“I hope the in the Stornoway RP Church you and I are not conservatives and traditionalists; those who worship the past because it is the past. Neither is we liberals; because be worship the present… we seek to be biblical Christians, we seek to be a biblical church. One that recognises that we are placed in such a time as this,  that we are placed in this place in order to speak with the voice of the prophets to a generation that is degenerate and on its way to a eternal death.

And it seems to me that the conservative church refuses to be sensitive to the changes in the culture in which we are placed.

Sometimes we refuse to be sensitive because we are ignorant of the changes… but sometimes it isn’t just ignorance. It is sheer arrogance, we think that we know everything; we assume that we have a monopoly of truth, and we are determined to pursue the path of the past.

The Apostle was not like that. He knew the changing circumstances, he was aware of the changing context and wherever God placed him, whatever restrictions the sovereign had placed upon him, the apostle Paul sought to continue his ministery within that changing context.

This is the problem with us as human beings; we are people of extremes, we are either completely insensitive to the changes or we are hyper-sensitive to the changes. The traditionalists & conservatives in the church are completely insensitive to changes that are taking place in our society. The liberals on the other hand are hyper-sensitive to the changes, and so they want the gospel to change, they want the church to change; they want everything to change in order to fit in with the prevailing culture of that day.

We are neither conservatives worshiping the past neither are we liberals worshiping that the feet of the present. We are biblical Christians worshiping at the feet of the triune God; father, Son and Holy Spirit.”

– David Karoon (Full Audio)

YAWeekend Audio

4 Oct

Recording at YAW was very much a voluntary afterthought, so very little was [successfully] recorded, but what was is here.

 

Talks:

Spiritual Gifts Seminar – David McC

The Kingdom and Wealth – David Sunderland

Psalms Recordings:

Psalm 73s7-12 Communion

Psalm 45s1-6

Psalm 72s9-13 Fountain

Christ Still Reigns 11.5 Years on

1 Sep

HQ Audio recordings of the ‘Christ Still Reigns’ praise night back in 2000 are now available online. Each part is ~40mins and ~25mb

Part 1  Right Click to Download 

Part 2  Right Click to Download 

 

Samples

Psalm 148 Right Click to Download

Psalm 85  Right Click to Download 

Stornoway RPC Audioz

17 Aug

Sermons from Stornoway RP Church are now available to download. So you can finally hear our two best newest preachers for yourself! In the joy of the moment I decided to do something I’d had been planning to start for a while. Ladies and Gentleman, crank the bass up for a personal first and an RP second, please enjoy this sermon jam:

‘Live Your Confession‘[4min] – Rev David Karoon  (Full Sermon Here) 

I also have some Psalm-singing from S[tornoway]RPC, the recordings are low quality and its hard to make out the words. The Psalms are from the old Scottish psalters if you want to look them up. I really enjoyed just getting to hear our RP brothers & sisters on ‘The Isle of Lewis’ worship, made it more real to me.

Psalm 23 Tune: Bays of Harris [Right Click to Download]  

Psalm 18 v17-29 [Right Click to Download] 

Psalm 73v23-28  [Right Click to Download] 

I’m not sure which Psalm this is, I think its from the American Psalter…? 

Psalm 61v1-5 Tune- St Andrew [Right Click to Download] 

Exam Result Fears & West Ham’s Tears

15 Aug

Given Mr Alastair’s current indisposition I can in his place bring you the first of what may become a series of ‘Guest-Author-Weblog-Posts’. This First post was written especially for AK by Miss Alanna E. Carson of Ballybogey. 

 

 

On Thursday the 18th of August 2011, I will receive results that will determine not only what I will be doing for the next three years of my life, but also were I will live, and therefore the people I meet and subsequently the overall experience I will have. Scary stuff. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say it’s hard to keep this type of impending results off your mind.

But there are other things that can easily consume or minds with suspense. For instance upcoming sporting results, whether or not Manchester United will win the Premier League again, or will a superior force such as Swansea Citywin the title.

Whatever it maybe most of us are eagerly waiting for something, the score of a match or the results of an exam, but do these things really matter at all in the long run. If we take a trip 50 years down the time line, will the fact that I got a C in Spanish at GCSE, be relevant to society? Or will the rest of our lives be changed by the fact that West Ham got relegated to the Championship, in 2011?

The Bible tells us of one thing that is not only imminent but also relevant to everyone’s lives, and therefore should constantly be on our minds. Hebrews 10 v28 reads, “So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins for many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for Him.”

Christ is coming. Be waiting for Him.

KEEP CALM and CARRY ON

12 Aug

 

 

 

 

 

How should we as Christians react to this week’s threats and fears? What do we do when society breaks down and the gospel seems powerless? KEEP CALM and CARRY ON!

YAW Weekend 2011

10 Aug

The application form for CY/Over 18s/Young Adults’ Weekend is available below. It goes down 16-18 September at Mullartown House, Annalong. Rev. David Sutherland is speaking on Jesus’ parables, with special guests Rev. David McCullough and Rev. Robert Robb doing seminars on spiritual gifts. Hard to argue with that lineup. Also, it’s always sunny that weekend. £35 is the cost if you book before August 27th. So click on the green words below and print the form, or, even better, save trees and email Lynda Bell with your details. Be there, or be a regular quadrilateral.

YAW form 2011