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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] 

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To Seek Revival Means There is Deadness…

2 Aug

New Horizon Hebridean style

Im not going to tell you where this quote is from just yet, if you want you can guess, all will be revealed in later blog posts. For now, its just an interesting quote on revival and threw up some questions; What DO we need to do “For revival to come”?  Is there a difference between revival in the Church and revival that reaches the community /nation? Is ‘revival’ even something we should be focusing on? I want to leave the floor open on this one, so if you have any comments or opinions please share.

“The essencial problem e.g., falling membership, failure to keep the children of church families, no men comming forward for the ministery or members offering for missionary service, are indicatons of deep-rooted spiritual malaise in the church.

To anwser, “Pray for revival”, is not sufficient. For revival to come there must be faithfulness, especially to vows made before God, which vows include not only Bible reading and prayer, but committed and constant attendance at worship services, including evening services; keeping the sacraments; and sacrificial giving (until-it-hurts-giving) to the Lords work.

Revival is hampered by lackadasical attendance and minimal giving. Revival too, will bring consequences in upsetting “the way it’s been done for x-years”. New people will have new ideas and there must be an openness in the present membership to listen and accept profitable change.

To seek revival means there is deadness which requires the life-giving power of the holy spirit to fan the dying embers into a glowing fire. The Church members must be awakened from their lethargy; from their acceptance of the status-quo; and from their failure to take seriously the vows made before God.”

New Minister and Preaching Station for RPCS

12 Jul

Two quick updates from Scotland:

Firstly; Rev. David Karoon, previously a minister in the Free Church of Scotland having resigned his post on the Isle of Arran  was accepted as a minister into The RPCS on July 2nd.

Secondly; The RPCS has taken the decision to commence holding services of public worship with a view to establishing a congregation in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. This decision is taken in response to a request made by a number of Christians from the town and is motivated by a wholly positive desire to proclaim the Gospel. Services commenced on July 10th.

Culregrein Mission House where services are currently being held.

More information and updates @: http://www.rpcscotland.org/

Or check out the Stornoway RP Church website: http://stornowayrpcs.org

 

 

Airdrie Go-Team, Sunday Psalm.

27 Apr

I’m sure one of the two Another King writers who were officially on the Airdrie Go-Team will post a full report  in the rear future. In the meantime and to whet your appetite, here is a recording of Psalm 98B from morning worship of the Go-Team Sunday.

The singing on Sunday was fantastic, due in no small part to a what was probably the largest attendance at a regular worship service in Airdrie for 50 years.

Mystery Worshipper visits Shaftesbury

5 Feb

Spot the famous blogger

So I thought I’d better justify my backstage pass to the Another King stats page by actually posting something.

http://www.ship-of-fools.com/mystery/2009/1794.html

This came to my attention a few weeks ago (ht Rosemary). It’s fascinating to get a glimpse of how outsiders from other denominations might feel when they worship with an RP congregation. As Shaftesbury Square RP is my de facto congregation away from home, I found this particularly interesting and challenging. The correspondent seems somewhat bemused by the lack of instrumental accompaniment, and bemoans the lack of a post-service cup of coffee (one of my personal hobby-horses, but that’s another story), but otherwise generally seems to enjoy the service.

How would this report read if it was written about your church? When we attend public worship, we are on display to anyone who might happen to walk in off the street. Do we behave accordingly? Are we showing that we are deeply moved by the Psalms we sing? Are we attentively listening to the sermon being preached? Are we willing to go out of our way to be friendly to the lonely visitor, and make them feel welcome and loved? In short, is our conduct at church on Sabbath morning/evening God-honouring?

Why Evening Worship? (part 1)

29 Jan
This post is the first in a series of seven offering reasons why we should return to church for evening worship. They were originally written by Rev. David McCullough for a leaflet addressing this issue.

I’m unsure what to use as pictures in these posts!

Introduction

This article is written with the purpose of encouraging the followers of the Lord Jesus Christ to make use of the privilege and blessing of evening worship. It is written acknowledging that there are Biblical reasons why it is not always possible  to return for worship on the evening of the Lord’s day.Though we may not have any direct Biblical command, “You shall return to evening worship,” we have much by way of implication from the Scripture and there are many reasons why the people of God should return for evening  worship

1. Because of the Glory of God

God’s glory is the all important matter in life. Paul exhorted the church at Corinth to, do all to the glory of God. (I Corinthians 10:31) The work of the devil is to rob God of His glory – that is his primary purpose.  When we are absent without due cause from worship God is being robbed of His glory because God’s glory is displayed in His people.  Added to this, if we are not growing as Christians as we should and could, God is being robbed of glory.  We cannot be growing as we ought if we are not taking in the Word of God preached.

To be continued.

Download Freemasonary Uncovered

26 Nov

Click on the link to download the public meeting Freemasonary Uncovered.
Speaker Rev.David McCullough.
Venue Dromore RP Church.
Enjoy.

Freemasonary Uncovered