Fantasy Football 2011-12

8 Aug

With the new Barclays Premier League season starting on Saturday 13th August, it’s time to get your managerial hats on once again and form that winning Team that will rack up the points week on week. Simply head to www.fantasy.premierleague.com, sign up or use your own login details and get creating. It’s not just an individual game though, once you’ve created your Team, join the R.P Fantasy Football league by entering the code below to compete with every one else.

R.P Championship code: 267406-79114

As per usual, you can probably all expect to be an enthusiastic Fantasy Footballer untill about mid-September and then that Team will probably carry you through to next May when you’ll check it again next. Bring it on!

If you’re one of our regular Blog readers and have no interest in Football at all, then please feel free to watch the Mitchell and Webb video found below which is the perfect parody of Football coverage on TV….

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Me and My Sherlock Holmes Man Crush

5 Aug

Im not going to try and make this a pious post, it’s simple; Sherlock Holmes is The Man. Hyper-intelligent, smartly dressed, handsome, humorously condescending, skilled in manly fighting; what’s not to love?

The BBC’s modern, glossy adaptation of this legends tale deserves and has received much credit, even winning  the 2011 BAFTA for Best Drama Series.

Season one replay just ended and the latest episode is available on iPlayer. If you have any interest in visual entertainment and have not yet watched this series click here now. Season two is due in early 2012 – Stay tuned!

USA’ns will not be able to watch on iPlayer, but the full series is available elsewhere on the internet.

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.”

Senior Camp Congregational Singing Downloads

28 Jul

As well as recording the talks at camp this year, I also made a lot of recordings of Psalm singing during worship times, these are now available to download! Unfortunately I accidentally deleted Psalm 22 to ‘St Kilda’ which was my favorite Psalm-tune combo of the week :(

I’ve put a handful of Psalms on Youtube; if you like to see the congregation and have to words on screen check them out.

Audio downloads [right click link and select “Save As” to download]:

Psalm 19 Tune: Lennox    Psalm 24 Tune: St George’s Edinburgh

Psalm 36   Psalm 42 Tune: Amazing Grace   Psalm 45   Psalm 47    Psalm 49

Psalm 85   Psalm 93   Psalm 98 Tune: Desert   Psalm 103   Psalm 107

Psalm 111   Psalm 128   Psalm 130   Psalm 144 Tune: Stroudwater

Senior Camp 2011 Talks

24 Jul

This year we had the blessing of having Rev Andrew Kerr  speak at Senior Camp. Throughout the week he traveled through the book of Ruth, exploring this well known piece of prose and bringing out various challenges. There was an overriding theme of redemption throughout the talks, as well as the reminder that God is ultimately Sovereign and in control of our life. – A.E. Carson

If you missed out on theses talks or just want to hear them for a second time, the recordings are found below (Keep an ear out for the Psalm at the end of each recording):

Ruth Talk #1 – ‘The Need For A Redeemer’ Audio

Ruth Talk #2 – ‘The Road To The Redeemer’ Audio / Video

Ruth Talk #3 – ‘The Grace of The Redeemer’ Audio / Video

Ruth Talk #4 – ‘Seeking The Redeemer’ Audio Only

Ruth Talk #5 – ‘The Work of the Redeemer’ Audio / Video

Ruth Talk #6 – ‘The Blessing of The Redeemer’ Audio / Video


Book Review – The Glory of Christ, R.C Sproul

14 Jul

If you’re a regular reader of Another King, like me, you’ll probably be quite confused or maybe amused that over our time of existence, we seem to be growing in numbers of authors whilst our number of ‘posts per month’ drop. I’ve decided to try and up my contribution to this particular Blog as i’m trying out a few tactics of using my Summer wisely, you’ll have to wait for a future post to find out more about that though….

The simplest means I could think of to try and pick up the slack of Another King was to review a book by R.C Sproul called ‘The Glory of Christ’. Firstly, some token information about the author: Dr. R.C. Sproul was born in 1939 in Pittsburgh and is the founder of Ligonier Ministries which is centred around educating and teaching, to top that all he has written over 50 books during his life.

The reason I wanted to review this book to you is that it is such a simple, but majestic read. Sproul takes you through Christ’s earthly life and ministry and shows how His glory can be seen in each and everyone of these moments. The chapters are all based around the specific area or focus of where the glory is to be found, for example, we have ‘Glory in the Fields’, ‘Glory in the Wilderness’, ‘Glory in the Upper Room’, ‘Glory on the Cross’, ‘Glory in the Return’; to name just a few. These chapters are short and so this book makes a wonderful compliment to your own time of personal devotions, the beauty of this is that Sproul takes just a few pages to highlight where the glory of Christ can be seen, even in a simple or everyday incident or location.The chapters also contain a great biblical-base and you’ll often find that Sproul is writing his own explanations and thoughts clearly alongside a given passage.

R.C Sproul

I’ve found that this book enabled me to have a growing realisation of the glory of Christ in my own life. As I read of how the glory of Him shone through in each of his actions, I found I began to have a growing knowledge of where He is working and how He is in control in every aspect. As Sproul says, ‘It is Christ, in his glory, who is the object of our worship and adoration’, I feel that this book will help you to realise, acknowledge and work this out day by day.

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