Tag Archives: David McCullough

David McCullough on Mercy Ministry

23 Mar

This sermon was preached at the ordination of two new deacons in Dromore RPC.

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Reflections on the Pope’s Visit

23 Sep

Pope Benedict visited Britain last weekend and Pastor David McCullough shared some reflections from the pulpit during Sunday’s Evening Service.

This is also available in the form of the latest blog post at He Rules Over the Nations.

Philip Dunwoody has also posted some thoughts on his blog.

Tell them “It’s the Table”

14 Aug

A clip from Dad’s sermon on Psalm 23v5.

“You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.”

For the full sermon download Mp3 or watch the Video

Join the Church to Bring God Glory

2 Jul

Fifth reason and conclusion from Rev. David McCullough’s series, “Why Join the Church?”

5. Because we want to Bring Glory to God

How we live our lives can bring glory to God.  Peter writing to the early NT believers wrote, “Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us.” (I Peter 2:12)  That is not only true for us as individuals but also in our lives together.  Our lives together are to show that we belong to Christ and to bring Him glory.  When you join the church you are being adopted into the family of God’s people and in that family the relationships lived out and the service given one for the other will bring glory to God.  Bringing glory to God is the reason above all that Christians should belong to a church.

Obviously anyone can come along to the services and benefit from the preaching and the warmth of the fellowship.  But there are many more privileges in belonging to the church.  You will receive the official care and oversight of the minister and elders; you will have the opportunity to come to the Lord’s Table without being welcomed as a visitor.  You will have the privilege of your children being able to receive the sign of baptism.  You will have the privilege of being able to stand alongside a group of believers knowing that this is your church where you will be cared for, prayed for and your gifts utilised to God’s glory.

So do not merely attend a church – join.  Join because God says so, because you need to, because others will be blessed and most of all because God will be glorified.

Why Join the Church?

Introduction

1. To Obey

2. To Receive Care

3. To Fulfil Responsibilities

4. To Reach the Lost World

5. To Bring God Glory

Join the Church to Reach the World

22 Jun
The fourth reason from Rev. David McCullough’s series answering the question “Why Join the Church?”

We should join a local church for the sake of reaching the lost.  When we work together we can better spread the Gospel at home and overseas. A local church which is Biblical is a lighthouse to the world.  When we take on membership we back up the missionary endeavours of the church. Together in the church we can reach our towns and community and combine our efforts to further the gospel across the world.

Why Join the Church?

Introduction

1. To Obey

2. To Receive Care

3. To Fulfil Responsibilities

4. To Reach the Lost World

5. To Bring God Glory

God of Jacob

2 Jun

An excerpt from the sermon “Welcoming the King” on Psalm 24 by Rev. David McCullough. You can also watch the whole sermon or download the mp3.

Join the Church to Fulfil Responsibilities

27 May

Reason no.3 from Rev. David McCullough’s series “Why Join the Church?”

“every Christian has been entrusted with gifts to be used in the context of a local church”

3. Because We Have Responsibilities For Others

In Hebrews 10:24&25 we are commanded to “consider one another.” Not joining the church sends out a wrong and unbiblical message to other believers and also to the world. Not joining is modelling a sinful pattern to others. This is a serious thing to do. Not joining sends the message – this church and her teaching is not worthwhile being committed to; the work of God doesn’t deserve all of our lives.

Of course the opposite is also true. When we join a Biblical church we are making a massive statement to the unbelieving world and rightly considering others.

We should also remember that every Christian has been entrusted with gifts to be used in the context of a local church. These gifts are given for the “common good” (I Corinthians 12:7). Yes it is true that someone can use their gifts outside of the church but many of the ministry opportunities are available for church members only. A famous American preacher once said, “Not joining the church is saying I don’t want to serve the only institution that Christ ever built.”

Why Join the Church?

Introduction

1. To Obey

2. To Receive Care

3. To Fulfil Responsibilities

4. To Reach the Lost World

5. To Bring God Glory