Tuesday 22 September 2015

Listen to Sermons by Rev Dr Peter Naylor on Deuteronomy

Recently, I was part of a commission of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales for the installation of a new minister in Durham Presbyterian Church. A minister of one of the EPCEW congregations called Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Cardiff gave the charge to the incoming minister, which was excellent for this installation and it was good for every minister to hear this charge. Rev Dr Dr Peter Naylor, Immanuel's minister gave the charge which emphasised Deuteronomy 1:5 and the need for plain explanations of the truth by all Christian ministers of the gospel.

Rev Dr Peter Naylor is a Hebrew scholar, but he is more than that, he is a faithful shepherd of souls and a Christian minister. He has just begun a new series on explaining the Book of Deuteronomy and it is outstanding. I have just listened to the opening sermon on Deuteronomy 1:1-8, 10:12-22. I would urge every serious minded Christian to listen to this.

The whole series can be heard on this link: http://www.immanuelcaerau.org.uk/media/

We need to know what preaching should be and Peter explains this from Deuteronomy 1:5, which reads: "Beyond the Jordan, in the land of Moab, Moses undertook to explain this law, saying ...".

The key word is "explain" which means "to make plain".

How should the people of God respond?: “And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to keep the commandments and statutes of the LORD, which I am commanding you today for your good? (Deuteronomy 10:12-13).

The truth for the people of God is not "what would I like to do?" but the Lord God asks "what does the Lord God require of you? The first aspect is that we are to "fear the LORD your God", we are to reverence him.

I am confident that if you can find the time to listen to these sermons that they will profit you immensely. Enjoy!

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