200 Years Of Faithful PreachingOctober 23, 2008
200 years of God’s faithfulness. That’s what Charlotte Baptist Chapel in Edinburgh celebrates this weekend. What an opportunity! A small corner of God’s ‘big C’ Church has three days to reflect thankfully on their past, resound praise joyfully in the present, and dream ambitiously for God’s glory in the future.
However, when we say 200 years of God’s faithfulness, we would surely submit that one evidence of that faithfulness has been the gift of faithful preachers. Over two centuries, a line of godly and gifted men have (by God’s grace) left behind a legacy of saints equipped, a people prepared for works of service.
Over this next week, I’m going to try to capture something about the preaching of some of these Christ-exalting men:
- Christopher Anderson (1808 – 1851)
- Joseph Kemp (1902- 1915)
- Graham Scroggie (1916 – 1933)
- Sidlow Baxter (1935 – 1953)
- Gerald Griffiths (1954 – 1962)
- Alan Redpath (1963 – 1966)
- Derek Prime (1969 – 1987)
- Peter Grainger (1992 – date)
(ps. this is not an exhaustive list of pastors at Charlotte Chapel. For the complete story, you can read Ian Balfour’s new and comprehensive book, Revival in Rose Street).