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Archives: "Word from Scotland"
  • When Nehemiah and his construction team were busy rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem they were faced with various challenges.   All of us have to face real challenging circumstances when we serve Jesus Christ, the King of Kings. When the walls were half way up the workers were confronted by criticism and sarcasm. …
    December 9, 2019
  • It can be easier to start something than to finish it and is easier to get in to something than get out. It can be easier to get into debt than get out of debt and easier to make a commitment than to keep that commitment. It is easier to fill your diary than fulfil your schedule. Discouragement is a real enemy.  …
    December 2, 2019
  • We have reached the concluding verses of Ephesians Chapter 3 – and these verses on prayer are so rich. Many have said over the years – “Listen to other people praying – you will learn much about them – and maybe something from them!   You will learn what is on their hearts…
    November 25, 2019
  • We come to Ephesians Chapter 3 verse 14 – “For this reason I kneel before the Father.”  There are times when we can allow our imagination to inspire us spiritually.   Reading these words give rise to such comment. Paul is writing to people who had come to real faith – he…
    November 18, 2019
  • Paul is writing this letter to the Ephesian Church while imprisoned in Rome.    We come to the concluding verses of Chapter 3.  Why does God allow this?   From the very beginning of the Church of Jesus Christ there have been those imprisoned for their faith in Jesus and for their courageous…
    November 11, 2019
  • We are reading in Ephesians 3.   Paul changes from these magnificent themes about Faith in Jesus Christ - and suddenly becomes quite personal.   Both are needed.   We see the reason for this.    Because of these magnificent themes which he has been preaching, teaching and…
    November 4, 2019
  • We come to these concluding verses in Ephesians Chapter 2. This middle wall separating Jew and Gentile - this dividing partition - has been demolished and destroyed by what Jesus Christ did on the Cross when HE shed His Blood.   We Gentiles are no longer separated from Christ - excluded no more - no longer…
    October 28, 2019
  • We are reading the second half of Ephesians Chapter 2 and last week closed with these words - "Israel - I give you the promises - the prophets - the Word of Light - the promise of the Messiah - now go and share all this with the world." We too must be careful that we do not fall into the same trap.  …
    October 21, 2019
  • We are reading in Ephesians Chapter 2 and we come to verse 11.  Therefore – remember.   It is always interesting to read of what the Bible instructs us to remember - and when we have a 'therefore', we always need to discover what it is there for - why it is there.   Paul…
    October 14, 2019
  • We remain in the Ephesians Chapter 2 where in verse 3 we learn that before we came to Jesus Christ the Saviour, we were objects of wrath.   That is not a very pleasant description of what we were like – and how mankind remains. There is a-coming a Day of Wrath - it will be a dreadful day. …
    October 7, 2019
  • We move on to Ephesian Chapter 2 - where Paul spells it  out - and no matter where we read his writing, he spells it out - clearly and positive and challengingly.    You were dead - in your transgressions and sins - the ruler of the kingdom of the air - this enemy who attacks us at times pervades…
    September 30, 2019
  • We are reading in Ephesian Chapter 1 and learning of how Paul was a man who prayed and in Verse 18 we read of Paul praying for an enlightened heart.   We need to pray at times that God will give us LIGHT - light from the inside - inside information - so that I can say, "I see".   "I…
    September 23, 2019
  • We move on in Ephesians Chapter 1 - and following the introduction - and this opening greeting of Praise - Paul moves on to one of his big themes - "in Christ".   He speaks about - Blessing - Being chosen to be holy and blameless - Creation.        He speaks…
    September 16, 2019
  • In Ephesians Chapter 1 we read of the Grace that has come to us – verse 6. This is a word which is hardly used outside the Church.     We can almost translate it "generosity" - God's generous love - God giving and giving and giving - again and again.   Verses…
    September 9, 2019
  •  Ephesians Chapter 1 Verses 1 and 2 are typical of Paul's introduction - Apostle - Sent - sent by the choice or the Will of God.  This is the Word of God - not just the words of Paul.   Paul is not writing here simply giving us his own opinion.   We can accept the apostle's…
    September 2, 2019

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Alexander "Sandy" Shaw is pastor of Nairn Christian Fellowship in Nairn, Scotland. Nairn is 17 miles east of Inverness - on the Moray Firth Coast - not far from the Loch Ness Monster!

Gifted as a Biblical teacher, Sandy is firmly committed to making sure that his teachings are firmly grounded in the Word.

Sandy has a weekly radio talk which can be heard via the Internet on Saturday at 11:40am, New Orleans time, at wsho.com.

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