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Archives: "Word from Scotland"
  •  “An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.”  Luke Chapter 22 verse 43.   In my preparations on these words of Jesus Christ on the cross, my eye rested on this verse. On this journey through life – which at times can be most strange – there can arise a question…
    March 30, 2020
  • We are reading Isaiah Chapter 49 – the second ‘Servant Song’ – and these are not among the best known verses in the Bible.   Isaiah is writing about the coming of Jesus Christ. Verse 5 refers to being formed in the womb – there is not only a divine intervention…
    March 23, 2020
  • These words in Isaiah 49 are not among the best known verses in the Bible.   We need to remember that God wants to do more than deliver people from their suffering, but from their sin and sins.   This is what Jesus did.   Yes – Jesus came ministering to the needs of people –…
    March 16, 2020
  • We are reading in Isaiah Chapter 42, and at verse 4 there is this tremendous assurance that the work of this Servant will never fail.   Jesus will not falter.   Jesus will not give up even when going through his own trials - even when crucified and lying in that tomb, Jesus was still right in…
    March 9, 2020
  • In Isaiah Chapter 42, we are reading what has becoming known as the first of four ‘Servant Songs’ – or ‘Servant Poems’ – or ‘Songs of the suffering Servant’ – where God addresses Israel and introduces the nature and character of the servant.   We are…
    March 2, 2020
  • Not only does Isaiah see the people of God coming back from imprisonment and exile in Babylon - not only does he give them tremendous words of comfort - words to put strength into these men and women - but he sees a very special servant being sent into the world – and we read of that In Isaiah Chapter 42.. …
    February 24, 2020
  • As the people of Israel return from exile and imprisonment in Babylon, God sees a little lamb who cannot walk - and who needs to be carried.  It is all there in Isaiah Chapter 40. God lifts those who are weak, but wanting to go back to Jerusalem - and He carries them close to His heart.    He…
    February 17, 2020
  • Isaiah Chapter 40 is not solely a word of comfort, but a revelation of the grace of God.   God’s people need divine intervention as they are languishing in exile in Babylon.   How many are languishing and imprisoned in spiritual exile?  There are four voices in this passage crying…
    February 10, 2020
  • Isaiah Chapter 40 proclaims a word of comfort – a much needed word in these present times – a word to encourage and fortify and fortress the people of God.  These verses are often read during what is called the season of Advent –referring to the Glory of the Coming again of the Lord…
    February 3, 2020
  • It was away back in November 2019, when I wanted to look at what are called “The Servant Songs”, in Isaiah, that as I read these Chapters, it was Isaiah Chapter 40 which first attracted my attention afresh.   When that happens there is very often a reason, of which I may never know.  The people of…
    January 27, 2020
  • We are reading in Acts Chapter 27 – Paul is a prisoner and he is being sent by ship from Caesarea to Rome.   Seriously bad decisions have been made by the owner and pilot of the ship to sail on – and they are soon confronted by a violent Mediterranean storm.  What can we learn about storms…
    January 20, 2020
  • Have there been many disappointments and setbacks during 2019?    Most of us, if not each of us, will have been confronted with more than one – but how do we handle these, and can we learn important lessons that may help us in 2020? It is often easier to face a setback or problem when it is your…
    January 13, 2020
  • We have been reading the opening words of Psalm 90 – a prayer of Moses, the man of God.  Do you wish to be a man of God – a woman of God?   What are your hopes and prayers and longings for this New Year?   As we come before our Creator God, and our loving Saviour, Jesus Christ,…
    January 6, 2020
  • As we come to the end of another year I turn to a Psalm to Psalm 90.   In Scotland we have appreciated and loved the Psalms.   We sing the Psalms regularly - as did Israel - and as Israel continues to sing the Psalms.    God has not changed over the years.     …
    December 30, 2019
  • Matthew 1 verses 18 to 25 – These must be among the best known verses in the Bible – and most loved verses. It is a beautiful story –and it is a true story.    It is the account of our gracious God at work – giving us, and the world Jesus Christ, the Saviour and Lord.  This…
    December 23, 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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