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Archives: "Word from Scotland"
  • 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
  • We have been reading in Nehemiah of the challenges he faced when leading that team of workers as they rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem.  Nehemiah made a few changes.   He reorganised what was not working well. Nehemiah 4 verse 13 - “So I stationed armed guards at the most vulnerable places…
    December 16, 2019
  • 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

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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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