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  • What happened at Pentecost and how is this so highly relevant to the Church of Jesus Christ today?   Why does this matter?    It is much more important than many really realise.    These apostles and disciples were gathered together in one place.   They were in the Temple…
    May 25, 2020
  • We turn to the Gospel of John and to Chapter 11 to consider God’s timing and what Jesus Christ offers in these verses – and how he wants to involve others. There are always things we want – things we want fixed – things that have been broken and we want them repaired or restored –…
    May 18, 2020
  • I cannot imagine what it must have been like to see Jesus Christ go.   These men were so different on that awesome occasion – they were able to take it in their stride. We read the account of the Ascension in the opening section of ACTS and also in the concluding words of the Gospel of LUKE.   ACTS…
    May 11, 2020
  • Romans 15 verse 29 – “I know that when I come to you I will come in the full measure of the blessing of Christ.” “See Rome and die” says the proverb.   It was the dream of Paul, the servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to visit Rome before he died.   He was determined…
    May 4, 2020
  • As Jesus Christ approached Jerusalem and saw the city He wept over it.   Luke Chapter 19 verse 41.   There are different ways of looking at a city. Some think of the city as the place of gateway to glamour and adventure and freedom and business and pleasure – a place to carve out your career. To…
    April 27, 2020
  • “Remember your creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come – the opening words of Ecclesiastes Chapter 12.   This is a verse which has influenced my life, even when I did not know its significance - nor what was happening.   This was the motto of the Boys'…
    April 20, 2020
  • This message – this article - may be for only two people this week – Luke Chapter 24 verse 21 – “but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel”.   They had hoped in Christ – and it appears to have come to nothing. He was dead.   This was the…
    April 13, 2020
  • A young boy was asked to read one of the lessons and he said – Let us turn to the Gospel according to Isaiah, to Chapter 52 reading from verse 13 and into Chapter 53.   Some people cringed.   I did that a few years ago in a Holy Week Service and some people did raise their eyebrows – but…
    April 6, 2020
  •  “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

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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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