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  • 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
  •  Following some weeks looking at who Jesus Christ really is, let me now turn to a New Testament letter – to Ephesians 1 verse 1.  A pearl is made when a little piece of grit gets into the shell of an oyster - and it begins to irritate and rub against the soft flesh inside.   So the oyster…
    August 26, 2019
  •  All I know about God comes to me through Jesus Christ and the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments.   Sin – forgiveness through the blood shed on the cross at Calvary – his love – his joy – his peace – his gifts – his holy character – his nature – his ways…
    August 19, 2019
  • “Who is this Jesus?”   That has been the question we have been focusing on over these past few weeks – and an important question it is.   If we do not get this right – if we do not build on a solid sound foundation then when the storms come Jesus has already indicated and taught…
    August 12, 2019
  • We have been looking at that question – “Who is this Jesus?”   We read from Matthew 21, focusing our thoughts upon the humanity of Jesus – the manliness of Jesus Christ.    We saw that from every page of the Gospels – as we roamed all over the life of Jesus –…
    August 5, 2019
  • “Who is this Jesus?”    He is the Messiah – the Son of God – the Saviour – the Lord of Lords – the King of the Jews.    This is the question raised by the people in Jerusalem as Jesus rides into Jerusalem.   We read the context in Matthew Chapter…
    July 29, 2019
  • “Who is this?”   It is the question raised by the crowds in Jerusalem when Jesus entered the city.   Read the passage in Matthew chapter 21 and understand the context and setting. In Jesus, God has come to man – born in Bethlehem – in an outhouse beside the animals.  For…
    July 22, 2019
  • Having been in the book of Isaiah and having looked at that amazing call of Isaiah it was suggested to me that I consider the question – “Who is Jesus?” In Matthew Chapter 21 at verse 10 – The setting is Jesus Christ is riding into Jerusalem a week or so prior to His being crucified.  It is…
    July 15, 2019
  • Isaiah had this vision of God, and we have the details of the vision and his call in Isaiah Chapter 6.   He saw something of the holiness of God.   We seldom hear much about the holiness of Almighty God in these days Isaiah heard the sounds of heaven.    He saw something of what was going…
    July 8, 2019
  • Having Looked at certain passages in the prophecy of Isaiah perhaps we need to ask – Who is this Isaiah and how did he get into this prophetic preaching – the answer is given us in Isaiah Chapter 6 We read in Isaiah Chapter 6 – the details of the way in which Isaiah was called to be a prophet of God.  …
    July 1, 2019
  • The scene in Isaiah Chapter 1 is that of a courtroom, and God is the Judge.    Judah and Jerusalem are in the dock and they are on trial.   Heaven and earth are the jury.  There are witnesses - there is the prosecution - there is the defence - and there is a sentence announced.  GOD…
    June 24, 2019
  • We are in Isaiah Chapter 1 and reading of what the circumstances were in Israel when Isaiah was called and raised up to speak out.  Rome was rising at this time, as was the city of Athens.  Why were things so terribly wrong among God’s chosen people?    There was spiritual decline throughout…
    June 17, 2019
  • Having looked at these gracious and inviting words in Isaiah Chapter 55, let us turn to Isaiah Chapter 1.   Who is this man Isaiah?   When did he live?    What is his significance?   Does what he said have meaning and relevance for us today? We so frequently…
    June 10, 2019
  • Give ear – pay attention – come to me – hear me.   We are reading these opening words of Isaiah Chapter 55 – and these are such simple words in verse 3 – words of one syllable. Isaiah goes on to speak to the people of Israel - reminding them of who they are and of what…
    June 3, 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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