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Archives: "Word from Scotland"
  • In Acts 6, we read of what happened when The Church of Jesus Christ grew at such a rapid pace. An internal problem arose, and the solution was to appoint seven people in authority, who had authority to do the job. These seven men were appointed by the apostles, with the laying on of hands and prayer. This allowed…
    February 2, 2004
  • Do read these opening verses of Acts 6, because in this passage we learn lessons about the importance and centrality of Prayer, and not neglecting The Word of God. The Church of Jesus Christ was growing and developing, and up to this time, it was pure, powerful and persecuted. Then a problem arose. Have you…
    January 26, 2004
  • We are reading the latter part of Acts 5 where the apostles had been imprisoned yet again. Crowds had been coming to receive help and healing from God, and the popularity of the apostles caused jealousy to fill the hearts of the religious leaders in Jerusalem. When you serve Jesus Christ, obediently and faithfully,…
    January 19, 2004
  • In Acts 5:16, we read of crowds gathering around those men of God who were ministering in the love of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit. At this time, they had suddenly become very popular with ordinary needy people. But this gave rise to jealousy among the traditional religious leaders in Jerusalem, who…
    January 12, 2004
  • As we reach this middle section of Acts 5, I do ask you to continue to read the actual biblical text. We have been studying how The Church of Jesus Christ was birthed, and how God launched the Church into the world. We have studied the significance of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, when some day some 3,000…
    January 5, 2004
  • Having seen such a beautiful picture of a young pure powerful Church of Jesus Christ, suddenly the pendulum swings, and this is something we see often in The Bible. It is something we experience in everyday life too. The scene changes, in Acts Chapter 5, and we read of another aspect of church life which is…
    December 29, 2003
  • In Acts Chapters 3 and 4, where Peter and John heal that lame man in the Name of Jesus Christ and preach that Jesus is Risen from the dead, they are imprisoned, put on trial, threatened, refuse to compromise their calling in Christ, and are released and return to the waiting Fellowship, where all those present…
    December 22, 2003
  • In , when Peter and John are released from prison, they continued preaching and teaching and healing in the Name of Jesus. Jesus teaches us through the Scriptures to continue the work and allow the ministry of the Gospel to flow from age to age, until Jesus comes again. The command is clear - Go into all the…
    December 15, 2003
  • In our journey through the Book of Acts, we have studied that serious incident in Acts Chapter 4 where Peter and John had been thrown into prison, because they had healed that crippled man in his 40's, in the Name of the Risen and Living Lord Jesus Christ. They were put on trial before the…
    December 8, 2003
  • In Acts Chapter 4, Peter and John are in prison. They were seized and incarcerated in this Jerusalem jail, simply because a man in his 40's who had never walked had been healed, and they explained that the Risen and Living Lord Jesus Christ was behind the healing. They are brought in before the…
    December 1, 2003
  • We move on to Acts Chapter 3, but let's remember the situation. At the end of Acts Chapter 2 there is such real fellowship in The Church of Jesus Christ, with a sharing of possessions as well as problems. They continue meeting in The Temple for worship, but breaking bread in the homes of other…
    November 24, 2003
  • We are in Acts Chapter 2. Peter has been explaining what the risen and living Lord Jesus Christ has done in the Temple in Jerusalem when He baptised these 120 disciples in the Holy Spirit in fulfilment of what was promised. Those who listened were convicted of their sin and they ask, "What shall we do?" People…
    November 17, 2003
  • We are studying the opening verses of Acts Chapter 2, where Dr Luke tells us how The Church of Jesus Christ was launched and birthed. Some were baffled, amazed and perplexed. Only God would have used such a radical method - and in such a setting - the Temple in Jerusalem. Peter rises to his feet to explain what…
    November 10, 2003
  • If the Book of Acts is a pivotal Book in the New Testament, then Acts Chapter 2 must be regarded as a pivotal passage. It is a vital link, or key, which can open many doors. Without a clear understanding of Pentecost - what actually happened, and what the consequences were - much of the rest of the New Testament…
    November 3, 2003
  • Before the risen and living Jesus ascended back to God the Father, He instructed His disciples, to wait in the city of Jerusalem until they had received the power of the Holy Spirit. They were going to be obedient to Jesus. It always pays to be obedient to Jesus. They patiently wait and faithfully pray. In [scripture=Acts…
    October 27, 2003

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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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