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  • We are spending time looking at the fruit of the Holy Spirit - nine characteristics in the ONE FRUIT - and today we come to Patience – or longsuffering. We have been reading of what has to be removed - and weeded out - and then what is to be encouraged and cultivated. Remember these words of Jesus in John 15 -…
    March 20, 2017
  • Love, Joy, Peace – the fruit of the Spirit – we have looked at these first two and today we come to Peace. In John 14 verse 27, we read of Jesus Christ's last will and testament. This was His only legacy. He had nothing else to leave. He had no material possessions of any kind which could be divided…
    March 13, 2017
  • We are in Galatians 5 looking at the fruit of the Holy Spirit - what should appear and grow when God the Holy Spirit is at work in those who belong to Jesus Christ the Son of God our Saviour and Lord. We move right on to this word JOY. Just one brief word of recapitulation – God has been telling us in this…
    March 6, 2017
  • We have reached these thrilling verses in Galatians 5 where we learn that God the Holy Spirit wants to grow fruit in our lives. He wants to take these lives of ours - rescued from sin by Jesus Christ the Son - and His desire is to produce fruit on these branches of the vine. Now if that does not excite a man, I do…
    February 27, 2017
  •  Having spent two weeks looking briefly at the Galatians Chapter 1, let's now move on to Chapter 5 verse 22, where we come to look at the 'fruit of the Spirit' - the fruit of the Holy Spirit - the fruit which God desires to produce in our lives.   These articles are bit longer than previous pieces,…
    February 20, 2017
  •  Let me complete Galatians Chapter 1, before moving on to the 'Fruit of the Spirit' in Chapter 5.   Paul is writing this amazingly practical letter to believers - to disciples of Jesus Christ, who have been deceived by false teachers.  They have tasted and experienced so much of what has been real,…
    February 13, 2017
  •  Let's turn to the letter to the Galatians.   My desire and plan is to write on the 'Fruit of the Spirit' but an introduction to the letter might be advantageous for some.   What an amazing letter this is, as it deals with some of the real problems which are presently facing the Church of Jesus…
    February 6, 2017
  • We have been reading the scene and learning something of the significance of the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in Mark Chapter, and in verses 9 to 13, we read that Jesus commands His disciples, do not tell anyone until I have risen from the dead.  No one could possibly understand the significance…
    January 30, 2017
  • The focus changes as Jesus Christ, the Son of God, takes three disciples up to the summit of Mount Hermon.   We move on into Mark Chapter 9. We have seen who Jesus is – now we are learning something of the purpose of His coming – what Jesus came to do. These Chapters lead us up to that time when…
    January 23, 2017
  • Taking up our cross has never been easy and it certainly is no easier today – especially in lands where church buildings are being burned down, and where people are arrested and imprisoned simply because they believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Lord of Lords and King of Kings. We seem to need to many words…
    January 16, 2017
  • Having taken a break to Luke at the birth of Jesus Christ in Luke’s Gospel we return to the Gospel of Mark.  In Mark Chapter 8 we read for the first time that Jesus Christ must suffer – and must be rejected – and must be killed – and must rise again.    Jesus Christ, the Son of…
    January 9, 2017
  • As we launch out into 2016 may there be that dedication and commitment in your heart and mind to serve our living God, faithfully and loyally and obediently and graciously.   It is going to be needed as the spiritual battle becomes fiercer.  Soldiers prepare in times of peace for times of war.  That…
    January 2, 2017
  • We come to Luke Chapter 2 and verses 21 to 40.   Amazing circumstances surrounded John the Baptist when he was 8 days old.    Amazing and wonderful things happened, when Jesus was 8 days old, and significant things were said.  Many are unaware of the importance of what happened on this occasion.…
    December 26, 2016
  • Many will be considering preaching on, and teaching, and speaking about, the birth of Jesus Christ over these next few days. We move into Luke Chapter 2.  We do need to remember too that Jesus was not born in December, but more likely during the Feast of Tabernacles. In Luke Chapter 2 we read of a ruler issuing…
    December 19, 2016
  • We are reading, and studying, these opening verses of Luke Chapter 1.   Zechariah was a faithful priest in a day when there was not a lot of faithfulness around.  I wonder how many people thought, “Look at that silly old priest going away to conduct a service - and say prayers - and preach something…
    December 12, 2016

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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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