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  • We come to Galatians Chapter 3 verse 2 - these people were Pentecostals or ‘charismatics’ - people who were born again - filled with the Holy Spirit - and birthed into the Kingdom of God under the ministry of Paul, but they had lost their vision of the Cross. They had been influenced in a negative way. They…
    June 19, 2017
  • Galatians 3 and verse 1 - what a verse! Paul is writing to those fairly new believers in Jesus who have been duped and deceived. It is a tragic situation - a situation which is presently confronting the visible church. This letter is so relevant to what we are currently facing today. These Christian Fellowships…
    June 12, 2017
  • In Galatians Chapter 2, Paul has been pleading with Peter - and more than that - confronting Peter - "Peter, don't slip back into legalism". Think of what is at stake - the Gospel of Jesus Christ - our freedom in Christ. We are saved - rescued - forgiven - shown mercy and love - we receive peace from God…
    June 5, 2017
  • In Galatians Chapter 2 and verse 11, we read of Peter coming to Antioch, and Paul opposes him, face to face. Why? Because he was in the wrong. What was the problem? Peter had been set free from eating only with Jews, but now he would not sit down at the table of the Gentiles - non-Jews - and have a meal with them. Somebody…
    May 29, 2017
  •  We are in Galatians Chapter 2 and verses 11 to 21.   In this letter, Paul is dealing with a question which is facing the Church of Jesus Christ today.   It is not a new question. This is not a new problem.    In fact, there are very few new problems!   It is the question…
    May 22, 2017
  • In Galatians Chapter 2 and verse 2, Paul is deeply concerned that these disciples did not take a stronger stand where it was necessary to do so - and in Jerusalem he did all this, privately, among those who seemed to be leaders.   Then God had it all written down, that we might read and learn and understand.  …
    May 15, 2017
  • Following that incident outside Damascus when the risen and living Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, apprehended and arrested Saul of Tarsus, the exciting adventure and narrative continued.  We are in Galatians Chapter 1.   The apostle Paul spent some three years in the wilderness.  Jesus spent His…
    May 8, 2017
  • We have spent some time considering the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians Chapter 5.  I return to the opening Chapter of Galatians before going to further studies in Paul’s profound letter. In Galatians Chapter 1, God is saying to us through the opening words of this amazing letter - Do not mess with the message…
    May 1, 2017
  •   We come to this final segment of the fruit of the Holy Spirit – self-control – one fruit – nine segments, like an orange. O, how many people would like to be able to exercise self-control! Our loving gracious concerned caring God desires to grow this quality within the lives of disciples…
    April 24, 2017
  •   We come to look at the eighth of these qualities or characteristics in the fruit of the Holy Spirit - Gentleness - or Meekness - or Humility. We always need to remember that these are not natural qualities and characteristics - but supernatural. These words have become part of our everyday language, but we…
    April 17, 2017
  •   Faithfulness is a commodity that is in short supply. Faithfulness - or fidelity - is that quality of reliability - or trustworthiness - which makes a person someone upon whom you can utterly rely - and whose word you can believe receive and accept. That is in short supply - even within the visible Church.   We…
    April 10, 2017
  •  Goodness is part of the fruit of the Spirit.   We are looking at the fruit of the Holy Spirit in Galatians Chapter 5, and we have spent time meditating upon these first five - and we come to this word GOODNESS.          When Jesus Christ comes to a man - meets a man - changes a man…
    April 3, 2017
  •   We are spending time looking at the fruit of the Holy Spirit – in Galatians Chapter 5 – one segment of the fruit at a time - that fruit which God grows within us - as He works upon us - fashioning our character - changing us and transforming us.   Love - Joy - Peace - Patience - and we now come…
    March 27, 2017
  • 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

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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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