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  •   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
  • 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

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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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