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Archives: "Word from Scotland"
  • We come to Genesis Chapter 2 verses 16 and 17. This is where we can begin to see things just about to go wrong. We are quite pleased to receive gifts and blessings - and to be placed in beautiful surroundings - but how do we react when HE comes along and issues a command? "You are free to eat from any tree in the…
    April 16, 2018
  •   At the end of verse 6 in Genesis Chapter 2, everything is ready - the vegetation - the streams - but so far there has been no man. (There is NO pre-Adamite man.)   God forms man from the dust, and breathes the life of God into his nostrils. Today we are very familiar with mouth to mouth resuscitation,…
    April 9, 2018
  •   We move on to Genesis Chapter 2. We have read of how this universe, and our world, and man, were CREATED. Man was and is so different from the rest of CREATION. God blessed man - and put him in charge to RULE - to be responsible - for every aspect.   We are responsible for the ecology - pollution -…
    April 2, 2018
  •   Why does Genesis matter? Creation is foundational for all moral and ethical matters.   We are reading these opening Chapters in the book of Genesis. Animals and man were CREATED to be vegetarian. That changed after the Flood. Death came after Adam sinned. You cannot have a struggle for millions…
    March 26, 2018
  •   We come now to the Creation of man. Here is God's Masterpiece - three times HE refers to "creating" man. He refers to US creating man - we are the particular Creation of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   Verse 26 - Man is created to be in charge of every other part of God's Creation. Three…
    March 19, 2018
  •   And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good. From the beginning we learn that everything God created and made was good.   We are reading the opening words of the Bible with that question in mind – if the first verse of the Bible is a lie then…
    March 12, 2018
  •   “Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” Genesis Chapter 1 verse 2. What a second verse - formless - empty - darkness - but the Spirit of God - the Holy Spirit - is hovering or fluttering - ready to obey…
    March 5, 2018
  •   If the first verse of the Bible is a lie - then how reliable is the rest of the Bible? That is basically what it at stake here!   Jesus Christ had no problem whatsoever with Genesis Chapters 1 and 2 and Jesus quotes from both Chapters. We are in the early verses of Genesis Chapter 1. What has CREATION…
    February 26, 2018
  •   In Genesis Chapter 1, we read that unique, beautiful, and powerful sentence - a sentence which can be found nowhere else in the world. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Only in God's holy word do we read such a truth.   What a sentence - we must never forget it…
    February 19, 2018
  • Jesus Christ, the Son of God, never became weary in the area of service and ministry and HE says, “Follow Me.”     He was and is faithful, and that is one of the qualities HE is seeking to cultivate within the lives of his disciples.    It is called ENDURANCE - being faithful to…
    February 12, 2018
  • Galatians 6 verses 9 and 10 - We have seen over these past weeks how this letter goes right to the very heart of the Gospel of Jesus Christ - right to the very centre and core of our faith - and deals with topics which are so very relevant to us today. Paul discerns a very real problem, and he concentrates on Jesus Christ…
    February 5, 2018
  • We come to these verses in Galatians Chapter 6 regarding the importance of the Word of God and the sowing of the seed of the Word of God, but turn to that passage in Acts 17.   Paul and Silas have travelled to Berea.   They have just been through a period of tremendous trouble as a result of their preaching…
    January 29, 2018
  •  In Galatians Chapter 6 verse 6, we read, “Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor.”   This is a verse which most preachers and teachers do not like to mention, but we have to consider the whole Word.   We have to embrace every part…
    January 22, 2018
  •  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…
    January 15, 2018
  •  There is a new battle for the truth, the authority and authenticity of the Word of God.  There always has been, but it is undoubtedly going to become fiercer as we move into 2018.    We have been recalling the significance of The Reformation and one major rediscovery was the importance of The…
    January 8, 2018

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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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