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  •  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
  •  As we move out into the days and weeks of 2018, 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…
    January 1, 2018
  •  We move on 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…
    December 25, 2017
  •  Many will be considering preaching on, and teaching, and speaking about, the birth of Jesus Christ over these next few days.    We turn from Galatians, for a few weeks to Luke Chapter 2.    There is so much nonsense spoken at this December time of the year - that it is good and right to recall…
    December 18, 2017
  •  Here is one mark of the man or woman who is spiritually mature. You go and seek to bring that person back into line - and you do it gently. If someone does get caught in a sin - if someone stumbles and gets out of step - you who are spiritual should restore him gently. Also, you are careful that you do not…
    December 11, 2017
  • We come to Galatians 5 verse 24 – “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.” That is strong writing - what some people would classify as heavy duty. There is no room here for wondering what he is meaning. Some weeks ago we took time to go through…
    December 4, 2017
  • You hear people say - He has always been like that - His father was like that - His grandfather was like that. Even after we are born again something somehow keeps rising within our lives. That may be something from which a man may need to be delivered - and have that thing rooted out. You cannot crucify what needs…
    November 27, 2017
  • We are reading and studying the letter to the Galatians and we are in the heart of Chapter 5. One of the things we have read in Chapter 5 is how Paul refers to "love". Now, there was not much mention of this in the early passages where Paul has some strong things to say these brothers in Christ. We remind…
    November 20, 2017
  • We are reading and studying this challenging and profound and inspiring letter to the Galatians. Serve one another in LOVE. He says it in a different way in verse 6, "The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love." That is the only thing that really matters. Faith working through love…
    November 13, 2017
  • We have to be so very careful as to whom we allow to influence our lives - on important matters - and particularly on spiritual matters. Can you imagine if one of the Senior Officers at R.A.F. Lossiemouth said - "Och, you don't need to bother too much when you are out flying that sortie - you don't need to…
    November 6, 2017
  •  As we come to Galatians Chapter 5 and verse 13, we learn so much about Christian Leadership in this letter. Paul has the courage to be bold and confrontational where necessary – and compassionate and so deeply concerned for the spiritual welfare of these people – when he saw the danger. He had listened…
    October 30, 2017
  • We come to Galatians Chapter 5 verse 7 – “You were running good race. Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth?” Many start the race fast - they run well for a time - the first year - two years or even longer - and then other influences come along - other demands place a claim upon your…
    October 23, 2017
  •  We are reading and studying the letter to the Galatians, and we reach Chapter 5 and verse 4. Were there some people already insisting on parts of the law? If so - then Paul writes strongly to these men - alienated from Christ - and you have fallen away from grace. From then on what would matter is trying rather…
    October 16, 2017
  • In Galatians Paul is arguing for and pleading for the integrity of the gospel of Jesus Christ – the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Saviour, the Redeemer, the Lord, the King. That reminds us of the uniqueness of Jesus Christ. Speaking of the uniqueness of Jesus Christ in these present times is becoming increasingly…
    October 9, 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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