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  • What raging storms might there when this article emerges?   In Acts Chapter 27 at verse 29, we read of Paul in the midst of this violent storm, in the Mediterranean Sea.   Danger could have been totally avoided if the owner of the ship, and pilot and Centurion had listened to God’s man,…
    January 21, 2019
  • As we move forward in Christ Jesus, how are our anchors?   Turn to Acts Chapter 27 at verse 29 – have we got sufficient anchors on board our lives for what we might face in the future?   Are we strong enough for the day of the storm? Are the anchors strong enough for the strains and pressures…
    January 14, 2019
  • As we face another year, Jesus Christ can give us adequate resources for the task and ministry and witness and life to which he calls us.   I have known the peace and presence of the risen and living Lord Jesus Christ over many years now, and I also can testify to the truth the Jesus Christ, the loving Saviour,…
    January 7, 2019
  • What type of year has it been for you?    Whatever has happened in your life each of us is going to need that real peace – the peace of God – and only Jesus Christ can impart this quality and depth of peace. We read in John 14 verse 27 of Peace – we read of Jesus Christ’s…
    December 31, 2018
  • With so much to tell, and so much to share, how do we handle it all?   We cannot tell everything immediately.    Do remember that many people in our ‘Western World’ do not know very much about God and about Jesus.  God will always tell you the truth – about life – and about…
    December 24, 2018
  • Tell people the true meaning of the birth of Jesus – the miracle of who came – and how He came – and who He came to – and why He came.   It is the celebration of an invasion of God, splitting history into AD and BC.   This was God coming to earth.    Colossians…
    December 17, 2018
  • What has all this today to do with an event in a little town in the Middle East some 2,000 years ago? It causes traffic jams – and packed shops.   It irritates many, and results in serious debt.   Yet, families and friends seek to come together.   In many places there is a very special…
    December 10, 2018
  • When we were ‘born again’ and came to believe in Jesus Christ and then learned that it was Jesus Christ Who took the initiative and called and chose us, we have that desire and motivation to serve loyally and lovingly and faithfully. But even after receiving this wonderful new life - old habits can hang…
    December 3, 2018
  • Suffering is mentioned frequently in this letter of Peter – again, very few people appreciate hearing about suffering – but we cannot avoid it. We come to the end of Chapter 1, where Peter has been writing about being holy. Paul would address the people to whom he is writing as SAINTS – called to be…
    November 26, 2018
  • What do you tend to think about when you have nothing specific to think about? That is a sobering thought – it illustrates what we might be drinking in and concentrating on in life! We are in I Peter Chapter 1 and reading on from verse 13. Peter assumes that despite the hardships these disciples are experiencing…
    November 19, 2018
  • We have such privileges and that is why Peter goes on right away to speak of responsibilities. Privileges always bring responsibilities. We are reading in Peter’s first letter and in Chapter 1 at Verse 13 we come to these words - Prepare your minds for action. Roll up the sleeves of your mind - think…
    November 12, 2018
  •  There is a testing which purifies our faith and this testing lasts too. We are in I Peter Chapter 1 and we read of this at verse 6. The joy outlasts the pain – the trials – the suffering. Verse 7 – Today our world can tolerate almost anything, except faith in Jesus Christ, the Son…
    November 5, 2018
  • Spiritually hungry disciples of Jesus Christ will find that I Peter Chapter 1 is packed with spiritual nourishment for those persecuted, hunted, and scattered men and women. It was a difficult day, as it is for many today. Persecution can divert you from Christ – and cool your love for Jesus and the Gospel –…
    October 29, 2018
  • We have been reading these opening verses of I Peter and how in this whole matter of salvation there was nothing human involved. There was and is nothing of man. It was all of GOD – chosen by God the Father – set apart or sanctified by the Holy Spirit – sprinkled or sealed by the blood of Jesus. There…
    October 22, 2018
  • Simon Peter, a man who has been an ordinary businessman in the fishing industry, has now been serving Jesus Christ and ministering in the front line of the Kingdom of God for around 60 years and he has something relevant and powerful to teach and write. He is not a man to waste words as we read the opening words of his…
    October 15, 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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