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  • 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
  • This profound letter is being written during a time of real severe persecution, by a man who had been so transformed by Jesus Christ - and he is saying - 1. You have been chosen. 2. You have been sanctified – or set apart - and you are different so that you can obey. 3. You have been sprinkled by the blood…
    October 8, 2018
  • On being asked to say something about Peter, and our recent daily Bible readings focusing on Peter, I thought it was right to write about Peter, and for various good reasons.   Turn to Peter’s first letter.   I recall hearing a colleague say - Imagine if we were to have a competition in the Church…
    October 1, 2018
  • Over these past weeks we have spent much time reading of, and observing, the various stages in the Creation narrative and we spend one last day as we move into Genesis Chapters 10 and 11, where we read of the sons of Noah and how the scenario develops – some of it good – some of it not so good – perhaps…
    September 24, 2018
  • Why are we reading and studying these verses in Genesis - because we learn from the successes and failures of the past.   This is God's Word for His People - to be led – and guided.  We can learn from this Word how to avoid the errors of others.   We can do that if we are willing to learn. In…
    September 17, 2018
  • In Genesis Chapter 9 verse 8 - God speaks once again to Noah.    God desires to make a Covenant with man.   This is more than a contract.   It is more than two people making an agreement or a bargain.    It is one party laying down conditions and the other party accepting.  …
    September 10, 2018
  • We are in Genesis Chapter 9.   The Flood is past.   The cataclysmic devastation is over - never to be repeated.   God has dealt with a world which had become so wicked and evil, and through this period of judgement God had kept eight people secure and safe in the ARK - with the animals which…
    September 3, 2018
  • We come to Genesis 8 verse 20.  The Flood is past and Noah's first thought was to build an altar - and Noah remembers the God Who had remembered him.   Noah wants to begin living in this very different world in communion with the Creator God, Who judges and saves.     Noah takes…
    August 27, 2018
  • We read in Genesis Chapter 8 verse 1 that “God remembered NOAH”.    Now - this is a FACT!    There was no-one else around who could have remembered Noah.    The word ‘remember’ means to RENEW.   We say - O we must remember so-and-so - and send…
    August 20, 2018
  • Remain in the Ark - take GOD at His Word – remain in the fellowship of the Church of Jesus Christ. Prepare for the coming again of Jesus Christ.  Get ready, by believing in Jesus, and by obeying whatever Jesus asks you to do - no matter how others might regard it as peculiar or old fashioned.   We are…
    August 13, 2018
  • On that day specific things begin to happen.   It was as if there were gigantic underwater earthquakes.   The earth began to break up or cleave open, causing immense tidal waves and flooding.   The flood gates of heaven were opened.     We are in Genesis Chapter 7 verses…
    August 6, 2018
  • The ARK never had a trial run and was never brought back for modifications.   We move on to Genesis Chapter 7 - the measurements - the materials - the reasons - are all given. God had taken Noah into His confidence.  God shares with Noah truths which no-one else around could have received and believed -…
    July 30, 2018
  • Noah was concerned about others - but hardly anybody listened.   Seven did - seven believed the truth.    It is important to hear and listen and believe – it is as relevant today as it was at the time of Noah.   We are in Genesis Chapter 6.   Verses 11 and 12 describe…
    July 23, 2018
  • What does God think of the moral mess in our nation?    What does God think of the way our country is going?  What does God think of what is going in the world - where man was created to be a caring compassion steward.  We are reading in Genesis Chapter 6, where circumstances have deteriorated seriously. …
    July 16, 2018
  • As we move on to Genesis Chapter 6 we come to another massive topic – The Flood. From very early days, most of us will have known something of the basic story of Noah and the Ark and The Flood.    When we read this we need to remember that we are dealing with fact and not fiction.   Jesus…
    July 9, 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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