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  • Almighty God mercifully and graciously comes again to Cain, with another question.   We are in Genesis Chapter 4 and at verse 9.    Note Cain's response to, "Where is your brother Abel?"  "I don't know - and I am not interested - and he's not my responsibility." …
    June 18, 2018
  • These two brothers came with their offering - Abel bringing a lamb - and Cain bringing some of the fruit which he had grown. The Lord respected what Abel brought and received what Abel brought. We are reading in Genesis Chapter 4. When Cain came with his offering of grain, God was not so ready to accept and receive…
    June 11, 2018
  •   Having been reading of how our loving compassionate concerned and powerful God - the Father of our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ - created this universe, we move onto Chapter 4 of Genesis.   He created our world and everything in it. He creates man and places him in that perfect environment. Adam was filled…
    June 4, 2018
  •   Do you see the language of sin - hiding - running away - pain - sorrow - suffering - sweat - fear – death? Yes, circumstances move fast when man falls and sins, and they move faster than he expected.   Everything has changed – fellowship – innocence – even the environment and ecology. We…
    May 28, 2018
  •   It was pleasing and desirable and so I took it and ate. These words in Genesis Chapter 3 verse 6 explain a lot. I saw the chocolate bar, and because it looked good, I wanted it, and I stretched out my hand and took it and ate it – and because I got off with it once I thought I could get off with it time…
    May 21, 2018
  •   Remember these three words - Intimidate - Dominate - Manipulate - these are not of GOD.   If someone appears attempting to intimidate you or dominate you or manipulate you, know that is what is happening is not coming from the heart of a caring, compassionate and loving God. We are in Genesis Chapter 3,…
    May 14, 2018
  •   Why did he go for the woman? Well - she is on her own, and we have seen that it is not good for anyone to be on their own, and he tries to get the woman to lead the man, and that is something we have to face today. It is NOT progress!   Genesis Chapter 3 is more highly relevant and applicable than many…
    May 7, 2018
  •   Having spent time in Genesis Chapters 1 and 2, we move on to Chapter 3.   At the end of Chapter 2, we saw that what God had created and made was good and very good - exceedingly good. Man is placed in a perfect environment. There is no sin - no disease - no death - no pain - no corruption - no pollution…
    April 30, 2018
  • We continue to read in Genesis Chapter 2 and in verses 18 we are given a Divine principle - it is not good for man to be alone. You cannot grow into a mature Christian on your own. We need to have fellowship and communion and intermingling - the one with the other. God is about to do something about possible or potential…
    April 23, 2018
  • 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

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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.

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