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  • Everyone is building a life.   Building is inevitable – through education, further study, or hard work.  The question is – what is your foundation? Jesus speaks specifically about foundations In Matthew Chapter 7, at the close of what is generally accepted to be “The Sermon on the Mount”…
    April 15, 2019
  • An army medical orderly serving in the desert of North Africa developed a serious skin disorder.   He was admitted to hospital in Sudan, but available treatment was minimal. What would he do?   When at work, he dispensed medicine to the soldiers three times a day, after meals.   That led him…
    April 8, 2019
  • What do you do when you have been out fishing, expending all the energy you have, only to return ‘empty’ – whatever that fishing might be? Sometimes our best is just not good enough.   When Simon Peter had Jesus Christ in his fishing boat, agreeing to go into deeper water and resume fishing,…
    April 1, 2019
  • Everybody experiences setbacks, disappointments, or failures.  That can happen even when we have put our heart and soul and energy into life.   Exam results have various emotional reactions. Imagine this scene.   Four fishermen have been out all night fishing – working hard, probably for…
    March 25, 2019
  • When we hear or read of men of faith, there is always that element where each acted on the basis of his faith.   They did something, obeying God, having taken risks. They were prepared to look foolish, or be regarded as peculiar, and then there came that day when their names appeared in an honours list in the…
    March 18, 2019
  • Why would anyone want to become a Christian during these first three centuries?  Persecution was fierce and universal.  Yes, it has been so since the very early days of the Church of Jesus Christ, and we need to be informed as to how it is spreading rapidly today.   The book of Acts tells us how serious…
    March 11, 2019
  • Are you fed up? Are you fed up with all that is going on, and you sense that longing and desire to live differently? Many realise they are living in a rut, facing tensions, and feeling stressed and pressured. You can be ‘fed up’ that way, or you can be fed with the Word of God which nourishes, encourages…
    March 4, 2019
  • Why would anyone want to become a Christian during these first three centuries?   Persecution was fierce and universal.   We need to be informed as to how persecution is spreading rapidly today. In the beginning, there was nowhere to hide, and there was no social benefit whatsoever in being disciples…
    February 25, 2019
  • Are you fed up?  Are you fed up with all that is going on, and you sense that longing and desire to live differently?  Many realise they are living in a rut, facing tensions, and feeling stressed and pressured. You can be ‘fed up’ that way, or you can be fed with the Word of God which nourishes, encourages…
    February 18, 2019
  • More people may want to know about how you became a Christian than you realise.   How do we give satisfactory answers to those who say that the Christian Life is dull and boring, or restricting and limiting?    In other words, how do we share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a way that is relevant…
    February 11, 2019
  •  Why be a Christian?   If we get crowds travelling to our country – or – if we have someone whom we have known for a long time – and they wonder why we are a Christian – and if they want a real answer – we had better be prepared to give an answer that glorifies Jesus Christ –…
    February 4, 2019
  • You can learn a lot about a person by the kind of prayer he prays, and the way in which he prays.   For instance, a selfish prayer may indicate a selfish spirit.   Some people try to impress you with their prayers, as they come over as arrogant and prideful. Let’s look at this ‘model’…
    January 28, 2019
  • 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

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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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