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  • Having been in the book of Isaiah and having looked at that amazing call of Isaiah it was suggested to me that I consider the question – “Who is Jesus?” In Matthew Chapter 21 at verse 10 – The setting is Jesus Christ is riding into Jerusalem a week or so prior to His being crucified.  It is…
    July 15, 2019
  • Isaiah had this vision of God, and we have the details of the vision and his call in Isaiah Chapter 6.   He saw something of the holiness of God.   We seldom hear much about the holiness of Almighty God in these days Isaiah heard the sounds of heaven.    He saw something of what was going…
    July 8, 2019
  • Having Looked at certain passages in the prophecy of Isaiah perhaps we need to ask – Who is this Isaiah and how did he get into this prophetic preaching – the answer is given us in Isaiah Chapter 6 We read in Isaiah Chapter 6 – the details of the way in which Isaiah was called to be a prophet of God.  …
    July 1, 2019
  • The scene in Isaiah Chapter 1 is that of a courtroom, and God is the Judge.    Judah and Jerusalem are in the dock and they are on trial.   Heaven and earth are the jury.  There are witnesses - there is the prosecution - there is the defence - and there is a sentence announced.  GOD…
    June 24, 2019
  • We are in Isaiah Chapter 1 and reading of what the circumstances were in Israel when Isaiah was called and raised up to speak out.  Rome was rising at this time, as was the city of Athens.  Why were things so terribly wrong among God’s chosen people?    There was spiritual decline throughout…
    June 17, 2019
  • Having looked at these gracious and inviting words in Isaiah Chapter 55, let us turn to Isaiah Chapter 1.   Who is this man Isaiah?   When did he live?    What is his significance?   Does what he said have meaning and relevance for us today? We so frequently…
    June 10, 2019
  • Give ear – pay attention – come to me – hear me.   We are reading these opening words of Isaiah Chapter 55 – and these are such simple words in verse 3 – words of one syllable. Isaiah goes on to speak to the people of Israel - reminding them of who they are and of what…
    June 3, 2019
  • Would you like something free and as much of it as you needed?   The price has already been paid and the gift on offer is priceless.   There was a man who called out to all who were thirsty to come and drink.  He even pointed out the source of the refreshing waters.   His name was Isaiah…
    May 27, 2019
  • A mother can try to get her son to wash his face, brush his hair, to appear reasonably tidy – and almost fail. One day, some 16 or 17 year old girl walks into his life and onto the scene, and she achieves more in two weeks than mother has managed in this area over a period of months.  There is a new…
    May 20, 2019
  • Peter writes about the origins of God’s people.  How did they get their existence?  Where did they come from?   What is God calling His people to be and do? These are massive questions to which Peter gives answers – answers which will help disciples grow and mature, and who are prepared…
    May 13, 2019
  • Leaders lead positively or negatively – for good or for ill.   These seven disciples were out all night fishing, with nothing to show for it.   Fishing had been something they had been good at.   The risen Jesus appears on the Galilean shore.   He calls to them - "Lads…
    May 6, 2019
  • Whatever the bankers may have done over these past years with interest rates, investments, and inheritances, nobody can touch this inheritance.   It is indestructible, non perishable, unfading and cannot be spoiled – and it is reserved for you.  No one can take it from you and give it to someone else.  …
    April 29, 2019
  • How did this man who had so many weaknesses and obvious failings suddenly become courageous and fearless, and with an amazing concern for others? Peter experienced many ‘ups and downs’ during his three years in Jesus Christ’s discipleship school.   What was it that changed this fish merchant? …
    April 22, 2019
  • 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

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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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