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Archives: "Word from Scotland"
  • Galatians 6 verses 9 and 10 - We have seen over these past weeks how this letter goes right to the very heart of the Gospel of Jesus Christ - right to the very centre and core of our faith - and deals with topics which are so very relevant to us today. Paul discerns a very real problem, and he concentrates on Jesus Christ…
    February 5, 2018
  • We come to these verses in Galatians Chapter 6 regarding the importance of the Word of God and the sowing of the seed of the Word of God, but turn to that passage in Acts 17.   Paul and Silas have travelled to Berea.   They have just been through a period of tremendous trouble as a result of their preaching…
    January 29, 2018
  •  In Galatians Chapter 6 verse 6, we read, “Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor.”   This is a verse which most preachers and teachers do not like to mention, but we have to consider the whole Word.   We have to embrace every part…
    January 22, 2018
  •  We are reading, and studying, these opening verses of Luke Chapter 1.   Zechariah was a faithful priest in a day when there was not a lot of faithfulness around.  I wonder how many people thought, “Look at that silly old priest going away to conduct a service - and say prayers - and preach something…
    January 15, 2018
  •  There is a new battle for the truth, the authority and authenticity of the Word of God.  There always has been, but it is undoubtedly going to become fiercer as we move into 2018.    We have been recalling the significance of The Reformation and one major rediscovery was the importance of The…
    January 8, 2018
  •  As we move out into the days and weeks of 2018, may there be that dedication and commitment in your heart and mind to serve our living God, faithfully and loyally and obediently and graciously.   It is going to be needed as the spiritual battle becomes fiercer.  Soldiers prepare in times of peace for…
    January 1, 2018
  •  We move on to Luke Chapter 2 and verses 21 to 40.   Amazing circumstances surrounded John the Baptist when he was 8 days old.    Amazing and wonderful things happened, when Jesus was 8 days old, and significant things were said.  Many are unaware of the importance of what happened on this…
    December 25, 2017
  •  Many will be considering preaching on, and teaching, and speaking about, the birth of Jesus Christ over these next few days.    We turn from Galatians, for a few weeks to Luke Chapter 2.    There is so much nonsense spoken at this December time of the year - that it is good and right to recall…
    December 18, 2017
  •  Here is one mark of the man or woman who is spiritually mature. You go and seek to bring that person back into line - and you do it gently. If someone does get caught in a sin - if someone stumbles and gets out of step - you who are spiritual should restore him gently. Also, you are careful that you do not…
    December 11, 2017
  • We come to Galatians 5 verse 24 – “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.” That is strong writing - what some people would classify as heavy duty. There is no room here for wondering what he is meaning. Some weeks ago we took time to go through…
    December 4, 2017
  • You hear people say - He has always been like that - His father was like that - His grandfather was like that. Even after we are born again something somehow keeps rising within our lives. That may be something from which a man may need to be delivered - and have that thing rooted out. You cannot crucify what needs…
    November 27, 2017
  • We are reading and studying the letter to the Galatians and we are in the heart of Chapter 5. One of the things we have read in Chapter 5 is how Paul refers to "love". Now, there was not much mention of this in the early passages where Paul has some strong things to say these brothers in Christ. We remind…
    November 20, 2017
  • We are reading and studying this challenging and profound and inspiring letter to the Galatians. Serve one another in LOVE. He says it in a different way in verse 6, "The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love." That is the only thing that really matters. Faith working through love…
    November 13, 2017
  • We have to be so very careful as to whom we allow to influence our lives - on important matters - and particularly on spiritual matters. Can you imagine if one of the Senior Officers at R.A.F. Lossiemouth said - "Och, you don't need to bother too much when you are out flying that sortie - you don't need to…
    November 6, 2017
  •  As we come to Galatians Chapter 5 and verse 13, we learn so much about Christian Leadership in this letter. Paul has the courage to be bold and confrontational where necessary – and compassionate and so deeply concerned for the spiritual welfare of these people – when he saw the danger. He had listened…
    October 30, 2017

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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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