But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Friday, 15 June 2018 23:34

“Reading the Rainbow”

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Last evening, as we went to our Communion preparation meeting, just as we were approaching the hall, a rainbow appeared in the sky. It was complete, end to end, and particularly distinct. At the time I felt uplifted and encouraged, as I thought that this was not only a thing of great beauty, but...

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Friday, 08 June 2018 23:08

“The Great Pruner”

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The moment a person becomes a christian God becomes deeply involved in the life of that person to the extent that that person is made to realise that he or she no longer belongs to themselves, but to God. They are bought with a price, namely, the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. They are true...

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Friday, 01 June 2018 18:25

“Beauty in a Fallen world”

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We live in a fallen world. We read in the bible that the earth has been put under a curse because of man’s disobedience (Genesis 3:17), and we see some frightening evidences of this in things like earthquakes and erupting volcanoes, as well as in everyday things like the ‘thorns and...

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 04:30

“General Assemblies”

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My apologies for the lateness and shortness of this posting. My plans have been set adrift by our General Assembly last week.

Just a thought: what is the biblical justification for a denomination having a General Assembly? It is what we often refer to as ‘The Council of Jerusalem’...

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Friday, 18 May 2018 18:45

“Shadows of Good Things to come”

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One of the most significant signs of progress in the christian faith is a realisation of the unity of the bible ; that it is all the one book of God. It is natural for the christian who has just been enabled to receive Christ as Lord and Saviour, to find the wonderful truths regarding Christ in the...

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Friday, 11 May 2018 06:44

“From the Cross to the Crown”

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As I was reading Hebrews chapter one this morning, I was particularly captivated by the words in verse 3: “When He had by Himself purged our sins, (He) sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high”. What an amazing  change our Lord Jesus Christ experienced from the agony and...

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Friday, 04 May 2018 22:08

“A Real Eye-Opener!”

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I recently had a cataract removed from my right eye. The effect on my vision was dramatic. The operation only took about ten minutes, and after an hour or two, during which the effect of the various medications applied to the eye to prepare it for surgery cleared, the improvement in my vision was...

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Friday, 27 April 2018 04:48

“Common Goodness and Kindness”

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It never ceases to amaze me how kind and benevolent unsaved people often are. Sometimes they give christians a showing up when it comes to loving their neighbour. When we see these good deeds we must be careful not to look for wrong motives, but rather appreciate the deeds themselves, and be...

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Saturday, 21 April 2018 06:30

“Now”

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“Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation”                    (2 Corinthians 6:2). These words emphasise the overwhelming significance of the present moment in your life. The “now” in your life is...

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Friday, 13 April 2018 20:30

“Wars and Rumours of Wars”

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We live in what seem to be extremely sad times for the world. Things are happening that we thought we would never see. It is unbelievable that human beings would use horrible poisons to kill large numbers of their fellow human beings, even in a situation of war. This is pure cowardice. I cannot...

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Monday, 09 April 2018 18:28

” Questions of Easter”

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Now that Easter is past, it may be a good time for reflection. We saw the huge variety of Easter eggs in the shops, and perhaps we enjoyed eating or sharing an Easter egg with friends or family. We often enter into such things without a thought for their meaning. It is when we begin to ask...

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Friday, 30 March 2018 19:10

“Comforters Found I None”

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The best insights that we get into the sufferings of Christ on the cross are to be found in the prophetic psalms in the Old Testament, especially in Psalms 22 and 69. We find Christ in these passages, baring His human soul in a way in which He does not do elsewhere. I find these two Psalms...

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Saturday, 24 March 2018 01:04

A Name which is above Every Name

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Surely one of the most wonderful passages in the New Testament must be Philippians 2: 1-11 which takes us through the valley of humiliation followed by the exaltation of our Lord Jesus Christ. Part of that exaltation is that God the Father has given Him a “name that is above every...

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Friday, 16 March 2018 20:57

“A Dangerous and Precarious World?”

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First of all, I must thank all those who sent messages of good wishes during my recent illness. Much appreciated.

We have been horrified at the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, by poisoning  using what is called a ‘nerve gas’. There are a few different...

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Thursday, 01 March 2018 18:30

“Whiter than Snow”

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As I looked out on the scene in our front garden this morning, the phrase, “whiter than snow” came vividly into my mind. We have several inches of snow with more to come, but it seemed so brilliantly white, that I wondered, How can anything or anyone be whiter than snow. Yet David in...

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Friday, 23 February 2018 19:43

The Shape of the True Christian’s Life

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During the past week we took two of our grandchildren ( six and eleven years old) to Roller Bowl in Inverness. Everything was automated, so there was no arguing about the score, which was wonderful! This automation even stretched to the automatic sprouting of ‘bumpers’ every time the...

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Friday, 16 February 2018 03:26

“Upheld by the Hand of God”

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I enjoyed some short recorded clips of the Winter Olympics on the On-line news. I was astonished by the speeds of some of the events, especially the speed skating. Having done little in the way of skating all my life other than trying it a few times, and spending most of my time spreadeagled on the...

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Friday, 09 February 2018 17:08

“The Winter and the Springtime of the Soul”

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We have had a long, cold winter, and it is showing no sign of abating. For people who enjoy skiing and snow-boarding it has been a good winter; however, for most of us it is a case of longing for the spring, and some warmer weather. The Song of Solomon speaks of this in Chapter 2 and verses 11 and...

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Friday, 02 February 2018 00:14

“The Christian’s Inheritance”

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In a world where financial pressures are greater than ever, especially on young couples trying to get a start on what we call the ‘property ladder’, it is a great help to receive an inheritance. However small or great the inheritance, it is something for which they have not laboured nor...

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Friday, 26 January 2018 05:16

“An Enforced Rest”

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My wife and I enjoy family holidays, which can sometimes be very busy. We also enjoy short simple holidays together on our own, now that our family have long ago ‘fled the nest’.   We have just returned from such a holiday, which turned out to be very different from what we...

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Friday, 12 January 2018 04:19

“The Song of Songs”

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The book in the bible which we call “The Song of Solomon” opens with the words, “The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s”.  when we consider the huge number of songs that have been written since the beginning of the world, surely the title, “The Song of...

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Friday, 05 January 2018 02:58

“A Good New Year”

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Two days ago I was purchasing a newspaper, and as I took my change from the shop assistant, I said, “Thank you, and have a good new year”. His response was, “Well, I hope it is better than the last one”. Then I remembered, from a previous conversation, that he had had...

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Friday, 29 December 2017 19:37

The Salt of the Earth

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About four winters ago I was in a well-stocked ironmonger’s shop looking around, mainly looking at tools, which always draw me like a magnet. Unexpectedly, my eye caught sight of  a large bag of white salt. The price was reasonable, so I paid my money and walked out out of the shop...

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Friday, 22 December 2017 21:36

“Spiritual Fitness”

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One of the privileges of living where we do is that we are very near the beach. I am not a fitness fanatic, but I do believe in keeping a reasonable level of physical fitness, especially as I get older. One of the main planks of my fitness ‘regime’ has for many years has been a fairly...

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Friday, 15 December 2017 20:13

“Gift Time”

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At Christmas we “exchange” gifts. We feel embarrassed if we receive a gift from someone and we do not have a gift to give in return. We will go to great lengths to find some gift to give in return. This is rather a pity, but there is very little we can do about it, because there is...

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