This passage encourages us to think of giving as an act of worship. Are we giving sacrificially, thinking about what Christ has done for us? Though He was rich for our sakes he became poor. Will we become poorer so that others become rich? So that the message can go out to reach others who […]
It is not made absolutely clear when this psalm was written but it seems likely it is from the time of the Exodus when the Israelites were saved from slavery in Egypt. It can help us in situations in our own lives when we need God’s rescue. Give thanks to God for his goodness and his unfailing love that endures forever.
We continue our series in Exodus, looking at the Fifth Commandment: “Honour your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.”
Visiting preacher, Richard Muir, discusses what it is to be one of God’s people and asks the question: ‘What are the essentials of the Christian life?’ We can go to the scriptures and find answers to this question, for example, to the words of Jesus where he says ‘Follow me’ or to where God says ‘Be holy, as […]
Dr Charles Ferguson explores the subject of revival and how biblical revival is the outworking of the Spirit of God in the hearts of his people.
The eleven disciples receive the Great Commission: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” […]
Suraj Kasula from Nepal is studying at Edinburgh Theological Seminary. He shares his testimony about how he became a Christian, the work his wife and himself undertook in Nepal to help with relief after the recent earthquake and also his vision for Nepal when he returns in 2016 after completion of his Masters degree. Suraj […]
Tertullian wrote in 197AD “the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church”. This passage in Acts 8 sees the church scattered after a great persecution breaks out. Philip finds himself in a city in Samaria where he proclaims the Messiah and meets Simon the Sorcerer. Peter and John join Philip and the […]
The 4th Commandment is ‘Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy’. Pastor Jeremy Ross discusses the application of this commandment to the way we spend the Lord’s Day or Sunday. The Free Church of Scotland and Presbyterian churches have had a strong reputation for observing this commandment and the Westminster Confession of Faith talks about rest and […]
The church is growing through God’s grace. Problems can start and that is what is happening in this passage. The devil is trying to disrupt the work of the church through persecution, corruption and disunity.