Tag Archives: Scotland

4 Minute Devotions: Bride of Christ

Ephesians 5:32 This is a profound mystery-but I am talking about Christ and the church. It seems so old fashioned now, but I can remember a time when the title “Mother Church” was constantly used. It referred to the place … Continue reading

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Calvinists Blamed for HIV increases in Scottish Highlands

John Knox must be rolling in his grave…or in the hay…. Calvinist attitudes in Scottish Highlands account for HIV increases

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Sunday Sermon: High School Antics

Lectionary Passge: Matthew 22:34-46 35,36 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”   When I was a boy, our family lived a hundred yards away … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Willie

There are some great people that we get to know whose Christianity is a blessing to everyone they meet. Willie from Maybole, Scotland was a great example of this.   Podcast version here   1 Timothy 6:6                         But godliness … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Street Talk

We live one life and then face God’s judgment, but doesn’t the Gospel message offer us more?   Podcast version here   Hebrews 9:27 Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment…   Years … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: The Bogle

We all should have spiritual mentors and heroes of faith in our Christian lives. One of mine is a Scottish preacher from Bo’ness.   Podcast version here   I have a few minister heroes that have been very influential in … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: One Church

I have ministered to churches in Scotland and the United States. What would happen if they all became one congregation?   2 Corinthians 7:4       I have great confidence in you; I take great pride in you. I am greatly … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Dreaping Walls

Have you ever dreaped a wall? Dreap is an old Irish word which means to climb, and the action required by dreaping is to run as fast as you can towards a wall, leap high into the air, and try … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Small Fish in Jelly Jars

When I was a kid, I used to love visiting Springburn Park in Glasgow, Scotland. It had three massive ponds, full of sticklebacks, minnows, and perch. The park was about three miles from my home and, during the long days … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Payback

Sometimes we are too zealous in our outrage at the world that we want to payback evil with evil. Payback belongs to the Lord; we are meant to love our enemies and forgive those who hurt us.   Podcast version … Continue reading

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