You know that sense of unrest you feel? That burden of shame, of sorrow, of failure? Jesus said "Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
Rev David Randall Snr extends the same invitation that Christ extended all those years ago, and still extends today. It is never to late to come to Christ; even if you have ignored him; even if you don't understand everything; and even though you have heavy burdens to carry. Christ frees you from those burdens and invites you to be yoked to him.
"For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Believer, a time will come when you will hardly be able to comprehend how fearful you once were. Then you will behold the King in all his beauty. Rev David Randall Snr preaches on how Christ fulfilled Isaiah's forward looking promises of the future king in the lineage of David, brining out the beauty of his coming, his character, his cross, his conquest, his coming again and his calling.
How do you feel about sharing the Gospel with others? The fact is that God has made only one way that people can be saved. Salvation is in one name alone; the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. The world will threaten and pressurise us to keep silent, so Angus MacLeod preaches that, when it comes to proclaiming and declaring Jesus, we must ask God to help us share his name with boldness.
What does it mean to be a worker approved by God? No matter if you are a gospel worker or a congregation member Stephen Macdonald reminds us all not to be distracted from the work of the Gospel and to be active in pursuing holiness because it will not just happen on its own. It's when we work hard at pursuing righteousness that we will be useful to the Lord for the good works he has prepared for us.
False religions and false worldviews deny Jesus Christ and, in doing do, rob people of everlasting life. The gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction and those who enter by it are many. Rev Paul Gibson explains how the Apostle John shows that God has testified that Jesus Christ is the annointed Saviour of his people and his only begotten Son. What did John mean by water and blood and the Spirit?
There is a proper delight to be in the house of the Lord. It is all to do with loving the Lord of the house! Our church buildings may be pretty plain yet the joy is there because it is where we meet with others to worship the Lord. Rev David Randall Snr preaches on Psalm 84
If we are to grow in assurance of our salvation, and therefore in our love of God, we need to repeatedly go back to basics and remind ourselves of the fundamental basis on which we have been saved; by grace, through faith.
There is no better demonstration of this than in Jesus' words to the penitent thief on the cross. Rev Paul Gibson preaches on how this passage shows us the sovereign grace of God in salvation and the power of the gospel to save sinners.
You can't watch the news for long without hearing about wars, natural disasters, droughts, starvation; tragedy is never far away. Yet there is one disaster that surpasses all others. In fact, it led to all the others. The historic fall of Adam and even in the garden when they rebelled against God and ate the forbidden fruit.
Listen to Rev. Paul Gibson preach on the monumental significance of this tragic event in history.
Q. 13. Did our first parents continue in the estate wherein they were created?
A. Our first parents, being left to the freedom of their own will, fell from the estate wherein they were created, by sinning against God.
Q. 14. What is sin?
A. Sin is any want of conformity unto, or transgression of, the law of God.
Q. 15. What was the sin whereby our first parents fell from the estate wherein they were created?
A. The sin whereby our first parents fell from the estate wherein thy were created, was their eating the forbidden fruit
You've heard the phrase "born again." What does it mean? Why does it matter?
All people are dead in their trespasses and sins and need to made spritually alive. Everyone who has been brought out of darkness and into the light of the kingdom of God has been born again, i.e. supernaturally raised to spiritual life by the power and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
Listen to Rev Paul Gibson preach on how this works out in the lives of believers in faith, love and obedience.
How we live and serve is important. Serving the Lord is a serious matter but there is no greater joy. Even when we may be called to suffer, our unhindered focus must be on pleasing the Lord and passing on His truth to others, untarnished. Stephen MacDonald brings an encouraging word from 2 Timothy Chapter 2.
Genuine Gospel-centred love is a fundamental of the faith and this Christian love is truly central to the life of the church. Listen to Rev Paul Gibson preach on the foundation and source of all true love, the supreme manifestation of God's love as well as the wonderful consequence of that love.
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God…For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.”