Jesus – The Only Saviour – A.S.K 16

BIBLE READING: Acts 4:1-12 TEXT: Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12). To some modern ears it appears a bit arrogant to claim that our way is the only way. I guess that is partly what lies behind this question. It does at first glance sound … Continue reading Jesus – The Only Saviour – A.S.K 16

What Can We Learn from the Chinese ‘Badass Beauty Queen’?

This is my latest Christian Today column.   They changed the title but I prefer my original.  I hope you are not offended by the language – but it is more reflective of what is in the article. There are also those who have taken offence at the suggestion that Scotland is becoming like China.  I hold to that.  We are on a trajectory where we … Continue reading What Can We Learn from the Chinese ‘Badass Beauty Queen’?

What’s Wrong With The World? – Part 2 – A Secularist Answer

Yesterday we reflected from a Christian’s perspective on the question of what is wrong with the world.  Today I want to look at it from the honest, intelligent non-Christian’s perspective.  In The  Sunday Times this week Neil Oliver had a fascinating and brilliant article entitled “Football Tribes Have Never Left Hatred Behind” (For those who don’t have access behind the Paywall I have attached the text of … Continue reading What’s Wrong With The World? – Part 2 – A Secularist Answer

If Only God Would Show Himself

It is one of the most basic statements, and assumptions – “I would believe in God if he showed himself”.  I wrote this article in a for those of my non-believing friends who ask this question.  Let me know what you think! If only God would show himself. It is widely assumed by many people today that they would of course believe in God if … Continue reading If Only God Would Show Himself

The Last Things – The Second Coming – Heaven and Hell – Premier Thought for the Day – 10

This is the last of my Premier ‘Thought for the Day’ in which we look at the Second Coming and the End of the World, Heaven and Hell …enjoy.. This was based on chapter 10 of Magnificent Obsession.   Here are some of the quotes used in that chapter. “No fire, no heroism, no intensity of thought or feeling, can preserve a life beyond the grave…all … Continue reading The Last Things – The Second Coming – Heaven and Hell – Premier Thought for the Day – 10

The Witness of the Church – Premier Thought for the Day 9

This weeks thought for the day on Premier looks at the witness of the Church – This thought came from chapter nine of Magnificent Obsession  Here are some of the quotes from that chapter: “To say that men and women should not inject their ‘personal morality’ into public policy debates is a practical absurdity; our law is by definition a codification of morality, much of … Continue reading The Witness of the Church – Premier Thought for the Day 9

The World Turned Upside Down – Premier Thought for the Day 8

This weeks thought for the day from Premier. In a week when I have been reminded of the weakness of insipid Christianity – it’s always good to be able to turn to the real radical thing!This talk was based upon chapter 7 of Magnificent Obsession.  From which the following quotes are taken: “These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also” Acts … Continue reading The World Turned Upside Down – Premier Thought for the Day 8

The Trinity and the God who Became Man – Premier Thought for the Day

This weeks Premier ‘Thought for the Day” – The Trinity, the Divinity of Jesus and the God who became man. Like the others it is based on Magnificent Obsession – this time chapter 6.  I also used this chapter last Sunday evening as a source for the Sunday evening apologetic sermon on the Eternity and unchangeableness of God.  Here are a few quotes from that … Continue reading The Trinity and the God who Became Man – Premier Thought for the Day

The Resurrection – The Best Starting Point for the Gospel – Magnificent Obsession

Where is the best place to begin explaining the Gospel to a non-Christian?  In Memphis a lady suggested to me that we should always begin with creation and Genesis – this is the Ken Ham approach.  But we can begin at many different points.  For me the key is the resurrection.  If Christ is risen then everything is changed.  Here is this weeks Premier ‘thought … Continue reading The Resurrection – The Best Starting Point for the Gospel – Magnificent Obsession

Premier Thought for the Day 5 – The Difficult Doctrine of the Cross

What is the most difficult thing to believe in the Bible?  I think the cross is a stumbling block for all human beings.   This is the fifth thought for the day from Premier… This talk was based on chapter 5 of Magnificent Obsession.   (I heard some encouraging news this week of a church which gives all its young people who are heading to College or … Continue reading Premier Thought for the Day 5 – The Difficult Doctrine of the Cross