Posts related to Alexander Nisbet

Alexander Nisbet (1623-69) was a Covenanting minister who graduated from Edinburgh University in 1643. He was ordained to the Second Charge of Irvine, Ayrshire around 1646. He moved to the First Charge in 1650 and was ejected in 1662. Little is known about his life. He wrote A Brief Exposition of the First and Second Epistles General of Peter in 1658, and Exposition with Practical Observations upon the Book of Ecclesiastes in 1664.

Dec 1

Valuing God’s Gift of Sleep in a Restless World

Sleeplessness is something of a modern epidemic. In general we are sleep-deprived with the average person losing the equivalent of an entire night of sleep every single week. In general, this seems to be caused by the stresses of modern lifestyle and t …

Nov 24

Overcoming Spiritual Information Overload

Sometimes it’s called infobesity. Constantly force fed hundreds of messages through all kinds of media, we are unable to digest information. Even if we could digest it, would it nourish our life and soul? We are drowning in information but starved for …

Sep 15

Your Best Excuses Against Personal Witnessing Answered

It’s not difficult to make believers feel guilty as soon as certain subjects are raised. Personal witnessing and private prayer are perhaps the most obvious examples. It’s not uncommon for people to find it difficult contemplating sharing their faith. …

Aug 11

How True Faith Rejoices in Christ, Even in Trials

Trials do more than cast a shadow, they often bring us into periods of darkness. It seems that, as Rutherford says, Christ’s purpose is to have joy and sorrow equal sharers in the life of His people.  As though “each of them should have a share of our …

Aug 4

Challenging the Deceits of our Youth-Obsessed Culture

It’s not just that our culture only seems to celebrate youth as successful – it makes it everything. Deep down there is a desperate fear of ageing, losing our material pleasures…and of death. We live in a culture that wants to keep us in a state of p …