Happy Faith
Jul24

Happy Faith

Happy faith and assurance in death is the moving and edifying account of the words and experiences of Lady Coltness. She died at the age of only 37 years. We can learn much from it about the priorities of living. It was said of her: “As she lived so she died, and as she died so she lived, and lives for evermore”. Her experience was not without spiritual struggles and fears. The sun shone through these clouds, however, so that she died...

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White to Harvest
Jul10

White to Harvest

White to Harvest by George Hutcheson opens up the way in which a people may be ripe for the gospel. He explains and applies the words of the Lord Jesus Christ in from John 4:35-38. It is of particular relevance to those who labour to see souls brought to Christ. It will also benefit all who desire the gospel to flourish. Ministers labour in comparatively barren times today but there is encouragement here that their work is not in...

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Spiritual Fellowship
Jun12

Spiritual Fellowship

Spiritual Fellowship makes a biblical case for fellow believers encouraging, counselling, and if necessary rebuking one another. Samuel Rutherford counters objections against organising such meetings privately on an occasional basis. The word fellowship can easily be misused for meetings that are barely spiritual in character. Rutherford shows that fellowship is a much higher reality. It is for mutual spiritual invigoration and...

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One Way
May29

One Way

One Way: Having the Same Worship and Church Order makes a brief biblical case for having the same Worship and Church order. Updated from an essay by George Gillespie, it shows how our practice must be governed by the Word of God alone. Today diversity is frequently championed in worship and practice. Having only one way in common in such matters is considered unnecessary, unattainable and divisive. The Bible does not support this,...

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Scotland’s Judgements
May22

Scotland’s Judgements

Scotland’s Judgements is a sombre warning against national sins before a holy God. Drawn from a letter written by Andrew Gray on his death bed,  it speaks plainly about the way in which such sins provoke God. These solemn laments do not forget God’s mercy. Yet they must make us to tremble for 21st century Scotland’s national sins at a time when they are abounding and increasing.

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Great Commission
May07

Great Commission

Great Commission explains Christ’s commission to the Church. Drawn from David Dickson’s comments on Matthew 28:18-20, it answers key questions. What is Christ’s mission for the Church? How should the Church fulfill it? Dickson brings out the plain meaning and implications of these verses. “Christ has supreme, sole and absolute authority as the only Head and King of the Church. It is for Him to appoint and maintain the way and means of...

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