The period of the Second Reformation in Scotland (1638-1661) was the greatest time of radical reformation and rediscovery of Biblical truth in the Church of Scotland. It was also the greatest spiritual revival that Scotland has ever experienced.
This blog mines the spiritual wisdom of the noted Christian writers of the period to make their insights into Christ and biblical truth accessible for today’s Church and the challenges we face.
People’s behaviour often contradicts the strong morals they profess to believe. It’s a problem for true believers too. Why is this? John Brown explains from the Scriptures.
There is a biblical way to measure our service to Christ. Too often we are tempted to look at Christian service from a man-centred perspective. We need a radically different view if we are really going to serve Christ.
Some people find that modern friendships are more limited and lack a deep connection. We need to cherish our friends. But most of all, we must give ourselves to the deepest possible friendship that God offers.
Heart idols go even deeper than you think. They are bound up with the deepest emotions and instincts of our heart and that is what keeps them hidden.
Even atheists recognise our values depend on Christianity. We lose many blessings when the gospel goes from a people. How should that make us handle and value the gospel itself?
We are drowning in personal debt. It’s a crisis and undoubtedly a bad thing. So when (according to the Bible) is it wrong to be absolutely debt-free? The answer to that is truly arresting.
Find out 10 key benefits of exercising and strengthening faith. Andrew Gray explains how this is vital for the Christian life.
We tend to accept disunity as inevitable. But Burgess calls us to addresses the spiritual and visible unity that Christ desires for His people. He shows how attractive it is. This should inspire and motivate us.
Prayer can be offered anytime, anywhere. Short, silent prayers produce a sense of God’s presence and our dependence on Him. They help maintain and stimulate our spiritual life.
It’s clear, encouraging and also very challenging. Listen to what Christ is saying about His priorities for your church.
We seldom appreciate God’s gracious purpose in judging nations. There is mercy in God exposing our sin. The judgment of God is a call for us to return to Him. Who knows but that it may result in blessing?
It’s easy to profess that we love the Lord Jesus Christ but how does it impact our lives? Richard Cameron shows us practical ways to demonstrate our love for Christ.
Half-committed Christians fail to seek Christ’s interests first and foremost. The Church suffers as a consequence. Here’s how to get our priorities straight.
We need to look beyond the immediate fast-moving drama of bewildering circumstances to our greatest needs as a nation.
When we hear of others leaving the faith we may have many questions. But the most urgent questions concern ourselves and Jesus Christ. George Hutcheson explains what these are from Scripture.
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