A Covenanting minister who graduated from Edinburgh University in 1643. He was a modest man but a gifted expositor of Scripture, with particular skill in Hebrew. 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.
He died on 11 March 1669, aged 46. The last years of his life were spent in completing the exposition of Ecclesiastes. He used it to reflect deeply on the experiences of his own life and times. It helped him to consider the things of this life in view of eternity. He also wrote A Brief Exposition of the First and Second Epistles General of Peter in 1658
Will Friendship Be the Same Again?
Friendship has been considerably affected during the past couple of years. But why is it important and what is it for? Scripture helps us answer these questions.
Finding True Beauty in a Beauty Sick Culture
Scripture points us to true beauty in the midst of a culture where a harmful obsession with beauty has become all-consuming.
Biblical Help for Job Satisfaction
Is job satisfaction a biblical idea? Understood correctly, yes it is. Here is some biblical guidance for working to the glory of God.
Preventing Patterns of Spiritual Harm in Church Life
Is spiritual abuse a helpful category? Spiritual harm in Church life is certainly real. But prevention is better than cure. The means of preventing it are in the very words that Scripture uses to exhort ministers and elders.
What Does it Mean to Have a Fulfilling Life?
Everyone is pursuing fulfilment but what does that mean? James Fergusson identifies the necessary aspects of a fulfilling life as defined by God.
The Christian’s Spiritual Dress Code
There is something that should be worn by every Christian. It identifies them. We’re not talking about fashions and uniforms–the garment is humility. Are you wearing it?
How to Enjoy Earthly Things in a Spiritual Way
Some people assume that Christians are not meant to enjoy earthly things. But, while we must not be earthly minded, that’s not a biblical principle. How do we get a spiritual perspective on the things of this life?
Appealing Our Injustices to the Most Supreme Court
The Bible directs us to look to and depend on God whenever we suffer wrong or injustice. He is the judge of all the earth. How does the Bible give practical help for specific situations of injustice?
Why Do We Fear Missing Out?
Many are plagued by the anxiety that they are missing out on a better life altogether and they grudge others having it. Envy is at the heart of the fear of missing out and we need to deal with it.
Looking Beyond this World’s Obsolescence
It’s not just man-made products, all material creation is wearing out and passing away: including us. The more that we are conscious of this change and decay, the more we value the things that will never deteriorate or end.
Valuing God’s Gift of Sleep in a Restless World
Sleeplessness is something of a modern epidemic. The Bible says much about sleep; it is a gift from God. The need for sleep is not just a divine reminder of our frailty. It also points us away from seeking true rest in this world.
Overcoming Spiritual Information Overload
Spiritual information overload leaves us with inertia, indigestion, frustration and confusion. Alexander Nisbet gives us wise counsel on how to avoid it.
Your Best Excuses Against Personal Witnessing Answered
Scripture understands our fears about personal witnessing and meets these with valuable counsel. Alexander Nisbet shows us how.
How True Faith Rejoices in Christ, Even in Trials
Faith brings Christ near and His presence floods the dark room of sorrow with the light of joy. This is a remarkable joy, even in the midst of trials, its nature and extent cannot be fully expressed.
Challenging the Deceits of our Youth-Obsessed Culture
We live in a culture that wants to keep us in a state of perpetual adolescence–impulsive and self-obsessed. The Bible challenges these deceits and Alexander Nisbet shows us how.
What to Do with Your Anxiety
Every generation has its anxieties, but we have taken it to a new epidemic level. The Bible has much to say about this that is vital for how we live our lives in an age of anxiety.
How to Walk into Church
Going into Church easily can be a matter of routine, but it shouldn’t be. The Bible tells us that we need to exercise great care in meeting with God in public worship. Read more to find out how.
The Future is Certain
The future is certain because God has planned it. This gives hope and comfort as well as wisdom about how to respond to God’s Providence.
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