Alexander Nisbet

(1623-1669)

​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

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Everyone is pursuing fulfilment but what does that mean? James Fergusson identifies the necessary aspects of a fulfilling life as defined by God.

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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?

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Valuing God’s Gift of Sleep in a Restless World

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What to Do with Your Anxiety

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The Future is Certain

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