Andrew Gray was a youthful Church of Scotland minister who led one of the congregations in Glasgow Cathedral; the Outer High Church of Glasgow. Gray’s personal holiness was such that he was described as a “spark from heaven.”
Gray was a warm and winsome preacher with a deep spiritual experience who could also be searching in urging God’s threatenings upon the consciences of his hearers. Those who heard him testified, “that many times he caused the very hairs of their heads to stand up.”
He died at the age of 22 years old after a ministry of only 27 months. It has also been said of him, “We may safely say that never in the history of our country did a man of his years make so deep a mark.”
This question matters a lot; especially if your love has grown colder. Faith works by love but how does love work by faith? To love God is to know and trust Him. How does deepening our faith influence the strength of love?
Christ taught that the cross must be crucial in how we live. Paul said that it was the controlling principle of his life. How can we make it central to the way that we live our lives?
Contentment: It’s time to become discontent with murmuring and complaining against God.
Slothfulness and neglect of our duty in spiritual things was very common. It is like a creeping spiritual disease that gradually kills off our spiritual life. Andrew Gray shows how to change.
As we consider our own weakness and neglect in prayer by contrast it helps us to think that Christ is more conscious of our spiritual needs than we are. The more we contemplate His intercession the more we value its benefits.
Delighting in God gets our life in eternal focus and prepares us for that unending activity. But what do we mean by making God our delight?
Keeping our heart is urgent and essential. Without it all other spiritual activities are of no value with God.
The Christian is in the midst of a constant spiritual battle against sin– an enemy that never calls a truce. We will suffer great spiritual damage if we do not maintain constant warfare against it.
True wisdom compels us to measure our lives for our enduring benefit. Andrew Gray shows how living in the light of eternity makes our time precious.
True spiritual authenticity is focussed on God not ourselves. Andrew Gray describes the necessity and attractiveness of being spiritually genuine.
Appreciating the fulness of the gospel should be our daily delight. Andrew Gray outlines at least eight ways in which we can attempt to measure the greatness of salvation.
We can speak much about Christ and loving the Saviour but is He truly precious to us? Andrew Gray gives us 8 different ways by which we may know for sure.
Faith is crucial in holy obedience. Andrew Gray unfolds in a practical way how faith works by love in our sanctification.
Imagine a believer passing into heaven. What thoughts might they have? What questions might they ask in their astonishment?
Sin is a greater burden than our troubles. How can the assurance of the forgiveness of sins supports us through our trials?
Is that you? Read more about this disastrous sin.
What is Authentic Prayer? 3 Ways You Must Learn from the Saviour’s Authentic Prayers.
These solemn laments do not forget God’s mercy. Yet they must make us to tremble for 21st century Scotland’s national sins.
"Communion with God is the soul of Christ dwelling in the soul of a Christian by faith, and the soul of a Christian dwelling in the soul of Christ by love"