A merry heart is a good medicine

Not many people know that this is a quotation from the Bible. ‘A merry heart does good like a medicine’ Pro 17:22. Some Christians are too morose for their own good and for the good of Christianity. Some people think that serious Christians should be morose; rather morose Christians need to learn their Christian behaviour …

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The fear of shame is stronger than the fear of death

Shame is the most powerful motivator of human behaviour. There are many examples of the power of shame overcoming the fear of death. Shame made Roman soldiers commit suicide rather than suffer the humiliation of defeat. Shame makes teenagers commit suicide rather than face shame in front of their friends. Shame makes the voluntary euthanasia …

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Every idle word that men shall speak…

The language battle is heating up. Redefining marriage is the most spectacular and far-reaching milestone on the secular journey to destroy Christian values in western society, but the language battle began a long time ago with tolerating swearing and blasphemy.  Christian terms such as Jesus, Christ, God, Lord, heavens above, hell and damn are all …

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Peer group pressure is changing you

Cambridge Analytica, a company which specialises in behaviour change, is credited, along with Facebook, with Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential election victory on 8/11/2016. The homepage of Cambridge Analytica's website says “Data drives all that we do.  Cambridge Analytica uses data to change audience behavior [sic].’ This is an acknowledgement that peer group …

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We all speak many languages

Most people think that they speak one language, but this is not so. There are more languages than ethnic languages – there are professional languages, the language of hobbies, sport, etc. The average person would not understand a medical conversation, nor a discussion between lawyers, but the same would be true of a football coaching …

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When did the Bible last change your thinking or behaviour?

Christians claim to be submissive to the Word of God. They acknowledge that they are not 'the finished article'. The development of their Christian character is effected by the Holy Spirit applying the Word of God to their thinking, speech and behaviour. It is called sanctification - 'Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy Word is …

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Street Pastors in Tain and early experiences

I have just the attended another Street Pastor training day today. In the morning we met with a group of new trainees who hope to launch Street Pastors in Tain shortly, and who had come to Inverness for training. It may be of interest to note some questions that Street Pastors encounter in their first …

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Judd Trump trumps Donald Trump

A new star is born. Just when we thought that we would never see the likes of Ronnie O'Sullivan's natural snooker talent again, and that Donald Trump was the only Trump on the circuit, up steps Judd Trump to the podium to wrestle the Trump card from the American Trump. Young Judd Trump has just …

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