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Connected

Last week we moved from one internet supplier to another. We had been told that our new supplier would activate the connection remotely and send me a text message when the internet was live. We waited and waited… and waited. Seconds turned to minutes and minutes to hours. Can you imagine a whole day disconnected?!…
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Hope horizon

Two Breaths

I feel sorry for Nicola Sturgeon. Day after day she has to stand and give statistics on how many people have been tested, how many positive tests have been reported, how many Covid patients are in hospital and so on. It must be a thankless task to give such depressing statistics. I’ve had cause recently…
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Language of love propitiation

The Language of Love

Last week’s article mentioned 1 John 4:10: “In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” ‘Propitiation’ is not a common word in the world in which we live today. It’s one of those words we might hear…
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God is love

God is Love

8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that…
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Hope

Prayer Meetings to Resume

Following the trial prayer meeting held in the Church Building last Wednesday, the Trustees and Elders thought it would be useful to give an update on how we felt it went, and what the next steps are. I’m sure those in attendance would agree that it was great to meet together in one building to…
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One Way

One Way

As I write it’s Wednesday afternoon, I’m looking forward to this evening’s prayer meeting in the Church building. I’ve watched John’s video several times and I think I’m as prepared as I can be, but it will still be strange; no handshakes, just hand gel, not to mention social distancing and facemasks. Maybe most unusual…
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Back to school

Back to school

This has been a big week in the Murphy household, the first week back at school! It’s been a long time since the learning in Scottish schools stopped. The learning itself went on, in homes across the country parents learned how to use phones and computers to teach their children, but the step towards normality…
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Coronavirus Airdrie

Update on Church Lock-down Easing

Further to the previous communication, the Trustees held a meeting recently to discuss further the work required around the church re-opening, and to consider in particular the plans to try and open the Church on the 16th August. The Elders and Trustees have been working closely over this time to ensure we are carrying out…
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Chosen

The Great Goal of the Gospel

Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ  3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In…
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Father compassion

As a Father…

“The older I get, the more I want to sing my faith and get others singing it with me. Theology, as I constantly tell my students is for doxology: the first thing to do with it is to turn it into praise and thus honour the God who is its subject, the God in whose…
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