Patient, persevering, unheralded, Christ-like commitment

Christine Murison and I attended a funeral just recently. We both so much wanted to attend that we agreed with our colleagues to transfer our planned meeting to the town in which the service was held so that we could...

By The Book - East and West

Andrei Cherniak is Scripture Union's co-ordinator in the Former Soviet Republics. He tells Andy Bathgate about the central role of the Bible in his journey to faith, and how Scripture Union's ministry is developing in the FSR. AB: Tell us...

Two key elements to nurturing children

Andy Bathgate spoke about nurturing children at the 'Children in the Church Community' Conferences in 2010. Here you can read the message he shared... I want to begin with a word of affirmation. As workers with children and young people...

Andys message to volunteers

You're making the difference It's National Volunteers' Week, and when I reflect on the major influences in my life, SU volunteers rank right up there with my parents and youth group leader. It was SU volunteers who ran a group...

The Temptations of Jesus - Part 5

Read Matthew 4:1-11 On the cross, the Lord Jesus will cry out in a deep sense of abandonment: "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" It could hardly be more distant from the warmth, intimacy and affirmation of...

The Temptations of Jesus - Part 4

Read Matthew 3:13- 4:11 What the Devil offers is alluring and enticing. Whether the Devil has the right or authority to make the offer of "all the kingdoms of this world", he puts himself in the position of having this...

The Temptations of Jesus - Part 3

Read Matthew 4:1-11 How cunning. Jesus says that God's word is his major source of sustenance. He lives by what comes from the mouth of God. So, the Devil quotes God's word and asks Jesus to live or die by...

The Temptations of Jesus - Part 2

Read Matthew 4:1-11, John 4:31-38 The original temptation in Genesis 3 was about food; a shiny, juicy, appetising piece of fruit that promised much more than its outward attractiveness. Again, food is at the centre of this temptation. Food is...

The temptations of Jesus - Part 1

Each day over the Easter weekend I'll be sharing a special 5 Part series looking at the Temptations of Jesus. These reflections derive from the idea that the more you look the more you see. I am fully committed to...

Make 2011 a year of the Bible

As many of you know, our vision is to help the children and young people of Scotland explore the Bible and respond to Jesus. That statement unashamedly re-affirms our commitment to the Bible - we believe that children and young...
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