THINKING SCRIPTUREPosted by Douglas J H Mowat Tue, May 15, 2018 16:54:00
Our morning reading today was Psalm 82. Asaph writes this Psalm about justice. He bemoans the injustices of earth, and pleads with God to step in and judge righteously. One phrase stood out: all the foundations of the earth are out of course
(v5). Asaph feels that the whole earth is wobbling, because there is no moral foundation in the justice system.
Well, he could be writing about 2018. Injustices seem to abound, and moral absolutes are ridiculed. Truths that have blessed our nation for centuries are now discarded as bigoted and worthless. No wonder things feel wobbly. Stability demands righteous foundations.
As a Christian, my personal foundation can never wobble! I am founded on Christ - His Person and His Work. There will be no movement there, despite the changing standards are mores of our godless society. And one day a King will reign in righteousness. Justice and righteousness will be the hallmarks of the future reign of the Lord Jesus. We pray: Thy kingdom come!
RECENT EVENTSPosted by Douglas J H Mowat Tue, May 15, 2018 16:43:58
It was great to see the Gospel Hall full on Sunday afternoon to witness the baptism of a believer in the Lord Jesus! Thank you to all who attended. The baptism of a Christian is a solemn yet joyful occasion. The act of baptism is a dramatic and graphic picture of the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. As the believer went under the water on Sunday she was saying that she died with Christ and was buried with Christ. As she rose out of the water she was testifying that she was raised with Christ to live in 'newness of life'. These are solemn and profound truths! And yet it is a moment of joy - to publicly take a stand as a believer in the Lord Jesus and to simply obey His command. The old hymn was right: "Trust and obey, For there's no other way, To be happy in Jesus, But to trust and obey"
! It is our prayer that the Lord will richly bless the young lady who took this step of willing obedience.
If you'd like to find out more about the subject, use the CONTACT tab on the Avoch Gospel Hall website to request a copy of Quick Guide to Baptism.
UPCOMING EVENTSPosted by Douglas J H Mowat Thu, May 10, 2018 16:42:48
The annual Avoch Bible Teaching Conference is planned for 19 - 20 May 2018, Lord willing. The speaker will be Bible teacher Ian Grant, and the subject will be Paul's letter to the Philippians. It promises to be a stimulating a profitable weekend, and all are warmly invited to attend all or any of the sessions. Admission is free, and free refreshments are provided at each session.
UPCOMING EVENTSPosted by Douglas J H Mowat Sun, April 15, 2018 17:23:52
The next monthly illustrated talk in Avoch promises to be fascinating. Bible teacher Phil Coulson has visited Burma (Myanmar) on several occasions - come and hear about his experiences. Free refreshments. For transport call 01381 620461 or 01381 622264.
RECENT EVENTSPosted by Douglas J H Mowat Wed, April 11, 2018 20:16:56
JOHANNA-RUTH DOBSCHINER was a young Dutch Jew whose family members were wiped out in the Nazi takeover of Holland. Hansie, as she was known, experience a number of miraculous escapes, eventually going 'underground' to wait out the war in hidiing. During these dramatic years she started reading the Bible - discovered about Jesus - and became a Christian. Her story is told in the thrilling book, "Selected to Live".
Thanks to all who attended the talk on Hansie today in Avoch. It was great to see the room filled and the evident interest. May God bless all who hear this testimony to His saving power!
UPCOMING EVENTSPosted by Douglas J H Mowat Wed, March 28, 2018 17:02:21
Easter time is upon us once more. This year we are planning two main services - one in Rosemarkie on Good Friday (see above), and the other in Avoch on Easter Sunday.
The Avoch service is entitled "Witnesses at the Tomb" and will look at the eyewitness evidence of those who clamed to see the risen Christ. The service will be held at 6.00 pm in Hillcrest, Braehead, AVOCH, IV9 8QL.
The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ forms the heart of the Christian Gospel message. Come and hear how the events of that first Easter weekend can impact your life.
RECENT EVENTSPosted by Douglas J H Mowat Wed, March 28, 2018 16:58:21
Thanks to everyone who came to the illustrated talk on the life and legacy of Billy Graham. It was great to see Avoch Parish Church Hall filled, and we keep praying that those who need salvation will come to Christ!
Billy Graham's life spanned a century of amazing change, yet the simple Biblical message of salvation remained powerfully the same throughout the years. Millions heard the Gospel through his preaching, and his legacy will undoubtedly continue for many years to come.
UPCOMING EVENTSPosted by Douglas J H Mowat Tue, February 20, 2018 17:45:06
Jerusalem is destined to be the capital - not just of Israel, but ultimately of the whole world!
There is no city like it. Wonder at it's colourful history, understand it's importance today, explore God's plans for the city - and find out how it is relevant to your life! Spread the word about this illustrated talk. Both Christians and non-Christians will find this subject interesting and relevant. All are welcome. Contact Douglas on 01381 622264 for further details.