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Musings on Psalms Hymns and Spiritual Songs
The Blog of John Alexander Wilson

09 April 2020

Good Friday

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What’s so good about Good Friday anyway? This Friday Christians all around the world will be gathering to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus on a day that is typically referred to as Good Friday.  But what is so “good” about Good Friday anyway? In English, the origin of the term...
25 March 2020

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COV 19  In the face of COV 19, I think we are seeing the best and worst aspects of humanity. Our NHS staff are self sacrificially working around the clock to save lives, neighbours are looking out for each other and setting up support groups. Though physically separated and isolated,...
21 October 2019

Pray Big (Review)

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PRAY BIG During my holidays in Majorca I got to do a fair bit of reading. One of the books I read was Alistair Begg’s Pray Big.  The teaching in this book was nothing particularly ground-breaking when it comes to prayer, but I did find it to be a really...
17 June 2018

Ask Seek Knock

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I have been preaching through Matthew’s Gospel at Rosskeen Free Church where Jesus teaches his followers how to live for the Glory of God. We spent a long time in Chapter six and discovered that Jesus sets a very high standard for his followers.  Therefore, I thought I’d take a...
11 June 2018

Judge Not

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“Do not judge lest ye be judged” is possibly the most famous verse in bible among unbelievers. It is also among the most misapplied, misunderstood and misused verses, to the point that if you lovingly confront someone over wrongful behaviour, they will promptly quote this scripture back to you, judging...
07 June 2018

Tour Announcement

Jimmy Gunn Jimmy is a Gospel singer and songwriter based in Invergordon.  His musical styles vary from bluegrass, Scottish folk ballads, country, blues and calypso.  His 2013 release “Fly Free” (Produced by Martin Stephenson) is a selection of devotional songs, Psalms and musical compositions. The subject matter covers various aspects...
09 May 2018

Treasure, Character and Netflix.

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Character Last week I was preaching from Mathews’s Gospel and considering Jesus’ teaching on laying up treasures in heaven.  I was interested to discover that the Jews of Jesus’s day considered treasure in heaven to be intimately bound up with godly character.  According to Barclay: The Jews had a famous...

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