Published: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:39:44 +0000
Last Build Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:04:14 +0000Copyright: Aberdeen Christian Fellowship - an independent evangelical church in Aberdeen, Scotland
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:39:44 +0000
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:30:38 +0000
Opinions. We all have them. In Jesus’ day there were plenty of different opinions about Him. In this message James looks at four of these opinions found in chapters 6 and 7 of Mark’s Gospel.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:38:43 +0000
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:45:18 +0000
Cheri's talk from Sunday evening
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:44:16 +0000
The mext instalment in an occasional series by Vijay
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 16:48:52 +0000
Daniel's message from the morning service
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:49:16 +0000
Vijay's talk on the life of Esther
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:41:28 +0000
Vijay's talk from the book of Haggai
Mon, 05 Sep 2016 14:44:42 +0000
Ryan's inspiring story
Mon, 05 Sep 2016 14:30:10 +0000
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:04:27 +0000
Vijay concludes his series on Righteousness
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 13:12:20 +0000
Next part of Vijay's series from 2nd Timothy
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 09:24:43 +0000
People were constantly making requests of Jesus – for help, for healing, for direction. In chapter five of his Gospel, St Mark records some dramatic events and during these four requests were made to Jesus. How did He respond? What do we learn from His responses which will help us in the situations we face?
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:52:44 +0000
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:47:41 +0000
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:43:48 +0000
First part of a new series from Vijay
Mon, 04 Jul 2016 11:03:41 +0000
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is Lord of all. This was clearly demonstrated when He calmed a raging storm by simply speaking a command to it. Find out how Jesus is Lord of all from Mark 4:35-41.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 21:14:19 +0000
Sunday 19th June 2016
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:51:32 +0000
Vijay's talk from 12th June 2016
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 12:06:02 +0000
Daniel's talk from 29th May
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:59:48 +0000
Vijay's talk from 5th June
Sun, 22 May 2016 13:45:07 +0000
Vijay's talk from 22nd May
Sun, 22 May 2016 13:35:51 +0000
Duncan Cuthill's challenging sermon from 15th May
Tue, 10 May 2016 06:41:31 +0000
Vijay's sermon from 8th May
Sun, 01 May 2016 16:11:03 +0000
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:45:15 +0000
Eight days after Easter, one of the disciples, Thomas, had an encounter with the risen Christ which completely changed him from his state of disbelief into one of praise and submission to Jesus Christ as his Lord and God. Join James this week as he looks at the life-changing experience of the disciple who is sometimes known as “Doubting Thomas.”
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 14:46:16 +0000
Vijay's talk from 13th March 2016
Tue, 08 Mar 2016 12:21:06 +0000
Tue, 08 Mar 2016 12:20:01 +0000
Vijay's talk from 28th Feb
Sun, 21 Feb 2016 20:38:16 +0000
Sun, 21 Feb 2016 20:32:34 +0000
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:21:38 +0000
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 10:39:00 +0000
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:15:47 +0000
Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:01:56 +0000
God's grace is truly amazing. This is clearly seen in the opening verses of 1 Corinthians which James looks at in this message.
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:32:21 +0000
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:31:25 +0000
A challenge for 2016
Thu, 17 Dec 2015 09:59:53 +0000
Vijay's talk from 13th December
Fri, 11 Dec 2015 13:02:42 +0000
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:02:57 +0000
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:07:39 +0000
Vijay's talk from the CITOI (Christians In the Oil Industry) meeting on 26th Nov 2015
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:44:43 +0000
Daniel Patterson's talk from Sunday 14th November
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 06:52:02 +0000
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 06:50:31 +0000
With the background of Peter’s spectacular failure as a disciple we might have expected that he would set the bar for Christian discipleship really low. The reality however is quite the opposite – we are to be holy as God is holy! How are we ever going to come anywhere near clearing that bar? In the second part of a two-part message on 1 Peter 1:13 to 2:3 James concentrates on Peter’s teaching which helps us recognise why we are to be holy and how we are to achieve this.
Mon, 19 Oct 2015 08:37:02 +0000
Cheri's talk from the Sunday evening service
Mon, 19 Oct 2015 08:33:01 +0000
Living as followers of Jesus Christ is often compared to running a race - not a quick sprint but a long, arduous marathon. How can we run in such a way as to get the prize? In this stand-alone message from 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, Florence suggests three things: engage in strict training; run with purpose; and be self-controlled.
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 11:01:53 +0000
With the background of Peter’s spectacular failure as a disciple, we might have expected that he would set the bar for Christian discipleship really low. The reality however is quite the opposite – we are to be holy as God is holy! How are we ever going to come anywhere near clearing this bar? In the first part of a two-part message on 1 Peter 1:13 to 2:3, James looks at what it means for us to be holy, in other words to be like our Heavenly Father.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:39:50 +0000
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:33:03 +0000
Daniel's sermon from Sunday morning.
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 19:46:33 +0000
Every language has a word for evil. It is pervades and invades every aspect of creation. In the biblical view, evil is essentially the evidence of a disordered universe. God has designed the universe to function in a certain way. When you follow the design plan, you flourish. When you disregard it, you wither. Evil is the consequence of disregarding the design plan. Evil is a universe in disorder.
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 19:43:04 +0000
Susan Wilson, founder of the Tumaini charity, joined us to share inspirational stories of God's work in Tanzania.
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 21:50:39 +0000
The central truth that helps us understand God's design plan is that the biblical God is Creator and humans (and all the universe with them), creation. Sin, in essence, is a disregard for these basic truths. When viewed in this way, Sin expresses itself in two ways: pride, where I take the place of God and/or self-contempt, where I undervalue the goodness with which God has made me and the rest of creation.
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:56:48 +0000
God has created the universe in line with his own character and nature. God's creation flourishes when it functions according to his design plan. This principle is applied to the moral design of the universe. We ultimately learn what the moral design of creation, what is right or wrong, good or evil as we are rooted in relationship with the Creator God of the Bible.
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:16:33 +0000
God has created this universe and designed it to function in line with his own moral nature. He has designed us humans to freely know him, love him, be loved by him and enjoy him forever. We flourish when we choose to follow the design plan and wither when we neglect it.
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:03:05 +0000
Florence concludes her three-part series on love by offering practical suggestions on how we can follow through on Jesus' teaching about loving our neighbour, loving each other other and loving our enemies.
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:44:23 +0000
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:36:31 +0000
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:46:40 +0000
Peter failed spectacularly as a follower of Jesus at a time when Jesus needed him the most. But failure doesn't have to be final. Jesus had much work for Peter to do in the future, but first Peter had to be fully restored to discipleship. Join James and find out how this process worked out one day by the Sea of Galilee.
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:33:51 +0000
Peter failed spectacularly as a follower of Jesus at a time when Jesus needed him the most. But failure doesn't have to be final. It wasn't for Peter and it doesn't have to be for us either. and how the road to recovery begins.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:14:44 +0000
Vijay speaks on True Worship from Nehemia.
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:16:34 +0000
Samuel's sermon from the Youth Service
Mon, 08 Jun 2015 21:17:25 +0000
When confronted with a variety of options, we often find ourselves asking questions. Is this really the direction in which I should go? Is this actually the route God wants me to take? How do I even begin to find out what specific plans God might have for me? If you've ever asked questions like these, you might discover some helpful answers in this week's audio.
Mon, 08 Jun 2015 21:13:07 +0000
Vijay's talk from 31st May 2015
Sat, 06 Jun 2015 17:01:18 +0000
Fri, 22 May 2015 13:27:57 +0000
Vijay concludes his series.
Thu, 14 May 2015 10:11:23 +0000
Vijay's talk on hospitality - 10th May 2015
Wed, 06 May 2015 15:59:30 +0000
Ever wondered what kind of worshippers God is looking for? Jesus gives us insight into this question during his conversation with a Samaritan woman when he draws her attention to the priority of worshipping in spirit and truth.
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:14:53 +0000
Vijay's sermon from Sunday 26th April 2015
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:07:42 +0000
Jesus told parables so that we could easily understand spiritual truth – right? Wrong! He told parables to reveal truth to those who believe and conceal it from those who don’t. That’s what makes the “Parable of the sower” either the easiest or most difficult parable to figure out. Are you ready to join James this week and have a go?
Sun, 05 Apr 2015 07:26:08 +0000
Vijay concludes the month of celebration with the final talk in his series on how we should respond to God's gifts.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:07:45 +0000
Vijay's talk on giving from 22/3/2015
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:18 +0000
Vijays sermon from Sunday 1st March
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:36:53 +0000
As Florence concludes her three-part series on the Old Testament book of Micah, she focuses on three questions from chapters 6 and 7:
Tune in to discover the answers!
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 15:41:52 +0000
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 10:12:23 +0000
The Old Testament book of Micah was written in the 8th century before the birth of Christ but its message is as relevant to us today as it was to Micah's original hearers. In the first of a three-part series, Florence unpacks chapters 1 and 2 where God exposes and judges the sins of His unfaithful people but extends mercy to His faithful people.
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 09:31:54 +0000
The loyalties of the believer are often pulled in all directions. The Lord calls us to be devoted to him with an undivided heart. His assurance is that when we make him our priority we gain not only him but also our life. His warning is that that if we make something other than God our priority, we risk losing him and everything else. As Augustine reminded the church, if Christ is not valued above all, he is not valued at all.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:40:11 +0000
The Church is the family of God into which we are born when we come to faith in Christ. Ultimately it is impossible to come to full maturity as a Christian without participation in the Church. This is because Jesus is always followed in the company of other believers. Isolating ourselves from the people of God is not just difficult, but it in fact is dangerous to our spiritual life. For all its weaknesses, the Church is still the main means through which God tells the world of his love for them.
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:06:07 +0000
The biblical idea of of hope refers to a true and confident expectation we have in God that no matter what situation we walk into, with Christ Jesus we have all we need to rise and meet its demands; and because of Christ Jesus that we can confidently expect that the ultimate outcome will be good. Such hope is difficult to exercise. But it can be cultivated. It emerges as a consequence of a character forged through patient perseverance through inconvenience and even suffering.
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 16:06:57 +0000
Graham Black speaks on Philip's encounter with the Eunuch
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 15:59:40 +0000
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:52:13 +0000
Something of the surprise of the Christmas message is lost with the yearly repetition of this wonderful account. The events of Christmas viewed through the eyes of Joseph give us an opportunity to see the Christmas account for how remarkable it really was. Joseph's first surprise is the shocking news of his fiance Mary's pregnancy. The next surprise is even more amazing when an angelic visitor turns up in a dream. But, the message the angel leaves Joseph is still more incredible; that Mary is still a virgin and the child in her womb is placed there by God, the Holy Spirit. If that were not enough, the angel continues with the astonishing word that this child will offer the world deliverance from the grip of evil. But, all these surprises pale in comparison to the greatest one of them all. The child is in fact God in human flesh. When we rediscover the matchless person of Jesus in this timeless account, we open ourselves again to his impact on our lives and the world.
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:44:58 +0000
In this message Florence looks at the second part of the Lord's Prayer which focuses on God's provision, pardon, and protection. Our response has to be one of praise!
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:01:14 +0000
Vijay's sermon from 20th Nov 2014.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:14:10 +0000
Glen shares his vision for the city and his new outreach
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:40:40 +0000
Vijay's sermon from 9th Nov 2014
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 09:25:56 +0000
Iain talks on the book of Ezekiel
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:20:26 +0000
We don't always know what to pray. Jesus' disciples had the same problem so He taught them what is traditionally known as the Lord's Prayer. In the first of a two-part series, Florence unpacks the first half of this prayer with its focus on God's name, kingdom and will. Why not allow this model prayer to shape your own prayers?
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:33:54 +0000
David talks about Jesus's call to receive the kingdom of God like a little child and what that might mean for us today.
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:32:39 +0000
It’s not possible to be neutral about Jesus Christ. When we are confronted with him we are forced to make a decision either for or against him. In chapter 3 of Mark’s Gospel Jesus is very clearly declared and revealed to be the Son of God. How did the people respond? Well, amazingly, three groups rejected him in different ways and only one group became his disciples. Join James this week as he looks at this very challenging part of the Bible but be warned - you’ll have to make a decision!
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:40:27 +0000
Of the many insights learned from the life of Joseph, one that stands out is that in all circumstances, God works for the good of those who love him (Romans 8.28). Events from Joseph's life teach us that God takes our unremarkable moments, our victories and our tragedies and brings about good for those who trust him.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:38:50 +0000
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:34:34 +0000
Vijay continues his Bible survey tracing the grand theme of blessing throughout the Bible. When God created humans, he created them to be fruitful and to multiply, that they be blessed and be a blessing. But, the earliest accounts in the Bible show that humans are 'fruitful', that they do 'multiply', but in evil not in righteousness. In today's sermon, Vijay traces the story starting from Abraham to the end of the OT. In Abraham, God promises to bless Abraham and make him a blessing to all the families of the earth. From Abraham emerges a nation, Israel, that is created by God for one purpose, to make God known to the ends of the earth and by doing so blessing all creation. He concludes with a challenge to remind followers of Christ to bless others even as we have been blessed by God.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:13:57 +0000
Susan's challenging message from the evening service.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:07:49 +0000
What did Jesus accomplish on the cross? Taking the letters of the word C-R-O-S-S, Florence identifies five things that help answer this question. Tune in to find out what these are...
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:52:47 +0000
Vijay starts a short series that traces the storyline of the Bible as God's commitment to bless creation. In this first sermon he looks at the story beginning from creation to the account at Babel. When God creates humans, he blesses them with the capacity to flourish, enjoy God's creation and enjoy healthy relationship with others. This capacity for blessedness is ultimately rooted in a right relationship with God. But not only are humans to enjoy such blessing, they are also to be instruments of it as they enrich others. The story from the Fall to the Tower of Babel is that humans fail to both enjoy such blessing and to pass it on to others. What will God do ensure that his intention will indeed come to pass? That will be the subject of the next sermon.
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:13:47 +0000
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:06:25 +0000
A welcome visit from John Merson.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:11:30 +0000
A welcome return to the preaching team by Iain
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:52:06 +0000
In the final message in the series on Noah, James reminds us of God’s faithfulness, looks into the future to see what lies ahead for planet earth and highlights what we can learn from the life of Noah.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:36:51 +0000
Noah, his family and all the animals were delivered from the flood inside the ark. One year and ten days later God delivered them from the confinement of the ark and into a whole new world. Noah’s first response? Worship, the priority of the life of faith. Join James for this, the third in the series on Noah, to find out more.