Beyond the Veil – Veiled Glimpses of Christ – Isaac – 2 Corinthians chp 3 vs 16 – – JS Gillespie

Just added, a new message preached by Dr J Stewart Gillespie, in our series on 2 Corinthians:


2 Corinthians chp 3 vs 16 – Beyond the Veil – Veiled Glimpses of Christ – Isaac – JS Gillespie – 04042017


other messages from 2 Corinthians >>

Jesus Greatest Miracle – John chp 3 verse 14 – JS Gillespie

Just added, a new message preached by J Stewart Gillespie from John chapter 3 and Numbers chapter 21:


John chp 3 vs 14 – Jesus Greatest Miracle – JS Gillespie – 19062016


Gospel 2016

Download or listen online to messages preached at our Sunday evening Gospel service in 2016:


Tam Kelly – My Story – 03012016


The Kiss The Blindfold and the Cross – 3 Ways to Get Rid of God


Love Lifted Me – Tom Jenkinson.mp3


Luke chp 22 vs 54 to 62 – The Perfect Opportunity for Failure – JS Gillespie


Luke chp 23 – Doing Whatever we Want with Jesus – JS Gillespie – 07032016


Dieing to get out of Hell – Craig Mackie – 13032016


Sam Gillespie Baptism – 03042016


Sam Gillespie Baptism – Mark Johnstone – 03042016




Its all About Him


John chp 1 vs 1 to 13 – The Man who Showed us God – JS Gillespie – 24042016


John chp 1 vs 14 to 18 – Grace the Unexpected Glory – J Stewart Gillespie – 01052016


John chp 10 vs 22 to 33 – Confident in Jesus – Craig Mackie – 08052016


John chp 1 vs 19 to 34 – The Unexpected Jesus – JS Gillespie – 15052016


John chp 2 vs 1 to 12 – The Christ of the Crises – JS Gillespie – 2205201


Condemned – William Clark – 29052016


John Chp 3 – Starting where others Stop – J Stewart Gillespie – 04062016


Decisions Decisions Decisions – Craig Mackie – 12062016


John chp 3 vs 14 – Jesus Greatest Miracle – JS Gillespie – 19062016


Decision Direction and Destiny – You Choose – Paul Jenkinson – 26062016


Gospel – Robert Gray -03072016


John chp 4 – A Woman, A Well and a Whole lot of Emptiness – J Stewart Gillespie – 10072016


I Know that my Redeemer Liveth – Craig Mackie – 17072016


The New Way back to God – Robert Gray – 24072016


The Journey of Life – Tam Kelly – 31072016


Finding God in the Storms of Life – John chp 6 – JS Gillespie – 07082016


Finding the Saviour they Did not Want – John chp 6 vs 25 – JS Gillespie – 04092016


Baptism – Marian McBryde – Acts chp 8 – J Stewart Gillespie – 21082016


The Route to Heaven – The Way of the Cross – Jim Armstrong


He is our Peace – Craig Mackie – 11092016


The Gospel – Robert Gray – 18092016




He who has the Son has Life – Peter Hinshelwood


Psalm 139 – Meet the God who Made Us – Craig Mackie – 09102016




Switching on the Light of the Word of God – Robert Gray -30102016


John chp 9 – When the Light Begins to Shine – JS Gillespie – 06112016


Think you Get to Heaven by being good – think Again – Matthew chp 1 – Craig Mackie – 13112016


John Chp 10 vs 1 to 11 – When you hear the Shepherd Call – JS Gillespie – 20112016


John chp 10 vs 1 to 11 – Being Really Sure of the Way to Heaven – JS Gillespie – 27112016



God Watching Wondering Working and Waiting – Robert Gray – 27112016


Finding Christ in Lifes Dead Ends – John chp 11 – JS Gillespie – 04122016


Christ at Christmas – Wonder Worship and Wickedness – 18122016 – JS Gillespie


Ayr Conference 2015 – A People Belonging to Gods Heaven – Alistair Sinclair

Just added to the site, the first message from this years annual Christian Conference held in Riverside Evangelical Church Ayr;

A People Belonging to Gods Heaven – Philippians chp 3 – Alistair Sinclair


Outline notes from this message:


Philippians chp 3

Written in his own home; Paul was a Prisoner in his own home

Gods ways are not our ways, but from this adversity there came:

  1. Opportunity for Paul preaching to the guards
  2. Some stirred up to preach
  3. Others stirred to add to Pauls affliction by preaching contentiously


3 individuals mentioned in the letter who are copies of Christ :

  1. Paul
  2. Timothy
  3. Epaphroditus


The flesh manifested was manifested by those who :

1 Pushed for circumcision

2 God is their belly

Both errors caused by the vile bodies

“in me that is in my flesh dwells no good things ”

Paul wrote epistles to 7 geographical locations:

  1. Rome
  2. Corinth
  3. Galatia
  4. Ephesus
  5. Philippi
  6. Colosse
  7. Thessalonica

Paul writes 7 epistles to 7 geographical locations

  1. Romans – fundamental truth
  2. Ephesians – family truth
  3. 1 Thessalonians – future truth

After these truths they are then challenged in the nex 2 epistles

No church epistle after 1 thessalonians – the church is taken home

They were trying to substitute orthodoxy for obedience at Philippi; a common problem

Verse 7 Pauls balance sheet, added them up and reckons them as dung

Verse 9 – found in Him, you’ll never meet a Muslim who will say I am in Muhammed, or a Buddhist that will say I am in Buddha but the Christian is in Christ

Verse 10 if by any means – strong phrase

Physical Resurrection is guaranteed to all believers cf. 1 Corinthians chp 15; ‘we shall all be changed’

Paul hadn’t made it yet!

Paul is a work in progress

V10 – being conformed

Only used 2 times in Philippians chp 3 and once in Romans chp 8, ‘that we might be conformed to the image of His Son – in the new Testament

So important  what we fill our minds with

Verse 15 —single minded and same minded

Verse 17 – get focused on Godly men and women

V19 – the flesh is the problem

V18 to 21 note 4 contrasts:

1 – End is destruction

We look for the saviour

2 – God is their belly

Change our vile body

3 – Whose Glory is in their shame

Like unto his glorious body

4 – Who mind earthly things

Your citizenship is in heaven


We ought to be a bit of heaven here on earth


Download or listen online to mp3 recordings of sermons preached from the book of Habakkuk:

Habakkuk chp 1 – Where Are You God – Alan Gamble – 26082014

Habakkuk chp 3 – Tapestry Turmoil and the Triumph of God – Alan Gamble – 02092014

Meeting God in His Temple – 1 Corinthians Chapter 3 verse 16

Just added, a new message preached from 1 Corinthians chapter 3 verse 16:

1 Corinthians chp 3 vs 16 – Meeting God in His Temple

Notes from this message:

1. Picture of a Building (v9)

The Builders (v9)
The Building (v9, 16)
The Building Materials (v12)

2. Place in the Building Programme (v9)

“we are labourers together with God”
Just labourers! Ours is not the role of the ‘architect’ (v10); ours is just to obey the simple instructions to perform the labour’s.
We don’t have the overall plan or drawings, just to obey and to act in faith.

3. Person on whom the Building is founded (v11)

This building must be built consistent with the foundations therefore:

Jesus Christ is “the truth” (John 14:6) – Therefore there is no room for error nor lies; “44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own:for he is a liar, and the father of it. ” (John 8:44)

“God is Spirit” – all that is founded on Christ must be spiritual, materialism has no place (cf. 1 Corinthians chp 6).

“Holy, harmless, undefiled” – no room for sin on this foundation (cf. 1 Corinthians chps 5 to 10)!

4. Principles of Building

‘Gold’ – Righteousness
‘Silver’ – Redemption
‘Precious Stones’ – Wisdom

With so much care and concern going into this building, what is the purpose of it?

5. Purpose of the Building (v16)

Is it self evident?
Sometimes the more self evident the question the more surprising the answer!
Not going to Dwell on what the temple is not, but by considering what it is we may well be lead to acknowledge what it is not:

It is not:
A social organisation
A welfare organisation
A political organisation
An entertainment

I mention briefly what it is not because sometimes the church, the temple becomes modified in order to focus it’s vision / purpose on what it is not.

5. The Purpose of the Building:

The Pattern of the Tabernacle
The Paradox of the Temple
Present Reality of the Church
Purpose fulfilled in Revelation

Pattern of the Tabernacle

“let them make me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them” (Exodus 29:45-46)

Paradox of the Temple

“But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee how much less this house that I have built? ” (1 Kings 8:27)

Present and Personal Reality in the Church

” where 2 or 3 are gathered together in my name there am I in the midst of them” (Matt 18:20)
“I will declare thy name unto my brother in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee” (Heb 2:12)
“God is in you of a truth” (1 Co14:25)

Purpose Fulfilled in Revelation
Revelation 21:1-4
The Temple of God is primarily for God to Dwell (3:16)
A truth it would seem easily forgotten (3:16) : “know ye not”
It ought not to have been forgotten
It was the big lesson
How easily we forget
The Temple was for the Presence of God and not for the profit of men; “a house of merchandise”
The Sabbath was for Man and not man for the Sabbath
God looks not on the outward appearance but God looks on the heart.
They had forgotten that they were the temple of God.

If God is present amongst us what should we find?
How about: God?
Evidence of the presence of God?
There is little point in claiming where 2 or 3 are gathered together in my name here am I in the midst of them, if there isn’t the slightest evidence of it!
What evidence ought I to be able to see?

1. God reflected in His people
2. God revealed in His Word
3. God realised in prayer

We ought to be touched by and able to see the reality of those symbols:

Gold – Righteousness – seen practically amongst His people. More than just an outward form of Righteousness, more than just a ticking of the box righteousness, more than the righteousness of the Pharisee (Matthew chapter 23), none of the sin of chapters 5 to 10!

Silver – People transformed by Redemption – Reflection of Christ; “if any man be in Christ he is a new creation. ‘ Ought to be the evidence of a people who have left Egypt, sin and slavery behind and who have a higher agenda, a people heading to the promised land, people with vision and with Glory, people saved and redeemed and in dwelt by the Spirit of God and marked by the fruit of Gods Spirit. There ought to be the tangible evidence of people in dwelt by the Spirit of God: Galatians 5:22 22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance:against such there is no law.” A tangible sense of this is possible.

Precious Stones – a different way of thinking? There ought to be evidence of the wisdom of Christ in our thinking, and of the mind of Christ in us (1 Corinthians 2:16). There ought to be evidence of a people living with an eye on eternity (3:13ff). Living and labouring not just for the here and now but for the future and forever.

God Revealed in His Word

If the temple existed primarily for the presence of God, then the practical benefit of that presence for God’s people lay in the provision of God for His people which flowed from that presence.
The temple and tabernacle contained the symbols of that provision:

Lamp – to give light for the way
Loaf – to sustain and feed His people
Priest – with his intercessor ministry for the people, who would bear the care of Gods people on his breastplate of judgment and carry their names on his shoulder.

The temple was a place where as a consequence of Gods presence with them, the needs of Gods people were met. This was not the primary purpose of course of the temple or the tabernacle but it was an inevitable consequence of having Gods presence amongst them. The primary purpose in bringing Gods people out of Egypt was not that God might give them bread from heaven but that they might ‘worship Me.’
It would be very strange if the NT temple for the Living God had less of a provision for God’s people than the OT tent!

Wherever we find the presence of God in the OT, His Presence has a purpose, He is present to:

Receive Worship
Reveal Himself

Bethel – Genesis 28:11ff – The House of God; God is present and God reveals His purpose and communicates to Jacob, on this occasion by means of a dream (Gen 28:12); and with a predictive word of prophecy (28:13-15).

Mount Since – Exodus 4:27 – The Mountain of God (Ex 19:3ff,9,19;20:1ff) – God speaks.

Tabernacle (Ex40:34ff) – God spoke; “The Lord called unto Moses and spoke unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation saying…” (Lev 1:1). God speaks from this tabernacle at times with devastating consequences (Number 16:20ff) – Korah, Dathan and Abiram. God revealed His mind from the tabernacle (Number 27:21).

Temple – 1 Kings 9:1ff – The Lord appears to Solomon the second time and “The Lord said unto him…”

So too then the expectation for God to Speak and to reveal Himself to His people in this new spiritual Temple at Corinth. Not just to keep alive and to repeat what we believe to be true but to have real living communication from God Himself (1 Co 14:23-25).

Reality of Prayer

The dominant theme in the dedication of the temple of Solomon: 1 Kings 8:29-30, 33, 35, 42, 44-45, 48-49; 8:54.

Johns Gospel – chps 3 to 7

mp3 recordings of Bible Teaching given on the Gospel according to John

Download or Play online



John Chp 3 – Starting where others Stop – J Stewart Gillespie – 04062016


John chp 3 vs 14 – Jesus Greatest Miracle – JS Gillespie – 19062016

John Chapter 3 -You Must be Born Again – Robert Revie – 07102009


John Chp 3 – By Water and By Spirit – J Stewart Gillespie – 02112008


John chapter 3 verse 16 – The Gospel in an Oyster Shell – Robert Revie – 13102009


Ivan McLean – John Chapter 3 Verse 14 – 3 Things Lifted Up – 08082010


For God so Loved – John chp3 vs 16 – Gordon Armstrong – 13012013


John Chapter 3 Verse 16 – Stanley Hunter – 15042007


John Chapter 4 – Hunter Stanley – 19092004


John Chapter 4 – Woman at Jacobs Well – J Stewart Gillespie – 19102008


John Chapter 5 – Mercy and Misery – Robert Revie – 14102009


I AM the Bread of Life – JohnChp 6 – J Stewart Gillespie


John chapter 6 – Bread for Life – JS Gillespie – 13102009


John Chapter 6 – Christ All Sufficient – J Stewart Gillespie – 21112008


John Chapter 6 Vs 1 to 15 – Crossing the Sea to Christ – J Stewart Gillespie – 16112008


Finding God in the Storms of Life – John chp 6 – JS Gillespie – 07082016


Finding the Saviour they Did not Want – John chp 6 vs 25 – JS Gillespie – 04092016



mp3 recordings of Bible teaching on the letter to the Colossians

Colossians Chp1 Vs1 to 6 – Introduction – JSG

Walking Talking Breathing but Why – Colossians chp 1 vs 9 to 14 – J S Gillespie – 18042011

Colossians Chp1 Vs7 to 15 – Wisdom Walk Worship – J Stewart Gillespie

Colossians Chp1 Vs16to19 – Big Bang to Bingo – J Stewart Gillespie

Colossians Chp1 Vs15 to 29 – The Master + The Minister – J Stewart Gillespie

Colossians Chp2 Vs1 to 10 – Wisdom Walk Worship – J Stewart Gillespie

Colossians Chp2 Vs8 to 18 – Perfection + Distraction – J Stewart Gillespie

Colossians Chp3 Vs1 to 17 – Butterflies and Believers – J Stewart Gillespie

Colossians Chp3 Vs1 to 11 – Dieing to Live – J Stewart Gillespie – 05082003

Colossians chp3 – The Pursuit of God – J Stewart Gillespie – 24052011


Colossians chp 1 vs 1 to 14 – What Encouraged Paul – Bill Stevely – 17012017


Colossians chp 1 vs 15 to 29 – Beyond E=MC2 – Bill Stevely – 24012017


Colossians chp3 – A Snapshot of the Believer – Martin Hunter – 30082011

Colossians Chp4 Vs2 to 18 – The Mystery of Christ – J Stewart Gillespie

Colossians chp 4 – Paul and the People who Knew him – Raymond Millar – 03072012