The Man who Showed us God – John chapter 1 verses 1 to 13


Just added, a new message preached by Dr J Stewart Gillespie, from John chapter 1:


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


Baptism – Sam Gillespie

Just added, recordings from this evenings baptismal service for Sam Gillespie:


Sam Gillespie Baptism – 03042016


Sam Gillespie Baptism – Mark Johnstone – 03042016





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 2016

The 2016 annual Christian Conference, hosted by Woodpark Evangelical Church and held in Riverside Evangelical Church Ayr.
This years preachers:


  • Fraser Munro (Ballingry)
  • J Stewart Gillespie (New Cumnock)
  • Sandy Foster (Gourock)



The Garments of Christ – Fraser Munro


The Body of Christ – J Stewart Gillespie


The Coming of Christ – Sandy Foster


Ayr Conference 2016

Just added, the 3 messages preached at this years annual Christian Conference, held in Riverside Evangelical Church Ayr, and hosted by Woodpark Evangelical Church, Belmont Ayr:


The Garments of Christ – Fraser Munro


The Body of Christ – J Stewart Gillespie


The Coming of Christ – Sandy Foster


Knowing the Presence of God – 1 Corinthians chapter 12

Just added; a new message preached by J Stewart Gillespie from 1 Corinthians chapter 12:


1 Corinthians chp 12 vs 1 to 11 – Knowing the Presence of God – JS Gillespie – 24112015


outline notes available for this message:

Chapter 12 opens with one of those incidentally encouraging sections which we don’t expect to find in a letter like 1 Corinthians.

Four great sources of encouragement :

  1. God Saves

  2. God Sanctifies

  3. God speaks to us

  4. God speaks through us


If we could have asked the Corinthians what was it that constituted the main difference between what what the Corinthians had now in their Christian gatherings and what they had then in heathenism, this must have ranked very high in their thinking :

The presence of God (1 Corinthians 14:25, Matthew 18:20)

This had been the promise of Christ (Matthew 18:20)

The essence of the Christian gathering is the Presence of God

This was new they had not had it in heathenism

The question inevitably arises to the enquiring mind; if Christs presence is promised amongst His people, is this a presence I can know, or is it simply a presence that I must take on faith.

Christs presence when real has always been discernable both :


  1. Peace – The disciples in the upper room, gathered for fear of the Jews, doors locked, rumours beginning that some claim to have seen Christ after Calvary, rumours which appear to only add to the fear rather than encourage faith, but Christs presence in Johns gospel will bring PEACE
  2. Purity – Isaiah 6:5, cf. John chp 8
  3. Pleasure – “in thy presence is fullness of Joy and pleasure forevermore” (Psalm 16.11)


God speaks – this is the subject of 1 Corinthians chp 12

  • Prophetically : 1 Corinthians 14:24-25

  • Personally : 1 Corinthians 14:24-25; Hebrews 4:12

  • Convicts: Matthew 4:12; John chapter 8

  • Convinces of His presence (1 Corinthians chp 14)

Gods presence is knowable because God speaks (1 Corinthians 12:3)

God would reveal Himself to His people

God would speak to His people, but not only TO His people, God would speak THROUGH His people.

Gods Grace bestows Gods gifts :

This becomes evident from appreciating the origin of the words

gift : charisma (1Co1:7)

grace: charis

Gods gifts are Gods grace made tangible / visible / audible

We think of Grace as a Divine attribute, Gods grace bestowed as a gift becomes our ability

For a brief window in time Gods Grace becomes visible, audible and tangible

Verse 1 – The Grace of God which bestows Gods gift is undeserved and thus it is unconditional and it is not dependent upon the possession of wisdom

The gift and the wisdom / knowledge to utilise that gift are are distinct

Timothy had a gift given by the laying on of the hands of the elders but he had to study to show himself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be ashamed rightly dividing the Word of God.

cf. “Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.” (1 Tim 4:14)

“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Tim 2:15)

God gave the gift to Timothy

Timothy had to draw from the same resources in Grace which gave the gift, Timothy had to give himself to the gift (1 Tim 4:15)

Spiritual gift is not the same as spiritual exercise, spiritual preparedness, nor spiritual wisdom

The Grace which gives the gift is

The Grace which sustains the gift

So many have faltered here, having received Gods gift in grace and yet faltering to be sustained in grace in the use and exercise of that gift.

There would be few more gifted than Elijah – yet despairing and despondent in the wilderness of Horeb (1Kings19) – what a contrast with Carmel!

Samson – cut and compromised; the man who had put a city gate on his back could no longer break his own chains!

Gifts given in grace are sustained by grace

Who opened the door to the Devil?

Chp 10 – contact with the occult – corruption

Chp 11 – compromise over headship and lordship, the emphasis in this section is upon the Lords sovereignty over the exercise of the gifts, v3 “Jesus is the Lord.” v5 “same Lord”

Chp 12 – confusion

The same pattern is easily repeated

Corruption followed by compromise


v7 “the manifestation of the Spirit”

Has anyone ever seen God?

“no one has seen God at any time, the only begotten who is in the bosom of the father, he has declared Him.” (John 1:18)

And yet some did see the revelation of God in the person of Jesus Christ:

“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” (1 Tim3:16)

‘manifest’: ‘phanero’ – verb

What of the Spirit of God?

Has anyone ever seen the Spirit of God?

cf. 1 Corinthians 12:7 “the manifestation of the Spirit…”

‘manifestation’ : phanerosis (noun)

This unity through diversity is the manifestation of the Spirit of God, just as Christ was the manifestation of God.