Faskally Family Week 2017

Messages preached by J Stewart Gillespie at this year’s Family Week at Faskally House, Pitlochry :

 

2 Corinthians chp 1 – The Joy of Sorrow

 

2 Corinthians chp 3 – When God Writes a Letter – JS Gillespie

 

 

2 Corinthians Chp 4 vs 6 – Suffering Sustained by Glory – JS Gillespie – 16102017

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 1 to 3 – The Servant – A Man Incomprehensible

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 5 to 10 – Sweet and Sour Service – A Place Called Corinth – JS Gillespie – 18102017

 

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 8 to 14 – Why Suffering the Purpose Behind it – JS Gillespie – 19102017

 

 

2 Corinthians chp 4 vs 6 – Desire by Design – Satisfied with the Glory of Christ – JS Gillespie

Just added, a new message in our series on 2 Corinthians:

 

2 Corinthians 4 vs 6 – Desire by Design – Satisfied with the Glory of Christ – JS Gillespie – 09052017

  series on 2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians chps 4 to 6

Download or play online mp3 recordings from 2 Corinthians:

 

2 Corinthians chp 4 vs 6 – The Beating Heart of Christianity – JS Gillespie – 02052017

 

2 Corinthians chp 4 vs 4 – I Saw Visions of God – JS Gillespie – 06062017

 

2 Corinthians Chp 4 vs 4 The Image of God and the Servant King – JS Gillespie – 13062017

 

2 Corinthians chp 4 vs 4 – This is Man – JS Gillespie – 20062017

 

2 Corinthians chp 4 vs 4 – Behold your God – JS Gillespie – 27062017

 

2 Corinthians chp 4 vs 7 to 18 – Living a Life Deliberately Fatal In the Power of a Death ultimately Victorious – JS Gillespie – 18072017

 

2 Corinthians 4 vs 6 – Desire by Design – Satisfied with the Glory of Christ – JS Gillespie – 09052017

 

2 Corinthians chp 4 – A Vessel Broken that the Light might Shine – JS Gillespie – 19022017

 

2 Corinthians 4 vs 10 to 11 – The Back to Front Life of the Christian – JS Gillespie – 29052017

 

2 Corinthians chp 5 vs 1 to 10 – Knowing the Unknowable – The Certainty of Life after Death – J Stewart Gillespie -25072017

 

2 Corinthians chp 5 vs 11 to 21 – Paul in the Psychiatrists Chair – JS Gillespie – 15082017

 

2 Corinthians chp 5 vs 14 to 21 – For Whom did Christ die – Constrained by the Unlimited – JS Gillespie – 22082017

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 – Paul on Mount Carmel – Commitment Amidst Compromise – JS Gillespie – 27082017

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 1 to 5 – The Servant and His Service – JS Gillespie – 07102017

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 1 to 3 – Just One Man and God – Standing Firm when I Feel Completely Alone – JS Gillespie – 29082017

2 Corinthians chp 6 – Serving Christ in a Cable Car – JS Gillespie – 03092017

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 4 to 7 – The Servant In Patience In Pureness and in Power – JS Gillespie – 05092017

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 -Scaling a Mountain from a Swinging Cable Car – JS Gillespie – 16072017

 
2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 4 to 10 – The Shaping of the Servant – JS Gillespie – 08102017

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 8 to 10 – Broad Horizons for Narrow Minds – JS Gillespie – 26092017

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 11 to chp 7 vs 1 – Symphony of Holiness – JS Gillespie – 03102017

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 14 to 7 vs 1 – What is it Like when God Walks in His People – JS Gillespie – 10102017

 
 

Preached at the 2017 Family Week at Faskally House, Pitlochry :

 

2 Corinthians chp 1 – The Joy of Sorrow

 

2 Corinthians chp 3 – When God Writes a Letter – JS Gillespie

 

2 Corinthians Chp 4 vs 6 – Suffering Sustained by Glory – JS Gillespie – 16102017

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 1 to 3 – The Servant – A Man Incomprehensible

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 5 to 10 – Sweet and Sour Service – A Place Called Corinth – JS Gillespie – 18102017

 

2 Corinthians chp 6 vs 8 to 14 – Why Suffering the Purpose Behind it – JS Gillespie – 19102017

 

 

 

<< previous: 2 Corinthians chapters 1 to 3

>> 2 Corinthians chapters 7 to 9

‘The Beating Heart of Christianity’ – 2 Corinthians chp 4 vs 6 – JS Gillespie

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

 

2 Corinthians chp 4 vs 6 – The Beating Heart of Christianity – JS Gillespie – 02052017

 

more messages on 2 Corinthians

Terminal Ordinariness and the Mystery of the Cherubim of Glory – 2 Corinthians chp 3 vs 6 to 18

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

 

2 Corinthians chp 3 vs 6 to 18 – Terminal Ordinariness and the Mystery of the Cherubim of Glory – JS Gillespie – 28032017

 

more messages from 2 Corinthians >>

Finding Christ in Life’s Dead Ends

Just added, a new message preached by Dr J Stewart Gillespie from John chapter 11:

 

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

 

Grace the Unexpected Glory – John Chapter 1 verses 14 to 18

Just added, a new message preached from Johns Gospel:

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

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

 

the-king-the-crook-and-the-conman-when-we-know-tomorrow-you-die-j-stewart-gillespie-25092016

 

He who has the Son has Life – Peter Hinshelwood

 

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

 

jesus-and-a-sinner-and-a-whole-load-of-hypocrites-john-chp-8-j-stewart-gillespie-23102016

 

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

 
 
 
 

1 Corinthians chapter 11 verses 7 to 16 – Glory Glory Glory

Just added, a new message in our series on 1 Corinthians, preached by Dr J Stewart Gillespie:

 

1 Corinthians chp 11 vs 7 to 16 – Glory Glory Glory – J Stewart Gillespie

 

Outline notes are available for this message:

We have previously noted that in 1 Corinthians chapter 11 Paul continues his concern for the unity of the church at Corinth, a concern running through chapters 1,3,6,8-10

Far from the headship truth of 1 Corinthians chp 11 being a separate issue, it is part and parcel of Paul’s desire to keep the assembly together.

What could be more unifying than appreciating that we are all under the one head?

A nation will will unite under one leader, one flag, one anthem and one monarch.

The church as a body will unite under one head : Christ

In verse 3 we saw :

  1. The system of headship
  2. The source of headship
  3. The structure of headship

From woman to man to Christ

In verse 4 we noted the symbol of that headship: that the physical head is the symbol of the spiritual head

It is important to be consistent and coherent in our interpretation of the section.

Verse 4: since Christ is mans spiritual head then in acknowledgement of this man leaves his physical head uncovered

Verse 5: when it comes to the woman in verse 5, man is her spiritual head and therefore the covering of her physical head symbolises the covering of mans headship. If the woman was to leave her head uncovered she would really be saying, I am under the headship and authority of man. It is important to see this, because over the years it has been common to suggest that a womans head covering represents the symbol of mans headship over the woman. It is clear from verse 4 that it is the uncovering of the physical head which declares spiritual headship and not covering it.

If we wish to declare and display the symbol of mans headship that would be symbolised by a woman with an uncovered head.

The uncovered head of the woman in the church is really thus saying : ‘I’ve wandered into this gathering of Gods people in exactly the same way as I wander the streets of this village, in exactly the same way I order my life at work and at home, as a woman in a mans world and under the headship of man ,and I expect to go no higher and no further.

But when the woman covers her head in the assembly she recognises a higher headship than that purely present within creation, she recognises a headship over creation, a headship with which she is now directly connected by redemption. In Christ she has been brought into something higher, something better, something altogether more glorious.

The symbol of the covered head declares that on an equal basis :

I approach the throne of grace (Hebrews 4:14-16)

I have the hope of eternal life (Hebrews 10:19ff)

I find grace to help

I have a place prepared in heaven (John 14)

I have the prospect of being filled with the Holy Spirit

I have the standing of sonship before God

These blessings are mine, mine, mine

That is the simple testimony of that little head covering.

Does that mean that the function of the men and women in the assembly is the same?

The answer lies in the question.

So long as there are men and women there are distinctions

We do not cease to be men and women.

We have been brought into the same; blessings, prospects, hope, salvation and joy, all because of Christ, we are not yet at Matthew 22:30

Headship specifies the authority under which we operate, it does not specify the nature of that operation: 1 Corinthians 12:5-6

Every believer has the same :

  • Hope of eternal life
  • Guarantee of a home in heaven
  • Prospect of being filled by the Holy Spirit
  • Access to the throne of grace
  • Standing of sonship

But quite clearly not every believer will express those privileges or exercise those liberties in exactly the same way (1 Corinthians 12:4-5)

In verses 7-16 we are going to see the reasons behind the system, structure and source of headship and this symbol of of head coverings

What is it all about?

Verses 7 – 10 give us the reason for head coverings based on headship structure

V7 ‘for a man… ‘

V10 ‘for this cause… ‘

Down through this section we can discern at least 6 reasons, distinct reasons for the practice of headship :

  1. Mans relationship with God (v7)
  2. Womans relationship with man (v7-9)
  3. Angels (v10)
  4. Common sense of decorum (v13)
  5. Natural president (v14)
  6. Practice of the churches (v16)

6 reasons are maybe a bit too many to remember but perhaps I can remember 3 reasons, especially if they are all the same.

  1. Glory of God (v7)
  2. Glory of man (v7)
  3. Glory of the woman (v15)

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  1. Glory of God

Mans purpose is the glory of God

Revelation 4:11; 5:12

So man ought to operate under the headship of Christ for His Glory

When a man preaches

When a man teaches

When a man serves

When a man prays

When a man praises

It all ought to be done for the Glory of God

When a man gives of his time, treasure and his talent

When a man serves then he must do it with all of his might for a greater Glory, the Glory of God.

Surely every Christian must sense the tragedy as we glimpse the empty purposeless lives of men and women satisfied with their time and talents being robbed, setting their hearts on nothing more than :

Accumulating wealth

Pursuing a hobby

Scoring a goal

Potting a ball

Building a business

Topping up a sun tan

In all of that missing the purpose for which they were created ; to live for the glory of God

This often lies at the root of problems which arise over head coverings, a failure amongst the men in stepping up to the mark to live for the glory of God.

If our collective experience is the enjoyment of the Glory of God, we will be satisfied with this and not looking for something else less than the Glory of God.

If we are not enjoying the Glory of God, then a lesser Glory will do

Humanity beats with a pulse that flows from the heart of God, if any feature of humanity guarantees our ultimate victory, it is this, that people need Christ, for man was made in His Image.

  1. Glory of man

The glory of man is to be covered

  1. Glory of woman

Womans glory – her hair is likewise covered in the sight of God

All might be for His Glory