Author Archives: Ian Murdo Macdonald

Not Troubled Not Afraid

This morning’s sermon comes from John’s gospel 14  and looks at the promise Jesus gives about the coming of the Holy Spirit to be the comforter, help and guide of His people. Continue reading

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Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update
Tarbert, Harris Church of Scotland
A Statement from the Kirk Session

The announcement last week by the Scottish Government that church buildings could now open, with certain conditions, was a welcome indication of continued improvement in the situation relating to Covid-19 in Scotland. Along with other churches, our Kirk session met to consider the next steps and how we would proceed. Continue reading

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Chan eil dìteadh sam bith

‘Air an adhbhar sin chan eil a‑nis dìteadh sam bith don dream sin a tha ann an Iosa Crìosd, a tha a’ gluasad chan ann a rèir na feòla, ach a rèir an Spioraid.

Ans an ochdamh caibdeil dhan a litir a-chum na Romanach tha an abstol Pòl a sealtainn gu soillear an eadar dhealachadh a tha Criosd a deanabh dha shluagh fhein. Continue reading

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Romanaich 8:28

Searmon Gaidhlig bhon litir a-chum na Romanaich 8:28 ‘Agus tha fhios againn gun co‑obraich na h‑uile nithean a‑chum maith, don dream aig a bheil gràdh do Dhia, eadhon dhaibhsan a ghairmeadh a rèir a rùin.( Litir a-chum na Romanaich 8:28)  Continue reading

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ASK, SEEK, KNOCK

ASK, SEEK, KNOCK 
In this morning’s sermon  we look at this well known verse from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount 

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you’  Matthew 7:7 
Although this might seem so basic and straightforward. So many though find it very hard to take Jesus at his word.  Continue reading

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Time Stand Still

This weekend finds us in midsummer once again. Today (Saturday 20th June) is known as the longest day when we enjoy more daylight than at any other time of the year. It is a time that many of us have looked forward to, and try to make the most of these few weeks of summer. The weather has indeed been glorious lately, but from now on the days will get shorter and the nights will grow inexorably longer. As we contemplate the thought of a long Harris winter – it be might be a welcome thought for the Sun to stand still for a while – quite a while! Continue reading

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IMPORTANT LITTLE WORDS

This morning’s sermon is a more extended version of the earlier message on Zoom. Looking at some important little words in John 6:37. 

Today we are going to think about assurance , or how we know that with certainty that we are Christians, and that we have a secure future hope because of Jesus Christ.  Continue reading

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Congregational Letter June 2020

Dear Friends, 

I hope that this letter finds you and yours well during these strange days in which we find ourselves. This year is one that no-one living through it will forget, and will most likely be spoken of and taught in future history classes. These are unprecedented and challenging times for all of us.   Continue reading

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“ For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain”

As some of you may know Chrissie Macdonald passed away at the end of last month in Harris House. Her passing into the glory of heaven seems to echo the words of the apostle Paul in Philippians 1:21 .“ For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain’. Continue reading

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The Lord Our Provider

Every time we say the Lord’s Prayer , we recite the words ” Give us this Day our daily Bread’ . When we say this, do we think of where our food comes from and who provides it? Even more importantly do we really think to give thanks for the provision God has made for us in supplying us with all that we need. The Bible shows us God as our ultimate provider, and this morning we look at the dramatic passage from Genesis 22 when God not only tests Abraham, but also provides marvellously for Him. Continue reading

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