Happy St Andrew’s Day everyone!
Here’s 7 Scottish Christians worth remembering on St Andrew’s Day
(From left to right)
John Knox (1505-1572) – key figure in Scottish reformation in 16th century.
Robert Murray McCheyne (1813-1843) – preacher who saw great revival in Dundee having worked amongst those living in severe poverty in the city.
George Wishart (1513-1546) – martyr of the Scottish reformation, burnt at the stake outside St Andrews’ Cathedral at the age of 33.
Eric Liddell (1902-1945) – Olympic Gold Medal winning sprinter and international rugby star who refused to compete on Sundays and turned his back on fame and fortune to become a missionary to China before dying in a Japanese concentration camp.
Patrick Hamilton (1504-1528) – first and youngest martyr of the Scottish Reformation, burnt at the stake outside St Salvator’s Chapel, St Andrews.
Mary Slessor (1848-1915) – missionary to Nigeria. Appears on our £10 notes today. ‘Slessor Square’ recently opened in re-developed river-front area of Dundee.
David Livingstone (1813-1873) – pioneer medical missionary to Africa who explored vast areas of Africa whilst spreading the Gospel.
Our Good News Trailer returned to a sunny, but chilly, Perth High Street today! While the weather was cold, the reception we received from local shoppers was as warm as ever with many people stopping for a chat once again. We were extremely thankful to those who brought us cups of tea and coffee throughout the day!
In a High Street busy with several companies trying to sell their services, we were pleased to be able to tell people of the gift of God, eternal life, which can be received free of charge through personal faith in Jesus Christ.
It was a beautiful day for our first ever visit to Glenhelenbank Residential Care Home in Luncarty. We were delighted to spend some time with the residents for a short service, singing some well known hymns and passing on a short thought for the day from the Bible.
With Remembrance Sunday not far away, we spoke about the ultimate sacrifice that many thousands of soldiers have made on the battlefield over the years, including 40 from Luncarty who's names are inscribed on the memorial not far from the Home.
We then spoke of the greatest of all sacrifices... when Jesus Christ, God's Son, voluntarily gave His life upon the cross for our sins. It was a sacrifice that can benefit us not only here and now, but for all eternity, if we turn from our sin and trust in Him.
Thanks to all of the residents and staff - we hope you enjoyed our visit.