A Life in the Preaching Ministry

We had the pleasure to discuss the preaching ministry with noted Scottish minister Eric Alexander. Rev. Alexander has spent his adult life serving Jesus Christ, in His Church, as a minister of His Word having been ordained as a minister in the Church of Scotland for over fifty years. Rev. Alexander shares his wisdom regarding the preaching ministry.

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This episode is brought to you in part by the Confessional Presbyterian Journal.

Rev. Alexander studied at the University of Glasgow, graduating Master of Arts in 1954 and Bachelor of Divinity in 1958. Thereafter he spent 4 years as an Assistant at St David’s Knightswood Chuch in the West end of Glasgow. In 1961 he was married to Greta Connell and they have a daughter and a son. It was in 1962 that he was called to the parish of Loudoun East Church, in the Covenanting district of Ayrshire, in the village of Newmilns. After 15 years there, in 1977, he was aware of God’s call to the city centre church of St George’s Tron, in Glasgow, where he served as senior minister for 20 years, until his retirement in 1997. During these 20 years, large congregations, of all ages, gathered, both morning and evening, to listen to expository sermons from both Old and New Testaments.

From the Eric Alexander website:

As the years have passed and the world has changed, he has grown ever more convinced of the urgent priority of summoning the church to the Apostolic priority expressed by the Apostles themselves in Acts 6v4; “We will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. “

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9 years ago

Dear brethren,
Greetings in the wonderful name of Jesus Christ. It is my hope that you are under good care of almighty Father above.
It is good from you on how you are carrying on the lord’s work and that you are serving the Lord around the world and you are enriching God’s people with the wonderful word of hope in there hearts.
As a pastor from Kenya I am very much eager to see you and to share with you the word of God and I’m very much inspired by your message. As a church pastor I could like to request you to come here in Kisii-Kenya with your team so as to meet with my people and share with them as the Lord directs you. We also need you to teach us and to share with you much.
We are also a church which needs to have a founder because it started with a small fellowship and God is going on blessing it, so I call upon you to come over and re-open it in an official way and to ordain the church leaders under you ministry. I will be praying for you for the word that you have planted in the hearts of men.
The church also holds 20kids who needs prayers so that they can meet their daily needs in life. This the gift that the lord Has given us to care for and to look after them, so I ask you to remember them in your prayers.
I pray the Lord to assist you in what you do so as to bring His people to His kingdom.Looking forward to hear from you soon.
Pastor Ragira

Pastor Francis Ouma Ooko

8 years ago

I am sending this to you As my Brothers and Sisters in the Christ.I’m sure that you must value living in such a quiet and peaceful neighborhood,
just like I do.

You know, sometimes in order to keep one’s community “quiet and peaceful” one has to take action. That’s what this letter is all about – taking action –
community action.

By now, via media reports and word of mouth you must be aware of the significant increase in house break-ins and robberies with violence, world wide over the past couple of
years. In fact, the break-in and robberies with violence rate has more than doubled over the past two years. According to the police this is just a sign of the times as the economic
downturn continues and local businesses and factories continue to close their doors for good.

As you may know, Francis and Michele Orphan smile Committee has been meeting over the past two years to try to find the cause, and ways to reduce the break-in and robberies we aim to give the children hope, in a very uncertain world.
Security where there is none, love and compassion as true parents
would, and their basic survival needs such as food, clothing, a home
and when this is all in place we aim to focus on Education, Health,
Welfare, spiritual growth, and an exciting opportunity to rebuild our
community within our cultural heritage with pride in our hearts.
Thus raising children with a dream of a future, as good citizens, who
can strive to rebuild our precious lands. We all must have a dream,
and it is our desire that our children can dream also, in a safe and
beautiful world.ies with violence rate
Acres. At beginning of this year they released their recommendations on how best to combat that problem. Their primary recommendation was to create sports activities, where Orphan children and young men can be trained in various sporting, Their recommendation was based by report from police informers which made it clear that 70% of the crimes are being comitted by grown up orphan children

Therefore, I as Pastor and a concerned member of this community I decided that We starts sporting, Especially foot ball in the Orphanage Home my business was tol take the lead in assisting with, reaching friends who may be willing to help this children get out of crime activities by ask them to donate ,$1, $5, $10, $20 or even more to meet the cost of purchasing sports equipment.
I was blessed to reach our Brother in Christ, Elielbrito Interiodesing, this year, and many other friends all from portugues, The problem is that many of them speak only portugues and not English,So it become very hard to them to understand my explainations.
I ask those who understand English to translate to others what is our problems here, I am very sure soon we will produce another Cristiano Ronald here, so Whatever you may have please give it to this children, they truely need your support.


6 years ago

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