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Revd Ben Fiddian inducted to Highlands charge

September 2021 | by Evangelical Times

Ben Fiddian
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A new ministry is beginning in the Highlands this year after Revd Benjamin Fiddian was inducted to the charge of Bonar Bridge and Lairg Free Church.

The induction took place in June with a good-sized gathering in the church and another 100 or so tuning in to a livestream of the service.

Revd Duncan Macleod Dornoch presided and preached on ‘The Sower and the Seed’. He highlighted the fact that, while there may be discouragements when the seed falls in unfruitful places, there was also the great reassurance that it would bear fruit. Our duty was to scatter the seed both in preaching and in our conversations, but it was the Lord that would give the increase.

The new minister and the congregation were addressed by the outgoing interim-moderator, Revd Alasdair MacAulaym. He counselled Ben to seek to share the priorities that John the Baptist had when he said of Jesus, ‘He must become greater; I must become less.’

The congregation were then urged not to have great expectations of their new minister but to have great expectations of God. Their minister could never match their expectations, but God could easily surpass them.

Ben himself also spoke, giving thanks for the widespread support he and his family had received since joining the Free Church. He also expressed his longing that the Lord would be with them as a congregation and as a family as they serve him in Lairg.

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