Rev. E. Anderson
WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE
Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 130,000 people have visited it since 2006. On the left hand side of the introductory page is a host of subjects and material that have been placed during this time and is there for your interest, study and perusal.
I feel it is time and right to change the format and to present day by day something a little simpler and trust will benefit and bless those who visit it. It will consist of A Golden Promise from the Scriptures, Wisdom that Works by Bob Stevenson, Choice Quotations and daily Meditations, working through the whole Bible, something to focus your mind on are included that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful.
A GOLDEN PROMISE
“The world is passing away with its lusts, but he who does God’s will remains forever” – 1 John 2: 17
We live in a temporal society. Here today, gone tomorrow. Things rust, thieves break in and steal, economies crash. There is nothing in this life that will last forever. The Bible says that even the heavens and the earth will one day be re-created. We are encouraged in God’s Word to look at the unseen things and not the things that are seen. The eternal things, not the temporal things.
Much of the world’s focus is in the realm of the temporal things. What we wear, where we live, what car we drive, how much money is in the bank, etc. But God makes an unshakeable promise that has nothing to do with the temporal things of this world.
Those who do the will of our God and Father will live forever! What a promise! May we fix our eyes today on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith and seek to simply be obedient to what He calls us to do at this moment. Because of Jesus, we have a promise to live forever in His glorious kingdom. Hallelujah!
WISDOM THAT WORKS
TIMING IS EVERYTHING – Rev. Bob Stevenson
“If you shout a pleasant greeting to a friend too early in the morning, he will count it as a curse”.
Read: Proverbs 27:14
Saying the right thing at the wrong time is as bad as saying the wrong thing at the right time. We have all either witnessed or experienced occasions when somebody is so obviously distressed, even to the point of tears, when some individual will come along and say, “Is anything wrong, dear?” To state the obvious when it is plain to all and sundry that something is very much wrong, can be the most galling of experiences. Then there are the times when you have a break-down problem with your car and some bright spark asks you if everything is okay!!
Now we all know that these comments are most of the time sincere attempts to be sympathetic or at least be a genuine offer to be of some help. But the timing of such intended pleasantries can cause them to have the very opposite effect. What is intended to be a blessing actually turns out to be a curse and all because the timing was wrong.
The exhortation of our proverb is to try to be sensitive to the situation before you open your mouth and put your foot in it.
A sense of occasion not only requires us to present ourselves in the right way but to consider the timing of our remarks and be aware of the adverse effect they may have.
QUOTES TO NOTE – Henry Ward Beecher
The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.
MAKING A TEAM – 1 Samuel 22: 1-4; Mark 3: 13-19
Who would have thought that in the midst of David’s dilemma and difficulty the Lord would enable him to form and forge a constructive team that would serve David and the interests of the kingdom of Israel! Yet that is what occurred. At this time, when he was under so much pressure, there came to join him not only his family but something like four hundred men, and he began to assume command over them. One would have thought it was enough to be seeking his own security and good without this burden. But he is not overwrought about it but is prepared to assume the duty to lead and care. It says, “he became captain over them” – v2.
The men who joined up with him certainly appeared to be problem people with huge needs – “And everyone who was in distress, everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented.” What a motley crew! Who could imagine that a worthwhile body of soldiers, men of nerve, strength and ability would be produced from such material? In looking at the twelve Christ chose to be His disciples and leaders one would not have given much in the way of prospect with regard to any of them. In the case of both David and Christ, they welded these people into dynamic teams.
People need to be brought under the inspiration and blessing of good and godly leadership. It was not what these men had been: it was what they became under noble leaders that took them under their wing. They were ready to be directed and disciplined and so became a powerful unit for good. Under Christ and Christian leadership today there is no reason why we cannot be made into people of noble character and with capable ministries conducting successful missions in teams. As you put your self under good men who are prepared to disciple then you make the grade and graduate with and for God.