welcome to this christian website

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June 2nd – 2015
Rev. E. Anderson
WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 128,000 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 Prophetic Word for Today, A Golden Promise from the Scriptures, Just a Thought by Aaron Linford. Choice Quotations and a miniature message from the Psalms that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful

A PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU

Let the revelation of God himself stimulate your vision and faith this week. Instead of simply being beset by people, problems and project, possess a clear understanding of WHO HE IS and what He wills to be to you. When He is truly known and allowed His outstanding input then your thinking, faith and performance is lifted to the best level and you see things come to fruition of a beautiful order that has the stamp of God on them. His love, wisdom and almightiness is guaranteed and is more than sufficient to any situation that you will be called to face and act upon. In close accord with Him you will not find it difficult to perform at the highest level and see the things you’ve always wanted brought about accomplished.

A GOLDEN PROMISE
Titus 1:2 (WEB)
”in hope of eternal life, which God, who can’t lie,  promised before time began”.

Paul starts his letter to Titus off with the following two verses quoted from the English Standard Version Bible… “Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness, 2 in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began” – (ESV)

Paul wrote this message to Titus two thousand years ago and two thousand years later it is still as relevant as it was when he first penned the words… We can all hope in the promise of eternal life that God promised before the world began because God cannot lie. We can rest in this rock solid truth whether our emotions agree with it or not because the promise is based on God’s faithfulness, not ours!

I don’t know about you, but for me, it is encouraging to know that my eternal destiny is secure not because of my own self-effort, but because I have a Father who is unwavering in His commitment to keep His promises. Take a deep breath and relax. You are loved beyond imagination and the One who created you has prepared an eternal place for you to live forever in His presence. May hope rise up in all our hearts today as we reflect on this amazing promise.

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
Rev. Aaron Linford

Dr Billy Graham tells the story about the day Abraham Lincoln was born. A neighbour hailed a man from town and said, “Any news down at the village, Ezra?”
“Well, Squire Maclean’s gone to Washington to see Madison sworn in, and old Spellman tells me that this Bonaparte fellow has captured most of Spain. What’s new out there neighbour?”

Nothing at all, nothing at all, except a new baby down at Tom Lincoln’s house. Nothing ever happens out here.”

NOTHING? That baby changed the face of American history, preserved the unity of that great nation, abolished slavery, left an example of integrity and purpose – call that nothing!

Many years ago a baby was born in an obscure little town in an obscure little land, and in an obscure dwelling – a stable. Apart from stories of stars and shepherds, of angels and astronomers, no one took the slightest notice. To the world it was a non-event, “the world knew Him not” (John 1:10). But that Babe was Jesus, whose life and death affected and still affects the whole of civilisation. On that first Christmas Day “the Word became flesh” to bring salvation to a fallen race.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“The death of Christ did not terminate but did germinate his work” -Anonymous

“The name of Jesus is the one lever that lifts the world.” –A nonymous

“All my theology is reduced to this narrow compass-Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” – Alexander

“Christ is the only transforming power there is and we strive in vain without Him whether we are building a life or a country” – Rosalie Mills Appleby

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
NO AWARDS FOR THE NAIVE

Thomas Addington

“If you see the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things” – Ecclesiastes 5:8

Our thinking might be idealistic, but life tends to be realistic. We live on earth, not in heaven. If we expect our world to operate like a perfect place, we are simply naive: “If you see the poor oppressed . . . and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things” (Ecclesiastes 5:8).

When we open our eyes in the morning, we see it in our own lives, in the newspaper, and in stories we hear from others. Injustice and wrongdoing are everywhere. But despite our normal experience, we are sometimes caught off-guard by such action because we know that it really should be different. To which Solomon replies, “We need to live our lives in the ‘ought-to-be’ category, but we need to view life in the ‘really-is’ category.” What should be and what is are not the same. No awards will be given for being naive. If we are caught off guard by such activity, it is our fault.

Scripture calls for us to be “as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves” (Matthew 10:16). Most of us are “very” in one of those two categories and “sort of” in the other. We are very shrewd and sort of innocent, or we are sort of shrewd and very innocent. In this case, however, we are supposed to be “very—very,” not “very-sort of.” Though we should not participate in such things, we should be able to anticipate the realities of oppression, corruption, selfish motives, inappropriate financial profit, injustice, and the taking of bribes.

Solomon’s point is not that we should wink at such wrongdoing, encourage it, or even accept it. But he wants us to understand that regardless of our best actions, we will never eliminate it. At the very least, we certainly should never be surprised by it.

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