welcome to this christian website

June 20th – 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 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 PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU

As you freely and fully allow the LORD to lead and guide, so you will know His presence and providence in choice ways. Doing it your way only leads to difficulties and problems you cannot answer and resolve. There has to be the desire, will and determination to seek Him continually so that you will obtain from Him the path He has planned on a daily basis. A constancy and faith has to be maintained for the LORD to reveal and bring about those things that of are an eternal consideration. Such will yield the lasting results that will glorify Him and advance you in every way. Do not be among those who make a promising start but do not go all the way. You are not on a short run but a long haul but it can be very fulfilling and satisfying as you experience His incessant input, and there is no reason why this cannot be so.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“Blessed be the LORD who has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised. Not one word has failed of all his good promise, which he spoke by Moses his servant.” (ESV)

Today’s Inspiring Thought: God’s Good Promises

“God never made a promise that was too good to be true.” –D.L. Moody

Are you doubting one of God’s good promises to you?

Let this simple statement by D.L. Moody sink into your spirit today. God’s promises are never too good to be true!

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
UNNOTICED

“If you are a good interpreter,” says one of the top-flight interpreters of Geneva, “nobody notices you, nobody ought to notice you. It is only when you slip up that you become noticeable.”

And so with Christians, who are interpreters of Christ to the world. Some preachers, to their shame, parade themselves, but a true witness to Jesus is ready to seek the shadows as they speak of their Lord and Saviour.

Have you noticed that none of the four Gospel writers appends his name to his work. We may only arrive at the identity of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John by a method of induction. In any case, the glory of the Christ so inspiringly presented to us is so majestic that we forget that it is penned by humans. Even when we feel we have discovered the writers, we do not praise them, we are blinded to earthly sources by the glory of the Christ of God presented to us.

A visitor to Edinburgh sought to hear two reputed ministers. His comment was that the first impressed him as a gifted orator, but the second with a sense of God’s presence and reality. May our impacts on others lead them to lose us in the vision of the Saviour we acclaim.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“The measure of a Christian is not in the height of his grasp but in the depth of his love” – Jordan

“Many of us who profess to be Christians are so busy with the mechanics of our religion that we have no time left for the spiritual part of it” – Martin

“A church membership does not make a Christian any more than owning a piano makes a musician” – Meador

“I thought when I became a Christian I had nothing to do but just to lay my oars in the bottom of the boat and float along. But I soon found that I would have to go against the current” – D.L. Moody

“To be like Christ is to be a Christian” – Penn

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
SOME MYSTERIES REMAIN UNSOLVED – Thomas Addington

“So I reflected on all this and concluded that the righteous and the wise and what they do are in Gods hands, hut no man knows whether love or hate awaits him. All share a common destiny. . . . As it is with the good man, so with the sinner; as it is with those who take oaths, so with those who are afraid to take them.” Ecclesiastes 9:1-3

Solomon is certainly never one to shy away from a hard question. Why is it,’ he asks, that whether we are wicked or righteous, we still don’t know if life will treat us poorly or well? Why is it that whether we’re righteous or wicked, we all share the same destiny—death? What kind of sense does that make? More significant, what are we supposed to do about those obvious inequities?
No matter how hard we try, it will be impossible to completely solve all the puzzles of life. Why does it seem as if life looks much the same for bad people as it does for good people? How can it be fair that people who arrange their lives in a godly way seem to suffer the same end as those folks who are authentically evil? Great question. Only God knows. Literally.

If we have a philosophic bent or a reflective mind-set, such questions can stop us in our tracks. Some of us may find it necessary to know the answers before we can proceed with a productive relationship with the God of heaven Who is supposed to be in control of all of those things.

But Ecclesiastes does not encourage us to spend very much time figuring out the ultimate answers to those tough questions. Some questions, Solomon says, simply cannot and will not be solved this side of heaven. He raises the questions because he knows that we ask them. But his answer is not a long philosophic treatise; it is simply to acknowledge that there are many mysteries in life that we won’t ever solve.

Life is not like an Agatha Christie novel or a detective story that we read to the end to figure out what happened and why. It is much more complex than that, and it involves a transcendent God Who doesn’t always tell us what He’s thinking. It must be enough that we know the God Who does the thinking, rather the substance of all of His infinite thought.

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