welcome to this christian website

 

ernest kitchenOct 17th – 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 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

“Aren’t five sparrows sold for two assaria coins? Not one of them is forgotten by God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore don’t be afraid.

You are of more value than many sparrows2 – Luke `2:6,7

I love this passage of Scripture where Jesus tells us how important the sparrows are to God. Even though they do not have much value to us, He will not even forget one of them. In Matthew 10:29 Jesus tells us that not even one of them will fall to the ground apart from His Father’s will. This is the value He places on a single bird!

But then Jesus goes on to tell us that we have a value to God worth more than many sparrows! So if God looks after and watches over these little birds, how much more will He watch over us? Our value to God far exceeds the birds of the air who neither sow or reap or store into barns (Matthew 6:25-34).

The next time you are feeling anxious about the future, just take a moment and look at a bird, or a squirrel, or a tree for that matter. God provides for all that He created because that is simply what good fathers do. If He looks after even the most insignificant of His creation, will He not also look after you?

WISDOM THAT WORKS
SLACKERS – Rev. Bob. Stevenson

“The Lord will not let a good man starve to death, nor will He let the wicked man’s riches continue forever Lazy men are soon poor, hard workers get rich”.

Read: Proverbs: 10:3-4 .

Once again I have had to deviate from my declared allegiance to the Living Bible translation because there is a slight difference in the expression used to describe the terms “Lazy” and “hard workers” in the New King James Bible. The difference is so significant that it puts a quite different light on things.

It is one thing to say somebody is lazy but when you describe him or her as a ‘slacker’ it carries the impression of a person who just can’t be bothered to give attention to the task at hand, and therefore reaps the consequences of impending poverty. So it isn’t only some physical laziness that is the issue here, but the unwillingness to take the trouble to be conscientious about what they are doing.

It’s the second part of the proverb that gives us the clue to this kind of “couldn’t care less approach” when it describes the person who becomes wealthy as somebody who is diligent and who takes their responsibilities seriously.

When you are diligent you apply both your mental, physical and any other faculty, to achieve the best result, whereas all that slackers can do is to look for the easiest way out. They take any shortcut possible irrespective of the consequences or the impact it may have on others and will without doubt become poor in every respect.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
FAITH

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies – Mother Teresa
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe – Saint Augustine
When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance – Joel Osteen

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE

Read, study and take notes for further thought. Make your own commentary and hear the LORD speak to you.

A DYNAMIC PARTNERSHIP – Genesis 2: 18-25; Ephesians 5: 25-33

Adam would be able to perceive the fact, that all the creatures that were brought before him to be named had partners to whom they could perfectly relate to, and it is possible that he felt that there was a void and a definite lack in relation to himself in this area. There could well have been an inward desire, although he could not fully interpret it, that he needed an equal and opposite creature that he could have a unity and oneness with. The Lord was aware of this basic need and got a beautiful surprise for him. He was to have a partner and help-meet.

“If the word be rendered scrupulously literally, it signifies one like, or as himself, standing opposite to or before him. And this implies that the woman was to be a perfect resemblance of the man, possessing neither inferiority nor superiority, but being in all things like and equal to Himself” – A. Clarke

The fact that the woman was made from the man showed the integral, natural and spiritual relationship that was to be formed with beneficial consequences. They were two but one, existing for the enrichment and development of each other. It has been pointed out ” that the woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved.” They were made opposites yet to be counterparts to one another’s destinies.

God has ordained the coming together of man and woman to be husband and wife and to relate and function as a dynamic partnership under His gracious wing and providence. He binds both together to be an indivisible unit so that there is the complete achievement of life as one. Marriage has to be worked at. Each must give to one another in selfless love and devotion and the results is: a fruitful union that is glorifying to God. To those who are married, see that you put all you have in to the blessing of your mate. Marriage is a life investment with untold dividends!

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