welcome to this christian website

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Oct 21st – 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

“The angel of Yahweh encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them” – Psalm 34: 7

There are many references in the Bible that talk about angels and how they relate to God’s people. In Psalm 91:11 we read that God commands His angels to take care of us. In Hebrews 1:14 angels are called ministering servants to the heirs of salvation. In today’s promise from Psalm 34:7, we read that the angel of the Lord actually camps around those who fear Him.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think of angels that often. I know they are real and I know that they are involved in our daily lives. I choose to focus on Jesus, the author and perfecter of my salvation and on growing in my relationship with my heavenly Dad through the very active work of His Spirit. But today, I want to encourage you, that God has sent His angels to minister to us and to protect us because we are His heirs.

Just because we can’t see angels, doesn’t mean that they are not close by. And the reason why they are there and active on our behalf is because we belong to God and are His kids. The presence of angels surrounding each one of us, is simply a token of our Father’s affection. What an amazing thought! The angel of the Lord surrounds you and me!

WISDOM THAT WORKS
TIDAK APA
Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Winking at sin leads to sorrow, bold reproof leads to peace” –

Proverbs 10:10

It seems that every culture has its own way of minimizing circumstances that really ought to be taken seriously. Aussies are famous for their “she’ll be right mate” which is a comment used when it seems to be impossible to fix something that has gone wrong. Or there is the “no worries” response from someone who is asked it they would be able to handle a difficult assignment.

The classic for me comes from the Malaysian or Indonesian language, which has a quaint way of addressing the above mentioned scenarios by retorting “tidak apa”, which roughly translated means “never mind”. Whatever the language, this dismissive response is intended to reduce anything that has the potential to be taken seriously, to an irrelevance.

These expressions to minimise any sense of worry or concern are quite acceptable when used in their proper setting, but it like our proverb, we dismiss the consequences of sin with a wink of the eye, it is as much as saying, “tidak apa”, “never mind” or “no worries”.

We do need to be careful that such an attitude may one day find ourselves light of it. Far better to face the music today than to wear the consequences of tomorrow.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
EXPERIENCE

The only source of knowledge is experience – Albert Einstein

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards – Soren Kierkegaard

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes – Oscar Wilde

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience – Paulo Coelho

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE

SIN’S CONSEQUENCES – Genesis 3: 14-24; Acts 5: 1-11

There is always a price to be paid for wrong doing as is prevalent in the old notice: “Trespassers will be prosecuted.” The Lord had already given forewarning of the awful result of disobedience to His direct and distinct command. The worst thing to be known was ‘spiritual death. ’They were no longer to enjoy the privilege and pleasure of the rich life and power of God in their beings. They were cut off from the life of God; to miss out on a divine relationship. They were to be banished from the Garden of Eden, know hard labour and suffering and physical death. Life’s destiny was to be missed. Sin still pays its wages and they are not good ones at that!

We are made to view these consequences in order to help us form sound judgment and to take the right course of action towards evil. The warning should be heeded so that we do not fall foul of sin in any way. Through Christ’s indwelling and the Holy Spirit’s input you can be kept from falling – see Jude v24. Live today, preserved from the forces of evil and delivered from sin’s consequences. Steal a march on sin!

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