welcome to this christian website

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Oct 22nd – 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

“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, that you, always having all sufficiency in everything, may abound to every good work” – 2 Cor 9:8

It is by grace that we are saved and it is God’s gift to us so that we won’t be able to boast about it. (Ephesians 2:8) It is this same grace that abounds to us and meets all of our needs so that we will overflow in every good work. The NIV Bible says 2 Corinthians 9:8 this way… And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. (NIV)

This Bible verse really speaks of the principle of abundance. God wants us to overflow with His grace at all times and in every situation. I believe the key to this principle of abundance is found in Matthew 10:8. This is where Jesus is sending out His disciples to proclaim the good news of the gospel. His charge is simply this… ‘freely you have received, freely give’.

One of the things that I am learning in my walk with God is that I first need to be in a place of receiving before I can have anything to give to others. I am convinced that it is out of the overflow of His love and grace in my own life that others are touched.

So my simple encouragement today is for you to learn to receive all the grace that God wants to give you. As you receive the abundant, never ending supply that flows from heaven, it will overflow in your life so that you will have all that you need to do every good work that He has planned for you.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
CARRYING HURTS
Rev. Bob Stevenson

“There is living truth in what . . . a good man says, but the mouth of an evil man is filled with curses”.

Read Proverbs 10: 11. 12

I come from quite a large network of family members due to the child bearing fruitfulness of both my grandparents. My father had seven brothers and sisters and my mother had thirteen so you can imagine the variety of characters amongst the motley crew.

I well remember the family Christmas celebrations we used to have when l was a small boy. On one of these occasions one of my aunts had a disagreement with another aunt which ended up in them never talking to each other again for many years. The acrimony was quite hostile and was never forgotten for a long time afterwards.

I don’t know what the issue was about but the hurt of it affected all the family for untold years. It is easy to stoke up old hurts and stir up old quarrels, and let’s face it, we have all been hurt or insulted at some time or other.

However, I like the word that’s used here to deal with situations like this. It’s the word ‘overlook’. To overlook does not mean pretend it didn’t happen, but it does mean that I have to be prepared to look above or over such situations until the issue that fuelled the fire eventually fades away.
How grateful I am for those who have been prepared to overlook some of my comments!

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
GOD
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls – Mother Teresa

My trust in God flows out of the experience of his loving me, day in and day out, whether the day is stormy or fair, whether I’m sick or in good health, whether I’m in a state of grace or disgrace. He comes to me where I live and loves me as I am – Brennan Manning

God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty – Peter Marshall

God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world – Paul Daric

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE

GAINING DIVINE RESPECT – Genesis 4: 1-4; Hebrews 11

It is evident that Abel is a person that is divinely commended for consideration with regard to both his character and deed for it states, “And the Lord had respect unto Abel and his offering.” There was not only the matter of the gift but of the character of the man and both are linked together. He is in the divine record book as an individual that met the approval of God and stood in His favour. The reason why he figures at the outset is because he had it in his mind and heart to please God and so the inward motivation of his being was as it should be. So with us: the primary pure desire that should govern our daily lives is the pleasing of God and the receiving of His acknowledgement – see John 8: 29.

This man would be aware of the facts of the situation from his parents, of their beginnings, and of how things had gone wrong because of their bad and evil choice. Maybe he learned from them on how things were before the fall and must have delighted to hear of their experiences with God and he became properly switched on to desire and know God for himself. There was no hard attitude to the Lord, only the will to enter into a fellowship with Him and to live in a way to glorify Him. He resented the evil and wanted God and the good. Let the passion of our lives today be to relate to Him in a way that He approves and gives Him pleasure.

v4. In Hebrews it states he offered – ‘a more excellent sacrifice.’ He knew what was acceptable to God in terms of gift. Whilst sensing his own unworthiness he placed his faith and confidence in a substitute that was pure and innocent and so was justified and accepted of God. We have a more excellent sacrifice in Christ. He is the best and through Him we can give our best and be favoured by God.

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