welcome to this christian website

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Nov 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

“Behold, I give you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will in any way hurt you” – Luke 10:19

Jesus is our Lord, our Saviour and our Friend. He is also our big brother and our protector. In today’s promise, Jesus encourages us that He has given us power to trample on serpents and scorpions so that nothing will ever hurt us. I can remember when I was little, my big brother used to watch over me when we went to school to make sure no bullies would beat me up.

It was so reassuring for me to know that I was being watched over and protected by my brother. Not only does Jesus walk with us in every step we take, He lives in us and has empowered us to have victory over each onslaught from the enemy of our soul. 1 John 5:18 says… We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him. (NIV)

May each one of us be so aware of the protecting, brooding, surrounding love and power of God in us and around us that we will know that nothing will ever be able to really hurt us.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
UNWHOLESOME PROVOCATION – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“The fool who provokes his family to anger and resentment will finally have nothing left. He shall be the servant of a wiser man. Godly men are growing a tree that bears life-giving fruit and all who win souls are wise… “. Read: Proverbs 11:29-31 In my time as a pastor I have come across some people who seem to delight in provoking unwholesome reactions in people. They call it just teasing, but they seem incapable of knowing when to stop or where to draw the line. Inevitably such teasing ends up in tears by the one being provoked and what starts out as supposed jest ends up in heartache and resentment.

On the other hand I have dealt with many folk who adopt the very opposite approach. Their goal in human relationships is to encourage, build up, and positively affirm. Even more so in the context of family life.

Our proverb today describes the obvious differences which emanate from these two opposing approaches. The positive approach is like growing a tree that brings fruit for all to benefit by. It is like a magnet which enables you to win the hearts and minds of those you come in contact with, and brings its own rewards right in the here and now.

The provocative approach does absolutely nothing for anybody, including the provocateur, who at the end of the day, has nothing worthwhile left for himself and certainly not for others!

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
Martin Luther King – Jr

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
GOD IMPRESSED – Genesis 22:-13

It is quite a thing to get the commendation of the Lord and to know that He has been greatly impressed in a noble significant manner. In this amazing and fantastic story we read of the tremendous demands that God was to make upon this patriarch, Abraham, and without ado, he demonstrates his love, faith and obedience in a wholesale manner. No wonder God was thrilled and had to say so in no uncertain terms in v16 – “because thou hast done this thing.” God’s request was that His beloved friend should offer up his son in sacrifice to Him. This was to be a real test for this choice of God’s servant. Had this boy become first place in his affections or did he love the Lord supremely? This great gift that God had given way since his arrival and now the Lord was asking him to make a sacrificial way since his arrival and now the Lord was asking him to make a sacrificial surrender! How would he respond?

The narrative reveals Abraham at his best in giving the best. There was to be no withholding from Him to whom he owed everything. So with swiftness, love and confidence he sets out on his historic action. He is not found wanting but is prepared to go all the way for God. There is no questioning of God as to why, only the readiness to submit to His command. Later on in human history, the demand would be on the Lord to take a similar route in sacrificing His Son and there was to be no holding back. How this must have inspired Him in His commitment!

The Lord does not come for the second best in our lives. It is always and ever the best. Because He is the best and the One to be wholly loved, it should not be difficult for us to always present Him the best. Rest assured, He knows what and how we give. Let us impress Him this day by responding to His requests and prove our love, faith and obedience.

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