welcome to this christian website

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Dec 3rd – 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

“one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in us all” – Eph 4:6

The Apostle Paul tells us in today’s promise that the Fatherhood of God is the absolute foundation of all that exists in the universe. To grasp the context of this promise, let’s read Ephesians 4:4-6 in the World English Bible… 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you also were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in us all. (WEB)

In a world where there is so much instability, it is comforting to be reassured that there is only One God and Father of us all. Our God is the source of all things. While creating is something that He does, Father is who He truly is. All life as we know it comes from His fathering heart.

The Apostle Paul says in Acts 17:28 that we are all His offspring through creation and then Paul goes on to explain how God wants us to become His children through the gift of redemption in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. When everything else in life seems to shift around, be encouraged to know that there is one God and Father over all creation and He loves for you to call Him your Abba!

Romans 8:15-17
15 For you didn’t receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God; 17 and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; if indeed we suffer with him, that we may also be glorified with him.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
ENCOURAGMENT – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Anxious hearts are very heavy, but a word of encouragement does wonders2.

Read: Proverbs 12:25

I was part of a discussion group recently where we were all asked to say something which would be complementary about another member the group.

As each person began to say something that they either admired or appreciated about the other, it was quite amazing to see the impact these words of encouragement made. So folk were genuinely staggered by the fact that they could be perceived in such a wonderful light, especially when they were totally oblivious they even possessed the qualities that other so admired in them.

This is often the case, that we have no idea of the positive affect we have on those we rub shoulders with on a regular basis. How many times we just see ourselves as getting on with our lives as best we can. Sometimes we have to cope with difficult circumstances which do make us anxious, even though we may never outwardly communicate the inner heaviness of our hearts.

Realising how good it felt that night in the group, when somebody chose me as their focus for praise, it made me even more aware of my need to be pro-active in my verbalising of a word of encouragement. As our proverb says, “it does wonders” so why not try it sometime and see what happens!

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
W.E. Gladstone

You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side

Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home

Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness

Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
A TASTE OF THE SAME MEDICINE – Genesis 29: 1-29

It is quite a thing when someone appears to pull a fast one on us and seemingly plays a dirty trick. No one really desires to be taken for a ride and to be deceived by people that you sincerely trust. When a person behaves in this manner we regard it in an awful light and find it difficult to forgive and forget. Jacob had deceived his twin brother and now he was to have a taste of the same medicine that was to prove not very nice. His uncle Laban looked to have deceived him over Rachel, the woman he loved and served seven years for.

What we learn from this incident is that Jacob was reaping what he had sown. He was being paid back in his own coin. The Lord was seeking to show him that what he had been practising was not a healthy and wholesome thing character-wise and it would have to be removed from his nature. Deception has its origin in Satan and is an evil that must be disposed of.

The Christian should not become party to lying in any form but renounce it at all times. In Ephesians 4: 25 it says: “Wherefore putting away all lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour.” If you deceive others it will surely come and pay you back and sometimes at greater cost.

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