welcome to this c hristian website

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Dec 5th – 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

“Your hands have made me and formed me. Give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments” – Palm 19:73

In today’s promise, the psalmist declares that God’s own hands created him. What a glorious thought! It makes me think of the tender creation process when our God and Father formed Adam out of the dust of the earth. If God did indeed create each one of us the same way, then God must see each one of us as His work of art!

In Ephesians 2:10, the KJV Bible says… For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (KJV) The NLT says that we are God’s masterpiece. What a blessed thought!

My prayer is that each and every one of us would know that we are all a one of a kind masterpiece that can never be replaced in the sight of our Father. May faith rise up in our hearts today as we join in the declaration of King David in Psalm 139:14 where he said… I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (NIV)

WISDOM THAT WORKS
DEATH AND DYING – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“A lazy man wont even dress the game he gets by hunting, but the diligent man makes use of everything he finds. The path of the godly leads to life, so why fear death?
Read Proverbs 12:27, 28

As a pastor I have conducted many funerals some of which have been dreadful in the sombreness and gloom whilst others have be delightful.

It may seem strange to use the word delight to describe a funeral but there is absolutely no comparison, when it comes to atmosphere, between a funeral conducted for somebody whom you know has had no assurance of the saving power of Jesus, and those have enjoyed a vibrant experience of knowing and loving God during their lifetime. This is the very reason whymJesus died on the cross.

This is what brings such confidence and assurance regarding our ultimate destination, not to mention the inner peace which comes from knowing you have eternal life. (see John 5:24 ).

Those who do have a vital relationship with Christ are not waiting until they die to get eternal life, because all those who have put their trust in the sacrificial death of Jesus on the cross, have actually passed from death to life already. At least that’s what the scripture seem to indicate in the above mentioned reference.

If this is the case then our proverb for today hits the nail right on the head “The path of the godly leads to life. So why fear death?” To this I can only add “Oh death where is thy sting, Oh grave thy victory”. (1 Cor 15:55)

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
C.S. Lewis

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.

Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it
is one of those things that give value to survival.

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
A TRUE ADMISSION – Genesis 30: 25-43

It was quite a thing for Jacob’s uncle to admit, that his prosperity and increase was due to the fact that he had been abundantly blessed because of the incoming and labours of Jacob – v27. He could honestly confess, “I have learned by experience that the Lord hath blessed me for your sake.” Since his nephew’s arrival things had gone so well that he was a man of real substance and wealth. The Lord was fulfilling the promise He had made in Genesis 28:13-15, and starting to bless his life and work in a significant way so that others were being greatly benefited.

The Lord would work similarly with you in your sphere of life and influence. He would so be with you in all that you say and do that your capacity to enrich others is a real witness and testimony to the fact that His blessing rests on you in such a dynamic way. This is how it should be. Joseph, David, Daniel etc., were people who contributed greatly to the advantage of others and so left a wonderful legacy of goodness that still can be pondered on today. They serve as an inspiration now to the promotion of a blessed life and ministry.

It did not stay there because from this point Jacob began to be blessed himself so that the final verse, v43 reveals that “the man increased exceedingly . . . .” The time came for him to be favoured by God in abundance. There come moments, in the Lord’s ordering and providence, when there is to be the introduction and establishment of a season of untold blessing, and it is a delight when such occurs. May you begin to enter into a fresh and full experience of the extravagance of the Lord in your life and affairs. A friend of mine used to say: “May God embarrass you with His generosity.” See Haggai 2: 19 “from this day I will bless you.”

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