welcome to this christian website

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Dec 10th – 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

“Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect” – Matthew 5:48

In the Old Testament, God was revealed through over 300 different names (ie Jehovah, El Shaddai, Adonai, etc.) but in the New Testament, Jesus reveals God through one name, and that name is ‘Father’. God is all about being a Father. Father is who He is. God is referred to as Father in every book of the New Testament except for one.

I believe the summary of New Testament revelation can be found in one Bible verse in John 20:17, after Jesus comes out of the tomb and bumps into Mary in the garden. These are His words… Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” (NIV)

Jesus died so that His Father could become our Father. No matter how wonderful our earthly fathers are, we still need the love that comes from the perfect Father in heaven. If the best dad’s love is a drop, our Heavenly Dad’s love is the ocean!

My prayer is that we would all have a deeper revelation of the fatherhood of God today and that His amazing love would dismantle every misconception that we have of His perfect Father’s heart.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
THE GAMBLING BUG – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Wealth from gambling soon disappears; work from hard work grows”.

Read: Proverbs 13: 11

I met a young man over fifty years ago who I am still in touch with today who used to take bets to the Bookmakers for his dad during the days when off course betting was illegal. His routine assignments to this task caused him to become familiar with the betting code and eventually he understood all the jargon for the various computations of the bookmakers betting odds.

There were many times when he, as a single man, could spend all his hard earned wages by gambling on the dogs or horses and alter his week end of gambling he would be asking to borrow some money until it was next week’s pay day.

I hasten to add that he always paid his debts, but here we are over fifty years later and he is still backing the favourites on the horse or dog track in the hope that his big win will come in.

It was sad to see him some time ago rolling his cigarettes and still studying his racing form in the daily newspaper. I say sad, because the gambling bug has robbed him of any financial security he may have had from all his hard work.

Believe me Wealth from hard work does grow but the gambling bug, if allowed to take control, soon eats it all away.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
Golda Meir

I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.

To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don’t be.

One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.

Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart, don’t know how to laugh either.

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
THE FOLLY OF SIN – Genesis 34

This is one of those chapters of the Bible that does not make inspired reading but it provides a true record of what occurred in the history of the elect family. There is the disclosure of immorality that led on to other awful events that Jacob was not pleased or proud about in relation to his sons.

The folly commences with an act of fornication between Shechem and Dinah the daughter of Jacob. The account seems to indicate that he imposed himself and forced this maiden into this act of wrong. It was a very unwise deed that led to disastrous consequences. What may appear to be innocent and acceptable at times has within it the makings of a tragedy, and this is how it turned out in this instance.

There came the agreement that was based on deceit and should never have taken place at all because Jacob’s household was distinctly set apart to serve God’s purposes. It was actually against divine intention for behind it was the subtle plan to murder the men of Shechem. Even they were not free from their evil designs – see v23, and felt they would profitable benefit at the expense of Jacob. It is a case here where everything went wrong. Remember, it all commenced with a lustful deed! Sin always is folly and has vast repercussions!

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