welcome to this christian website

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Dec 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

But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such to be his worshippers” – John 4:23.

Jesus is speaking to a Samaritan woman at a well when He makes this statement that the Father is seeking out those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth. The Greek word for seeking is ‘Zeteo’ which Strong’s Concordance describes it as… to seek a thing in order to find it, to aim at something, to strive after, to crave, etc. This is a very active word describing how God feels about those who turn their hearts toward Him.

When Jesus tells us that His Father is seeking after those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth, He is giving us an insight into His Father’s heart. While we are called to live a life of being God chasers, God Himself is chasing us! He longs for our attention more than we long for His! He is seeking out those who will present their bodies as living sacrifices because their lives are a sweet smelling fragrance in His nostrils.

Romans 12:1
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. (NIV)

WISDOM THAT WORKS
LOOKING RIGHT ISN’T BEING RIGHT – Rev. Bob Stevenson

”The work of the wicked will perish; the work of the godly will flourish. Before every man there lies a wide and pleasant road that seems right but ends in death”. Read: Proverbs 14:7 1- 12 How many people I have spoken to throughout the years who have said to me, that there are many roads which lead to God so how do you know that your way is the right way?

Now let’s be clear about this! I am not talking about intrinsically evil or bad people! No, I am talking about normal peace abiding citizens who pay their taxes and obey the law of the land. Their “way” to God sounds so plausible and reasonable; “I don’t do anybody any harm”, they say “l don’t rob old ladies hand bags!”, “l don’t commit murder”. “l try to help out whenever I possibly can” and “I always give a donation to charity whenever I can”. It all sounds good and proper and seems to be the right thing to do to please God,

It all seems right – but it isn’t right, for the simple reason it is all based on what I can do for God and ignores my responsibility of believing and receiving by faith what He has done for me.
Jesus said, I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except by Me. (John 14:6) It’s being right with Jesus that really counts because to travel along any other road which might seem pleasant in itself, could lead to a death of an eternal nature.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
Christmas Quotes

Finding the real joy of Christmas comes not in the hurrying and the scurrying to get more done, nor is it found in the purchasing of gifts. We find real joy when we make the Saviour the focus of the season – Thomas S. Monson

My brothers and sisters, true love is a reflection of the Savior’s love. In December of each year we call it the Christmas spirit. You can hear it. You can see it. You can feel it – Thomas S. Monson

Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love – Lucinda Franks

God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it –
Pope Francis

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
UNDER GREAT STRESS – Genesis 43

In turning back the pages of history to this family scenario, we are compelled to consider the enormous stress and strain that all were going through. There was the awful fact of the famine and the grievous situation that existed with regard to father, Jacob. It seems that the exodus of Joseph out of the family had aged him and that he found it difficult to come to terms with it. And now that Simeon is enslaved in Egypt and with the prospect of Benjamin going, it was too much for him. The heartfelt cry was quite heart-rendering – 42; 36 “all these things are against me”

There was the pressure on the brothers as they set out on their journey. They must have wondered how things would turn out on this trip. The last one had proved quite draining so how would they meet the further developments?

Their brother Joseph, too, was having to face great stresses in answering the demands of all, plus this new situation. It becomes apparent because he goes into a private chamber to weep – v30.

The great relief for this kind of condition is the Lord and it applies to all. We have to learn to roll everyone and everything upon Him, trusting Him to outwork all to the best advantage. Jacob came to this point – v14. He was to find out that the Lord had all, in hand and he need not have worried one iota!

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