welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchen
Dec 24th – 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

“Or do you despise the riches of his goodness, forbearance, and patience, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?” – Romans 2:4

I love this promise. Romans 2:4 basically says it is the very goodness of God that leads people to repent. Many times, when we think of repentance, we think of it as a shame based response to some form of judgment in our lives. But really, it means to go in another direction or to change our mind.

When Jesus said, ‘Repent for the kingdom is near’, He was calling people to go in a new direction, a new way of thinking where they would know the truth and the truth would set them free. For too long, the word repentance has had far too many negative connotations.

There may be a place for a fire and brimstone, or a turn or burn message in the proclaiming of the gospel. But there is also a place when we simply proclaim God’s goodness and His love and the result is that people will respond by going in a new direction… towards their loving Father through Christ. I believe that it is the love of God that will cause people to truly repent. In John 4:19, it says…We love because He first loved us.

God loved us while we were still His enemy (Romans 5:6-10). I believe it is the love of the Father that will melt the hearts of humanity and draw each one into His bosom through the free gift of His Son, Jesus Christ. It is our Papa’s goodness that will lead us to change our minds and go in a new direction.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
LIVING AN ILLUSION – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“A short tempered man is a fool. He hates the man who is patient. The simpleton is crowned with folly; the wise man is crowned with knowledge. Evil men shall bow before the godly.

Read: Proverbs 14: 1 7- 19

The simpleton or foolish dreamers of this world are crowned with folly because they live in a world of illusion. They believe in luck and are ever dreaming of the day when their lucky number will come up. Hollywood is the past master of illusion. They can make things look so real when in actual fact it is all a matter of trick photography. The sad part of it all is that there are multitudes of poor foolish dreamers who believe that all they see on the screen is for real, when in reality it is all an illusion.

On the other hand the genuine realists, of this same world, get another crown. This is the crown that comes by understanding what is for real and what is fake and having the wisdom to know the difference. This position of strength and security does not come by living in some illusionary dream world, but by being guided by the best of all knowledge — the Word of an all wise God- The Bible. –
N0! We can‘t keep living in the make believe world of ‘what might have been’, or ‘if only I had just struck lucky’. Dread the thought! Someone aptly described luck by the following; “The harder I work, the luckier I become”. Now that’s a reality not an illusion!

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
HISTORY

Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it – Edmund Burke

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past – Thomas Jefferson

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamour of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people – Martin Luther King, Jr.

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history – Mahatma Gandhi

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
GOOD NEWS – Genesis 45: 16-28

What a different story the sons of Jacob had to relate as they returned after the second trip! It would certainly have caused some embarrassment as the truth was out with regard to Joseph the brother, but they had the delight of seeing the impact of the news upon their father. They had seen him crushed and broken over the past years but now they were to witness a dramatic alteration. As Jacob heard the message and saw the wagons, he was convinced that his son was alive. It was like resurrection from the dead!

The expression of Jacob is noteworthy – v28 “I will go down and see him before I die.” It is both an optimistic and pessimistic declaration. He expects to see him and then his life to be brief. Did he but know it, the Lord was to add a further 20 years to his life! He was not only to see his son but his grandsons, too, and then to enjoy knowing the providential care of God under Joseph’s administration. The Lord had worked out His purpose and brought about a miracle of grace that he could bask in for the remaining of his days on earth.

The Good News for us is that Jesus is alive. The One that God the Father has invested our future with is now alive and exalted. We can enjoy living under His continued watchful eye and loving concern. Jesus Christ is alive and in control. This should make all the difference to our faith, fortune and future. We can truly live knowing our expectations will not fail but come to pass through Him.

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