welcome to this christian website

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Jan 23rd – 2016
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

“casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you” – 1 peter 5:7

I have not yet met a person on this earth who has not had an anxious thought at some point or another. I think that most of us have lots of anxious thoughts to deal with. Why do we worry? Probably because we think that we will somehow change the outcome into something better by obsessing over it.

Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:25-34 that if our Heavenly Father looks after the birds and the grass of the field, He will look after us… so take a deep breath and relax. God is looking after you.

In today’s promise, the Apostle Peter encourages us to cast every care that we have upon God because He really cares for us. The Greek word for casting literally means to throw upon. God wants you to throw each one of your cares on Him so that you do not have to carry them any longer.

When I think of this promise, the image that comes to mind, is a backpack full of rocks that we are carrying. Every time we take a rock out of our backpack and throw it away, our load gets lighter. I think Papa God wants us to do the same thing with every care that we have. When we throw our cares on Him, we are committing the responsibility and concern for each worry into His loving hands.

Since He is much much bigger and stronger than us, He can carry our burdens much better than we can. So cast every care that you have in your own backpack onto God because He loves you and wants to carry every one of your burdens.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
DESTRUCTIVE PRIDE – Rev. Bob Stevenson

”Pride goes before destruction and haughtiness before the fall”. Read: Proverbs 16: 18

Here we are again brought face to face with the pride issue again. Pride is not only disgusting, it is absolutely destructive and will, if left unchecked, be our downfall.

In connection with this observation on pride is an associated disposition of haughtiness, which is a word not often used in today’s parlance. To be haughty is more often expressed as high-mindedness. It carries a sense of being above the need for any outside guidance or advice It’s a kind of intellectual conceitedness, which is not just being unable to be objectively informed about anything, but finds it despicable that such an assertion could ever be made.

It’s this kind of intellectual, emotional and social arrogance which has the resulting effect of destruction and downfall. This brand of prideful exhibitionism unfortunately can be seen by everyone except the ones who seem to delight in such blatant arrogance, which can in itself be so offensive to those of a more accepting disposition.

Such folk are obnoxious in the extreme. They are bound for social and spiritual annihilation. Oh Lord, help us all to avoid development of such a deadly sin, because otherwise, self-destruction is inevitable.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
HUMOUR

A day without laughter is a day wasted – Charlie Chaplin

I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person – Audrey Hepburn

You may not be able to change a situation, but with humor you can change your attitude about it – Allen Klein

If I had no sense of humour, I would long ago have committed suicide – Mahatma Gandhi

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
HELPFUL SPIRITUAL ASSISTANTS – Numbers 11: 14-30

The pressure was beginning to get at Moses looking after this enormous amount of people with all of their problems and attitudes. He had done quite well up to this point in time. There had been many things to handle that had tested him in numerous ways and a great deal of success had been known. This latest factor with the people had discouraged him and he raised the issue with the Lord- v11 Living Bible – “Why pick on me, to give the burden of a people like this?” What a question to raise with the Lord! But the Lord was in the business of developing the character of this man and raising his profile for others to note in his and later generations.

The Lord was able to provide him with a satisfactory answer. What was required was an increased spiritual leadership of quality people that would relieve Moses of some of his duties – vv16, 17. It was to be the first appointment of men of eldership capacity that would assume the role of governing the people in a wholesome manner. There would be the proper selection of godly men with divine characteristics of being, belief and behaviour. The Lord owns them by anointing them and by causing them to be filled with inspiration and declaration – vv24-30. He showed His approval and sealed these men for the spiritual task of assisting.

It is important that our churches be filled with personnel of this calibre. People will be helped and the fellowships will surely grow as this type of men is in evidence and flowing with God’s inspiration. At this time we require to see locally and regionally those who are able to occupy a role of this nature. We are reminded that Titus was called upon to appoint elders in every city where churches had been planted. Godly men at the helm are a necessity!

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