welcome to this christian website

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Jan 29th – 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

“No, in all these things, we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” –

Just before today’s promise in verse 35, the Apostle Paul talks about some of the hardships that can come against the beloved of the Lord… Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Could oppression, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (WEB) He responds to this question by making the declaration that is the inspiration for today’s promise!

Even in the midst of all these things, we are more than conquerors through the love that God has poured out into our hearts through Jesus Christ. We are not just conquerors, we are MORE than conquerors because of His amazing love! No matter what challenges you are facing today, God’s love will conquer every trial and tribulation. There is nothing in all eternity that is able to separate you from His amazing, unconditional, everlasting love.

My prayer today is that we would all be overwhelmed with a tangible sense of His closeness and the reality of this promise. May we join in the words that Paul the Apostle wrote two thousand years ago and say together… ‘We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us!’

WISDOM THAT WORKS
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“A dry crust eaten in peace is better than steak every day along with argument and strife”. Read: Proverbs 17:1

Peace in the home is a very precious commodity; it sets the atmosphere for the expression of every other emotion that is beneficial for a happy, wholesome family. Whenever that peace is disturbed it has ramifications on all the members of the household, be they unruly, undisciplined offspring asserting their will, or a fall out between spouses which is allowed to develop into hostile verbiage. Such disturbance affects the whole family and needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

Whenever I think of peace I don’t just imagine the absence of conflict or confrontation. Such abrasive interaction is inevitable, even in the most well ordered house-holds, This is especially true where people are allowed to live together with the freedom of individual opinion and expression.

No, it’s not peace at any cost, but it is peace for which a price has to be paid. Sometimes that price has to be a strategic back-down. Sometimes it has to be a bitten tongue. Sometimes it has to be an apology, and sometimes an agreement to disagree.

Such a disturbance of this precious commodity should be resisted and contested whenever it raises its ugly head, even if you have the most appetizing food to put on your table.
Believe me, a peaceful household will bring rewards beyond belief!

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
LEARNING

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn – Benjamin Franklin

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel – Maya Angelou

I learned the value of hard work by working hard. – Margaret Mead

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
UNDER DIVINE BLESSING – Numbers 22-24

This is quite a unique story and reveals in no uncertain manner God’s ability to overrule the works of evil. Balak, king of Moab, sought to engage a man by the name of Balaam to pronounce a curse upon Israel so that they would not succeed with regard to their mission and destiny. The latter must have manifested some influence and success in his work of divination previously, and so the king thought that it would work on this people of God that threatened him and his kingdom. He tried to employ him to this end.

Balaam was prepared to respond to his request but was dealt with by the Lord and so instead of uttering a curse he does the opposite. As Balaam opened his mouth to prophesy the Lord caused him to declare what He desired – 23: 7-10. It is further repeated – vv18-24; 24: 1-9; 14-17. Again and again the subject matter is Israel under God’s blessing. What a choice word – 23:20 “Behold, I have received a commandment to bless: and He hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.”

If this is true with regard to Israel’s blessing, how much more is this true for the Church of Christ? We have been blessed with the blessed One and we are blessed in and through Him. Believer, you are called to live under His blessing. The curse has been removed. Enjoy the fullness of blessing. Do not allow any negative attitude to rob you of that which the Lord would bring to pass. Move on in that which God has ordained.

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