welcome to this christian website

ernestanderson

Feb 1st – 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

“Behold, today I am going the way of all the earth. You know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which Yahweh your God spoke concerning you. All have happened to you. Not one thing has failed of it” – Joshua 23:14

I would encourage you to read the entire chapter of Joshua 23 when you get a chance. This is Joshua’s last chance to share his heart with the people of Israel before he dies. In this final address to them, he reminds the Israelites of God’s faithfulness as he encourages them to stay true to God.

The New International Version says Joshua 23:14 this way…
“Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the LORD your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed. (NIV)

There is a saying that hindsight is 20/20 vision. What this means is when we look in the past, we can see clearly what has taken place. There is no need for guessing when we look backwards. As Joshua was exhorting the people of Israel about moving ahead, he encouraged them to remember God’s faithfulness in their past. He reminded them about how God delivered them and fulfilled every promise He had made.

The encouragement of God’s faithfulness in our past should give us the courage to believe that He will continue to be faithful in our present circumstances and well into the future. May we all hold fast to the truth that every one of the promises that God has made to us will never ever fail.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
GRAND-PARENTS – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“An old man’s grandchildren are his crowning glory. A child’s glory is his father” – Read: Proverbs 17:6

If you d0n’t already have any grandchildren, believe me, you are in for a real treat when they do eventually come on the scene. At this point in time we are blessed with seven of them who bring us constant joy, amazement and happiness. They also give us many opportunities to bring the influences of the faith and the values that we hold dear. How easy it is to tell a story to a little child who just wants to sit on your knee and be entertained. How open are those infant and junior hearts and minds to receive from you all that you have to give them. How wonderful to be able to buy the gifts for them that you know are going to bring them lasting benefits.

What a thrill it is to be enthusiastically greeted by overjoyed, excitable bundles of energy when you visit their home, even if it is only for them to get the anticipated goodies you always bring for them. All this is truly a glory along with the accompanying privilege of prayerful intercession for their protection, godly development and physical wellbeing.

I once saw a bumper sticker on a car in South Africa which went like this, ‘Grand kids are so much fun we wish we had them first’. Whilst we enjoy the fun let’s keep sowing the faith even though there may be times we are glad to see them go home!

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
MARRIAGE

Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife – Franz Schubert

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave – Martin Luther

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person – Mignon McLaughlin

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me – Winston Churchill

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
CONCERN FOR THE FUTURE – Numbers 27: 12-23

God’s servant, Moses, had fulfilled a tremendous role over the past forty years and it was now time for him to be called home to God – vv11, 12. When he is informed of this he is immediately concerned with the matter of Israel’s future leadership. How essential it was that the right successor be appointed so the issue of Israel taking her inheritance was concluded. He did not assume anything but really prayed over the matter to discover God’s mind. The right leader must be put into place. It was so essential that this be so before his exodus.

The answer came and he was told what to do in separating Joshua to tak

e up the mantle. He had proven himself over the past four decades and was the worthy candidate to achieve the final goal. He was able to encourage Joshua by laying his hands on him and honouring him in the presence of all the people. This made for an easy transition when he had departed.

It is essential not only to think of today with regard to God’s work concerning its leadership but to also regard its future. Thankfully, Moses had a successor and in the Church of Christ we require those people who are able to occupy the shoes of choice men of God so that nothing is lost and even more can be accomplished.

Let us take time to pray to the Lord that He will help leaders to succeed in all areas of this calling. New chapters are to be written where there will be a revelation of those people who He will call and use to take over the responsibility of leadership. Things must go on with greater force and blessing even when we have departed the scenes of life. Encourage those who are being singled out for future enterprise for the Lord. It is not an easy thing to be involved in leading, guiding and directing people within the Kingdom, and those who do require our prayers and commitment at all times. The role and task is a challenging and demanding one and the Church of Christ requires the best of personnel in this area.

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