welcome to this christian website

ernestanderson
Feb 15th – 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

“Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will be done away with.
Where there are various languages, they will cease. Where there is knowledge, it will be done away with” – 1 Corinthians 13:8

The Greek word for love used in this verse is the word ‘agape’, which is used to describe the everlasting, unconditional love of God. This popular chapter of the Bible is often used as the Scripture reading for weddings to emphasize the power of love.

I would encourage you to read the entire chapter of 1 Corinthians 13 as often as possible to remind yourself of the priority of love in God’s eyes. Paul the Apostle writes that love is the greatest attribute of God that we can pursue.

We can have faith to move mountains, give all our possessions to the poor, understand all mysteries and have all knowledge, and even die a martyr’s death, but if we don’t have love, it means nothing.

1 John 4:16 simply says that God is love. The very core of His being is an unconditional, everlasting love that continually flows out to us. In today’s promise the message is short and sweet. God’s love will never fail you. Ever.

On the day of the year that many people celebrate love (Valentine’s Day), may we all be reminded of the greatest of all loves that comes from the Father to us through His Son, Jesus Christ. The love that God has for us will never ever fail. Earthly loves may disappoint us from time to time, but the love that God has for us will never change and will last forever.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
SHOUTED DOWN – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“A rebel doesn’t care about the facts. All he wants to do is yell. Sin ngs disgrace”.

Read: Proverbs 18: 2, 3

We all have our mechanisms for handling inter-personal conflict, especially of the verbal kind. I say ‘mechanisms’ in the sense of the workings of our various dispositions and our reactions to any given situation we might find ourselves in.

Over the years we develop our own strategies for handling conflict. For some it is to silently withdraw from the fray and say nothing. For others it is to sit down eyeball to eyeball and try to get things sorted out. Then there is the denial process which relegates everything to becoming a non-event and just allows everything to be buried in some sea of forgetfulness. Sadly many of these issues have the capacity to float and inevitably resurface again.

The worst mechanism of all, in my opinion anyway, is the ‘Shouting Down’ policy which assumes that the louder I yell, irrespective of the facts at hand or the rights or wrongs of an issue, I will eventually win the day, if I shout loud enough!

How grateful I am for the absence of any shouting matches in our home, because shouting never solves anything and has the capacity to create such deep resentment, and like sin, only brings us to ultimate disgrace!

What’s your conflict management mechanism?

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
SMILE

Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts – Paramahansa Yogananda

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness – William Arthur Ward

A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside – Denis Waitley

Smile, it’s free therapy – Douglas Horton

DAILY MEDITATIONS
PROMISES TO INSPIRE – Joshua 1: 1-9

The Lord wanted Joshua to be himself although inspired by the godly example that had preceded him. One of the ways in which He was to help him to become so was by giving him some very good promises and helpful counsel. It was needful at this point in his career to strengthen him for what lay ahead and so He does so by assuring him on a number of fronts.

There is the guarantee that every place where he shall place his feet shall be his and the peoples’ lot. It would become their actual possession – v3. His leadership would be unquestioned because the Lord would make him to stand out above the others – v5. There is the positive witness that the Lord would be equal to him as He was to his predecessor. He concludes with the word that he would cause his way to be prosperous and to know good success – v8. The Lord was setting him up for great enterprise and mission that would be highly fulfilled.

No less should this be the lot of the Christian leader and believer today. The Lord comes to His Church to give a directive to leadership and mission that similarly inspires action. He will not allow complacency to settle in His people. It is the time to be up and actively mobilised to make a mark for God and His kingdom. In no way does He want you to fail and so He assures of His presence and power to make you successful.

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